Yes, you can find them at the bus station in El Chaltén.
The nearest airport is in El Calafate, located 300 kilometres away from El Chaltén. In order to get to El Chaltén, it is possible to buy bus tickets.
To get to the start of the trails there are various transport companies with daily travels. We can make the reservations to these services in advance. From this point on, the hikes are about 2 or 3 hours long.
Yes, it is possible to bring and consume your own food in the refuge.
Upper body: Warm jacket (down puffy jacket or similar), baselayer, waterproof jacket (gore-tex or similar), dry-fit thermal interior.
Lower body: Trekking pants, thermal interior, waterproof pants.
Accessories: Sun hat, warm hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves.
Yes, you can drink potable water from the river along the trail and from the tap in the refuge.
The climate factor will be one of the main characters in your trip to El Chalten. It is characterized to be unstable during spring and summer. It is common to hear that all 4 stations can coexist in one day. Come prepared to make the weather part of your adventure!
The start of the Fall is an excellent moment for photographers, and for those who appreciate the different reddish tones that the forest offers.
No, the access of dogs and other pets to the National Park and to Los Huemules reserve is forbidden.
Yes, the refuge offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals with prior notice.
Yes, it is required to book to stay overnight at the refuge.
Yes! There are self guided options, or you can hire a professional mountain guide. You can see our proposals in the tab “Activities”.
Puesto Cagliero is located in a Protected Natural Area. A park ranger will welcome you and show you the enabled trails that you can visit during your stay.
Piedra del Fraile is the access door to the famous peaks of the Fitz Roy group. recommendations vary due to climate, the terrain and time of the year. We suggest to consult with Parques Nacionales Administration and/ or with our staff at the shelters.
No. The shelters are open to public during the warmer months which coincide with our high season. They are usually open from November through April.
Specially during the high season, we suggest to book your stay and activities as soon as you purchase your flight.
In Puesto Cagliero we only have five rooms. Activities should be booked with cautious anticipation, since they require hiring contracting third party services.
In Piedra del Fraile you don’t need to make any reservations.