Boasting unrivalled views of the Electric Valley and the Marconi Glacier, strategically situated within the Los Huemules Conservation Reserve, blissfully lies Explora El Chaltén. Located approximately 17 km (10.5 mi) from El Chaltén, based in the Argentinian Patagonia, the lodge is the ideal gateway for nature-lovers wishing to explore this majestically intrepid region.
Situated on the north bank of the Eléctrico River and surrounded by dense forests of lenga and ñirre trees, Explora El Chaltén prides itself on inviting guests to an elegant and welcoming space, brimming with one-of-a-kind handcrafted explorations, authentic local gastronomic experiences, and luxuriously spacious abodes.
The lodge boasts two accommodation types; a standard room and suite, both rewarding guests with views of the lush Patagonian forest. Mindfully designed to complement its natural surrounds, with a light footprint, tranquil privacy is at the foreground of each space providing guests with the opportunity to truly disconnect from the non-stop buzz of everyday routine. Luxurious details include indulgent king-sized beds, soft bathrobes and comfy slippers, not to mention the usual suspects such as a hairdryer and in-room safe.
The lodge too offers an array of fun and exciting experiences and activities, including both guided and self-guided hiking routes, overland adventures, and mountain climbing. After an eventful day exploring, the lodge’s on-site spa is the ideal space to unwind, complete with two massage rooms, two saunas and five open-air Jacuzzis.
What we love about Explora El Chaltén
- Explora El Chaltén is situated in the Los Huemules Conservation Reserve, the lodge’s long-standing conservation partner and is deeply committed to conserving the precious landscape in which the lodge operates and explores, and beyond.
- Explora El Chaltén is the ideal base to explore the southern Patagonia Ice Field, the world’s third largest fresh water reserve.
- World-renowned Argentinean chef, advisor and foodie extraordinaire, Pablo Jesús Rivero designed the lodge’s exquisite menu. A celebration and interpretation of the lodge’s surrounds, nature, and culinary landscape, guests can look forward to meals using only seasonal raw and wild produce and materials purchased from small farmers and produced with agroecological standards.