Note: The above photos, including the banner one, do not necessarily reflect stations or views on this particular trek. Considering that we do not have all the images required we have had to use general photos of various treks in El Chalten.

El Chalten Chorrillo del Salto Half-Day Trek


This is a relatively easy 1hr trek from the centre of El Chalten to a nice waterfall.

  • Start: El Chalten - Northern Sector of El Chalten, at the end of San Martin Avenue; beginning of 41 Route.
  • End: Chorrillo del Salto


  • Grade of Difficulty: Easy.
  • Trek Time: 4hrs return.
  • Distance: 7.4km return.
  • Altitude Gain: 400m.
  • Experience Required: No trekking experience required.
  • Season: All year round.


This is a waterfall located 4km from the village. Access is by walking, car, or bike (in the last section of the trail you can enter only on foot).

This beautiful path is completely flat, between low trees and easy to get to and it’s a perfect walk to make a first contact with the natural environment of El Chaltén.

At the end of the route, you will find a beautiful waterfall of approximately 20 metres high. It is a lovely place surrounded by a leafy forest.

On the coldest days of winter, when the temperature drops to -20ºC or more, the waterfall begins to freeze to the point of being completely covered in ice.

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