Directions to Cabañas Cerro Torre
Map & Directions
The nearest airport is the International Airport El Calafate, and from there continue by bus to El Chalten (215 kms / 4 hours). From Buenos Aires start daily flights to El Calafate (3 hrs. On direct flights).
Due to its remote location, the only way to get there by bus (see timetable) is directly from the town of El Calafate (215 km drive) south of the province of Santa Cruz or from the town of Perito Moreno (220 km . drive) north of the province of Santa Cruz. And from El Calafate run daily buses from the month of October to May and from Perito Moreno transportation service is not regular.
There are two main ways to access the area of El Chalten: National Route (NR) No. 3, which runs along the Atlantic coast is the busiest (paved all the way) and National Route N ° 40, parallel to the Andes (mostly gravel).
From Buenos Aires for the For the RN # 3:
By RN # 3 (going through the towns of Bahia Blanca, Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Comodoro Rivadavia and Caleta Olivia, among others) to the town of Cdr. Luis Piedra Buena in the province of Santa Cruz. Then take the detour through the Provincial Route (PR) No. 288 (passing through the town of Three Lakes) to the RN and finally No. 40 No. 23 RP to El Chalten. A total of 2755 km walk
Another option from Buenos Aires:
Repeat the first part described in the previous route and continue along National Route No. 3 southward until the junction with PR No. 5 that goes to the West (continuing on National Route 3 will come to Rio Gallegos to the east). Continue on RP No. 5, then the RN No. 40 that is diverted to the North in his meeting with PR N ° 11 (which goes to El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier) and finally joins the RP No. 23 that goes west to El Chalten. A total of 3050 kilometers cover about