Trekking en Argentina


Glaciar Perito Moreno, El Calafate, Argentina
A large country with pretty much the whole western border being the Andes mountains, including South America's highest mountain, Aconcagua (6,962m). The exception to this is in Tierra del Fuego, an island at the southern tip of Argentina where the Andes actually "curl/turn" west-east across the lower part with Ushuaia consequently being the only Argentinian city on the other side of the Andes.
So, just in respect of the proximity of the Andes, there are a host of trekking and climbing opportunities before one even starts talking about other mountainous areas eastwards towards the coast.  Of course, there's Argentinian Patagonia which stretches to the south from Neuquén Province, and although famous, still has very large parts where very little people go.

NOTE: This is not a static resource, but can become even more comprehensive as I do more treks and other people share their experiences with me.
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Provinces & their Trekking Locations
(click the province name below to visit the trekking locations)


Lago Espejo, Los Siete Lagos, Neuquen, Argentina

Neuquén Province is part of the northern limit of the Patagonia Region of Argentina, stretching all the way to the Antarctic. Swiss-like towns like San Martin de Los Andes in the south of the province bring home the Patagonia image although once again, the western side of the province includes the Andes and the western Argentinian border with Chile.
Travelling south, the province gifts one the absolutely breathtaking route of the Siete Lagos (7 lakes).

Rio Negro

View from Cerro Piltriquitron, El Bolson, Rio Negro, Argentina

The western side of the Rio Negro Province is just a paradise of trekking with both Barloche and El Bolsón sporting a massive array of 1-day and multiple day treks that also include a huge number of refugios (mostly with puesteros, caretakers) where one could camp or overnight inside.
Bariloche is also the base for the Parque Nacional de Nahuel Huapi, on the the shores of the massive and spectacular lake of the same name. Needless to say this attracts a huge number of tourists, and in Bariloche during winter as well with its ski centre.

Santa Cruz

Cerro Fitzroy, El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina

For travellers, the western parts of Santa Cruz has become very popular due to the amount of glaciers, lakes and exceptional trekking routes. In part, this is due to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field shared with Chile. As with many parts of Patagonia, the weather can be extreme not least of which being its infamous winds. The trekking and the scenery is incredible and breathtaking - just remember that waiting for "good weather" can be a relative term, so brave the rain and get out there...chances are the sun will be out as well at some stage.

Tierra del Fuego

View from Cerro del Medio, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego is a huge island at the southern end of South America shared by Chile y Argentina. At the south is Ushuaia, it's capital, where it's bordered by the Beagle Channel and the southern Atlantic, the latter also on the north-eastern coast. It's this coast that follows the eastern tip of Tierra del Fuego. This eastern tip is part of Peninsula Mitre which is bordered (not a “border/line” as such) on the  southern coast by the Rio Lopez and in the north-east by the Rio Irigoyen. These two rivers form the western “boundary” of Peninsula Mitre.
The other two larger centres are Tolhuin and Rio Grande, the latter being on the northeast coast of the island.


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