Turismo Chaltén

Flora and fauna watching

Official Mountain Guides El Chaltén

El Chalten is located in a privileged region for this kind of activity because it is surrounded by forests, mountains and rivers that allow the different flora and fauna of the area  not to be altered. El Chalten and its surroundings have many mountain trails, where visitors will cross through forests  and rivers and will be in direct contact with nature. Having the chance to see the local wildlife in its purest form.

On your way to  town and in the various tours  that can be performed in El Chalten, you can appreciate Andean condors (Vultur gryphus), Aguila Mora  (black-chested -eagle), owls, rheas (Rhea pennata), guanacos, cachañas (Austral Parakeet ), woodpeckers (Magellanic woodpecker), European hares, the torrent duck (Merganetta armata), cauquén (upland goose),  black neck swan (Cygnus melanocoryphus), loica (long-tailed meadowlark), Patagonian piche (Pichi) Patagonian skunks (Conepatus humboldtii).

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