Weather in El Chalten: when to go?

Weather in El chalten, when you go?

El Chaltén is a town in Patagonia that serves as the gateway to the Fitz Roy Massif. The main attraction in the area is Fitz Roy Mount, which is located on the border between Argentina and Chile. The mountain is situated near El Chaltén village and Viedma Lake and was first climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone. In terms of activities, there are several treks available in the area, and visitors should choose the one that is most suitable for them.

The weather in El Chaltén varies depending on the season. January, February, and March are summer months, with an average high temperature of 18.7°C (65.7°F) and an average low temperature of 7.7°C (45.9°F) in January. In April, May, and June, which are autumn months, the average high temperature decreases to 12.5°C (54.5°F) in April and 7.7°C (45.9°F) in May. July, August, and September are winter months, with an average high temperature of 4.3°C (39.7°F) in July and 6.6°C (43.9°F) in August. Finally, October, November, and December are spring months, with an average high temperature of 13.8°C (56.8°F) in October and 16.3°C (61.3°F) in November.

temprature in El chaltén

What is the best season to visit El Chaltén?

Without a doubt, it is very important to visit El Chalten when the temperatures are more pleasant. In the winter months, extreme cold and ice make some activities, especially the famous treks, impossible to do. Additionally, the number of daylight hours is limited, so undoubtedly, the best time to visit El Chalten is during the spring-summer season, which is from October to March. Visiting in September and April is also possible, although some activities may be restricted depending on the weather conditions. For instance, if there are snowfalls, some trails such as the Laguna de los Tres may be closed.


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Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in travel market, as Sales & Marketing Manager in RipioTurismo, Marketing Manager in Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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