Argentina is immense, intense and dramatic. Wherever you go, the contrasts are breathtaking. From the dry deserts of the north to the frozen landscapes of the south, you will never get bored. Argentina is not as famous as Peru or Chile for walking and trekking, however the variety of landscapes and range of altitude and terrain means that there are many different types of walks available from easy to challenging to suit all tastes and abilities.
The area around Mount Fitz Roy (3359 m) in Los Glaciares National Park offers an abundance of walking opportunities. Situated near El Chalten, this national park contains jagged peaks, rolling hills, glaciers, snow-capped summits and crystal clear lakes. There are walks here to suit experienced trekkers and novice walkers alike making it the most popular walking region in Argentina. Also in Los Glaciares National Park is the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, which is possible to explore on foot on an ice trek.
Tierra del Fuego, which translates as ‘land of fire’, is situated at the southernmost tip of South America near Ushuaia and has lots of walking trails through spectacular and diverse scenery and views of the Darwin Range and Beagle Channel.
Further north is Bariloche and the Lake District, where it is possible to walk among blue glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains and verdant forests.
Finally, for the very adventurous, there is Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas at (6960 metres).