Welcome to BajoZero!

BajoZero arrives to El Chaltén with an innovative proposal, which combines all the classics of mountain towns, to accompany your stay in the Argentine Capital of Trekking from start to finish.

Mountain store

Buy or rent clothes, shoes, tents, trekking poles and everything else you need for your trek.


To go up light, or walk quietly, you can leave your luggage in our lockers.


Enjoy a tasty coffee or a delicious pastry made by Mathilda, admiring the best views of the valley.

Mountain gear and clothing rental

Telescopic trekking poles.

Tents for two/three/four people.

Sleeping bags.

Sleeping mats.

Gas stoves and camping cookware.

Hiking backpacks.

Waterproof hiking boots.

Waterproof jackets.

Polares de abrigo.

Guantes de abrigo.

Mountain experience

Mountain store, cafeteria and lockers all in one place!

Tents, sleeping bags, stoves, sleeping mats and much more.

Variety in freeze-dried foods.

Locker service.

Large stock of rental equipment and clothing.

Mathilda, cafeteria and pastry shop.

Exclusive terrace with a view of the De las Vueltas river valley.

Delicacies for breakfast, snack or the mountain.


685, San Martín Ave. (just in front of RANCHO GRANDE Hostel) - El Chaltén - Provincia de Santa Cruz - Patagonia Argentina

Distance from the entrance to El Chaltén: 1100 m.

Distance from Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (El Calafate): 200 Km (2.5 hours by car or bus).

How to get there from El Calafate

If you come in a rented car, take Provincial Route 11 leaving El Calafate towards Río Gallegos. A little over 30 km you will reach the junction with Route 40 where you must turn left. A little less than 100 km after traveling Route 40 you will arrive at the junction of Route 23, which reaches El Chaltén after about 90 km.

On National Route 40, just halfway between El Calafate and El Chaltén, is the roadside stop "La Leona", where you can rest and have a snack. By bus you can hire one of the two or three daily frequencies (depending on the season) that connect El Calafate with El Chaltén.

If you want to arrive directly from the International Airport, without going through El Calafate, another option is to hire the direct private transfer service from the airport to your accommodation.

Useful information

Argentina, the country

Official language: Spanish.
National currency: Argentine Peso.
Passport: minimum validity of 6 months.
Visas for tourism: authorized period of stay of is up to 90 days.
Vaccination for foreigners: Yellow Fever Vaccine is mandatory only in case of visiting forested areas of the north and northeast of Argentina, the borders with Brazil and Paraguay at altitudes below 2300 masl, including Iguazu Falls.
It is advisable to take out travel insurance to cover medical expenses abroad, including medical transfer.
Electric network: 220V / 50Hz.

El Chaltén

National Direct Dialing Code: 02962.
International Direct Dialing Code: 0054 2962.
How to get there: land route from El Calafate to 215 Km.
Nearest airport: El Calafate at 200 Km.
Climate in the austral summer: dry, windy and very variable.
Minimum average temperature: 33ºF (-1ºC) on winter.
Maximum average temperature: 59ºF (+15ºC) on summer.

Available services in El Chaltén

ATM: Red Link, Banco Santa Cruz.
Postal Mail: Correo Argentino.
Mobile telephony network: Movistar and Claro companies.
Fuel: gasoline and diesel.

Services NOT available

Money Exchange agencies.