Travel Blogs from El Chalten, Argentina

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Cerro Fitzroy and Cerro Torre Trek, Parque Nacional los Glaciares (North), Argentina travel blog

Cerro Fitzroy and Cerro Torre Trek

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... it really helps avoid the crowds and lets you be much more flexible with the weather. Day 3 – Laguna Torre Campsite to El Chalten We were very lucky the day before getting such spectacular views of Cerro Torre all afternoon as it’s notorious ...

Ice,laughter & dulce de leche - the best medicine!, El Chalten / El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Ice,laughter & dulce de leche - the best medicine!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... So the following day I was happy to leave and head another couple of hundred kilometers north to the next national park of El Chalten.     El Chalten is yet another purpose built tourist town and wouldn´t exist without tourism, but ...

Two contrasting days at Laguna de los Tres, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Two contrasting days at Laguna de los Tres

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... made our way back, stopping every so often for poor Sylvia who was now hobbling so badly. We eventually made it back to El Chalten, all a little stiff and sore about two and a half hours later. We treated ourselves to a great, but expensive, dinner in a ...

La Angastura to El Chalten, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

La Angastura to El Chalten

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... could only sell us 100 pesos worth of fuel as he was running short but this was enough to get us the rest of the way to El Chalten. The drive in to El Chalten is spectacular. After leaving the Ruta 40 you follow a paved road along the side of the enormous ...

Blown off my feet on my birthday!, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Blown off my feet on my birthday!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... hill, where miraculously the sun was shining and it was hot. After a relaxing picnic on the grass we continued back down hill towards El Chalten. By the time we returned to the hostel we'd been trekking for just over 8 hours and we were exhausted! I would ...

Enjoying the Patagonian Summer Weather!!, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Enjoying the Patagonian Summer Weather!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... from here because the system is so slow. So for any other accommodation reservations it's best to book before you arrive in El Chalten, although some hostels will phone and reserve for you. When the electriciy is off the supermarkets can shut because the ...

Steaks, long treks & face to face with penguins, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Steaks, long treks & face to face with penguins

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... rain would be promptly finished off by the wind. A few days later, we would make our way to El Chalten, known as the trekking capital of Argentina. The views and trekking didn’t disappoint. We had a spectacular day’s trekking (about 26km in ...

Two countries in one Birthday, Puerto Natales to El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Two countries in one Birthday

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Get on bus for El Calafate in Argentina which should take about 5 hours to get to. We head off on a virtually empty coach and enjoy the views as we cross over to the border which is a very quick process. I am bemused by the sign at the Argentinian ...

Amazing Glacier, El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina travel blog

Amazing Glacier

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Have a lie in today and Tony goes out to sort a hire car as its cheaper than the tours to the glacier plus means we can leave later. Weather still great and we head off after stocking up for a picnic. Drive is just over an hour away along the lake and ...

Into Glacier Viedma, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Into Glacier Viedma

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... stuff for the trek.  In reality we could have done this the day before and left for the trek today but as I wanted to be in El Chalten on my birthday we were waiting until the 8th anyway so we took it easy!  All sorted and packed we went out to ...

Funny looking hill., El Chaltén and Cerro Fitz Roy, Argentina travel blog

Funny looking hill.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... food, camping and refugio prices are pretty steep). I have decided to skip camping this time, and do a couple of day hikes instead. El Chaltén got two famous ones. One is the 7-8 hour round trip hike to Laguna de los Tres, where you have wonderful views ...

Oh boy!  Hiking in the shadow of Mount Fitz Roy, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Oh boy! Hiking in the shadow of Mount Fitz Roy

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... shouting "this bus does not go to El Chalten, get off, get off the bus". Our fellow passengers (all of whom were going to El Chalten) all got a little confused and the lady in front ended up getting off to find she was indeed on the correct bus and going ...

Easter in El Chalten & trekking Fitz Roy, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Easter in El Chalten & trekking Fitz Roy

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... an end to the bad weather and planning our trek, and we celebrated Easter....by eating loads of chocolate! El Chaltén is Argentina’s newest town, first settled in 1985 during the Chile-Argentina rush for land-claim, and with the masses ...

The Motorboat Diaries, The Patagonian Channels, Chile travel blog

The Motorboat Diaries

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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As I passed the goose-stepping locals on my way to Josef Goebbels Memorial Bus Station I guess I should have seen the signs earlier about Bariloche's interesting history. I think I got away with mentioning either war - at least too loudly. After a five ...

Treking in Los Glaciers National Park, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Treking in Los Glaciers National Park

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... points - Torres del Paine, which is the South West corner in Chile, Peirto Moreno Glacier on the South East Corner in Argentina, and El Chalten on the North East corner in Argentina. After hiking 69 miles Torres del Paine, hiking another 32 miles in El ...

The tiny isolated hamlet of Puerto Eden, Puerto Eden, Chile travel blog

The tiny isolated hamlet of Puerto Eden

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Puerto Eden is a tiny isolated maritime hamlet in the middle of the Chilean fjords.  The only way to get to this picturesque little cluster of tin houses and peeling boats is by the weekly ferry - and we had the opportunity to come ashore while the ...

The infamous Route 40, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

The infamous Route 40

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... there is La Ruta 40 (Route 40) South America, running basically from the top to the bottom of Argentina. It is 3,107 miles long. From Esquel to El Chalten the "road" travels through the miles and miles of vast emptiness over the prairie like landscape of ...

The Famous Cerro Fitz Roy, Chalten, Argentina travel blog

The Famous Cerro Fitz Roy

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... need to do something until Doug's plane leaves on Monday.  So we cut our stay short, checked out, and hopped on a bus to Chalten at the last minute.  It's cool little town with a sort of hippy vibe to it but also the place to ...

Mount Fitz Roy and Ice trecking, Chalten, Parque National Los Glaciers, Argentina travel blog

Mount Fitz Roy and Ice trecking

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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I{ll update my entry properly when I get a faster internet connection. From Calafate I took the bus to Chalten, the gateway to the northern part of the Parque National Los Glacieres. I spent a few days hiking around the various trails, including a ...

El Chalten, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

El Chalten

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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El Chalten and El Calafate, El Chalten and El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

El Chalten and El Calafate

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... on this planet, on a road which is sometimes paved, but which is mostly a gravel track, we arrive in El Chalten. El Chalten is a small town next to the stunning Fitz Roy mountain range, and which was put up quickly in the 80s by ...

Walking in the Andes, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Walking in the Andes

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: El Chalten was a necessary stop as it is the only place we can get the bus from up to Los Antiguos where we plan to cross over into Chile, but it was also a really good stop. It is a mecca for mountain climbers who come to attempt Fitz Roy, ...

Ice to see you, to see you ice, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina travel blog

Ice to see you, to see you ice

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... melt doesn't sound like it would be that much fun and after the disappointment of Torres del Paine I wasn't expecting much at Argentina's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Maybe because my expectations were so low that it helped make it such a fantastic day. ...

Monte Cerro Grande, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Monte Cerro Grande

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... Moreno, and the wild mountainous scenery of Torres del Paine, we decide on another fix of the same stuff in El Chalten, Argentina. The huge continental ice sheet on the Chile-Argentina border extends for hundreds of kilometres from Perito Moreno, which ...

How a beautiful day can turn to shit, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

How a beautiful day can turn to shit

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... decision to make. We didn’t have enough fuel to get back to the fuel station in El Calafate, so we decided to head towards El Chalten which is a tourist town 119 km off the main highway on good roads. It is an end destination, so we would have to ...

Mountains in the mist, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Mountains in the mist

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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... it survived (and me too and I spend a lot of time in it!!), it can´t be that bad. I had to stay for another day in El Chalten when I got back, as the bus that goes up north ruta 40 to El Bolson only leaves every second day. It became a nice day of ...

Hiking Fitz Roy, Patagonia, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Hiking Fitz Roy, Patagonia

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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El Chalten is a small village 5hrs away from El Calafate. We spent 3 great days here hiking around the Parque Nacional Los Glaciers which, amazingly, is free to everyone. The mountains and scenery are stunning with granite towers rising above the ...

Trekking in Patagonia, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Trekking in Patagonia

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... very refreshing to think that it is only me and nature for many hours at a time. I loved it. Backpacking at its best. El Chalten is a fascinating little town in the middle of nowhere. Very dusty and set amongst the mountains of Patagonia. El Chalten is ...

Perito Moreno Glacier and The Smoking One, El Chalten, Argentina travel blog

Perito Moreno Glacier and The Smoking One

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... , at least we still saw it break off and crash.    After the glacier we left for another mountain town, El Chalten.  Both the Perito Moreno glacier and the 2 mountain formations are both located in Los Glaciars Parque Nacional.  We ...

Climbing Mountains, El Chaltén, Argentina travel blog

Climbing Mountains

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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When we turned up in El Chalten (population very little) at the tail end of shoulder season, we were confused as to why there were no beds available in a place with lots of hostels and just a few tourists.  Luckily, we have a tent, so despite the ...

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