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Travel Blogs from El Chalten
The first thing that strikes you when arriving in El Chalten is "Cerro Fitz Roy" looming over the village like a giant granite slab, and it's neighbour "Cerro Torre" looking down on you with craggy disdain. That is, if you have a blue bird day like we enjoyed, a dream run with weather in Patagonia continuing, when all some people see are cold, gray …
... for this as it will not be like the Iguazu bus with beds and movies, but it will be semi-cama or half recliners at least. Unfortunately this time of year there is really no other option to this bus other then flying, and that would be far more expensive and wound have involved us back tracking to El Calafate. So we will give it a try and see what its like. Should be a scenic ride and a chance to further travel the legendary Route 40.
... you were wondering, it is a ridiculously small boat to go around the world in.
Just as we were about to leave to continue our journey north, we got talking to an American guy in our guesthouse who was working at a ranch two hours inland from San Julian. He visits San Julian every week or so to keep in touch with civilisation since itīs just him and one ranch hand that look after 600,000 acres of land with no electricity, hot water, ...
... bottles from the beautiful glacier fed stream, it was just a shame we didn't fill up the others. Our new route took us past Laguna Madre and Laguna Hiji which are separated vertically and horizontally by about 10 meters. The trail meandered through stunted forests that had a lot of dead trees, open grass land and past the lakes which was all pretty cool, but to be honest we had both had enough walking by about half way back. We pushed through to the end and after ...
... lunch. Then on down the mountain, following the winding path of the Rio de las Vueltas back to El Charlton. We had a short with stop to dip our dusty feet in the lake. We also spotted a condors nest high up in the rock face of standing stones, with a spectacular look out over the valley. Walking back into El Chalten in dirty and dusty gear with wind tangled hair, it felt like a return from the wilderness, even though we’d only ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking