PuduLodge Hosteria Patagonica
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 …
... stunning scenery with the autumn trees in the foreground of the mountains, all it took to see it was turn around, something i often forget to do.
The return walk got finished is slightly less time, meaning we completed the 25km in just about 7 hrs. My feet were absolutely killing me so as soon as we got back to town we headed straight to the ice cream shop, soo good!After chillin in the hostel, Tom cooked spaghetti bolognese for dinner then we went to ...
... 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, ...
... of snow in the morning sun.
The view of the valley and mountains was great but unfortunately there was some cloud cover over Fitz Roy that wouldn't budge. Still, it was a great morning and we warmed up easily. Back down the mountain, we packed up our things and set off to El Chalten, passing the so-called end of day two campsite within an hour. We stopped for a quick rest at a tranquil lake and it became clear ...
... is a modern building built in an old Patagonian style. The village (1 or 2 horses: still to be decided) was built by Argentina to confirm ownership (to Chile) of this section of the Andes! Whatever you do, don't mention the Malvinas! But to be fair it does have it's own micro brewery which we visited for a well deserved beer after our arrival. They make a blonde beer and a stout, the latter being very drinkable!! The hotel offered an assado ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking