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We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Chalten. It is a small town in a valley at the bottom of picturesque mountains that has the slight feel of a ski resort town. We were amazed by the strong winds in the town itself. We stayed in a cabin that felt like our home away from home. Our time was filled with hikes, relaxing, and delicious meals.
Finally back after 4 nights in El Chalten. What an amazing place!! Our group has changed and we now have 5 Austrians with us and 2 of the Americans have had to pull out and return home.
The Austrians have been practising on those Alps and are very fast at walking up hills. Needless to say, Steve and I are last into camp every …
... port" and took the catermenan at 12. the glaciar had broken so much last wk they had to cancel the trip as the boat couldnt get through so we were really lucky to get to see all these HUGE icebergs. was spectacular! then we went on land and hiked across stone for about 30min to the ice. here we put on our crampons and headed on the ...
... Torre, a 10km hike with a 250m assent giving views of Corre Torre and the grande glacier. We managed to get to the view point in 50mins and the view was fantastic. We walked back into town and went straight to a restaurant for some food in a small place with the most friendly waiting staff. The night slipped away in a beery haze learning Spanish with the staff, eating and drinking. We were the ...
We arrived in El Chalten two days ago after driving on open roads for three hours. The population of the town is 200 and exists to support tourists and trekkers. We are staying at a small B&B 12 miles outside of town on a rugged dirt road. Our room faces Mt. Fitzroy, the largest of several amazing granite spires.
We arrived in a rainstorm that continued throughout the night. I feared we had come a very long, difficult way to see nothing. The next morning, the ...
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We stayed here only 1 night, but were very happy, with our room, the breakfast and especially the good hot shower.
No internet - only wi-fi - may be the only drawback.
Would recommend and would stay here again.
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