Posada El Barranco
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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 …
... giving way to some amazing pictures and views. As we wove are way along a nice river, the wind blew mist from the river causing a brief rainbow, that brought a smile to Kim's face. We were blessed on this day as the clouds parted and cleared for the most part as we reached Laguna Torre, giving us partial views of the mountain backdrop. The glacier lagoon is beautiful and full of small icebergs that must be picked up and photographed. Feeling that the weather is giving us a ...
Up until this point I think it is fair to say that we had spend most of our lives not really appreciating the effect of gravity on your body when walking. The extent of Ash's hiking is a walk around a golf course cursing himself at his terrible strokes whilst of course Lucy has run up most hills in Hertfordshire, but this had never extended to hikes up small mountains on rocky trails. We think it is fair to say that El Chalten is the capital of hiking in Argentina, so with lots of ...
... by a lone American female hiker at the entrance gate to the park.
The trail climbed up along the edge of the river, which provided us great (though rainy) views across the canyon to a hanging glacier, which gave us a nice gift of throwing off a big chunk when we were in a great place to view the glacier. We continued climbing and then came out into an open alpine area where the rain and wind picked up and soaked us in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPosada El Barranco El Chalten
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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