Posada El Barranco
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... br> We sat on the cliff throwing rocks at mice before we left. But this delay, however meant we were on the wrong side of daylight. The quick change from day to night meant we were trekkin back down the mountain in the dark. We went to go home but we saw some friends in a pizza store so we stopped in there for dinner and had a bottle of wine. We didn't want to finish the night just yet, so we went to the small cerveceria (brewery) in town for a few beers, then retired back to hostel for ...
... we were back in action doing the Laguna Torre trek. It wasn't too hard, not many steep up or downhill sections and took about 6 hours in total including stops for photos and lunch etc. It was a lovely trek and we were very lucky with the weather so had a great, clear view of the Cerro Torre mountain. I was a bit disappointed by the actual laguna when we got there, just because it wasn't a nice green/blue colour, more grey really! But the view there was gorgeous and theres's ...
... are part of the Andes range, and it is windy here. The winds typically get up to 120km/hr, it is a characteristic of the Andes and Patagonia, always the wind. The rangers warn to not head up the nasty bit, as people do literally get blown off. Despite our early start, the wind is already whipping up, and we leave those more foolish to scrabble up, and turn to the crossover path.
Beautiful. We are walking alongside two interconnecting lagoons, though grass and low ...
... out of). The famous glacier, Perrito Moreno is located by there, and it was on my list. However, that treck is about the only thing there. I spent my time exploring the town there, which was a larger than average mountain town. There were plenty of shops and places to eat. However, the day after that, I was back off to Buenos Aires.
Lesson learned: spend more time in Patagonia. I had an amazing first experience there, and it will not be my last.
... in a small town where we turned back on to the pavement towards El Chalten. Soon, we were rewarded with views of cloud-covered mountains, Lago Viedma, and the Viedma Glaciar as the sun was starting to set (sometime around 9 or 10 pm). The bus dropped us off at our hostel, which had the heat blasting so hard that we had to leave a door and window open for quite a while. We found a place for dinner, where I had my first Argentine steak, which was gigantic and cheap!
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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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