Posada El Barranco
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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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... peaks in the world . The rest of the cyclists soon followed along with the hikers, unbelievably close behind. We had done 'the crossing' with two hours to spare before the magical ferry appeared, 45 minutes across the final lake, beautiful views of glaciers coming down the valley on one side. Another overly expensive ferry, with a captive customer base and no competition. Arriving at 6pm a final 40 km cycle on ripio to our destination, El Chaltén. An unbelievably strong ...
... attracting ice from the swirling mists which builds up around the peak hanging there like fairy floss around a stick. This makes it extremely difficult to climb, the seventh most difficult mountain in the world but there are regular attempts made. The manager at my hostel told me that on average, 3-5 people die every year in the El Chalten area as a result of their mountaineering pursuits. The day before I arrived, a woman died on the Lagunas de los ...
... find a good restaurant in the evening. Femi has a bife de chorizo and I have a local lamb stew called locro. The experience is only spoilt a little by a group of rude Russians sitting next to us.
Saturday 3rd January
At breakfast we meet a couple of Australians who live in West Ealing in London and who we met before in Buenos Aires.
Today we planned to do the 2nd most popular trek here, but after breakfast we decide it ...
... than bad people in the world" we really do meet the good ones. However the days journey was not over, we first had to get tickets on a long distance bus to el Calafate. The next bus was at 21.45, so we had about 7 hours to mooch around a town we don't know, eat and plan our time in el Calafate. The night bus took 16 hours and then it was a 2.5km walk to our hotel. The first night in this hotel was truly enjoyed with the welcoming reception, ...
After our day of rest yesterday, we were keen to get back into the hills around El ChaltÚn. There was a track on the southern side of town, Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, which would give us panoramic views of the whole of the National Park.
The walk started from the National park office and was a steady uphill for the entire 4km track. As we ascended, the landscape kept changing, we walked through steppe, some forest, open fields and finally just rocks.