🇬🇧 El Chaltén, the trekking city .
For mountain lovers, trekking is a wonderful way to spend your day. So what would you say about a whole natural park, designed with all type of routes for spending more than a week trekking ? .
There are two main parks in Patagonia that you can do so: Torres del Paine (unfortunately I didn't had time to visit) and El Chaltén.
From El Calafate airport itself, or the city, you can buy a transfer to El Chaltén and start your journey. All treks are free, no entry payment is required. There is an office point where you can check and learn about the difficulties and average time from each trek.
As my stay here was very short, I only had 06h30 hours. So I've chosen the most popular treks: the Laguna Capri (8km, 03h and 350m of ) and the waterfall one (6km, 01h30 with almost no ). Of course you have to take into account some time for photos, rest and lunch (obvio, by the lake).
As I have almost none physical endurance, the beginning specially was hard, as you ascend quite quickly with a stair trail. But the last kilometer to arrive at the lake is quite easy and you just go for it naturally.
Some points of the trek are not so signalled, but all main intersections are, so it's quite difficult to get lost. .
To sum up, I found the day extremely rewarding, as to get to the stunning point of views, you really need to give yourself. It's definitely something to do in Patagonia, but be prepared because the weather changes very quickly and you can have all 4 seasons in one single day. --------------------------
🇧🇷El Chaltén, a cidade do trekking
Sem querer criar aquela disputa entre time praia vs time montanha, digamos somente que para o time montanha, não há nada melhor que passar o dia fazendo uma trilha num lugar maravilhoso. Se você se identificou, o que acha de um parque inteiro, onde você pode passar não só um dia, mas quase uma semana, desbravando a natureza?