In the heart of the Southern Patagonian Andes -at the foot of the mitic Fitz Roy Mountain- lies El Chaltén, a small touristic town founded on the extreme North of Los Glaciares National Park.
Behind the colossal granite walls dominating the view is the famous “Campo de Hielo Patagonico Sur’, the most important continental ice mass of our planet after Antartica. Glaciers descend from these eternal Ice Fields, feeding the great lakes of this area. One of them is the famous Perito Moreno Glacier in the extreme South of Los Glaciares National Park.
Trekking Capital of Argentina the region offers privileged sceneries for múltiple alternatives on outdoor activities and mountineering. In the area it is possibble to do dozens of treks: from small walks reaching lookout pionts with a minimum grade of difficulty to expeditions of many days or even the climbs of great, vertical walls; best reserved for experienced climbers. The most popular activities in the area are: trekking, climbing, camping, horseriding, going on excursions, photography, climbing courses, birdwatching, fishing, and visiting legendary “estancias” in Santa Cruz. For all these, El Chaltén has been proclaimed Trekking Capital of Argentina. Around this small town, there are many places of great, natural beauty you can visit. One to mentioned is Lago del Desierto at only 37km from the locality; that in contradiction to its name it is an unspoilt paradise of centenary woodlands, glaciers and cascades. At the same time, it is possible to go fishing, camping or trekking among other activities.
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