EL CHALTEN and EL CALAFATE / argentina

 

Even though these two stops were part of our Ruta Sur roadtrip, I felt it was necessary to dedicate a page and capture the memories from these extraordinary national parks.

EL CHALTEN / Just off Argentina’s Ruta 40 you will find the delightful town of El Chalten. Possibly our favourite stop in our van, the village is full of smiling hikers after returning from the striking surroundings. The Fitz Roy hike would have to be one of our most loved days of our trip. A nine hour return trek but boy oh boy is it worth it! The final hour, although steep, leads you over the mountain to pure beauty. Unlike some other national parks in the Patagonia region, all hikes, everything is FREE! The trails mostly start from the centre of the town and everything is right on your finger tips. Whether you want to take in the timber architecture, relax with a beer, comfort your exhausted legs with delicious burgers, eat the best empanadas from a tin shed or sip on a coffee, this little town has it. The pictures say it all! One thing is for sure, if you’re in this region, do not miss El Chalten!

EL CALAFATE / Known for the ‘GLACIER’, I now understand why. Glacier Perito Moreno is colossal! You could sit for hours watching ice chunks cascade. The multiple viewing platforms really give you an understanding from every angle and a chance to take it all in. A lovely way to spend a clear Autumn afternoon in El Calafate.

Patagonian love, Laura xx

IMG_7424IMG_7349DCIM100GOPROGOPR1264.JPGIMG_7302IMG_7264IMG_7237DCIM100GOPROG0511198.JPGIMG_7414DCIM100GOPROG0551279.JPGIMG_7212IMG_718020180325_123404DCIM100GOPROGOPR1228.JPGIMG_7334IMG_7206IMG_7324IMG_7318IMG_7252IMG_7225IMG_7158IMG_7103IMG_7146IMG_7243

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s