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El Chalten, National Capital of Trekking

Officially declared by the National Senate as Trekking Capital, El Chaltén is positioned as a tourist destination for the practice of this sport.

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South Argentina gives us a unique landscape at the foot of  Cerro Fitz Roy . With panoramic portraits, pure nature, fresh air and a share of adventure, El Chaltén, in the province of  Santa Cruz , is positioned as a destination for lovers of   trekking  .

This young tourist village in  Patagonia  has an ideal landscape for the practice of different types of this sport. From the heart of the city, different routes with varying levels of difficulty are set off, allowing the enjoyment of all visitors.

The various proposals

Short term  self-guided hikes  are possible, free and suitable for all ages. The  Mirador Margarita ,  Los Cóndores - Las Aguilas and  Chorrillo Del Salto routes are some of the trekking proposals for those who are starting in this sport. These circuits run approximately 2 to 3 kilometers, and are designed to be traveled in 2 and a half hours.

Those with greater physical preparation will be able to opt for excursions with accredited guides and knowledgeable trails.  Ice Trek Glacier Cagliero  is undoubtedly the biggest trekking test offered by El Chalten with a duration of 10 hours. This exciting  challenge includes walks through valleys, rock and ice grampons of the  Cagliero Glacier .

And the proposals are endless and for every taste. Those who wish to experience the immensity of  Patagonian continental ice  can book a three-day trip to  Paso Marconi  . Or, make the famous  Tour to the Ice Field , seven-day challenge that adventures climbing over vertical walls and hanging glaciers.

The best time to visit the capital of  trekking  is during the southern summer. The largest number of tourists arrive during the months of January and February, as well as during Easter days. Therefore, if you are thinking about visiting this beautiful city in high season, it will be important to book in advance where to stay.

Publication Date: 03/11/2019

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