An October 2001 trip
to El Chalten by Robert Raymond Ingledew
Quote: When I decided to go to El Chaltén from El Calafate, I had no idea of the wonderful scenery I was going to enjoy or of the incredibly changing climate you have over there. You have to do everything walking: there are many trails, but only one road.
There is only one road at El Chaltén, the road that comes from El Calafate and continues to Laguna del Desierto, so trekking is the only alternative if you want to enjoy the natural scenery. Protect your camcorder or photo camera with a suitable case. You never know when the weather may change.
Take adequate waterproof clothes if you have them. It could be sunny in the morning and a sudden rain could ruin your expectations...
Stay a few days.
The whole area is of an incredible beauty, and this is my advice:
1) Go out for a walk and enjoy the incredible scenery.
2) Go out for a walk and enjoy the incredible scenery.
3) Go out for a walk and enjoy the incredible scenery.
You will not regret it.
Robert Raymond Ingledew
Villa Carlos Paz (Cordoba), Argentina