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El Chalten

El Chalten is a town in the Santa Cruz Province in Patagonia, southern Argentina, about 220 kilometres north of El Calafate. It's a popular town for trekkers and climbers to base themself while exploring the region.

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Hostería Koonek

Hostería Koonek

Waaaay at the north end of town (about as far from the new bus terminal as you can get, and also quite a hike to the largest concentration of restaurants; close to the start of the trail to Laguna de los Tres, though), with lackluster service (effectively no English spoken), flaky wifi, too soft mattresses, a tiny and not very inspiring breakfast, ... more

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El Chalten Discussions

  • Torres Del Paine
    suitable for serious trekkers looking to do the W or the circuit? I've read that the El Chalten day hikes are excellent. (2) Is it worth adding another week to the trip and travelling from El Calafate to Bariloche ...

  • Weather update
    cheers. I´m currently in Barriloche and trying to find a way down south to el chalten but seems that route 40 is closed during low season? Im getting different replies from different people (bus agencies, travel agencies...) looks like it´ll take over two days to get there ...

  • Need help with Patagonia itinerary details!!
    No trains, you´ll have to take the bus. Trekking highlights and Bariloche, Esquel, El Bolson, El Chalten, and Ushuaia. El Calafate is where that glaciar is but that´s all there is there, not much treking (or at least i couldn´t find any). You can trek in these places without guides. Maps can be obtained ...

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