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Argentina. El calafate



El Chalten is a small touristic village located at the bottom of the Andes and beside the Vueltas’ river, where it’s possible to enjoy unique and exclusive natural scenery at Glaciers National Park, combining the magic of the nearby glaciers, the hidden lagoons, the skyblue Viedma Lake and the presence of the mythic Fitz Roy hill. From the village, it’s usual to see its unmistakable and imposing summit, almost always covered by a cloud. The tour departs early from El Calafate. The road goes through the steppe along the Argentino Lake’s banks to take the legendary Route 40 up to the north across an extremely arid landscape. Some kilometers ahead the road joins the Route 23 to the west getting to El Chalten. This trekking could be done for people in good physical conditions. It is a classic trekking option for beginners. It’s a beautiful hike from El Chalten assisted by enabled mountain guides. The object will be getting to a panoramic point located over a lagoon of blue waters surrounded of native forest, accessible in two hours, and over there will appreciate a fantastic view of Fitz Roy hill. The path starts at northern area of the village. The first part of the trekking has an important slope, reaching around 350meters as maximum height. After half an hour of trekking, the path gets to the panoramic point of Vueltas´ river valley. Then, it continues for one hour and a half, surrounded of lots of “low deciduous beeches”, getting to a natural panoramic point of Fitz Roy hill. Following the hiking for few more minutes, it reaches to Capri lagoon, a really special place to take the lunch-box. After enjoying the amazing views, with reloaded energies, it’s time to get the way back returning to the town taking the road to El Calafate.

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