After the big excitement trekking on a glacier, our group hopped on an early bus to El Chalten.

I had heard so many wonderful things about El Chalten.

It is the most beautiful place in Argentina.  It is the best place for trekking in South America.

There are magical unicorns and rainbows.

I started to believe it as soon as we got within sight of Monte Fitz Roy, which is the most famous of all the mountains surrounding El Chalten.  There is quite often a cloud surrounding the summit.

No cloud today.  It was picture perfect.

Our bus even pulled to the side of the road for us to get out and take some photos.

Once we got settled into our hotel and ate some lunch, we followed our guide David on a short hike to the Las Aguilas Mirador.  We saw the tiny (but growing quickly) town and great views of the areas we would be trekking in the upcoming days.

 

Lago Viedma

 

Cerro Torre

We couldn’t have asked for a better welcome.

Bring on the trekking!

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This post is part of a series about my experience on the Patagonian Trails Tour with Adventure Center.  I was very impressed by their range of tour options from light to extreme adventure all over Latin America and the rest of the world.  There really is something for everyone.  Adventure Center handles all bookings with Peregrine for North American clients.