Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints, El Chalten

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Scenic Walking Area Lookout
Take in panoramic views of thePatagonian mountain landscape by hiking to Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints. Both vantage points are found along the shortest and easiest routes to take when hiking from El Chaltén--one provides a vantage point for viewing the Adela, Torre, and Fitz Roy massifs and the Vueltas River Valley, and the other offers views of Lake Viedma. The rocky walking path requires only minimum fitness, making the trail and surrounding steppe and mountain scenery accessible by everyone. Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated and an extra layer, as it can get windy. Using our international travel planner, El Chalten attractions like Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is the place to have the first meeting with the area, there are good panoramic and is not far away, if there is wind above be careful.
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  • We spent a total of three days in El Chalten and had great weather luck, there's sunshine throughout and had around 25 degrees, which is rather unusual for mid November. Therefore, we hiked a lot: to the Lago de los Tres including the Laguna Capri, the glaciar Huemul and the Cerro Torre viewpoint. The views of nature and mountains was doing fantastic. In the morning of our journey, we were still the two rather shorter hikes Los Cóndores and Las Águilas viewpoints. They could not quite match the longer walks, but still very nice and recommended. For visitors who have not so much time or full day hikes are too strenuous, are well advised with these two hikes. The initial height difference is about 100 meters, is the way to go. We saw some condors, to once again the Grand mountain panoramas at greater distances.
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  • from this point you can see a panoramic view of the city of to el chalten. also see the Río de las vueltas
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Where to stay in El Chalten

Thanks to the city's small size, almost all of the accommodation options in El Chalten are within easy walking distance of anything of note in town. Most "hotels" are in fact cozy alpine-style lodges catering to international visitors, and tend to be on the pricier side due to their upscale amenities. Alternatively, you can stay in one of the many campsites outside town, though weather here can be harsh. During the high season in January and February, you'll need to book at least a month or two in advance as lodging fills up fast. Keep in mind that El Chalten depends heavily on seasonal tourism for its income, and many hotels and lodges, particularly smaller, family-run affairs, close down during the winter off-season. On the flip side, many of those that remain open offer lower winter rates.
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