Mirador del Torre, El Chalten

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Hike up to Mirador del Torre, a viewpoint offering priceless vistas of some of the most famous and prominent peaks in the range. A favorite route among those with limited time to explore the area, this trail does present a challenge for inexperienced hikers, but it is well signposted and relatively short. The vista at the end of the route is well worth the effort, with snowcapped peaks, glacial valleys, and pines providing ideal backdrops for dramatic photos. Using our international travel planner, El Chalten attractions like Mirador del Torre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The mirador is located less than 3 km from the road to laguna Torre. If it is cloudy it is not much. If you go with time don't end the path, it is long but worthwhile and you can see much better landscape.
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  • Not too heavy and awkward walk, above you have a beautiful view on the Lake and the surrounding area.
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  • Road not so long. Even so, good take a raincoat. The wind in El Chaltén is famous. Get wind with the wet clothes is uncomfortable.
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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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