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    Cerro Fitz Roy , El Chalten
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    Poking above the horizon like a pair of cat's ears, the peaks of Cerro Fitz Roy offer one of Patagonia's iconic sights. Each year, hundreds o
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    Laguna de los Tres , Los Glaciares National Park
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    Hike to Laguna de los Tres, an emerald lagoon of glacier water on a track that reveals plenty of natural sights along the way. On your way up
    Tours from $141
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    Laguna Torre , El Chalten
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    Located at the base of the Adela range, Laguna Torre offers visitors unparalleled views of Cerro Torre. Tranquil scenery accompanies you as y
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    Laguna Capri , El Chalten
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    Hike from El Chalten to the green-blue lake of Laguna Capri, which awards visitors with picturesque views of forested hillsides and jagged sn
    Tours from $125
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    Salto El Chorrillo , El Chalten
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    Half hidden by green woods traversed by many hiking trails, Salto El Chorrillo drops from a height of 20 m (66 ft). During cold winters, the
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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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