Posted by Hatka Hatnaa Posted on 4:36:00 AM
This lookout just above El Chaltén is a great spot to view the sun as it rises and is reflected on
Monte Fitz Roy. It’s only about a 15-minute walk from the ranger station in town to the lookout point, which makes it so much more accessible for an early-morning hike than trying to reach Fitz Roy or Cerro Torre by sunrise.
Bring along a headlamp and watch, as the mountains turn red when the sun hits them. A true must-do if you find yourself in El Chaltén. You can’t go to Patagonia without visiting the crown jewel, Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile. It’s a source of national pride for Chile, and those who visit the park quickly understand why. The rock formations are Chile’s answer to those around El Chaltén, with their own three spires over a glacial lake.
The most famous trek there can be taken in three ways, as a Q (the longest), as an O (which takes about eight days), or a W (which takes five). The only way to see this beautiful part of the trail is to take the O. I loved it because it’s one of the most tranquil campsites, and the friendly rangers who play soccer there and passed around a box of wine with me only made it more fun. More...nomadicmatt.com