Thursday, August 6, 2015

Laguna De Los Tres

Patagonia Trek 2015

Laguna De Los Tres Trek

This is the first day of our trek in Patagonia. We drove from El Calafate to El Chalten, for a 2 hour drive, and pass through the steppes of Patagonia.

Shortly after we arrived, we were given our packed lunch for the day, and then a briefing by our guide, before we embarked on our most memorable trek in the beautiful and pristine Patagonia.

Patagonia is a region which covers part of Chile and Argentina. It is such a beautiful place with lovely shimmering lakes, and offers trekkers one of the most exceptional experience with little chance of getting mountain (or altitude) sickness. We trekked only up to about 1,000m.

El Chalten, is a small mountain village located in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is situated by the riverside of Rio De Las Vueltas, within the Los Glaciares National Park, at the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains. It is the trekking capital of Patagonia, and existed solely for the people who come here for embarking on their trekking trip in the Patagonia. It is 220 km north of El Calafate.

El Chalten is named for Cerro Fitz Roy's Tehuelche name, meaning 'peak of fire' or 'smoking mountain.

In this post, I share with you some of the pictures that I took while on the trek.

Having our briefing session with Huan, our guide.

We left our belongings behind, and took only our day pack as we are going to camp for two nights at Poincenot Camp.

                                           We started our trek here at El Chalten.

Big Sign Board with the trekking distances indicated.

                             Huan highlighting the trekking distance, and difficulty for the day.
Beautiful Laguna Capri,

We could see Mt Fitz Roy in the background.

This is said to be the best view point here by the river.

                                                   More pictures at this view point.

                                            Continuing our trek to the campsite.
                                                        Heading to Poincenot.

                                                           I love our campsite.
                                                 Dinner time at our campsite.
This is a permanent camp, which is taken care of by our trekking agency in Patagonia. So, the tents are all set up for the trekking season, and so after each group leaves, the tents are remain erected there. We have a dining tent, and one toilet. There is no bathing facilities here, but campers can easily just go to the river to wash up.

More Pictures to come.

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