Upon arrival in El Calafate, you will take a comfortable public bus, where for during about 3 hours you will be able to enjoy the desert of Southern Patagonia on the famous Route 40. You will pass through La Leona river, that connects Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma. By the river you will see La Leona Road House where once Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid where hidden for almost a month after robbing a bank.
On arrival to El Chalten, the bus usually stops 15 minutes at the Park Ranger office to give you general explanations about the park, recommendations, etc. They are very informative and enthusiastic to share their love for the Park.
El Chalten is a top rated trekking destination, the Argentinean capital of trekking. Located at the foot of the Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, it is still a hidden gem of our south. The charming little village, that is also the starting point for most paths, is a paradise for walkers and trekkers alike.
On arrival you can explore the surroundings, have a stroll around a little waterfall, or just relax in the local brewery.