Saturday, September 15, 2012

El Chaltén - Los Glaciares National Park

Truly one of the most beautiful places I've been, and a dream destination come true for me, is Patagonia. Spanning both Argentina and Chile, the landscapes in the whole region are a photographer's heaven. Several National Parks are defined within each country, and the stunning Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina is a top favourite.

El Chaltén, a village within the park provides convenient access to the wonderful scenery. A very helpful visitor information centre/park ranger station provides excellent information for treks in the park, of which the favourites include 2 separate day treks to the Laguna Torre viewpoint and Laguna de los Tres viewpoint. Here, the famous beautiful peak of Mt Fitz Roy can be easily seen.

But words do little justice to the place, so here's a photo gallery to whet your appetite. But even then, I confess that my pictures also does not convey the feelings you'll get when you are there!

Nevertheless, enjoy!

The village of El Chaltén
Views from El Chaltén
Trekking in Los Glaciares National Park
Some treks go through beautiful ancient forests
Enjoying the views of Mt Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres
A lone hiker walking along the beautifu glacier lake Laguna de los Tres

Jagged mountains and snowy glaciers are just part of the landscapes
Alpenglow on Mt Fitz Roy!!
Alpenglow on the elusive Cerro Torre!!


Herbert Wong said...

Fantastic photos. Hope to visit one day- with my son as well.

Wanderer said...

Wow, congrats!! :)