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El Chaltén

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El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Es la capital nacional del Treking, rodeada por glaciares, el Lago del Desierto y por el majestuoso Monte Fitz Roy.

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A: el chalten. patagonia argentina

av luis davilla, mindre än 10 meter bort

el chalten. patagonia argentina

B: The Village of El Chaltén

av Arroz Marisco, 200 meter bort

The small village of El Chaltén by the foot of the magnificent mountains of Fitzroy (El Chaltén) and ...

The Village of El Chaltén

C: Hiking Fitz Roy

av Marcio Cabral, 920 meter bort

Hiking Fitz Roy

D: Ahonikenk

av Marcio Cabral, 1.0 km bort

Ahonikenk Restaurante e Catering 

Ahonikenk

E: La Chocolateria

av Marcio Cabral, 1.1 km bort

La Chocolateria

F: Fritz Roy Trail

av Marcio Cabral, 1.3 km bort

Fritz Roy Trail

G: Chorrillo del Salto

av Marcio Cabral, 2.4 km bort

Chorrillo del Salto

H: Patagonic Rainbow

av Marcio Cabral, 3.1 km bort

Patagonic Rainbow

I: Enchanted forest

av Marcio Cabral, 3.2 km bort

Enchanted forest

J: Patagonic Photographic Workshop

av Marcio Cabral, 3.3 km bort

The waterfall with an approximate drop of 20 metres, hidden by a forest, is located 3km outside of El...

Patagonic Photographic Workshop

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