After yesterdays long walk and not much sleep we decided to have a lazy day. Plan was to eat, resting, explore town and if there was enough energy to walk to waterfalls Chorrillo Del Salto.
El Chaltén and Laguna de los Tres
Morning was surprisingly quiet, probably because most of the hostel guests were out of the house. We got some time to prepare for our trip. Todays goal was spectacular - close look at Fitz Roy from the shore of Laguna de los Tres.
El Chaltén and first cold morning
Our bus from Perito Moreno arrived to El Chaltén bus terminal at 6:30 in the morning. Common procedure started, pack your stuff, get out of the bus and wait for your backpack. That was pretty much the moment when we realized two things, good one - it is beautiful here, bad one - it is freaking cold.
San Carlos de Bariloche
It was beautiful sunny day and our last big hike in Argentina. After long walk we finally got all the way up to refugio Frey near San Carlos de Bariloche. Even though it was sunny, wind was very cold and we were freezing. Maybe it was caused by cold waters in nearby laguna Toncek.
Villarica – visiting the gates of hell
We paid for the trip and went back to hotel. Tana was stressed because of the rule that all the slow people will be left behind and won't get to the top. She read somewhere that it happend to some other group. I was not worried, we were in good shape and did lot of hiking in past few months in high altitudes. I believed that we can make it.
The Salkantay trail – Day 2
There were not many shelters to hide. But we found one. There was a place under one huge rock. Not much space, roughly one meter between ground and a "ceiling". So we crawled under it and realized that it was used as a toilet by many hikers before.
Sajama – hidden Bolivian gem
At first we did not plan to visit Sajama park. But I am glad we did change our mind and went there. It was one of the best hikes we did in Bolivia. Also ingenuity of locals when it comes to breakfast surprised us a lot.