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6th April – Autumn is here in Patagonia, forget November rain…

Just like autumn in London, Europe or in the northern hemisphere the sudden change of atmosphere and weather can be instant. When in the beautiful Ushuaia (Argentina) or trekking the challenging “W” of the Torres del Paine in Chile, it rained and rained. Autumn has arrived in Patagonia and it rained and rained today in El Chalten also.


The whole day was a wash out as we really wanted to go out and do some short treks. Mirador de Los Condores (see a view of the city) was one of the treks we wanted to do but with the rain and clouds, we were unlikely to see anything so we decided to check out Chorrillo del Salto which is a waterfall about an hours walk from El Chalten town centre or from our hostel Condor de los Andes.

I wasn’t keen on going as it was pouring down and reason why we stopped doing the “W” in Torres del Paine was because of clothes got all wet and it’s not nice when soaked but Julie wanted to go for a walk so had to compromise and go with her.


The walk sucked as it just rained an rained and when we go there we saw the waterfall, which on a nicer day could be beautiful and worth spending some time there but we spent 5 mins there and walked back to town centre. I wasn’t happy as I didnt feel we gained anything from it, apart from
losing a few pounds and being totally drenched but if it made Julie happy to do the walk so that’s great.

We spent the evening chatting to an Austrian couple Martin and Katarina, exchanging travel stories. According to weather report, it will be a nice clear day tomorrow so we will trek to Lago de los Tres. Chilled out and slept.

En français:

On profite du petit déjeuner inclus avant de quitter notre super chambre et de déménager dans notre dortoir à l’auberge Condor de los Andes.

Il se met à pleuvoir et la pluie ne s’arrêtera pas de la journée.


Pour le déjeuner, on va faire les courses dans une petit supérette et on rentre à l’auberge pour manger.

Plus tard dans l’apres-midi, je décide que quitte à être dans le capitale nationale du trekking, il faudrait quand même qu’on fasse un trek. Il y a plusieurs mini treks dans les environs de El Chaltén et on opte pour Chorillo del Salto, une cascade à 4km du village.

Kwasi boude car il pleut et on arrive à la cascade trempés mais bon au moins on aura vu quelque chose.
Les autres petites balades n’auraient pas valu le coup car on n’aurait rien vu.


On rentre à l’auberge et on se fait des chocolats chauds pour récupérer. Vive le

Pour le dîner, Kwasi nous concocte un mélange tomate, œuf, riz.

On passe la soirée à discuter avec Martin et Katarina, des autrichiens férus de trekking.

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