Valle del Río de las Vueltas - El Chaltén - Santa Cruz


Chalten, sacred mountain for Tehuelches which means "smoking mountain" in their language, was so named because of the clouds that crown the summit constantly, giving the appearance of a volcano.
This small tourist village on the riverside of Las Vueltas and at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy or Chaltén is the national capital of trekking, chosen by travel guide Lonely Planet as second in the ranking of the best cities to visit in the world .