El Chaltén is renowned the world over as the National Capital of Trekking in Argentina.
This is due to the scenic circuits provided by the trails in the northern sector of Los Glaciares National Park. The area offers 80km of trails which are used intensely and dozens more of kilometres in more remote areas.
Our proposal is to facilitate resources so that the path building team can redraw paths in places that are affected by flooding due to the terrain conditions, avoiding gullies, optimizing existing circuits and defining new routes and bridges, amongst other actions.
We want the resource to be sustainable over time, trying to minimize the impact on the environment.
Over the last 10 years the number of tourists has increased by 1000%. This growth has generated an overload of physiological waste. Traditional latrines are not efficient enough for the amount of waste generated. That is why the National Parks Administration, together with several national and international NGOs, is evaluating viable and efficient alternatives to solve this problem. The Friends Association is one more cog in this inter-institutional work.