El Chaltén is recognized throughout the world for being the National Capital of Trekking. This is due to the scenic circuit of trails offered by the northern part of Los Glaciares National Park.
The area has 80 kilometers of intensive use trail, plus other tens of kilometers that are added in remote areas. Our proposal is to facilitate the resources so that the brigade can redraw the paths in those places flooded by terrain conditions, avoid gullies, optimize existing circuits, define new routes and new bridges, among 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 increased by 1000%. Such a situation has generated an overload in the disposal of physiological waste. Traditional latrines are not efficient enough for their load of use. That is why the National Parks Administration, together with several national and international NGOs, are evaluating viable and efficient alternatives to solve this problem. The Friends Association is one more gear in this inter-institutional work.