Hi there :)
We're planning our month long trip to Chile & Argentina and I have all but done the planning. I was hoping someone could offer some advice though on El Chalten and El Calafate. We have seven days for these two places and so we will be flying to El Calafate and I was then going to go straight up to El Chalten. From there, there seems to be more day long walking options and so I was going to spend five nights there and two nights in El Calafate, which will give us a day to do the glacier tour. We won't have our own car (although I may change my mind on this).
Are we doing El Calafate a diservice and should we stay there longer. We mainly like doing day hikes hence the choice of staying in El Chalten a bit longer plus we don't want to feel like we're constantly on the move (we will have previously spent to nights in Bariloche and two nights before that in San Martin de los Andes).
I would welcome any feedback. The other issue I should mention is if we do do 5 nights and two nights it means we would need to get back to El Calafate on Christmas Day!
Many thanks in advance :)