We´re in Patagonia in early Feb 2010, and have at most 3 nights available for TDP before heading across to El Calafate.
In order to get the most out of TDP, would you advise taking a full-day (or overnight) tour from P Natales, or staying 2 or 3 nights in refugios within the park?
If the former, can anyone recommend a good (preferably budget) tour company?
Similarly with the latter, can anyone recommend refugios? We´d like to see more than just 1 part of the park. And is travelling between refugios easy?
One last question. How does TDP compare to the area around El Chalten? We´ve heard that trekking around El Chalten might be 'easier', in that you can stay in decent value hostels, and more easily do round trip day treks. Is that fair?