El Chalten: Full Day Trekking to Laguna de los Tres and Mount Fitz Roy
Step into the wild on a moderate-difficulty hike to take in the impressive views of Piedras Blancas Glacier, the imposing Fitz Roy Mountain and Laguna de los Tres, accompanied by a mountain guide. The ideal route to visit unforgettable El Chalten!
Glaciers, lakes, rivers and forests will guide you around this beautiful destination, which remains one of the hidden gems of southern Argentina. The landscapes will take your breath away! If you’re a hiking lover, you don’t want to miss this dream of a destination; this is your tour! No steep climbing is involved, and no previous experience is required!Itinerary
This activity starts at 8am with a transfer to the trailhead at El Pilar, located 17km to the north of the town. Once there, we start walking in a dense forest of lengas. Right from the start we are able to see lots of different glaciers; Marconi, Cagliero, among others.
The path is quite flat and the climbs are gentle. We arrive at our first viewpoint, Piedras Blancas glacier. We will continue our walking to then admire in all their splendor the peaks of “S”, Saint Exupéry, Poincenot, Fitz Roy, Mermoz and Guillaumet.
We then climb 400m in about an hour until we arrive at the astonishing Laguna de los Tres. During this steep kilometer up to Laguna de los Tres, the path will be rocky and with steps, and on way up all the time, we are rewarded by the majestic views of Fitz Roy.
From here we circle Laguna de los Tres and head towards the viewpoint of the Laguna Sucia and its glacier. After a rest and a bite for lunch, we will start the descent and walk back to El Chaltén.
En route we go past some varying landscape, crystal clear streams and we pass by Laguna Capri – a favorite spot for photographers. After visiting the lagoon we drop down into the valley where El Chaltén is located.Stop At:
• El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
• Glaciar Piedras Blancas, El Chalten Argentina
• Cerro Fitz Roy, El Chalten Argentina
• Laguna de los Tres, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina
• Laguna Capri, El Chalten Argentina
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"IMPORTANT: Passport name, number, nationality and date of birth are required at time of booking for all participants"
"Please bring: Suitable footwear for walking in the mountains (Sturdy footwear), warm clothes, waterproof jacket, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, small backpack, gloves, Sun block and water and box lunch. You can also bring snacks."
"The walking involved is 12.8 miles (20.6 km), approximately 8 / 9 hours. Approximate ending time: Between 16:00 & 18:00"
"Schedules may vary according to weather conditions and physical conditions of passengers"
"Box lunch: You can add a box lunch at an extra cost. Please request it at the time of booking. You can also bring your own box lunch"
"No back problems if it affects mobility when walking"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not recommended for people who have some mobility impairment when walking"
"Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Such measures shall be subject to the official protocol and may be amended or supplemented."
Duración: 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at 8am in accommodation located in El Chalten town. Please, specify the hotel's name and address when booking.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.