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This is the best thing I have ever done in my life. Start early to avoid the chaos. And to off to laguna sucia once at the peak it’s much better views and incredible feeling of accomplishment. Also racked on piadres blancas glacier to this for a total of about 24km

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11 days ago

Incredible hike. Very long, and the hardest part is at the end, but the views are totally worth it. The trail was extremely eroded in many places (tread lightly and try to walk on big rocks please), but it’s otherwise very obvious and well maintained. In higher elevations, it was snowy and muddy, especially in the final 1 km climb to the top. We were extremely happy we brought spikes and poles. The lake was completely covered in snow, which was slightly disappointing, but the snow made the mountains pop. There’s a variation to go to Lake Capris. We did both (one on the way out and one on the way back). Lake Capris was prettier in my opinion. There wasn’t much garbage on the trail, but be a good steward and pick it up if you see it! There are plenty of toilets around the campamientos (Lake Capris and Poincelot). Lastly, our views of Fitz Roy in the morning were much prettier because the sun lights it up. It pays to head out early!

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26 days ago

It’s a nice hike, but it was raining and very muddy.

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1 month ago

We did it in mid Sept 2019. Very snowy and icy still at the top. You’ll need micro spikes to climb up and especially decent from laguna de los tres. Bad weather for us, couldn’t see mt Fitz Roy, the lake is frozen but was cool because someone just set up a tent and camp right in the middle of the lake. Weather changed fast so bring more warmth and wind proof clothing.

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1 month ago

We hiked this in the winter (August) in Patagonia. Microspikes were an absolute necessity. I couldn’t imagine marking it to the top without them. There were parts that were pure ice slicks leading down to a cliff.....BRING SPIKES IN THE WINTER! We had no views because of the snowy and cloudy conditions but it was still an absolutely enjoyable hike! I would do this again in a heartbeat. Elevation gain towards the end is a work out, don’t underestimate it based on the number of happy Instagram picture you see at the lake. Totally doable in the winter with proper gear and clothing. Took us 8 hours round trip which included breaking trail in the snow.

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1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes because of the Amazing views of Fitz Roy, glacier lakes, forests etc. Not much elevation change. The views make it worth it.

amazing, although the village viaciusly gouges tourists

This is the way to see the Fitz Roy!

4 months ago

10/10

Of the best routes to do, it is a bit difficult at the beginning and the final kilometer involves a very steep climb of 400 meters. The final reward is incredible, seeing the Fitz Roy is priceless, if it can be done with good weather better.

Very beautiful view of Fritz Roy at the end, very impressive summit. The walk is pretty flat, except the first hour and the last hour/kilometer, it's very demanding... Bring water and good shoes, and battery for your camera, it worth it!!

Beautiful hike, pretty easy, and the view at the end is really cool. Totally doable from el chalten, need 6-7hours.

One of the best views ever! We got lucky with the weather again, sunny warm and no wind.

Got lucky with a sunny and not too windy of a day. Completely different than reports from the day before where wind was forcing people to hide behind rocks at the top. Started in El Chalten, first part was a good wake up but not too hard. Last climb was was a work out. More smiles on the way down than up. The trail never gets very close to a ravine or large drop off - it’s more straight or switch back up- so I believe the “fear of Heights” warning are overstated. That said, I recognize the term means different things to different people. Made the connection to Torre El Cerro on the way back. Great views and picture opportunities and a lot less crowds until you arrive at the Mirador.

we started from the Pilar or northeast side of Mt Fitzroy versus starting in El Chalten. we took a 30 minute taxi from El Chalten to the trail head $25 USD which is well worth it versus hiking there along the gravel road. the trail from this side is not nearly as steep as it is if you start in El Chalten and winds through the forest with nice views of the glaciers. the trail is well-worn and in good condition. we started at 8 am and saw only four other hikers! the hike up to Mt. Fitzroy Mirador is steep, rocky and with some large steps and is not well-maintained. the last part is mostly sand and scree but it is worth it once you get to the Mirador! the trail back to El Chalten is also well-worn and follows the river. there are nice views of Mt. Fitzroy if you turn around and look at various points. more hikers arrived as we descended so to avoid that, go early!! the last 2 km are downhill into El Chalten and is steep and mostly dirt and slick without much for views. we are glad we started where we did since we didn't have to start out with the slick and steep portion and we saw more of the national park. total miles was 13.7 and 34,000 if you have a fit bit. definitely the highlight trek to take. Mt. Fitzroy, the White Rocks, are phenomenal!

Nice view entire trekking route. The trekking signs are clear and easy to find. Last 1km part is steep with rocky mountain, try to choose the right shoes for it. Enjoyy!

Great trail for day hiking. I would recommend to do it early morning to avoid the crowds. Be prepared for windy / snowy weather so you should bring some warm clothes. Enjoy!

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