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Jordan Gabriel reviewed Lake of the Three from El Chalten
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Did this hike in June 2019. Hiking in the winter led to us seeing only one other hiker on the route. Stunning views until we hit a snowstorm near the end and couldnt see the end. Beautiful views on the way back. Very long trail but wasnt too difficult for two novice hikers while taking the last 1 km slowly

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Megan Stepney reviewed Poincenot - Lago de los Tres
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Vesna Marinovic reviewed Aconcagua Summit Long Trail
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Por la ruta falso polaco , siempre tienes que entrar con un guía experimentado , en enero me encontré con grandes penitentes , y se necesita aclimatar mucho , la mejor manera es subir a dejar tus cosas y bajar a dormir a tu carpa y partir al otro día , una bella cumbre

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Maria Uribe reviewed Cerro Lopez Trail
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This one was tough. Hiked this at the end of November & should’ve been better prepared with snow gear. Amazing views all the way up and once you get to the Refugio forget about it, INSANE! 10 out of 5 stars!!!

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Devon Brünner reviewed Lake of the Three from El Chalten
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Favorite trail run in El Chaltén. The crowds in December were as expected—high volume. Trail etiquette wasn’t really followed as is in other places. Start very early at sunrise to avoid the traffic—it’s worth it, especially if you’re a runner.

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Martin stych reviewed Lake of the Three from El Chalten
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best hike in Patagonia

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The views are amazing, the trail is in perfect condition and even though it says hard only the last hour of the hike justifies this label. Still very doable. We did it on a sunny Sunday after a period of bad weather which resulted into this being the most crowded hike ever (queuing to go down etc..), hence the 4 and not 5 stars.

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David Gottfredson reviewed Lake of the Three from El Chalten
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From the parking lot to the vista at the lake, we recorded 14.2 miles. The first 9 km is not that bad, the last 1 km is a serious grinder with ~1200 ft of elevation gain. Nice that much of the trail is shaded and you have glorious views of the mountains almost all the way up.

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Ella Grama reviewed Aconcagua Summit Long Trail
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MOUNT ACONCAGUA EXPEDITION 6,962 m Aconcagua Mountain Guides, Nov 2019 Aconcagua, “The Sentinel of Stone” is the highest peak outside of the Himalaya. Located in Western Argentina - the heart of the Central Andes, it is one of the much sought after Seven Summits.

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Mauricio Cordiviola reviewed Lake of the Three via The Pillar
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Excelente caminata, mejor para mi hacer Laguna del Los Tres desde el Pilar para ver el Glaciar Piedras Blancas y para hacer todo camino diferente de ida y de vuelta. La ultima parte subida empinada, pero cuando se llega vale la pena. No dejar de ir a la laguna y de ahi subir a la morena para ver la Laguna Sucia (que de sucia no tiene nada). Uno de los mejores trekking que hice.

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Mauricio Cordiviola reviewed Tower Lake from El Chalten
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Erika Hanson reviewed Tower Lake and Maestri Overlook
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Overcast day, so unfortunately didn't get to see Cerro Terre. very windy and started to sprinkle on the way back. Still a beautiful and worthwhile trail.

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Steven Jones reviewed Lake of the Three from El Chalten
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Spectacular hike. Left at 0600 to make it before the rains came in. Little clouds by 0830 when up top. Snow flurries and rain when leaving. Back to town before noon. Would definitely recommend on slightly cloudy days.

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martin godard reviewed Sendero Cerro Piltriquitrón
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Santier bien balisé. Plus populaire sur la première partie jusqu’au refuge. Deuxième partie avec un debut modéré suivie d’une partie assez planne et se termine en pente tres abrute, la vue est à couper le soufle.

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Sona Bhatti reviewed Cerro Lopez Trail
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Started the trail between 9-10AM. Not much traffic to get up to the refugio. Expect steep climb up to the arroyo and beyond. Very rocky and sometimes having to scramble. Once you reach the road it is much less steep and easier. Again a steep incline up to the refugio. Amazing views throughout. Way back down was more crowded with hikers and given the steepness and gravel, expect a few slips and falls. Totally worth it!

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Awesome hike. Make sure you bring some extra layers. A rain shell saved our lives when it suddenly started blowing crazy wind and rain. Do the detour to Mirador Fitz Roy (the loop near Laguna Capri) and climb up the little hill next to the sign with the mountain names. Gives you a great view. For water you can refill in the streams, too. One water container is likely all you need. Maybe have 2 just incase. Once at the top (and you’ve stopped huffing and puffing), go down to the laguna and stick to the trail on the south side of it. You’ll hit a sign that warns you about lack of trails, make a left and go to the edge to see another glacial lake.

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Katherine Lang reviewed Lake of the Three from El Chalten
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My husband and I completed this hike in February 2020 and it was the most incredible hike we have ever been on. There are stunning views throughout the entire trail. It is well marked and easy to follow. We had been warned about the rocky ascent the final mile or so, but we were not fully prepared. It took us a little over an hour to make it up the final mile but it was so worth it. We felt like we were on top of the world and could do anything. We were glad to have good hiking shoes and hiking poles to make it back down the steep rocky path safely. My only wish is that I hadn't booked our bus back to El Calafate that same evening. It would have been nice to have time to really sit and enjoy the view at the top for a while and not have to rush back down.

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James Therien reviewed Laguna del Caminante
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail. We did it in the reverse direction and I am glad. We saved the best views for the second part.

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Amazing. Last km is steep uphill but very manageable and worth it.

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Robert Lee reviewed Tower Lake from El Chalten
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if you go only to the Mirador, less than three kilometers, you will enjoy a beautiful hike (given that the weather is clear) On clear, dry day you will have views of the river the mountains, the nathafagus forest.

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David Tillery reviewed Laguna del Caminante
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Beautiful and fairly easy 2 day trek. If you’re a real go-getter you can probably do the entire thing in 1 day, but the camping at Laguna del Caminante is great so I’d encourage you to do that if you can. We started at the eastern trailhead which is where the trail to the Vinciguerra Glacier also starts. The 8 miles from there to the lake were fairly uninteresting, mostly woods on some extremely wed and muddy cow trails. We saw a number of wild (?) horses and avoided their poop often. The lake is the real treat, and on a nice day it and the surrounding area are gorgeous. If backpackiing I’d suggest heading down to the lake and dropping your pack/tent in a nice area before exploring further. You can continue upwards a little ways further to a second higher lake. If you cross the river you can probably continue even further as well, though there is no marked path. You could probably make this a 3 day trek and spend a second day just exploring the surrounding area, summit some mountains. We barely had any wind while camping, not sure if that was unusual for the area or not. If it’s clear be sure to get up in the middle of the night to stargaze. Please don’t make fires here, bring a stove and gas. Please take all your trash out with you, no one likes finding your used toilet paper everywhere. The second day was the real highlight as we continued up and over the mountain pass. Seeing the vegetation and water slowly disappear until there was nothing but rocks and snow was awesome. This ascent to the pass was the toughest part of the trek but nothing too tough. After that you reach The Sheep Canyon and it’s all downhill from there. The views over the valley out towards the beagle are great, though they don’t really change after you get there. The only hard part on this trail was the end, specifically finding out way to the road. You end up going on some cow roads through private property that are marked well enough, but in the end you’re just spit out onto an under-construction road (unless I made some seriously wrong turns). It’s not that far to Route 3 from there but I don’t feel like I ever found the real trailhead on the western side, so I’m not sure how you’d direct a cab to take you here if you were going the opposite direction. There is cell reception with Movistar at both ends of the trail if you need to call a cab. Overall I cannot recommend this enough, probably the most accessible backpacking trek in the Ushuaia area.

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Jason English reviewed Lake of the Three from El Chalten
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One of the most beautiful hikes I've done. Was lucky to have great weather with frequent clear skies over the course of the day. Would highly recommend using trekking poles coming down. A lot of the rocks had ice on them which made going down right after sunrise really dangerous.

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