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Absolutely breathtaking!

The absolute best hike in chalten. It was strenuous uphill the entire way out but absolutely worth it. Takes about 7 hours round trip but gives you the best views I have ever seen.

Great warmup trail for the others in the city of el Chalten. Phenomenal distant view of Fitzroy and cerro Torre as the clouds roll in

I took a transport from Ushuaia to Lapatia Bay and walked to the Alakush visitor center where this hike starts. It should be noted that the map of the park labels this hike as Hito XXIV. You spend the majority of the time around the lake and in and out of the forest. If you feel like you’ve wandered into a creek, I learned that the horse droppings are actually a good marker for where to go next. The views and the trail are unlike any I’ve ever done. Highly recommend this.

on Macuco Trail

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scramble
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Really nice hike. First part is kind of boring, second part is nice with lovely views. Third part is in the woods and a little cooler. Last part is steep and rocks. Views over te lake and Mountains are amazing!

We could observe many condors! That's great . The hike is easy and the view is splendid

this was close to 13 miles round trip from the little shopping area at the base of the mountain. the last mile or 2 was pretty difficult with steep terrain but there were lovely views throughout the entire hike. at the summit you can use a bathroom and purchase a snack. bring your own toilet paper!

Completed this in January 2018 easy and great views

beautiful hike.

4 months ago

10/10

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washed out
5 months ago

Hiked on 14 Apr 2019. The trail is very easy: a mix of sand, dirt, and boardwalk that meanders along several small lagoons on the edge of Lago Argentino and through a number of microclimates that are meant to represent the different climates found in the region. There are lots of local bird and plant species (including multiple flocks of flamingos) which are introduced by well-labeled placards (mostly in Spanish, as I recall). The gatekeeper warned us the last fifth of the trail was washed out, so we ended up walking almost twice as far in order to return the way we came. Overall, a pleasant leisurely walk.

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5 months ago

I would recommend this trail to all the hikers. I recommend to do it after doing Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre trails. The views at the viewpoint 200 m below the summit and at the top of the peak are amazing. If you have enough energy try to go to the top, there are a stunning 360 degree view. Definitely this trail is a must if you go to El Chaltén.

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5 months ago

Highly recommend. Not too difficult at all, similar to the start of Fitz Roy with a less steep incline. Really beautiful views with a place to relax at the top. We had great weather!

Sunny warm day, stunning views. Bring lots of water. Best day trip of our life so far, Niagara is no comparison!

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private property
6 months ago

Easy to moderate trail with stellar views, need permits. We had guides to arrange. Beautiful weather, no wind today, very sunny.

Having paid 500 peso for the National Park + 700 peso for the transportation from Ushuaia I expected a much better trail. Unfortunately the trail I not maintained in a proper manner - there are fallen trees on a way and in the middle section there is so much mud that hardly anyone can manage to get trough it (i saw at least 10 people returning from the trail). Saying this I would recommend this trail only to experienced hard-core hikers who want to feel like peppa pig

relatively easy but it can be difficult at times. spent 2 hours in awe at the top. good NEATURE

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muddy
7 months ago

Better than I expected, excellent views from the summit of both valleys, all good except for the almost impassable muddy section in the middle. NP should put in a board-walk and allow regeneration.

Beautiful !!!

on Huemul Circuit

7 months ago

View on one of biggest glaciers at second day. Amazing camp at third day, with icebergs on lake.

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7 months ago

I personally don’t think it was worth the 1+hr drive on a gravel road and 300 pesos for the view. It’s okay at best. I went with some mates who had a car. If it’s rainy, be prepared for washed out roads.

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8 months ago

couldn't help go up Cerro Crystal instead. amazing. why would anybody do anything else?

Very Steep start and steep finish over scree. Peat bog was neat but I definitely got stuck in mud up to my shin! Forgot our poles, which would have been helpful and easier on my knees for the descent. Views from the top are incredible - 360 degree views. Absolutely worth it. And the part along the lake is also gorgeous.

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muddy
8 months ago

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8 months ago

Great hike. Short and sweet. Nice steady climb to a small lake at the foot of a glacier. Saw 2 huemul on the riverbank at the end of the descent.

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8 months ago

Little wind

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9 months ago

Possibly the best trail in the park - a little bit easier than Lago de los Tres (even though the elevation gain is greater, it is a more consistent gradual rise) with a fantastic 360 degree view at the very top. I think Lago de los Tres and this trek are must do - Laguna Torre can be skipped. If you can only do one, do Lago de los Tres. Stream was barely running so you may want to bring enough water for the entire trek.

Short trek, GREAT views of Fitz Roy range when clear. Best views per linear foot hiked, for sure! Just do it.

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