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4 months ago

Caminhada perfeita passando por um lindo vale terminado em um lago na base da cadeia de Montanhas com destaque ao pico "cerro torre". Grande variedade de paisagens e tipo de trilhas! A área da laguna é sulreal...

This is the most beautiful hike we did. Took the bus from El Chalten to El Pilar and started our day from there. The weather was beautiful and we had a blast. Our independent recordings of the trail showed a longer distance (15.3 miles), but it is true that once we got up, we continued the exploration around the laguna. I was very tired and I had to take some Ibuprofen to help with my feet pain (I have a severe plantar fasciatis). Wonderful hike!!!!

We got a clear day, amazing hike. Gets crowded if done in mid day but just amazing

4 months ago

Just amazing.

Nice view of the mountains and the city!

Gotta get lucky and catch it on a clear day. If not Fitz is blocked by the clouds!

A really great day hike with awesome views. You can begin/end the hike at either El Chalten or the El Pilar Hostel. We started at the Hostel El Pilar and finished the hike in El Chalten. We took a taxi to the Hostel in the morning before we began hiking. Here is a full description of our hike with photos and maps: https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/los-glaciares-national-park/

5 months ago

Beautiful lake with a lookout for fitz roy.


Amazing. We did that trail with my kids (12 and 4 years old). Was hard but wonderful experience.

Linda senda y fácil. Se accede desde el pueblo. Aprox 6hs

Es una caminata hermosa, sólo el último kilómetro es desafiante. Recomiendo comenzar desde la hostería El Pilar, es más bonita y fácil.

It’s a beautiful hike with amazing views. Only the last km is challenging. I recommend you start from El Pilar, it’s easier and prettier

Very good view on Fitz Roy. Too much crowded but it’s the price to pay! :)

Amazing trail with lots of opportunities to stop and enjoy the beautiful views. Weather in early may was quite decent (coldest being 2-5 c)
The last 1.5k was challenging and dangerous, the steep incline was filled with ice and snow. Be careful where you step!

Total time from El Chaltén was of 8hrs

I completed this hike first week of May. The weather was a little chilly at the start but as you continue it gets warmer. Amazing views all the way through. The start of the trek has a slight incline for 1km till you get to your first view point. As everyone else has said , the last 1.5 kms were very hard. We had lots of icy conditions which made the rocks slippery, even harder on the way down trying not to slip. (Do not attempt if you are scared of heights!)
Definitely worth the trip to the top though!! The hike back was very fast, only took 3 hours from the top but our feet were hurting ! Must see trek!

8 months ago

A good warm up for Laguna de Los Tres.

9 months ago

Worth the effort

Amazing views! The last 1km is a 40% grade made more difficult by the large number of other people hiking and the constant strong wind.

Lugar mágico!

Incredible views. Challenging to summit

10 months ago

Lovely hike with great variety of scenery and amazing view at end. We started at 2 pm and finished easily before sunset but were lucky to have had wonderful weather. Mostly very easy walking.

Quite a challenge but worth the trip to the top! There is actually a way to do the hike so you don’t have to come back the same way. You can take a shuttle 20-30 min from El Chaltén, hike along the Rio Blanco to Laguna de Los Tres, and then back down to El Chaltén. I recommend it as you’ll get to hike through the forest and see even more Patagonia terrain.

11 months ago

A beautiful trail that provides nice views of Cerro Torre. The hike is not as great as the Laguna de los Tres hike, but it is still very much worth hiking. Here is my full trip report with pictures, maps, and other info! https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/los-glaciares-national-park/

A great trail with amazing views. The climb up to the lake is steep and long, but overall the hike is not too bad. Be prepared for all types of weather. Here is my full trip report with pictures and maps! https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/los-glaciares-national-park/

11 months ago

The last 1.5 miles is intense with a 40% grade. Even harder on the way down. The trail is clean, well maintained, and well marked the entire way. Beautiful vistas abound.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

It is trail with lots of veriety. Open fields, forrest, vista’s, fynbos, and a Great vista at the turning point, weather permits. I didn’t have Such luck as the weather can be very unpredictable turning from sunny, strong wind and 24C into 15 degrees and a downpoor with windforce 9/10 plus gusts upto 11. Come prepared!

trail running
Thursday, January 04, 2018

Was the first time for me being that close to a Glacier for me and it was awesome! Fairly crowded trail but worth the view. Able to access right from the town of El Chalten.

trail running
Thursday, January 04, 2018

By far the most stunning of views in all of El Chalten that we were on! Highly recommend for trail running or hiking. Spectacular! Less people than other nearby trails.

on Laguna Torre

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

I would consider this a moderate hike. Beautiful views, especially at the bottom of the valley (around 5km) if the torres are not visible.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Everything you want: glacier, trees, rivers, mountains, lake - muy Bonita

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