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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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muddy
snow
17 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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muddy
private property
rocky
snow
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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rocky
scramble
snow
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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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!

hiking
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!

Very good tour to start. In the middle you can visit the nature reserve Ribera Norte that is not marked.

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!

beautiful hike.

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washed out
6 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.

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.

hiking
6 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!

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!!

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

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

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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