Fitz Roy: Lago de los Tres

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Fitz Roy: Lago de los Tres is a 20.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina that features a lake. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
20.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1014 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

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forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is several hours north of El Calafante. The trail is out of the town El Chalten in Argentina.

8 days ago

Worth the effort

hiking
10 days ago

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.

24 days ago

Lugar mágico!

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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/

backpacking
2 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.

hiking
4 months ago

We actually completed this trek starting from El Pilar Hosteria just outside the park...slightly shorter route though lots of groups would begin at El Pilar then conclude in El Chalten. Regardless, it is an unbelievable experience. Absolutely unreal views of Ftiz Roy throughout the trek. The last mile is incredibly difficult...highly recommend one or two hiking poles to help on the way down. It is worth every step.

4 months ago

Camped at Poincenat and got up at 4am to hike the 1 hour summit trail at sunrise and it was amazing. It’s a tough hike even without a pack but the views are inspiring all the way up.

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely stunning! Combined with the most incredible fall foliage (end of March), this was the best day hike I've ever done. If you're near El Calafate, take the 3 hour trip north. You won't regret it.

5 months ago

Amazing.

5 months ago

Absolutely stunning. For beginners (me) and acrophobic hikers (me), and depending on weather, this is not a completely moderate hike. It's much more difficult, slippery and dangerous in snow, rain, and high winds, which are the conditions we completed it in. The very last stretch during the final 2 kilometer climb is at a 45° angle, and was covered in maybe 1/2 a foot of fresh snow, then it closes with a steep hill of slippery rocks before finally seeing the lagoon. It is such a relief to see the lagoon. Ha. One of the most beautiful sights I'd ever seen.

7 months ago

Awesome hike. Beautiful the entire way. A mile almost straight up to the lakes but worth all the effort

11 months ago

Amazing hike. Definitely worth the 4 am wake up to get up in time for sunrise.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Best hike ever

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The best hike we have experienced. You will work hard in the last mile but the payoff is huge. Don't forget sunscreen!

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