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El Chalten: Laguna de los Tres Trekking Tour

1. El Chalten: Laguna de los Tres Trekking Tour

Reconnect with nature and admire memorable landscapes on this trekking trip to El Chalten and the Laguna de los Tres, lunch included. Admire the local scenery and landscapes throughout the hike, including views of Fit Roy Mountain. The trip starts with the pickup from the hotels in the morning. Take the mythical Route 40 bordering the Argentino Lake and undertake a trip to the town of El Chalten, 220 km from El Calafate. Once in Chalten, stop at Rancho Grande (bar and mountain refuge) to use the restroom, receive your map, and learn the use of canes and crampons if necessary. Enjoy free coffee and snacks to recharge both before and after the trek. On the trek, venture inside part of the Andean Forest. If you are lucky, you'll see some of the animals that live there. Surprise yourself with all the landscapes that you will cross on your way. You'll soon find this to be a dream-like natural place. The path that is used is the Fitz Roy. Starting and ending in the same place, it's 10 km out and 10 km back. For the first two kilometers, the path is demanding. During kilometers 8 to 9, the path is also very demanding. The trip includes a lunch box (ham and cheese sandwich, muffins, granola, fruit, and water). After enjoying the impressive views of Cerro Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres and filling yourself with the magic of the place, you'll return to El Chalten via a well-marked path. Staff will be waiting for you at the fixed meeting point in advance for the return ride to El Calafate. Depending on the weather conditions, the route or sights seen may vary. Other spots you may visit include Camping Poicenot, Laguna Capri, and Sendero Torre.

Hike Cerro Torre: Full-Day Trek from El Chalten

2. Hike Cerro Torre: Full-Day Trek from El Chalten

You can scratch hiking through Patagonia off your bucket list after this exciting trek to through Torre Lagoon and Mount Cerro. Join your expert guides and discover why El Chalten is often called the trekking capital of the world. Explore the beautiful Cerro Torre and follow the river past stunning waterfalls and the spectacular Fitz Roy Rio Canyon. Marvel at the Bifida, the Standhard, and the needles of Egger and watch as the beauty of the region begins to unfold before your eyes, exposing breathtaking views of the glaciers of the Cerro Torre and the Adela's cord. End the trek at the Adela's cord, continue on to the deAgostini base camp, where the elite climbers prepare to climb the tower, or extend your visit to the famous Mirador Maestri which forms a natural balcony along the glaciers and Laguna Torre. At the end of your trek, enjoy a comfortable return to your hotel in El Chalten.

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What people are saying about El Chalten

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

El Chalten is definitely a must see visit in Patagonia, we had a great time. The tour was in total good with two deficites. The tour was with a big travel bus and a lot of people. So in the bus nearly every row was full and that was not so nice with Corona. Also every participant was picked up by the bus, so if you have been picked up in the beginning you just drive one hour for pickung up… Also the guide was speaking a lot spanish and not so much english. In the bus the guide explained a lot in spanish like 10 minutes and then for the english people 2 sentences. Furthermore you should know that the majority is spanish speaking and english is quite uncommon.

Our tour guide was awesome! He was very informative and spoke great English! We enjoyed both hikes. They were very easy and gave great views of Fitz Roy! Prepare for the wind in the summer time! Lunch at the restaurant was good as well.

It was a beautiful day, perfect weather for this hike. The view on the Cerro Torre was terrific and my guide was just right. He gave good tips and i enjoyed the whole hike to the full.

prompt arrival of vehicle with appropriate dropoff and pickup, and explanations of the trek prior

Very simple reservation good support competent and very pleasant staff