TREKK CAPRI LAGOON – HALF DAY
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAdventure, Bird Watching, Budget, Camping, Charming, Classic, Climbing, Family-friendly, Forest, Hiking, Ice Trekking, Lake, Mountain, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Trekking, Trendy
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
This excursion begins in the morning. The meeting point is at Pudu Lodge Hostel, where we find the guides who will be with us during the whole trek.
From there, the transfer takes us around 12 kilometers through route 23 towards Lago del Desierto, until El Pilar Hostel. During this journey amazing views of the Rio de Las Vueltas and the Mt. Fitz Roy are enjoyed. We can also appreciate the
flora and fauna of the place.
Once we arrive, we start a 16 kilometers walk along the edge of the Rio Blanco. Then, we walk for an hour along the Lengas and Ñires forest and arrive to Glaciar Piedras Blancas viewpoint where there is a stunning front view of the glacier.
After walking for another 30 minutes, we are able to enjoy the fantastic views of the Fitz Roy massif in the distance.
In the afternoon, we arrive to Poincenot Camp to have lunch and from where we start the descent down. During this last part of the trail we see Laguna Capri and the Mirador Estancia Madsen.
* This excursion is not recommended for children under 12 and for people who have any walking impairment.
We suggest you bring: a small backpack, lunch box, water, hat, sunglasses, rain jacket, polar sweater, gloves, sunscreen, trekking shoes.
Experience required: Fit. No trekking experience required.
Duration: 4 hours
-Regular tour departs everyday from October to April.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel;
- Mountain expert English speaking guide (AAGM/EPGAMT-APN).
- Meals and drinks;
TRANSFER TO THE TRAIL
This trek starts with a transfer to the trail head at El Pilar, located 17km to the north of the town. The journey itself is enjoyable for the lovely views of the valley, the Río de Las Vueltas, that we drive along, and constantly present the impressive Cordón de Los Cóndores. After about 20 minutes we start to see Mt Fitz Roy from a different angle.
We start walking in a dense forest of lengas, that protect us from the winds coming off the Continental Ice Field. Right from the start we are able to see lots of different glaciers; Marconi, Eléctrico, Cagliero and in the distance, towards Lago del Desierto, the Vespignani glacier.
KEEP ON WALKING
The path is easy as it’s quite flat and the climbs are gentle. We arrive at our first viewpoint, Piedras Blancas glacier and a bit later we leave the forest and end up in a clearing where we can admire in all their splendour the peaks of “S”, Saint Exupéry, Poincenot, Fitz Roy, Mermoz and Guillaumet.
From here we continue for a few more minutes until we arrive at Poincenot camp ground, located in beautiful lenga forest inhabited by countless varieties of birds, which will accompany us with their song until we reach the campground Río Blanco. This is the base camp for the most adventurous climbers who will attempt to conquer these granite masses.
We then climb 400m in about an hour until we arrive at Laguna de los Tres. On arriving at the highest point on the path, we are rewarded by the majestic views of Fitz Roy, the glacier de los Tres and its lagoon. The grandeur of this location makes you feel very insignificant.
LAGUNA LOS TRES
From here we circle Laguna de los Tres and head towards the viewpoint of the Laguna Sucia and its glacier. Again, the breathtaking views are unforgettable.
After a rest and a bite for lunch, we will start the descent and walk back to El Chaltén.
En route we go past some varying landscape, crystal clear streams and we pass by Laguna Capri – a favourite spot for photographers. After visiting the lagoon we drop down into the valley where El Chaltén is located.
Having had such an exciting day, why not relax in the town having a beer made in the town’s microbrewery or a hot chocolate with some homemade cake!?