LAGUNA DE LOS TRES

EL CHALTÉN TREKKING LAGUNA DE LOS TRES

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El Chaltén

  • Holiday Type
    Adventure, Bird Watching, Budget, Camping, Charming, Classic, Climbing, Family-friendly, Forest, Hiking, Ice Trekking, Lake, Mountain, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Trekking, Trendy
  • Activity Level Moderate
    2/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the EL CHALTÉN TREKKING LAGUNA DE LOS TRES.

The classic, spectacular and unforgettable trek of the region. This is the trek to do if you only have one day in El Chaltén.  A trek that takes you past some impressive scenery and through forests until you arrive at the mystical Mount Fitz Roy; admiring lagoons of different shades of blue, imposing glaciers and campgrounds visited by famous international climbers.

Length: 8/9 hours
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Experience required: Fit. No trekking experience required
Season: October to April
Group size: Variable
Ratio: 1 Guide : 15 Pax

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Mountain Guide(AAGM/EPGAMT-APN)
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals
  1. Part 1 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.

  2. Part 2 START WALKING

    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.

  3. Part 3 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.

  4. Part 4 MORE WALKING

    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.

  5. Part 5 START CLIMBING

    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.

  6. Part 6 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.

  7. Part 7 The end

    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!?