1. Argentina
  2. Santa Cruz Province
  3. El Chalten

Laguna de los Tres Full-Day Trek

Product ID: 200344
Enjoy a spectacular and unforgettable trek through impressive scenery. Pass the mystical Mount Fitz Roy as you admire lagoons of different shades of blue, imposing glaciers, and campgrounds visited by famous international climbers.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Be immersed in beautiful scenery of glaciers and lakes
  • Trek through stunning forests and mountain passes
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the Fitz Roy mountain
Full description
Start the trek with a transfer to the trailhead at El Pilar, located 17 km to the north of the town. Take in the lovely views of the Río de Las Vueltas valley and the impressive Cordón de Los Cóndores as you drive.

Start walking through dense forest until you arrive at the first viewpoint, the Piedras Blancas glacier. End up in a clearing and admire the peaks of Saint Exupéry, Poincenot, Fitz Roy, Mermoz, and Guillaumet. Continue for a few more minutes until you arrive at Poincenot campground, located in beautiful lenga forest inhabited by countless varieties of birds.

Then climb 400 m in about an hour until you arrive at Laguna de los Tres. Arrive at the highest point on the path, where you will be rewarded by majestic views of Fitz Roy, the glacier de los Tres, and its lagoon. From here, circle Laguna de los Tres and head towards the Laguna Sucia viewpoint and its glacier. After a rest and a bite for lunch, start the descent and walk back to El Chaltén. Pass some varying landscape, crystal clear streams and Laguna Capri, a favorite spot for photographers. Visit the lagoon as you drop down into the valley where El Chaltén is located.
Includes
  • Transfers
  • Mountain guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

62 Antonio Rojo street, El Chaltén, Argentina

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It's recommended that you bring a packed lunch since lunch is not included on this tour. If you are staying at a hotel they might provide you with this option

It's recommended that you bring a waterproof jacket/raincoat, warm clothes, hiking shoes/boots, sunglasses, sunblock, gloves, hat, and a small backpack

The weather can vary throughout the day and it may rain on days that start out as sunny and get cold on days that start out warm. It is best if you wear layers to accommodate for these fluctuations

Customer reviews
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Really great guide and scenary was stunning. Advisable to pack a full lunch and snacks, wear good hiking boots/shoes and bring insect repellant (and bite cream!) but this was a lovely day hike.

January 9, 2020

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Product ID: 200344