Trekking to Laguna de los Tres
Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up from El Chalten. The Trekking to the Laguna de los Tres will be the first of the traditional trails, and perhaps the best known. Starting from the northern part of the town we will enter the mountain with a first climb of medium difficulty.
90 minutes later we reach a fork, on the left the road will take us to Capri Lagoon, a huge mountain lagoon surrounded by lengas and ñires from where we can observe the Fitz Roy Hill. On the right, the path will take us to the Fitz Roy viewpoint, from where we will have an even wider view of the hill and its surroundings.
The views accompany us all route: the Blanco river valley, the Piedras Blancas glacier and its lagoon.
If we continue, the path will come together again to continue towards Camp Poincenot and then the Río Blanco where we can cross a wooden bridge. From there, the path takes a high difficulty, zig-zag up the hillside about 500 m in just 2 km. Once up, we can see the Laguna de los Tres with its impressive turquoise waters, and the base of Mount Fitz Roy with its glaciers.
There we will stop to rest and enjoy our food to regain strength. Once rested, it will be time to return along the same path.
The total to travel will be 24 km and it will take us between 7 and 8 hours. The height to ascend will be 770 m.
Trekking Laguna Torre
This is a short walk to Laguna Torre, from where you can see the imposing view of the Torre, Standhart, Adelas, Grande and Solo hills.
Starting from the west side of town we enter the mountain with a medium difficulty climb. At 1:30 pm from the town we will arrive at the viewpoint of Cerro Torre, where we can appreciate for the first time Cerro Torre, Cerro Solo and El Glaciar Grande among others.
We will continue along the path to the west, until we run into the Fitz Roy River, which will accompany us along our route to the Agostini Camp, and then to the Torre Tower. Once there we can continue a little further to the Maestri viewpoint, from where we will have a more complete view of the Grande Glacier.
The total journey to Laguna Tower will be 20 Km. And it will take us between 6 and 7 hours. The total to ascend will be 250 m.