The tour starts when the trekking guide, a professional authorized to guide at El Chalten, picks you up from your hotel. You will start walking from that spot.
The head of the trail begins at the north end of town, at the end of San Martín Av. During the first hour, the trail is a steep slope until entering the valley of Del Salto river, towards Mount Fitz Roy.
After 30 minutes walking from El Chaltén you'll have access to a natural viewpoint with panoramic views of the valley of De las Vueltas river. Further down the trail the ñires will begin to be more and more numerous around.
After 60-90 minutes walking -depending on the pace- you will find a sign that shows a bifurcation to Laguna Capri (left) or to the Fitz Roy (right). From the lagoon you will have a unique view of Fitz Roy and its surrounding peaks.
Note: If you have a little more time, or if this is the only hike that you are going to do, it is worth an additional walk of 15 minutes from the bifurcation mentioned above towards the Fitz Roy, to access a
rocky signposted viewpoint which allows you to interpret the landscape presented in front of you, as well as the Piedras Blancas glacier. That is the Fitz Roy viewpoint.
You will return to El Chalten by the same path.