From El Calafate: Laguna de los Tres Trekking Tour

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Join a trekking tour to Laguna de Los Tres, one of the most iconic hikes in Patagonia. Be amazed by spectacular views of Mount Fitz Roy towering above the lake.

Highlights

  • Admire views of Mount Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres
  • Experience a self-guided trek with a personal map
  • Discover walking through Andean forests
  • Tackle one of the most famous hikes in Patagonia
  • Enjoy the region's unique fauna and flora

Description

We will begin our activity with pick-up from the hotels starting at 06:00 AM. (During the months of June and July, the collection time may be modified) Tour the most magical mountain in Patagonia. Travel to El Chaltén from El Calafate to venture on this trekking to Laguna de los Tres, at the foot of the famous Mount Fitz Roy. It is a challenging walk along the Fitz Roy path, 20 total kilometers. The duration of the trek can vary depending on the pace and physical condition of each person, but generally it is estimated between 8 and 9 hours, including short breaks and stops to admire the landscape, which will amaze you throughout the entire journey. The activity begins with pickup from your hotel. During the journey, you take Route 40, you will surely be able to spot the local fauna and if the weather is good, see the sunrise over the hills. Once at your destination, we give you a talk about the trail, we give you walking sticks and the map, and the trekking begins. During the first section you will cross the forest until you reach Laguna Capri, the first technical stop. You will be surprised by the color of the water and the nature that surrounds this lagoon, in addition, the views of Fitz Roy are unmissable. Returning to the trail, we cross the Río Blanco bridge until we reach Camping Poincenot, a totally wild camp in the middle of the native forest. Crossing Poincenot, we arrive at the beginning of the climb to Laguna de los Tres. Due to the altimetry it presents and the terrain conditions, this last kilometer is the most difficult of the trail. During this climb, the views of the landscape are incredible, being able to appreciate the Mother and Daughter Lagoon from above. When it seems like you are about to arrive, another 300 meter climb awaits you, but once at the top, all the effort was worth it. You are surprised by the immense nature and the color of the water. The feeling is impossible to describe in words. Arrival at Chaltén: 18:00 Arrival at your hotel in El Calafate: 9:00 p.m.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected) Self-guided hike from El Chalten to Laguna de Los Tres Lunch box (if option selected)

Important Information

  • You need to be in good physical condition to join this hike as it is strenuous This is a hike of approximately 20km and 1000 m elevation gain Departures due to bad weather are not canceled. In case of snow, the route may be altered The departure time is between 06:00 and 06:30 from El Calafate, estimating Arrive in El Chaltén at 08:30 a.m. The departure time of the return vehicle from El Chaltén is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The tolerance will be 30 minutes, time in that the vehicle will start the return with the passengers who were on board.

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