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Address: El Chalten, Argentina
Activities: Hiking
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I'm not the most experienced hiker. I like to hike but I wouldn't say I do it regularly enough to be a seasoned pro. Hiking the Cerro Fitz Roy (called El Chalten by people of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I'm not the most experienced hiker. I like to hike but I wouldn't say I do it regularly enough to be a seasoned pro. Hiking the Cerro Fitz Roy (called El Chalten by people of the area due to the darker history attached to Captain Fitz Roy) was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my entire life.... More 

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Treking in this place is amazing. There are some paths to the moutain, so just go to the information center and find out which one suits you better (or are open at all due to climatic events). Then enjoy nature and its beauty. Dont forget to take food and water with you and bring back your litter.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We spent 2.5 days in El Chalten, and unfortunately, never had a clear view of Cerro Fitz Roy. The hike was great, but the last hour to the Laguna is extremely difficult and windy. The weather in El Chalten changes frequently, so dress for all four seasons in one day. When we reached the top, the view of the lake... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are traveling to Chalten, make the most of it and be sure to stay for 3 nights or more, this allows you have time incase of inclement weather to push back a trekking day. In our case, it rained hard for 2 1/2 days and then the clouds broke and we had a beautiful trek to Fitz Roy.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The start of the trail is right in El Chalten...you can walk right from your hotel. You go up a steep slope right away, to get to the top of the plain, and then it is gentle rolling up and down hiking, passing viewing points along the way. There is one section that is a bit tricky but chains are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We did the Lago Los Tres hike to view Cerro Fitz Roy. The hike took us a total of 7 hours including a lunch stop (4 hours in and 3 hours out). For the most part it is relatively easy hiking until the very last hour in where it is a steep climb and scramble to the top. All worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The hike up is a bit challenging, but so worth it! The views from the entire trail are incredible. We stopped at Laguna Capri and several view points and each picture was better than the next. Perfect autumn weather in April, too! I have friends and family who have told me they are now using my pictures from this hike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We loved El Chalten in the Fall. We saw shooting stars, the elusive huemules, condors, and colors of fall bright enough to break hearts with the power of their hues. We stayed 4 days and we wish we could have stayed more. Truly the crown of Patagonia.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Incredible day hike that takes you through many different elevations and flora. The hike up is an enjoyable challenge.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is dead set the most amazing place I have ever visited. As a hiker and Landscape Photographer its about as good as it gets. We had stunning weather and great temperatures. The only sore point for me was looking a full SD memory card of photo's either at the camp site Pioncenot or at Laguna de la Tres. It... More 

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