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Address: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Chalten, Argentina
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Perfect day hike

This hike was one of our favorites while in El Chalten. It is long, about 20 km round trip, but the views along the way are amazing, and you end at the lake, where you can soak... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike was one of our favorites while in El Chalten. It is long, about 20 km round trip, but the views along the way are amazing, and you end at the lake, where you can soak your tired feet in glacier water before heading back to town. Definitely a don't miss!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a hiker. I got up at 630 am did Fitz Roy and Torre. Took me 12 hours but I am out of shape. We did both because of the weather was supposed to be bad the next day. I recommend one at a time though. I enjoyed the hike and the scenery to Fitz Roy. Much better... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

I did this trekking with friends, the weather was a bit tricky because the rain but it was worth it. This trail is not very difficult but a bit long.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Not active and chose this route as I think it's the easiest one. Not much hiking experience and never hiked alone, so this was a first for me. Went end of September, there weren't too many people, only about 10 or so people along the way there. Was lucky enough to have sunny and clear weather. As everyone else mentioned,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Long hike with lots of up and down to a lovely lake at the foot of Cerro Torre. Mix of forest and meadow areas and some wetlands/small streams. Lots of birds along the trail (like Giant Woodpecker, Andean Condors, Patagonian parrots, and more. Unfortunately, the trail along the lake leading to a viewpoint of Mt. Fitzroy had been destroyed by... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Very simple walk starting from just outside of town. The paths are all well marked and are good underfoot the whole way to the lake. The only slightly unsteady part was the extra bit to a viewpoint on the other side of the lake. It was worth it though to get a bit closer to the Glaciar and wasn't too... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

We were very lucky with the weather - no wind, no clouds, clear sun! And almost all the way to the Laguna Torre you see Cerro Torre! The walk is quite easy - 9 km from town center - 2 or 3 climbs for not more than 10 minutes. If you like, you can estend your train to Mirador Maesti... More 

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Northern New Jersey
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

After hiking Fitz Roy, we did this the next day. In that sense, it was a let down, but still spectacular on its own. Great view of Glacier Grande. Spoiler alert - you may see "icebergs" (mini) in the lake. You can continue around to the right of the lake for a closer view of the Glacier. I went part... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Once you have made it and hiked up the medium difficulty trail will you be a) delighted just to have made it and b) rewarded with the fantastic view that is the Laguna Torre. Surrounded by the magnificent Fitz Roy, Glaciers and the valley towards El Chalten will you not be able (physically and emotionally) to withdraw from this view... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

We had a beautiful day to hike to the Laguna Torre. Round trip it took us 5 hours, which includes stops for pictures and a 20 minute stop at the top for a snack. It was not a terrible strenuous hike, a few short steep sections and a lot of ups and downs. We are a couple in our fifties... More 

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