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“Wonderful hike but tough at the top!”
Review of Cerro Fitz Roy

Cerro Fitz Roy
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2-Day Hiking Tour of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from El Chalten
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in El Chalten
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Wonderful hike but tough at the top!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

A brilliant trail. Would recommend you take the morning transit (you need to book on the minibus) at 8am to the top of the estancia so you don't have to re-trace your trail from el chalten there and back. You can just do one loop. The final climb takes about an hour and is TOUGH! You need to be fairly fit, or patient, as it's like climbing the steps of a 50 floor tower block ;-) ... but worth it!!!

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful Scenery”
Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

A good friend of mine recommended visiting this place as it was some of the most beautiful scenery she has ever seen - she wasn't lying! We were lucky with the weather but this region really took my breath away. Some bits of the walk like the final bit up to Laguna Los Tres is strenuous but if there isn't much wind you can get some beautiful shots of the lake with reflections etc.

If you are going up that way and are not camping I think it's worth getting the bus (your hostel should be able to arrange it for you as you have to book) up to the closed hosteria El Pilar where you can walk to Laguna los tres and save going back on yourself. The scenery is beautiful along that walk in the morning as the sun hits the mountains and you might see the endangered deer there, plus it isn't as strenuous or as long as the walk up from El Chalten which means that you will be in better shape to do the strenuous steep bit of the walk up to the Laguna. If you manage to get to the top early you can start walking back to El Chalten fairly early before the sun starts getting to high/or too west so you get some great shots of the mountains.

Would recommend - the place is gorgeous!

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“Prepare to walk ..”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

long walk but worth, only last bit difficult, awesome views.Lago de los 3 one of the most beautiful lakes I ve ever seen.

Visited February 2014
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“Captivating”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

This isn't a tourist attraction that one really 'goes to', if you go to El Chalten, you'll possibly see it all the time, no matter where you are!

The mountain, like most others has an distinct shape and if you see it once, you'll be able to pick out its peak amongst 100 other pictures. We did a short 4 hour trek (2-ways) to Laguna Capri/Mirador Fitz Roy and were captivated by this mountain on a very clear day (lucky us).

El Chalten is a great place for hiking!

Visited February 2014
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“De Los Tres”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

The best view of Fitz Roy is from El Lago de los tres, and there is a shortcut if you take the morning bus up around the mountain to El Pilar, and then when you hike down, just go straight back to El Chalten. Ask your hostel to sell you a ticket to El Pilar. They leave at 8am and 9:30am and it will save you about an hour of hiking and you will avoid lots of the ups at the beginning. The view is the best there is! Best day hikes in Latin America!

Visited April 2014
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