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  • Address: Ruta 23
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  • Admission: Free

Mount Fitz Roy, the highest mountain in Los Glacieres National Park, rises 3,405 m (11,168 ft) above the bare, sculpted mountains with blowing snow to a peak that only serious climbers will even consider. Its neighbor, 3,128 m (10,260 ft) Cerro Torre is no easier to crest, but their magnificent spires crown the parkland with its most recognizable formation.

Serious climbers can attempt either mountain between November and February, but keep in mind that even in summer, clear days are not guaranteed. Less ambitious hikers will find wonderful trails up into the granite wonderland, nowhere near the apex but high enough to enjoy views across the flowering fields and crystaline lakes. 

Practical Info

El Chatén, "The hiking capital of Argenitina," is a resort village located within Los Glacieres National Park. It is the starting point for several phenomenal walks, including climbs around Monte Fitz Roy and its sheer granite twin, Cerro Torre. 

The only way here is overland from El Calafate, with long, bruising bus-ferry connections to Buenos Aires (36 hours) and other Patagonian destinations It is served by El Calafate International Airport (FTE), with regular service from several cities in Argentina and Chile. Buses make the 220 km (136 mi) trip between El Calafate and El Chaltén throughout the day. 

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Laguna de los Tres Hiking Day Trip from El Chaltén

Laguna de los Tres, on the Fitz Roy Valley, is an amazing viewpoint of Mount Fitz Roy and its glaciers. This classic and demanding hike will amaze you with ...  Read more

Location: El Chaltén, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00

2-Day Hiking Tour of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from El Chalten

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This 2-day trek offers the possibility of enjoying the most amazing views of Patagonia's most iconic massifs: Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre as you camp for ...  Read more

Location: El Chaltén, Argentina
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $450.00

8-Day Southern Ice Field Expedition Around Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy

Your 8-day trek will take you to the Southern Ice field as you will circle both Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre mountains and walk off Paso del Viento. Some previous ...  Read more

Location: El Chaltén, Argentina
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,950.00

El Calafate 4x4 Off-Road Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Embark on a 4x4 adventure in Calafate Mountain Park, taking in the spectacular scenery of Los Glaciares National Park as you ride to the Calafate Balcony. This ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00

6-Day Tour of Patagonia: El Calafate, El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier and Los Glaciares National Park

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Explore Argentina's Patagonia region on this 6-day tour from El Calafate! Visit Los Glaciares National Park and see Perito Moreno Glacier, a UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $587.50

Viedma Glacier and El Chalten Day Trip from El Calafate

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Get up close to Viedma Glacier in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park! This day trip to El Chalten from El Calafate takes you right up to ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00

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