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Mt. Fitz Roy
Mt. Fitz Roy, the highest mountain in Los Glaciares National Park, rises 11,171 feet (3,405 meters) above the snow-blown landscape of Southern Patagonia to a granite peak that only serious climbers should consider. This recognizable landmark was named after Sir Robert FitzRoy, who once guided Charles Darwin aboard the HMS Beagle.
 
The Basics
The resort village of El Chaltén serves as the starting point for hikes around Mt. Fitz Roy. The hike to the top is challenging, even for experienced hikers, but visitors will find plenty of trails affording stellar views of the granite peaks.
 
Spend a full day hiking on a day trip from El Calafate, or opt for a multi-day trekking tour through Los Glaciares National Park to soak up the landscapes of Laguna de los Tres, Laguna Torre, Piedras Blancas Glacier, and Laguna Madre e Hija as well.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mt. Fitz Roy is a must-see for adventure travelers and first-time visitors to Patagonia.
  • Guided hiking tours to the Mt. Fitz Roy area can last anywhere from a full day to five days, depending on the option chosen.
  • Don’t forget to wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for traversing uneven surfaces.
  • Dress in layers, as temperatures can be chilly even during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
How to Get There
The easiest way to access the national park is by car or guided tour. It’s also possible to take Bus 40 from El Calafate. Once inside the park, several trails offer views of the peak, depending on your time constraints and fitness level.
 
When to Get There
The best season for hiking this region of Argentina is from November to April—summer in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s best to visit on a clear day when the peak will be visible, but weather conditions can always change quickly.
 
Other Attractions in Los Glaciares National Park
Mt. Fitz Roy may be the star attraction for trekkers within Los Glaciares National Park, but it’s not the only highlight of a visit. The park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also home of the Perito Moreno Glacier, Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, Cerro Torre peak, and Lago Argentino, the largest lake in the country.
Address: Ruta 23, El Chaltén, Argentina
Admission: Free
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Desert Lake and Vespigniani Glacier

From El Chalten we head to Desert Lake's dock, where the sailing begins and for 30 minutes you will be able to watch some glaciers like Huemul and Creston. You will disembark at the foot of VespignianiGlacier, where you can choose to hike one of the 3 trekking trails, depending on your fitness and willingness. (North Face of Fitz Roy takes around 45 minutes, Panoramic viewpoint around 15 minutes and forest 15minutes). Later you will enjoy a goodbye snack and head back to the port of Punta Sur and then back to El Chalten.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Overnight Tours

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

Venture into the wild, snow-capped peaks of the Patagonian Andes on a 2-day small-group guided hiking tour from El Chalten, including hotel pickup, baggage transfers, lunch and dinner. Enjoy prime views of the Fitz Roy Massif and the Cerro Torre glacier on a scenic hike, climbing to an altitude of 2,624 feet (800 meters). Pass Laguna de los Tres, the Torre Valley and the Capri, Madre and Hija Lakes, then camp out beneath the stars, miles from the nearest town.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

2-Day Chalten Adventure tour: Laguna de los Tres, Mount Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre

Enjoy an active excursion into rural Argentina on a 2-day adventure tour from El Chalten. Avoid the need for advanced planning with a comprehensive hiking itinerary, and tick off several of the region’s top sights in just 2 days, including Laguna de los Tres and Monte Fitz Roy. Enjoy an immersive experience of nature with overnight camping included, and benefit from the insights and supervision of your professional guide.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Hiking & Camping

El Chalten Full-Day Hiking from El Calafate with Lunch

Get ‘wild’ on your visit to El Calafate by enjoying this full-day trek to El Chalten in ‘Los Glaciares’ National Park. Marvel at the rugged peaks of the Andes and Argentino Lake as you drive along the famous Route 40. When you reach El Chalten, you’ll get to enjoy a range of independent or guided hiking trails within this scenic area. A boxed lunch is also included to help fuel the adventure.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Module Fitz Roy Adventure from El Calafate

It allows us, by starting time, to arrive that day to El Chaltén and visit the Laguna de los Tres, wich the base of the Cerro Fitz Roy, staying overnight in the camp at the foot of the hill.The sight of the sunrice will be without a doubt unforgettable. As we do not descend to the town we will be able, the next day, to walk the footpath of the Lagunas Madre a Hija. We will be arriving at the Laguna Torre, wich is the base of the Cerro Torre. Then we will return to El Chaltén, arriving in the afternoon.
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  • 2 days
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Nature & Wildlife

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EL CHALTEN FULL DAY & TREK ONE WAY TO BASE CAMP FITZ ROY MOUNT

- This is definitely the best hike for one day at Chalten- The only regular tour with bilingual certified mountain guides.- The only regular tour including lunch in a Fitz Roy climbers base camp. - The only regular tour from Calafate including transportation uphill to El Pilar in adapted buses (Chalten to Pilar is a 17 kms/10.5 miles of non paved road). See map on photos. - This unique tour allows the maximum approach to the Mount Fitz Roy (Poincenot basecamp) and to Glacier Piedras Blancas. - Pick up and drop off is from your hotel at El Calafate. - Optional FREE DEFERRED TRANSFER from Chalten to El Calafate. Only condition: must inform the date of your return to Calafate on the original booking. Departing our from Chalten is 5 pm.- We are Southroad, a company with 18 years experience of Full day tours from Calafate to Chalten & Torres del Paine.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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FULL DAY CHALTEN SOFT

- This is definitely the best way to visit the chalten in one day- An excellent combination of recognition activities, hiking and exploration- Assistance from our guide permanently- The best tour for photography since you should not carry the camera much distance- Our vehicle makes stops in the best viewpoints- Two excellent guided walks, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, of low difficulty- Pick up and drop off is from your hotel at El Calafate. - Optional FREE DEFERRED TRANSFER from Chalten to El Calafate. Only condition: must inform the date of your return to Calafate on the original booking. Departing our from Chalten is 5 pm. - We are Southroad, a company with 18 years experience of Full day tours from Calafate to Chalten & Torres del Paine.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Eco-Lodge Trekking Tour at Los Glaciares National Park from El Chalten

Escape to the wilderness on a 3-day trekking tour from El Chalten, including 2 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner at the Patagonia Eco Domes, where you’ll sleep beneath the stars in a specially designed eco-lodge. You’ll also enjoy two full-day guided hikes in the Los Glaciares National Park, taking in the spectacular landscapes of Fitz Roy, Laguna de los Tres, Laguna Torre, Laguna Madre e Hija and Glaciar Piedras Blancas.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Hiking & Camping

Sail, Hike and Explore El Chaltén Full Day Tour

Explore Vespignani Glacier and Lago del Desierto while hiking and sailing on this full-day tour from El Chaltén. With a small group, depart via bus, then sail around Punta Sur and hike on well-marked trails around Vespignani Glacier. Snacks, box lunch, and round-trip transportation from your hotel included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Hiking & Camping

Full-Day Chalten Trek with lunch

Knowing the best spots to appreciate El Chalten’s scenic landscape can be tricky on a self-led hike. Eliminate the need for advanced planning on a full-day trek through the region, led by a professional mountain guide. Discover views of Río de las Vueltas, Monte Fitz Roy, and beyond, and keep energized with a hot lunch included in the price.
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  • 378 to 480 minutes
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  • 378 to 480 minutes
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Multi-day Tours

Discover South America 16-Day Tour: Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay

Experience the highlights of Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil during a 16-day tour of South America. With your informed, professional guide, visit Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Trek on Perito Moreno glacier in Tierra del Fuego and cruise on the River Plata to Uruguay. Get the inside scoop on the eclectic culture and history of each country from your engaging, friendly guide. Overnight accommodation, some meals and round-trip hotel or port transportation are included.
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  • 16 days
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  • 16 days

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Adventure El Chalten

The trekking that undoubtedly must be done in El Chaltén.It allows us, by starting time, to arrive that day to El Chaltén and visit the Laguna de los Tres, wich the base of the Cerro Fitz Roy, staying overnight in the camp at the foot of the hill.The sight of the sunrice will be without a doubt unforgettable. As we do not descend to the town we will be able, the next day, to walk the footpath of the Lagunas Madre a Hija. We will be arriving at the Laguna Torre, wich is the base of the Cerro Torre. Then we will return to El Chaltén, arriving in the afternoon.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days
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Patagonia Ice Field Expedition

The toughest, most varied and spectacular mountain itinerary at Los Glaciares National Park and perhaps in Patagonia. It allows experiencing very close the movement and behaviour of glaciers in Patagonia and their effect on nature. A real 7 days/6 nights program adventure with 3 full nights camping on the ice glaciers that requires a minimum of experience in multiple days trekking carrying a full backpack.We enter thru the Marconi Pass walking and scrambling in mixed terrain reaching the border between Argentina and Chile. We continue walking on snow and ice towards Circo de los Altares where we'll have a superb close up to the Fitz Roy and Torre massif's west face. Then we continue till a shelter (Paso del Viento) located at conjunction of the Viedma glacier with the Ice Field where we spend a day to finally return to town after camping at Laguna Toro (one of the remotest areas of Los Glaciares National Park)IMPORTANT: Mínimum of 4 persons required.
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  • 8 days 8 hours
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  • 8 days 8 hours

Walking Tours

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Chalten Trek

that starts at 11:00 in Receptivo Chalten 's office, where you meet the guide who goes with you during the whole tour.From there the bus transfer takes you to El Pilar Hostel, approximately 12 km through the 23th route in the direction to Lago Del Desierto. During this tour, you enjoy the beautiful views of the Río de las Vueltas, the Fitz Roy Mountain and the flora and fauna of the place.Once you get there, at about 12 am, you start the 16 km trek bordering the Río Blanco. Approximately an hour later, and after going through beautiful lengas and ñire forests you reach the Piedras Blancas glacier overlook where you have an incredible frontal view of the glacier. After continuing for 30 minutes, you reach one of the best views of the extraordinary Fitz Roy Mountain that this beautiful tour offers you.Approximately, at 14:00 you reach the Poincenot campsite where you have a hot and comforting lunch. We go back to El Chaltén at about 17:00
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

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FULL DAY CHALTEN SELF GUIDED TREK FROM CALAFATE

- This is an excursion carried out by a travel agency duly authorized by the Secretary of Tourism of the Argentine Nation and by the Administration of National Parks of Argentina. This is not a simple transfer. - An excellent combination of recognition activities, hiking and exploration- Assistance from our guide authorized by the Secretary of Tourism of the Argentine Nation and by the Administration of National Parks of Argentina during the trip from Calafate to Chalten- Our vehicle makes stops in the best viewpoints- Excellent opportunity to meet the Chalten town, its bars and breweries- Pick up and drop off is from your hotel at El Calafate. - Optional FREE DEFERRED TRANSFER from Chalten to El Calafate. Only condition: must inform the date of your return to Calafate on the original booking. Departing our from Chalten is 5 pm. - We are Southroad, a company with 18 years experience of Full day tours from Calafate to Chalten & Torres del Paine.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

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Experiencia Chaltén full day Rafting - Rio de las Vueltas

El programa, comienza con el pick up por los Hoteles en El Calafate, luego de transitar los 220 kms a las 11h llegaremos a nuestro destino.Entre las 11 am y las 3 pm se dispone de tiempo libre para recorrer la capital nacional del trekking.A las 3 pm los pasajeros se reúnen y se explicará el desarrollo de la actividad.Se proveerá a cada pasajero el equipamiento técnico requerido: Una vez que los pasajeros estén equipados, el guía dará una charla sobre técnica y seguridad de la actividad, se embarca y da comienzo la actividad dentro del agua.La primera zona consta de cuatro kilómetros de aguas tranquilas con el Fitz Roy a nuestras espaldas; zona ideal para familiarizarse con la balsa, el río y practicar las técnicas de remadas necesarias.La segunda zona es la del cañadón. Una vez evitado el rápido inicial nos encontraremos con una sucesión de rápidos divertidos y emocionantes durante 8 kms.Finalizamos la bajada con una zona de 2 kms de aguas tranquilas.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Module Fitz Roy Adventure

t allows us, by starting time, to arrive that day to El Chaltén and visit the Laguna de los Tres, wich the base of the Cerro Fitz Roy, staying overnight in the camp at the foot of the hill.The sight of the sunrice will be without a doubt unforgettable. As we do not descend to the town we will be able, the next day, to walk the footpath of the Lagunas Madre a Hija. We will be arriving at the Laguna Torre, wich is the base of the Cerro Torre. Then we will return to El Chaltén, arriving in the afternoon.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Chaltén full day Trekking PRO experience

Upon arrival at our base - the Pudú Lodge -, passengers will meet their mountain guide who will give them a brief description of the program and will also check the clothing and physical condition of the participants. Then continue vehicle through the valley of the Rio de las Vueltas to the White River, where we find the Hosteria El Pilar, there we will start a walk with AAGM mountain guide, passing through the Piedras Blancas Glacier, Camp. Poincenot, Mount Fitz Roy, to the Capri Lagoon, where we will find our Base Camp. There they wait for us to enjoy a hot lunch, and then continue to El Chalten where we will arrive at 5PM. This option requires physical effort, it is only recommended for people in good condition and with appropriate clothing to walk in the mountains. The walk is about 6 hours. Around 5pm we will arrive at El Chalten tomeet again with the rest of the group and undertake the return to Calafate.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours

Day Trips

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Chaltén experience full day Desert Lake

It starts at 7:30 am in the morning from Calafate, bordering the Argentino Lake, we will cross the Santa Cruz River, then we will continue to the La Leona River, until we arrive after 1 hour 15 minutes, to the old Paso La Leona route hotel , where you can have coffee with homemade cakes, we will continue along Lake Viedma with the Andes Mountains in the background. We will stop at the Viedma Glacier viewpoint from where you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the Glacier, the Cordillera and the emblematic Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. We will arrive at the mountain village of El ChalténOnce they arrive at Pudú Lodge, passengers will be transferred to another vehicle that will travel along the Cañadón del Río de las Vueltas, on the way. Passengers can walk along the shores of the Desert Lake looking for a nice place to have lunch or they can choose for doing the walk to the Lake and Huemul Glacier. Around 4 pm the return to El Chaltén begins
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours

Multi-day Tours

Paso del Viento

With this program Patagonia Hikes gives you the possibility of, in alone 3 days and with a moderate technical difficulty, to experience places in which few people have been, and to appreciate from Paso del Viento part of the South Patagonian Ice field, the Viedma Glacier and the Mariano Moreno Cord, all these unique places that are so hard to see in a different and easy way. You don’t need prior experience in mountaineering, but yes a good physical condition, since the ascent to the Paso del Viento presents a considerable ascent.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Nature & Wildlife

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Chalten & Camp

This tour is focus on Los Glaciares National Park, visiting and hiking Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre, may be the two most emblematic mountains of Patagonia,
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 days
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Kayaking & Canoeing

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El Chalten Rafting Experience

Start in Chalten The guide will give you information and the equipment to start the activities on the water. At the begining you will be kayaking through 4 km of calm, meandering waters with views of Fitz Roy on your back. Later you will be going into the canyon. After the first rapid, we will start going through many fun and exciting rapids that will make the raft shake. Ups and downs through 8 km, will lead you and make you feel the strength of nature. The last two km are very calm, and at the end you will enjoy lunch at the bank of the river before heading back.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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2 day Cerro Madsen Ascent & Laguna Torre

2 days surrounded by the best of Los Glaciares National Park, pushing your limits and allowing to sabor best view of Mount Fitz Roy from Madsen´s summit. Second day we will explore Madre e hija & Torre Lagoons, crossing valleys through main viewpoints in the Park.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Hiking & Camping

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Cerro Madsen Ascent

Push your limits with this amazing ascent and experience Patagonia on its full form. For outdoor lovers and adventure seeking folks, this hike will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours


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