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A great reason to turn the Laguna de los Tres/FitzRoy hike into a loop instead of an in-and-out: You get to see this magnificent glacier. Take the shuttle to Hotel Pilar and start your hike from there, and this glacier will come up on your...More
This hanging glacier can be seen from the path between El Pilar Hostel and Poincenot Camp. It is on the other side of the valley, with Rio Blanco between the path and the glacier. I had not seen a hanging glacier before, as most have...More
If you are able to drive/cycle/hitch/walk about 15km towards Lsgo Desierto, this is a moderately easy hike of a few hours return, showing you a fantastic view of this beautiful glacier. Definitely a must see
Our first stop from the El Pilar trailhead. What an awesome sight! It had rained the night before, but upon leaving El Pilar early morning, the sun was shinning and it was cyrstal clear. We enjoyed our hike and the views kept getting better and...More
As you're pounding the paths around Laguna de los Tres it's well worth a few hours detour to pick up the sketchily-marked trail to Piedras Blancas.
Part of the adventure is picking your way over massive boulders to reach the grandstand view right in front...More
There is a lovely hike from EL Pilar ($20 taxi ride from El Chalten) back to El Chalten, taking in a viewpoint on this glacier form the trail. Beautiful and very easy trek if Laguna de los Tres is skipped. About 13 k with a...More