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Glaciar Piedras Blancas

El Chalten, El Chalten, Argentina
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Spectacular hanging glacier.

This hanging glacier can be seen from the path between El Pilar Hostel and Poincenot Camp. It is on... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
John G
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Great hike, fantastic views

If you are able to drive/cycle/hitch/walk about 15km towards Lsgo Desierto, this is a moderately... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Old Bar, Australia
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El Chalten, El Chalten, Argentina
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

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

Thank John G
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank squiresy
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Not on the usual trail... You can go all the way till the lake & go quite close to the glacier... It's on the way from Poincenot to Piedra del Fraile, might officialy be closed but I'm not sure...

Thank Mauro P
Reviewed 15 April 2016

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

Thank lenchoCalif
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This glacier descends off a shoulder of Monte Fitzroy and ends in a tumble of blue sera sera above the small lake. Spectacular views can be had from easy-to-reach viewpoints along the trail.

Thank jetlag_8
Reviewed 21 October 2015

If you are walking from Rio Blanco to Poincenot or from Poincenot to Piedra del Fraile do not miss this short deviation and walk till the lake in front of this impressive glaciar.

1  Thank Alex F
Reviewed 14 September 2015

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

2  Thank thephrasebook
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Leaving from Hostelaria Pilar there is a way into the park Los Glaciares. If you take this path it will lead you right in front of the glaciar with an outstanding view.

Thank meretti
Reviewed 27 February 2015

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

Thank Bernard C
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We walked past Piedras Blancas en route to Laguna de Los Tres (we started out from Hosteria El Pilar specifically so we could see more) and it was quite spectacular. The Mirador for Piedras Blancas is in a forested area - so its quite nice...More

Thank Rashmi S
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