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“Pretty glacier on El Pilar hike”

Glaciar Piedras Blancas
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3-Day Eco-Lodge Trekking Tour at Los Glaciares...
Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in El Chalten
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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 steep enough descent at the end into El Chalten.
If you're fit, make magical memories and visit Laguna de los Tres (and the nearby Laguna Sucia). Startling, beautiful and unforgettable!

Thank Bernard C
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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 to walk amongst the trees and see the glacier getting closer and closer on the other side of the river. A wonderful view and a wonderful walk. I cannot recommend it enough!

Thank Rashmi S
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

We had such a great day , great hike, such a beautiful place. I loved all the glaciers and enjoyed the beauty.

Thank Teri H
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

Don't miss this hike! It is a long day filled with beautiful scenery and varied landscape. The map says that it is a difficult hike but our children, ages 10-17, were able to do it and loved it. Book a shuttle to the trail head to save some time, wear layers and bring plenty of snacks and water. We had lunch at the trailhead to Laguna de los Tres which was fun in itself. On the way down, go by Laguna Capri and you've seen three of the great natural sites in El Chalten. Worth the effort and the full day of hiking!

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Reviewed 13 December 2014

view all around. We spent about half an hour, just sitting and looking at the glacier. At some point, there was a bit of calving - a bonus.

Thank monvan
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