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Laguna Torre Hike - Trekking El Chaltén - Argentina

Hikers hoping to get a perfect view of Cerro Torre should set off for Laguna Torre, a glacial lake at the foot of the mountain. The lake is a reasonable turn-around point for a day hike out of El Chaltén, and is reached via an interesting, but not overly taxing, 9-kilometer (5.6 mi) trail. The trailhead on Calle Riquelme is marked with a sign, and, after leaving town, the path closely follows the Río Fitz Roy valley. At the end of the trail, you will have to ascend a small moraine and some sand dunes, but it is the view of Cerro Torre, rather than the climb, that is likely to take your breath away.

El Chaltén, Argentina


Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around El Chaltén that may be of interest: Piedra del Fraile Hike, Hike to Chorrillo del Salto, Ice Trekking, Lago del Desierto and Laguna de los Tres Hike .

By Nick Rosen
A staff-writer here at V!VA's offices in Ecuador, I came to Quito after having worked on public health and development projects in Africa. Naturally,...
25 Aug 2009

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