Laguna de los Tres and mount Fitz Roy
Traveler in Laguna de los Tres
Mount Fitz Roy landscape
Laguna de los Tres en El Chaltén
El Chalten landscape
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El Chalten landscape
Glacier in El Chalten and red tree
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Hiking Laguna de los Tres from El Calafate

The most popular treke in El Chalten with views of Fitz Roy.

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El Calafate
1 day
English and Spanish
Starts: From El Calafate at 6:00 a.m.
Ends: At the same point of departure at 10:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!


Travel through the most magical mountains and forests of Patagonia Argentina. Travel to the town of El Chalten from El Calafate and embark on the trail of the two lagoons. The trek will start in the town of El Chaltén, passing by the Capri Lagoon that will take you to the foot of Mount Fitz Roy until you reach the incredible Laguna de los Tres, a magical place that will leave you speechless.

Do you want to see it for yourself? 😍

Tour details


  • Round trip transfer from El Calafate
  • Trail map
  • Walking poles
  • Laguna de los Tres
  • Laguna Capri

Not included

  • Food and beverages
  • Spanish/English guide

Important information

If you are not staying at any of the main hotels in El Calafate, please let us know where you are staying so we can arrange a pick-up point.

This activity is self-guided, so you will have to walk the trail on your own. We will provide you with a map of the area with all the information you need.

👬 LIMITATION: Only suitable for people from 16 to 50 years old. No exception.

NOT ALLOWED: People with cardiovascular disease, COPD, emphysema, asthma, recent surgeries.

🚫 NOT APPROPRIATE: For people with physical or mental disabilities, obesity, pregnant women or people suffering from severe vertigo.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 72 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Laguna de los Tres Hike

Duration: 8-9 hours
Difficulty: High
Route: Circular - 25 kilometers in total with 800 meters of accumulated positive difference in altitude.

Pick up in El Calafate

You will be picked up at your hotel in El Calafate at 6:00 am. From there, you will begin a 220 km trip to the town of El Chaltén, passing through the mythical Ruta 40 along the shores of Lago Argentino. Your adventure begins!

Chalten road with mount Fitz Roy in the backgroud

Laguna de los Tres Trekking

It is time to start the hike, remember that it is a self-guided trek and the transfer will be waiting for you once you finish. You will cover a total of 20km accumulating 1,200 meters of altitude.

During the first 4km you will warm up, crossing the Andean forest contemplating the wonderful landscape of the Rio de las Vueltas Valley and the animals that live there. You have arrived at the Laguna de los Tres! Here you will have time to rest, have lunch and enjoy the place. Take the opportunity to take some souvenir photos from one of the most beautiful viewpoints 📸.

Laguna de los Tres and mount Fitz Roy

Trail to El Chaltén

After the rest, you will take the same trail until kilometer 8 where you will find the Poincenot Camping and the Blanco River. From here the hardest kilometers of the trek start heading to the town of El Chaltén. Keep an eye on your time as the descent to the village takes about 4 hours.

The return trail is the same, but pay attention to the only detour point. You should take the trail that leads to Laguna Capri, which you can visit to take pictures of Cerro Fitz Roy in the background.

Traveler trekking in mount Fitz Roy

Return to El Calafate

Once you arrive at the town of El Chaltén, the transfer will be waiting for you to start the return trip. The Laguna de los Tres Hike will have come to an end, but the memories of this place will stay with you forever. You will be back in El Calafate around 10:00 pm at night.

Fitz Roy landscape

What to bring to Hiking Laguna de los Tres from El Calafate

  • Warm clothes
  • Camera
  • Hiking boots
  • Food, snacks and drinks
  • Cash
  • Bottle of cold water
  • Thermos with hot tea
  • Spare socks, gloves and hat
  • Lightweight backpack
  • Flashlight or phone with battery to use flashlight in case of darkness

Where does the tour Hiking Laguna de los Tres from El Calafate start

The city of El Calafate is located 3,000 km from Buenos Aires, and 325 km from the city of Río Gallegos, capital of the province of Santa Cruz. The airport has direct daily connections with Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Bariloche, Trelew, Cordoba and Rosario. Several airlines operate this route, being Aerolineas Argentinas the most frequent one. From Howlanders we also recommend you to check LADE airline. 

If you want to arrive by land you can do it by bus. The trip between Buenos Aires and El Calafate takes about 36 hours. From Río Gallegos, the trip takes 4 hours. If you come from Puerto Natales we recommend you to take a bus that arrives to El Calafate in about five hours or hire a private service with us. Finally, if you are traveling from Ushuaia, please check the waiting times due to the crossing of the Strait of Magellan or stopover in Rio Gallegos.

Questions & Answers

  • Where is the pick-up point if I am not staying in a hotel?

    If your accommodation is not one of the main hotels in the city, we will indicate a pick-up point nearby.
  • Does the tour include breakfast?

    Breakfast at Estancia La Leona is not included and is completely optional. On the other hand, you can select as an extra fee a lunch that you can eat whenever you want during the trip.

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