Discover the National Capital of Trekking when you take our fantastic hike to the Laguna Torre from El Chaltén. You will enjoy a fantastic mix of sport and sightseeing as you cross magnificent glaciers and spectacular mountain tracks.
Laguna Torre Hike
Did you know that El Chaltén is considered the National Capital of Trekking in Argentina? To find out why, we will meet up at 9 a.m at the San Martín Lake Office and begin our 5.5-mile trekking route to the beautiful Laguna Torre lake.
We'll first cross an area of Antarctic beech woodland, gradually gaining height until arriving at the Margarita Waterfall viewpoint. From here, you will have fantastic views of the canyon created by the Fitz Roy River as it cuts through the mountains.
We will continue walking up the mountain towards another viewpoint which provides a fantastic panorama of the iconic Cerro Torre. The massif you can see from here is the second highest mountain in the Glaciers National Park. At just over 10,000 feet it is surpassed only by Mount Fitz Roy. We stop here to rest for a few minutes and admire the magnificent mountains and glaciers which surround us on all sides.
Laguna Torre is reached via a wonderful two-hour walk during which you may spot some of the amazing bird species native to this region, such as the Magellanic woodpecker. Once we arrive at the lake you will witness the magnificent ice tongues which project out into the icy cold waters. Here, you will have your own free time to take as many pictures as you want.
After regaining our strength with a lakeside picnic, we will walk back to the starting point. The excursion will end between 4 pm and 5 pm, depending on the speed of the particular group.
How difficult is the hiking route?
The hiking route through Laguna Torre is moderately difficult. No previous experience is needed, but a good level of physical condition is required. The 4.3-mile walk takes approximately three hours.
This activity is not recommended for people who suffer from cardiac or respiratory problems.
Per personUS$ 126.2
7 - 8h.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Guide in English and Spanish
Food and drink
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
San Martin Lake Office