Laguna de Los Tres
Laguna de los Tres is probably the most famous and most popular viewpoint for Cerro Fitz Roy. "Los Tres" refers to the three peaks that you can see from the laguna's shore: Fitz Roy (3,405m), Poincenot (3,002m), and Saint-Exupéry (2,558m), but the view is magnificient around all 360 degrees.
This is a very popular destination, for good reason, so don't expect any solitude if you're there between November and February. The path up is well trodden and relatively easy going, with some steeper sections towards the top.
Whilst there's only one approach to the laguna and the viewpoint, you can incorporate it into your itinerary in a few different ways:
- Day hike from El Chalten. This is a route where you have to retrace your steps, but it's a varied and interesting route and the round-trip might take around 8 to 9 hours.
- Start from Hosteria Pilar or Piedra del Fraile campsite to the North, and return back to El Chalten at the end of the day. This is again a full day of around 8 to 9 hours, but has the benefit of taking in Glaciar Piedras Blancas in the first part of the day, and you don't need to retrace your steps.
- Use Camping Poincenot as base. This is a good option if you want to break it into shorter days; from here it's about an hour up to the viewpoint. The campsite is nice, if a little busy, and around a 3 hour hike from El Chalten.
Map of Laguna de Los Tres
Trips that visit Laguna de Los Tres
The Best of Los Glaciares
Ideal for couples, this is the way to see the glaciers and hike up to the base of Mount FitzRoy in style. Enjoy a stay at a unique and wonderful Patagonian lodge, only accessible by boat. The trip includes a…
Best of Los Glaciares: Perito Moreno & 4-Day Hike
Be wowed by the Perito Moreno Glacier and enjoy 4 full days of trekking in Chalten, seeing the highlights but also getting off the beaten track. You'll have the freedom to hike self-guided for 3 days with all your accommodation…
Best of Both: Fitz Roy & Torres del Paine W
A trip which gives you the freedom to guide yourself round the highlights of Los Glaciares National Park, trek on Glacier Viedma & see the stunning Perito Moreno before joining your expert guide in Torres del Paine to trek the…
FitzRoy & Perito Moreno Glacier 5d 4n
Led by a company with experience in the region since 1975, on this trip you'll go to both ends of the park and see the two impressive granite spires: Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy then come back to a…
Hike to Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy
See Cerro FitzRoy and Cerro Torre, and hike on a glacier, in this programme with 3 full days of trekking based out of El Chalten. Camping in the mountains, returning to a cosy lodge in Chalten at the end.
Los Glaciares Explorers
Based in the cosy town of Chalten, trek to the top sights of Los Glaciares - Perito Moreno, Cerro FitzRoy, Paso Cuadrado and the Marconi Pass. The trip balances guidance on excursions with independence in travelling and free time for…
Whilst trekking in Los Glaciares National Park you'll get the chance to don your crampons and climb on Torre Glacier. You'll hike to the park's famous glaciers, lakes and rivers, spending up to 8 hours a day trekking. You'll camp…
Mount FitzRoy: Hike and Ice Hike
Designed to keep costs down, this great value trip takes you to the best-known icy peaks and creaking glaciers of the area whilst staying in cosy hotels in the mountain town of El Chalten. You'll see Cerros Torre and FitzRoy,…
Multi-Sport Adventure in Patagonia's Best Parks
A fantastic, fast-paced way of seeing Torres del paine and Los Glaciares National Parks in 13 days. From hiking, fly fishing, kayaking and mountain biking, you'll cover the main valleys of the W Circuit, go ice hiking and paddle on…
Paine & Los Glaciares Trek
Run by an operator with significant mountain experience, you'll trek in two of Patagonia's famous national parks, see Mount Fitz Roy and the granite towers of Paine all in 11 days, staying in hotels and lodges and spending a night…
Enjoy day hikes in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares national parks, see Glaciar Perito Moreno and take a Zodiac boat to the Balmaceda Glacier. A good way to experience the best that Patagonia has to offer but not necessarily…
Patagonia Link (Chile-Argentina)
This is a great way to combine the W Circuit of Torres del Paine, with a visit to the Perito Moreno glacier and three great days of hiking in Los Glaciares National Park. Arguably the best treks on each side…
Patagonia Parks and Wildlife
Experience everything Patagonia has to offer over 3 weeks, including Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National parks, the Lake District, Tierra del Fuego & the Beagle channel. Staying in hotels and lodges and with moderate walks for people of…
Patagonia Route 40
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Pura Patagonia Winter Trip
Visit Torres del paine and Chalten in winter to see the highlights of the park including the Torres look out in Ascencio Valley and Perito Moreno Glacier and Laguna de los Tres in Chalten. Stay in comfortable hotels and ranches…
The Full Los Glaciares Experience
A programme jam packed with activities, you'll see the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, ice hike on Viedma and trek to see the top highlights of Los Glaciares National Park. Staying at the Eco Camp in the heart of the park…
The Grand Tour of FitzRoy
Hike deep into Los Glaciares National Park with a local operator, where you'll have panoramic views of the Southern Ice Cap on day 6, go ice hiking on Glaciar Grande, visit the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre base camps, and…
Tour of Laguna Torre and Laguna Madre y Hija
Hike for up to 9 hours on day 2 of this trek to reach the Fitz Roy base camp with incredible views of this mountain. You'll stay in Poincenot Camp and all meals will be provided during the tour. Please…
Traverse Chile and Argentina
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Trekking on Glaciar FitzRoy
Trek to the iconic parts of the park: Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy base camps & Laguna los Tres. You'll trek with a local guide and stay in the Fitz Roy Adventure Camp for 3 nights and camp for 2…
Trek to some of the more remote and unvisited parts of Torres del Paine, whist covering the highlights of the “W Circuit” as well. Then cross the border to go Los Glaciares National Park where you’ll trek around Mounts Fitzroy…
W Circuit & Fitz Roy Adventure
Visit Patagonia's very best trekking destinations in both Chile and Argentina in just 11 days. You'll trek the W Circuit of Paine, and then cross to Patagonian Argentina to trek around Fitz Roy and El Chalten.
Trek FitzRoy, Torre & Pollone Glacier
Discover Glacier Pollone and the Laguna Torre Valley as well as Chalten's better known landmarks. 1 night camping under the stars, 1 night in a refugio. Transfers will take you between Chalten and the hiking trails.
Paine and Fitz Roy Trek
See the highlights of both Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. The trek in Paine is special because you'll arrive by boat, and trek to Valle Bader, a part of the park that few other people visit. You'll…
Highlights of Los Glaciares
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Multisport in Los Glaciares National Park
Trek, ice-trek, kayak and horse-ride around the highlights of Chalten, including the infamous Perito Moreno glacier, Cerro FitzRoy and Cerro Torre. Staying in comfortable hotels most nights, you'll also camp under the stars for one to get the perfect…
Complete Chalten Trek
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South America - Southern Explorer
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Trek to Fitz Roy Base Camp
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El Chaltén Highlights
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