Hiking day around Laguna de los Tres with a guide

Join Merlín, a local IFMGA certified mountain guide, in this full day trek around the Laguna de los Tres, with the stunning Mount Fitz Roy as backdrop! A challenge for well trained hikers!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

15 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


  • Enjoy an exhilarating hiking adventure in Patagonia.

  • Discover the beautiful views of Mount Fitzroy from Laguna de los Tres.

  • Join a classic Chaltén trek and catch sight of the stunning Andes.


The Laguna de Los Tres is the most classic, spectacular and unforgettable trek of southern Patagonia. An ideal hike to do in a single day.

During this full-day trek around Laguna de Los Tres, I will guide you through breathtaking landscapes to reach the base of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy. In addition, along the way, you will discover lagoons of different colors and imposing glaciers.

The total distance of the trek is between 20 and 22 kilometers with an elevation gain of 800 meters. Keep in mind we must walk almost 10 hours in total. It’s a full day trek suitable for well trained people.

As for the itinerary, we will meet in El Chaltén to be taken to the Hostería El Pilar by a private transfer. Once there, we will start walking in direction to the Rio Blanco Valley. After passing the Piedras Blancas Glacier viewpoint and the Poincenot camp, we will get to the Laguna de Los Tres. The views from that lagoon are really stunning. In fact, it’s one of the best of Mount Fitz Roy! After having lunch in Laguna de Los Tres, we will descend across the Capri Lagoon towards El Chaltén.

I will lead a group of minimum 2 guests and maximum 15. The perfect conditions in the Argentinian Patagonia are during springtime and summer, from October till April.

And if you have some extra days in El Chaltén and you love challenges, you can also take a look at my hiking traverse in Paso del Viento or the 6-day trek to the base camps of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.

Contact me now if you want to plan your next adventure in Patagonia with me! I will be here, happy to help you reach the most amazing corners of El Chaltén!

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Price per person

Group of 1
350 USD

Group of 2
200 USD

Group of 3
150 USD

Group of 4
120 USD

Group of 5
110 USD

Group of 6
100 USD

Group of 7
90 USD

Group of 8
90 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip

Other details

Meeting point

El Chaltén


About the Guide


Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!



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What People are Saying

  • 2 reviews


Tuve la suerte de tener dos caminatas durante el día, incluyendo la Laguna de los Tres y Loma del pliegue tumbado, respectivamente. Merlin llegó el lodge el día antes de la caminata que ofrece una visión de las caminatas y responder a cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. Al día siguiente, empezamos temprano para ganarle a la multitud. Merlin me recogió a las 7:30 de la mañana y me llevó a El Pilar Lodge, donde Pablo y yo comenzamos la caminata hacia la Laguna de los tres. Aunque se puede hacer excursiones sin guía, tener un guía profesional que conoce la geología, flora y fauna, así como la historia de la zona, hizo la experiencia mucho más rica y agradable. A pesar del día soleado planteó, el día resultó ser brumoso y nublado. Para mí, contribuyó a la hermosa aura misteriosa de la montaña, hecho de las hojas de naranja y rojo de las lengas incluso más brillante. Sólo nos dieron una visión de la laguna en la cima cuando la niebla se modificó durante unos segundos, pero la experiencia en general fue bastante mágico. El segundo día al ser soleada, y proporciona una vista espectacular del glaciar y laguna en la cima de la Loma del pliegue Tumbado. Ni de las caminatas eran técnicos, pero requiere un buen ritmo constante y resistencia ya que gastaba unos 20 km cada una. Pablo que guió las rutas en ambos días fue increíblemente paciente, alentando, y nos encantó compartir sus intuiciones y la historia de la zona y de la cultura. Recomiendo encarecidamente el montañismo Patagonia, y si yo la suerte de volver, me encantaría alquilar ellos de nuevo.
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I was fortunate enough to have two full-day hikes including Laguna de los Tres and Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, respectively. Merlin came to the lodge the day before the hike to provide an overview of the hikes and answer any questions I may have. The next day, we started out early to beat the crowd. Merlin picked me up at 7:30 am and drove me to El Pilar lodge, where Pablo and I started the hike up to Laguna de los Tres. Although both hikes can be done without a guide, having a professional guide who knows the geology, flora and fauna, as well as the history of the area made the experience so much more rich and enjoyable. Despite the sunny day forecasted, the day turned out to be misty and cloudy. For me, it added to the beautiful mysterious aura of the mountain, made the orange & red leaves of the lengas even brighter. We only got a glimpse of the laguna at the top when the mist shifted for a few seconds, but the whole experience was quite magical. The second day did turn out to be sunny, and provided a spectacular view of the glacial and the laguna at the top of Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Neither of the hikes were technical, but required a good steady rhythm and stamina since they averaged about 20km each. Pablo who guided the hikes both days was incredibly patient, encouraging, and loved sharing his insights and the history of the area and the culture. I highly recommend Merlin, and if I were lucky enough to return, I would gladly hire him again.
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