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Hostería El Pilar, Day hike in El Chalten

Hosteria El Pilar
Hosteria El Pilar

Discover the wonderful hike that leaves from Hostería El Pilar and takes you to the best sightseeing spots in the Argentina Patagonia on a one-day hike with Lilen, a Zeta trek guide.



1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec



* Enjoy an easy hike in a stunning location.

* Discover the best views of the beautiful peaks and glaciers in Patagonia.

* Hike along one of the classic routes in Patagonia.


If you are looking to spend a different day during your vacations, I have the perfect plan for you. With its stunning views and straightforward path, this easy and beautiful hike from Hostería El Pilar in the Argentine Patagonia is just what you are looking for. Follow me and you’ll discover why I love this place so much!

The hike from Hostería El Pilar, Santa Cruz is the easiest of the classic routes in Patagonia. It is a relaxing stretch that covers 13 kilometers in 6 hours, with an elevation difference of 250 meters. The path offers incredible views of the Piedras Blancas glacier, the Fitz Roy and the Laguna Capri.

Although this is an easygoing hike, physically fitness is a must. Additionally, we don’t recommend this tour to pregnant women or people with heart surgery. Also, make sure to read the required equipment for this trip below.

So send your message and I’ll guide you through this wonderful route to the best sightseeing spots in Argentina. I would love to be your guide!

For more hiking trips in Argentina, check out the ones I offer to Laguna de los Tres or to Loma del Pliegue Tumbando.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Price does not include accommodation or meals.

Equipment you will need to bring

Hiking shoes, Fleece, Waterproof clothes, Warm jacket, Sunscreen, Gloves, A hat for the sun and one for the cold, Extra pair of socks, Lunch bag.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Mountaineering is part of my life since I was a child. I'm from Ushuaia and now I'm leaving in El Chalten, two of the most beautiful places in Patagonia for hiking, skiing, climbing and feeling the strong and pristine Patagonian nature.

I started guiding in 2014 and it has turned a way of leaving. I have worked in many areas of the Andes Range, from the low and sharp mountains in Ushuaia until the high mountain in the Real Range (Bolivia), and many trekking and mountains in North Patagonia Area (Bariloche) and Central Andes (Mendoza). Now in El Chalten I guide many beautiful trekking in the area. I guide the treks in Los Glaciares National Park under license of Zeta Trek.

I'm also an experimented climber and a certificated climbing monitor FASA (Argentinian Federation of Skiing and Andinism). And I'm studying Waldorf Pedagogy oriented to physical activity.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided in South Patagonia this summer! or to organize a beautiful adventure in the Andes whenever you feel it's the moment to experiment something new.


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What people are saying about Lilen



Lilen was a fantastic guide for our group. She educated us during our trek on the native plants, wildlife, surrounding geology and mountain topography. Shared amazing stories of people she has met, additional day hiking options in the area, and attempted to help improve our Spanish vocabulary. She did this all while making sure the actual trek was safe, enjoyable and not too strenuous. At times it felt just like we were hiking with a friend that we had total trust in rather than a stranger leading us through a majestic 4 day trek through the Andes. In all we had a blast and loved the entire experience. Thanks Lilen.

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