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Laguna Torre day hike in El Chaltén (Patagonia, Argentina)


Head off on one of the most classic hikes in Patagonia with Juan an AAGM mountain guide. On this trip, you'll get to hike through beautiful scenery and then get awesome views of the mighty Cerro Torre.

Private and Group


1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Explore the stunning glaciers and mountains of Patagonia
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna from an experienced guide
  • Take in exceptional views of Lake Torre and Cerro Torre


The hike to Laguna Torre is a classic and a must-do on your trip to Patagonia. Come with me and I’ll show you the way.

Although we’ll be hiking for around seven hours and cover 10 km on this trip, you won’t really notice because the surrounding landscape is so captivating.

We’ll start by hiking through the Bosque Andino Patagónico, a kind of forest native to this area. This is really enjoyable and the hike is not difficult at all. As we hike further the landscape will change and we’ll start to see how glaciers have carved out the rock over time.

Along the way, I will point out different things in nature and share my knowledge about the area and the ecosystem. If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them.

After a little while, we’ll arrive at the glacier lake that lies in front of Cerro Torre. We’ll take some time here to appreciate the spectacular natural beauty of the lake and mountains. You’ll be able to get as many photos as you want before we continue hiking back to El Chaltén.

This is an unbeatable day out of hiking. Request to book now and get one step closer to these beautiful lakes and mountains.

While you’re in Patagonia, you should check out as many hikes as possible. Take a look at my day hike to the Laguna de Los Tres which to get inspired!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This price does not include transportation or meals.


More info

For this trip you will need:

  • 25 L backpack
  • Hiking boots
  • Synthetic or wool base layer
  • Fleece layer
  • Waterproof/ breathable layers
  • Thick jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Wool hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves

About the guide

I moved to El Calafate in 2001 and very soon I started practicing mountain activities, including rock climbing, skiing, hiking and trekking. In 2007, I began to work in the mountains as an assistant guide in Perito Moreno.

I finished my trekking guide course in 2011 and then, in 2015, I completed the following course to become a Mountain Guide.

I manage Zetatrek, a guiding company offering hiking and trekking trips in El Chaltén and Los Glaciares National Park. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will do it. All the guides in the team are professionally certified, and hold the required permits to guide.





What people are saying about Juan Zaldivar

Jamil Dewji


January, 2023

Juan and the guide he assigned to hike with us, Rodrigo, were fantastic. Rodrigo was patient, knowledgeable, and a total blast to hike with. The hike itself was one of the toughest but most unforgettable experiences of our lives. Would absolutely recommend.

Amy Stubbs


December, 2022

The hike was a wonderful, unforgettable experience! Juan and Matias provided great insights regarding the trail, region and town. Highly recommend!

Shane Li


July, 2019

Juan is an excellent guide who genuinely cared for the clients ! He came with a huge backpack full of emergency equipment! He has in-depth knowledge of Patagonia and is truely passionate about sharing it with tourists. Highly recommend !



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