Laguna Torre full day hike with a guide

The local IFMGA mountain guide Merlin is organizing a 1-day trip along the Torre Lagoon Trail, near El Chaltén. An unforgettable Patagonian landscape!




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



    An unforgettable full day trek to the Laguna Torre, a jewel of El Chaltén. Join me on this adventure!

    During this hiking program I am organizing for next spring and summer, you’ll have the chance of visiting one of the most amazing glacial lakes in the Patagonia: the Laguna Torre.

    Regarding our itinerary we’ll start the trek in El Chaltén early in the morning. Following the famous Torre Lagoon trail for one hour, we will get to the first viewpoint of the day. From there, you’ll be astonished by the immensity of the Fitz Roy river valley and the Cerro Torre.

    The next stage of the program consists in walking down to the Fitz Roy’s main valley. After two more hiking hours we’ll be finally at the Laguna Torre. Once there, you can admire one of the most stunning views of the mythical Cerro Torre.

    It is also an ideal place to enjoy the landscape offered by the Loma de las Pizarras, the Techado Negro and the Cerro Solo peaks. This last one means a big challenge for those who love mountaineering. If you’re one of them let me also invite you to check out my 3-day climbing trip to Cerro Solo or the trek to the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre base camps

    Returning to the itinerary, we’ll have lunch in the Laguna Torre and then walk down back to El Chaltén by the same route. The total activity will take us around 7 hours, arriving in town late in the afternoon.

    As for the difficulty level, it is a moderate trek with a total distance of 20 kilometers and an altitude change of 400 meters. With a strong fitness level is more than enough.

    If you want to join me on this hiking dream in El Chaltén don’t wait any longer. Fill out the form and I’ll be in touch with you to plan the trip together. 

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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
    120 USD

    Group of 6
    120 USD

    Group of 7
    120 USD

    Group of 8
    120 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee

    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 about Merlín Lipshitz


    Merlin was great—very knowledgeable, encouraging, and safe. I would definitely climb with him again and recommend his services very, very highly!
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    Dorothy K
    Could not recommend both Merlin and his touring itineraries more. He went above and beyond from guiding us to lines I will never forget to showing us how an asado is done to renting me his *personal* skis for 2 weeks to make sure I had the best equipment for the adventure. He’s not like other guides I’ve had before, pushing us to get the most rewarding experience possible. Already looking forward to the next adventure.
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    Jamie McCroskery
    Merlin is a very experienced mountaineering guide. It was a great trip. We can recommend him very highly.
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    R. Mathes
    We had a great time!
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