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Laguna Torre full day hike with a guide

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


1 Day

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec


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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain 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



The guide was Valerie not Merlin. Valerie was super helpful and we had one of our best days in Patagonia! We hope that our use of Explore Share website ensured that the local guide was well compensated. Everything was well organised, the talk on the way about the trek was super interesting. The views stunning.



Teo was our guide and he was great! He was very knowledgeable about the different wildlife and plants. Without him we would have never attempted to summit or descend (which was worse - his belaying and short roping was totally awesome and we felt in good hands). The weather wasn’t the best but he definitely helped guide us on what to do with the crazy winds we got. His English was very good as well. Totally recommend this for anyone seeking a great adventure and these guys made us feel very ready with all the questions and information they gave us before the day! If you want a real adventure do this and not just Laguna de los Tres!



Great hike, exhilarating and so much beautiful scenery! Thank you Marco. Grateful for the hiking poles on the incline to the Laguna.



Teo was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the area. He was very considerate of how I was getting on. I had an amazing time!



Merlin is the top climbing guide in Chalten. Anything from simple sport climbing to hard multi pitches. I did a sport day with my brother and our girlfriends. We went to two different crags in Chalten, and climbed 10 routes, fun for the whole family. I got to lead climb and had my girlfriend belay me for the first time. Thanks Merlin and Martin! I want to return to climb Guillaumet with Merlin!

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