Note: The above photos, including the banner one, do not necessarily reflect stations or views on this particular trek. Considering that we do not have all the images required we have had to use general photos of various treks in El Chalten.

El Chalten Laguna de Los Tres Full-Day Trek from Hosteria Pilar


  • Start: Hosteria Pilar (located 17km north of El Chalten village).
  • End: Laguna De Los Tres


  • Grade of difficulty: Medium Difficulty.
  • Distance from Hosteria del Pilar to Laguna de Los Tres: 9.7km
  • Distance from Laguna de Los Tres to El Chalten village: 11.5km
  • Trek Time: 9hrs
  • If camping you need to bring your own gear.
  • Experience Required: You need to be reasonably fit. No trekking experience required, but you should be accustomed to long walks, and trekking poles are recommended.
  • Season: All year round, but in the winter, it depends on conditions.


This trail is less traveled than the main trail (walking from the village).

In order to get to the starting point of this trail you have to take a shuttle from El Chalten to Hosteria el Pilar - 17km from El Chalten.  There are daily buses to the trailhead.

This is a simple trail that goes through a well-populated Lenga forest, the slope is quite steep until you reach the Del Salto gorge. From this point, it is already possible to begin to see several glaciers in the distance, after that you will pass by some pretty views of the Rio Electrico Valley and Piedras Blancas Glacier.

After approximately 6km, you will join the normal route that comes from Laguna Capri. Almost immediately afterward, it goes back into the forest, and after only 120 meters from the junction, you reach the Poincenot campsite.

Here, the hike is the most demanding part of the trek, ascending a steep slope until finally reaching Laguna de los Tres where there is the majestic sight of Mt Fitz Roy, “Los Tres” Glacier and its lagoons.

This option offers a perfect loop that goes via Laguna Capri and then dropping back into El Chalten village.

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