Mount Fitz Roy

The Extreme Peak

Our favorite hiking tours to see Mount Fitz Roy feature a visit to El Chaltén, a charming mountaineering village surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forests. Hike to Laguna de Los Tres and reach the base of Mount Fitz Roy.

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FAQ

Where is located the Mount Fitz Roy?

Mount Fitz Roy, also known as Cerro Chalten, is a mountain 3405 meters above sea level in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in Argentine Patagonia and can be visited from El Chalten.

Which is the most famous hiking trail?

The most famous trail to visit is “Laguna de los Tres”. It is a trail that takes all day and is done by walking from the village of El Chalten. It is of medium/high difficulty, it is a 25 km walk and is usually done in 9 hours. It is free and can be done all year round, if there is snow (winter) you must bring special equipment.

What do I need to go hiking near Mount Fitz Roy?

No prior reservation is required and there is no entrance fee to the National Park. You can visit the park ranger center for recommendations on what to do according to your interests.

Why is Mount Fitz Roy famous?

Mount Fitz Roy is the highest peak in the group of mountains near the Southern Ice Field in Los Glaciares National Park. It is the most outstanding peak within the group of peaks in the area and is part of a granite massif, which includes a chain of several smaller peaks, such as Cerro Torre, another highlight of the area.

Which is the best clothe to wear to go hiking?

The best thing is to dress in layers, the weather changes a lot and it can be sunny and warm like a summer day, or it can rain, be windy, and even snow someday! Also, wear shoes suitable for trekking, waterproof shoes are better! Sunscreen, sunglasses, a small backpack and a water bottle that you can recharge. For more information, you can read our blog.