Laguna Torre, El Chalten

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Located at the base of the Adela range, Laguna Torre offers visitors unparalleled views of Cerro Torre. Tranquil scenery accompanies you as you hike to this attraction from El Chalten, along a famous treking path that is a 6.4 km (4 mi) trek one way. This path varies in difficulty; the further you hike, the steeper it becomes. No matter your skill level, be prepared to witness stunning panoramas of the nature around you. Put Laguna Torre at the forefront of your travel plans using our El Chalten attractions planner.
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  • It is a walk that takes quite some time, is not of much difficulty for people in good physical shape. We decided to make it the same day we arrived at El Chaltén. We went past 1430 hours and returned almost with the last light of the day, close to 21.30 hours. Carry a walking stick, is a very necessary element. Shortly after start up we have the Daisy viewpoint. During the journey the weather we were surprised by several ways, rain, wind, Sun, then a bit of snow. The return was US heavier, for fear that we grasp the night, asked a Park Ranger and told us that we not receded after 6 p.m., therefore not long we could be us. Excellent view of the Hill, the glacier and lagoon. It was a bit cloudy, surely with Sun must change the landscape. I recommend to make the walk in the morning, so you can enjoy all the way without trouble.
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  • Most of the hikes in El Chalten are fairly flat, this one included. This lovely long walk takes you to a view that can’t be beat. It’s SUPER windy at the viewpoint (mirador) so bring a windbreaker and...  more »
  • This hike is one of the 2 most popular hikes in the area and with good reason. Even though it was peak season, I didn't feel overwhelmed by the crowds. Be advised that parts of the extension to the ov...  more »
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  • The hike leading up to this is actually pretty damn boring if you're an experienced hiker (I am no way experienced, but I've done enough to know). There's not particularly anything impressive to see for the first 7km but when you arrive at the end, it's all totally worth it as the views are pretty damn stunning. Would recommend this hike especially as it's free.
  • Beautiful! I enjoyed so much just sitting next to the Laguna
  • A gorgeous hike to Laguna Torre, one of many starting at El Chalten. This took 6 hours, but the scenery was amazing.
  • Good day hike.
  • Breath takingly beautiful (even when the peaks are not visible)

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Where to stay in El Chalten

Thanks to the city's small size, almost all of the accommodation options in El Chalten are within easy walking distance of anything of note in town. Most "hotels" are in fact cozy alpine-style lodges catering to international visitors, and tend to be on the pricier side due to their upscale amenities. Alternatively, you can stay in one of the many campsites outside town, though weather here can be harsh. During the high season in January and February, you'll need to book at least a month or two in advance as lodging fills up fast. Keep in mind that El Chalten depends heavily on seasonal tourism for its income, and many hotels and lodges, particularly smaller, family-run affairs, close down during the winter off-season. On the flip side, many of those that remain open offer lower winter rates.
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