Hike to Mt. Fitz Roy

View from Laguna de los Tres
Los Glaciares National Park is a nearly 3,000-square-mile protected area in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. This Unesco World Heritage Site is home to some of the country's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, including the famous jagged peak of Mt. Fitz Roy. It's an iconic mountain that stands 3,405 meters (11,171-feet) high and straddles the border with Chile, making it a popular hiking destination for travelers to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. 

This hiking excursion to Fitz Roy embarks from a trailhead just outside the town of El Chaltén and lasts all day (day hikes to Fitz Roy often take about 11 hours). The trail leads up through an alpine forest, complete with views of Piedras Blancas Glacier, all the way to Laguna de los Tres. This body of water earned its name because it affords panoramic views of not just Fitz Roy's peak, but two others as well: Aguja Poincenot and Cerro Torre. All told it's a 16-mile (26 km) hike that allows you to take in some of the best views in all of Argentine Patagonia.

Tours that Include Hike to Mt. Fitz Roy

Best of Southern Patagonia
Map of Best of Southern Patagonia - 10 Days
Best of Southern Patagonia - 10 Days

With 10 days you can explore and enjoy some of the most incredible sites and national parks in the Southern Cone, that great expanse of Patagonia that covers both Argentina and Chile. This adventure is tailor-made for outdoor enthusiasts, as it involves visits to glaciers, mountain trekking, and hiking some of the most famous peaks in the region, such as Mt. Fitz Roy.

Mt. Fitz Roy looms above the town of El Chaltén
Map of Los Glaciares & Torres del Paine - 8 Days
Los Glaciares & Torres del Paine - 8 Days

This active trip highlights two UNESCO-listed parks in South America with some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. Start off in Argentine Patagonia for several days in Los Glaciares National Park—home to a whopping 13 major glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Next is Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia for snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. Kick off the adventure in Buenos Aires for a taste of big-city culture.

Tierra del Fuego—one of three national parks on this itinerary
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Hiking in Patagonia - 15 Days

This self-guided and incredibly scenic trip highlights Patagonia's best trails on both sides of the border. Kick off in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, home of 13 glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Next is Chile's Torres del Paine National Park for more jaw-dropping peaks, turquoise lakes, and rare wildlife. Finish back in Argentina for coastal trails and a taste of the world's 'southernmost city'.

Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
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Best of Southern Patagonia - 15 Days

This 15-day trip combines outdoor attractions around Chile and Argentina's spectacular far south, also known as Patagonia. You'll start with penguins, horses, and glaciers before entering Torres del Paine National Park for three days of guided tours. Then head across the border for Los Glaciares National Park where you'll go ice trekking and partake in several jaw-dropping trails near Mt. Fitz Roy.

Mt. Fitz Roy
Discovering Patagonia - 11 Days

This is an active adventure, perfect for those passionate hikers and excursionists who can't get enough of the great outdoors. First, head to El Calafate to explore the region's impressive landscapes, including the towering Perito Moreno glacier. Next, travel to El Chaltén to enjoy day hikes and stunning vistas featuring the iconic Mount Fitz Roy. Top it all off with a visit to the beautiful Lake District to enjoy some hiking and kayaking adventures.

Hike to Mirador Cerro Torre while staying in El Chaltén
Map of Patagonia's Best Day Hikes - 14 Days
Patagonia's Best Day Hikes - 14 Days

If you love hiking, this active 14-day trip highlights Patagonia's best trails with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world (thanks to two UNESCO-listed parks). Start off in Argentine Patagonia for Los Glaciares National Park—home to 13 glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Then head across the border to Torres del Paine National Park, dominated by snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, and rare wildlife.

A whale breaching near Puerto Madryn
Map of Wildlife & Nature in Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days
Wildlife & Nature in Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days

This 15-day tour in Argentine Patagonia hits the highlights between Puerto Madryn in the north to Ushuaia in the south for a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two national parks: Tierra del Fuego (rivers and ancient settlements) and Los Glaciares (glaciers and iconic hikes). There's also whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and a visit to South America's largest Magellanic Penguin colony.

Entering the town of El Chaltén and the Fitz Roy Massif
Map of Best of Argentine Patagonia - 14 Days
Best of Argentine Patagonia - 14 Days

Two weeks is a fantastic length of time to experience Southern Argentina. After kicking off in Buenos Aires, fly to Patagonia for glaciers and treks around Los Glaciares National Park (and iconic Mt. Fitz Roy). Then head to Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world—for canoeing, channel cruising, and frolicking with penguins. Each night is another opportunity to taste the region's best food, wine, and local culture.

Los Glaciares National Park & Fitz Roy - 8 Days
Los Glaciares National Park & Fitz Roy - 8 Days

If you want to experience the heart of Argentine Patagonia, come to Los Glaciers National Park. It's not only home to a whopping 13 major glaciers (47 total), but the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy as well. Begin in Buenos Aires, where you'll have the day to explore the city. Then, travel to El Calafate, where you'll visit the region's most famous glacier: Perito Moreno. Top it all off with a visit to the town of El Chaltén for hiking excursions around the famous Mt. Fitz Roy.

Los Glaciares National Park
Map of Los Glaciares & Fitz Roy - 7 Days
Los Glaciares & Fitz Roy - 7 Days

If you want to experience the heart of Argentine Patagonia, come to Los Glaciers National Park. This one-week itinerary begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires, where you can take the day and explore the city. Then you're off to El Calafate, where you'll actually get to hike across the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier. Then it's off to the town of El Chaltén and hiking excursions around the famous Mt. Fitz Roy.

The Fitz Roy Massif near Argentina's El Chaltén
Map of Trekking in Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days
Trekking in Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days

Experience the best treks in Patagonia on this 15-day adventure, including two UNESCO-listed national parks. Start off in Argentina's Los Glaciares with 13 major glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Across the border, you'll take the "W Trek" in Chile's Torres del Paine for snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. Kick off the whole trip in Buenos Aires for some big-city culture.

Argentina's Mt. Fitz Roy looming in the distance
Map of Patagonia Multi-Sport Adventure - 10 Days
Patagonia Multi-Sport Adventure - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary combines outdoor activities in Argentina and Chile's deep south. After a day in Buenos Aires, head to Los Glaciares National Park for some ice trekking on a major glacier. Next is an overnight hiking trip to Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. You'll finish in Argentina's El Chaltén—home of Mt. Fitz Roy and craft-beer bars—and complete a rock climbing course (there's no better place to learn!)