The mountain backdrops and unique landscapes around El Chalten on the northern border of the Glaciers National Park are a trekkers paradise. The trek to Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres is considered the best one in this area. Not too much climbing, with a drop in ascent of only 500 metres, it is a moderate level hike of 13 km that usually takes around 6-7 hours. Departing from El Pilar just out of El Chalten, follow a wooded path and then the shores of Rio Blanco to come across your first views of the iconic granite pointed peaks of the mountains here, including Fitz Roy. Then ascend through Lenga forest from Rio Blanco base camp to Laguna de los Tres for even more striking views of Fitz Roy, the three (‘Los Tres’) glaciers and their crystal clear lagoons. After soaking up the views, return to El Chalten.