The 15-mile trek to Mt. Fitz Roy and Laguna de Los Tres from El Chaltén was an experience I'll never forget.
The hike to Laguna de Los Tres is one of the most popular adventures in Patagonia, and for good reason. It features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world: glowing turquoise lakes framed by 11,000-foot peaks. What we experienced was unforgettable solitude and freedom—a place where you can walk for miles without encountering another human.
It was a clear summer day, and we only saw a handful of other hikers on the trail the entire time. Extreme crowding and trashed trails? Hiking elbow to elbow with strangers? Battling for parking spots at trailheads? Not here.
We came all this way to have the adventure of a lifetime. And that's exactly what we got.
To be continued...