This past summer; in southern hemisphere terms (January); my brother, his girlfriend, and I were on a one month track through Chile and Argentina looking to experience the most iconic parts of Patagonia. The town of El Chalten is a mecca of free climbing and easy hikes to some of the most beautiful mountains in the World, and we just so happened to arrive there earlier that morning.
Our first hike and the one we were most looking forward to was to Lagunas de Los Tres at the base of the infamous Mount Fitz Roy in Los Glaciares National Park.
The hike is one of the easiest you will probably ever attempt; with heavily worn trail and signs abundant. Except for the last hour up to the lake, the trail is flat and full of impressive views. Massive boulders and crystal clear lakes dot the way through the valley and up the ridge. Once we arrived to the top; after some serious uphill struggle the last part of the way; we were rewarded with something that I find hard to put into words.
My brother and I had been waiting to see Mount Fitz Roy for over six years; ever since we watched the movie "180 Degrees South". I was nervous that my anticipation and planning might ruin the experience, but once we saw it; let me tell you. There is no chance that you won't be blown away!
You can find the complete adventure at apackandamap.com/hike-laguna-de-los-tres-argentina/ , as well as a list of what you should pack for an overnight stay on this epic adventure.