Patagonia's Laguna delos Tres vs Torre del Paine Day-Hike Comparison

two of the best and most popular Argentine Patagonia's day-hike
Started the fun-hiking from my home country to moving beyond the neighbors in South-east Asia (Kinabalu) and North (Fuji), all the-way to Central Asia (Himalayas) and Africa (Kilimanjaro). Dream-hike is unstoppable all the way in South America's famous, the Patagonia trails. Patagonia hike is a challenge for a long hike rather than its summit elevation. I failed to accomplish hiking the Chilean Patagonia side due to underestimated / miscalculated bus schedule from Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales Bus Station :'(

Laguna delos Tres (Argentina Patagonia) is the most desired and exciting trek that takes you to the foot of Mount Chaltén. This natural viewpoint is the closest site to the mythical walls of the Mount Fitz Roy and its surrounding granite peaks and without a doubt the most famous of all treks. Torres del Paine (Chile Patagonia) is a national park in the Extreme South region of Patagonian Chile. It is located in the southern tiers of the Andes and features mountains, lakes and glaciers. The Torres del Paine (Spanish for "Towers of Paine", "Paine" being the old indigenous name for the colour blue), three immense rock towers give the park its name.

Patagonia's Laguna delos Tres vs Torre del Paine Hike Comparison

Patagonia's Laguna delos Tres vs Torre del Paine Hike Comparison

Patagonia's Laguna delos Tres vs Torre del Paine Hike Comparison

LAGUNA DELOS TRES TRAIL NAME TORRE DEL PAINE
2,800 masl HIGHEST ELEVATION 1,500 masl
El Chalten, Argentina LOCATION Puerto Natales, Chile
best / most popular in Argentine Patagonia FEATURE best / most popular in Chilean Patagonia
November to March BEST MONTHS TO HIKE November to March
May to August WORST MONTHS TO HIKE May to August
1 day TREKKING DURATION 1 day
Laguna delos Tres Trail TRAILS Torre del Paine Trail
scenery, rocky, muddy TRAIL TYPE scenery, rocky, muddy
continuously ascent ascent / descent
little shelter, little space to stay TRAIL STOP-OVERS little shelter, little space to stay
No purchase refreshments No purchase refreshments
km marker for every 1km TRAIL MARKERS km marker for every 1km
No guide required HIKE JOURNEY No guide required
1,200 ARS ($20) ESTIMATED MINIMUM BUDGET 62,000 CLP ($80)
advance booking required only for accommodation PREPARATION advance booking required only for accommodation / transportation
free of charge REGISTRATION 25,000 CLP ($35)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 DATE I VISITED Monday, January 27, 2020
solo (no guide/porter) HIKE JOURNEY solo (no guide/porter)
Laguna delos Tres Trail CHOSEN TRAIL Torre del Paine Trail
9 hours TREK DURATION 9 hours
Moderate to Difficult TREK DIFFICULTY Moderate to Difficult
22 kilometers TREK RETURN DISTANCE 18 kilometers
1,100 meters ELEVATION GAIN 700 meters
Hostel Los Viajeros (El Chalten) ACCOMMODATION None
light snow RAINING drizzle
El Chalten TRIP START Puerto Natales
El Chalten TRIP END Puerto Natales
0600H ETD Hostel ITINERARY 0630H ETD Puerto Natales Bus station
1100H ETA Laguna delos Tres; photo-ops 0900H ETA Laguna Amarga
1200H ETD Laguna delos Tres 1330H ETD Laguna Amarga
1700H ETA Hostel 1700H ETA Puerto Natales Bus station
MODERATE SUMMIT PUSH MODERATE
Yes, despite the knee inury SUMMITED No, underestimated bus schedules
2,800 masl HIGHEST ELEVATION REACHED N/A
$1,400 BUDGET ON ENTIRE TRIP $1,300

Patagonia's Laguna delos Tres vs Torre del Paine Hike Comparison

Patagonia's Laguna delos Tres vs Torre del Paine Hike Comparison

Patagonia's Laguna delos Tres vs Torre del Paine Hike Comparison


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