Argentina EC - Lago de los Tres

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Hougaard Malan

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This is another location that will absolutely blow your mind, but it demands a fair bit of physical effort to get to. Lago de los Tres is a glacial lake situated near the base of Mt Fitz Roy and the Poincenot. It is best photographed at sunrise on a windstill morning to get a reflection of the mountains.

The hike to Lago de los Tres is a lot more challenging than the one to Lago Torre. It starts out more physically demanding and the toughest part is the last hour. I would not recommend doing this as a day hike unless you are absolutely confident in your abilities to reach it and return in the same day. My first recommendation is definitely to spend a night or more at Camp Poincenot. There is a designated camping area in the forest below the lake with a rustic toilet and lots of level areas to pitch a tent. You can spend one, two or even more nights here. The beauty of this destination is that in April the camping sites are mostly deserted, so you can chop and change your plans as much as you want. If you don’t own hiking gear or you don’t want to lug yours all the way to Patagonia, you can rent everything you need in town. There are several hiking stores that sell and rent everything from stoves to sleeping bags. You can also get a porter in town to carry your gear for you at a fair fee.

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