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Cerro Torre

Practical information on Cerro Torre

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
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  • Lake
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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Five hours from Calafate by bus
When to go
From October to February
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Cerro Torre

michael mamane Seasoned Traveller
76 written opinions

Cerro Torre is located in Los Glacieres National Park, in Argentine Patagonia, and is reputed to be one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb.

My suggestion:
Definitely consider spending several days in this area, as it's just as enjoyable a place to visit for those simply looking to relax, take things easy and enjoy a good dose of clean, fresh air as it is for active, outdoor types.
My review

The scenery around the Cerro Torre mountain is, just like that around Cerro Fitz Roy, some of the most spectacular you can explore in southern Argentina. In my opinion, this is an exceptional place to come to, and one of the essential places to see when visiting southern Argentina.

Cerro Torre's narrow, jagged profile lends the mountain a quite majestic appearance, and it's a pleasure to look out and admire it from any one of the numerous vantage points located in the area around it.

I have wonderful memories of this particular day of the hike I did from the village of El Chaltén to Laguna de Los Tres: a magnificent lake overlooked by Cerro Torre, and such a beautiful location that I managed to take some of my very best photos of the Patagonian landscape there.

In order to make the most of my visit to the region, and like many tourists, I stopped over in the village of El Chaltén. I found that staying in the area for two two three days gives you just the right amount of time to complete several walks. I think seasoned hikers and climbers will probably enjoy spending an even longer time here.