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Fitz Roy trek guide vs doing it on our own

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Fitz Roy trek guide vs doing it on our own

My wife and I will be doing this trek in mid March. I am trying to get a handle on whether or not it is necessary/helpful to get a guide or join an expedition (any suggestions here will be helpful) or just do it by ourselves? Any suggestions?


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1. Re: Fitz Roy trek guide vs doing it on our own

El Chalten is all about accessible day hikes, though some people do multiple hikes and camp.

If you do the two classic day hikes, a guide is totally unnecessary. And, it depends on the weather. 50% chance things will cloud over and you will not see a thing. The trail to Lago Torre is easy, 6-7 hours return, the 9-10 hour hike to Lago de las Tres is easy except for a tough last 2 hour climb that would be problematic in wet weather (although there are many good lookouts on the way before it gets tough). The trails are well-marked.

The weather is why you need schedule flexibility so as to increase chances of getting a window of good weather. If you go all that way, you have to have some flexibility to make it worthwhile.

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