Loma del Pliegue Tumbado-Best panoramic views of Mt Fitz Roy!

Trek to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado (~11 miles)

Best part about this hike is that it is not your `classic’ trek, so it is less used. It is not walk in the park kind of hike but every second of your effort is worth because it leads you to this breathtaking 360 degrees panoramic viewpoint from where you can see all three- Fitz Roy, Cerro torre and Laguna Torre.

Trail starts from just outside the town, near ranger’s office. After fairly steep ascent during a first 2.5 miles, we entered a forest. Trail within the forest was absolutely serene with soft sounds birds and wind. Upon leaving the forest the trail headed up to the hill. This part of the trail was exposed and extremely windy. We were warned about Patagonian winds and we thought El Chalten was windy, till we reached to the top of this trail head. Wind there was something else! We waited to see Cerro Torre coming out of clouds but full views are very rare!

Views from this point were just stunning. I highly recommend this hike if you have extra day to spend in El Chalten.

 

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