Fitz Roy vs. Torres del Paine

Of the two best hikes in Patagonia, which should you trek?

… you can’t decide between El Chalten (Argentina) and Torres del Paine (Chile), the self-proclaimed “trekking capitals” of their respective countries …

The good news is you can’t go wrong. Both options provide incredible access to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery you’ll ever see.

We can’t really recommend one over the other purely based on natural beauty as they are both equally stunning national parks. However, there are definitely distinct differences between the two trekking meccas that may push you toward one or the other. Here are some things to think about based on our experience in both locations that will help you decide (although the best decision is to do both!)

The Best Trekking in Patagonia – El Chalten vs. Torres del Paine

Laguna de los Tres, El Chalten
Laguna de los Tres, El Chalten
Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine

Do both. With a sidetrip to the Perito Moreno Glacier.


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