The most popular hike in El Chalten is probably the hike to Laguna de los Tres to see Cerro Fitz Roy. For a day hike from El Chalten there are two options. The first option is to walk from El Chalten to the trail entrance. The trail entrance is located at the opposite end of town from the bus terminal. Look for the weary hikers walking back to town to find the entrance. The other option and the option I decided to go with is purchase a bus ticket to El Pilar.
By starting the hike from Piedras Blanca you have the opportunity to visit the mirrador for the Glacier Piedra Blancas.
If you decide to start the hike from El Chalten you will be rewarded with this view as quickly gain elevation.
Another look back on the views as you leave El Chalten behind.
Cerro Fitz Roy hiding in the clouds.
The bridges in Patagonia always have instructions on how people can safely cross the bridge at the same time.