Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
- Sail across the Beagle Channel
- Trek from Puerto Williams to Dientes de Navarino Peaks
- Trek from Dientes de Navarino Peaks to Laguna Martillo
- Trek from Laguna Martillo to Paso Virginia
- Trek from Virginia to Puerto Williams
Day 1: Ushuaia to Puerto Williams
This day we cross the Beagle Channel, sailed by Darwin during his exploration of the region and named after his ship, from Ushuaia. You'll enjoy the rest of the day in Puerto Williams, the capital of the Chilean Antarctic Province with a population less than 3,000 people (including naval and civilian).
Day 2: Puerto Williams to the Dientes de Navarino peaks
After four to five hours, and having passed a waterfall and skirted the forests beneath the ridgeline, we reach Laguna del Salto to pitch camp near the lake.
Day 3: Dientes de Navarino peaks to Laguna Martillo
Our goal for today is Lago Martillo, which we will reach after five or six hours hiking through shrublands and open valleys between snowy peaks.
Day 4: Laguna Martillo to Paso Virginia
At Paso Virginia we reach the highest point of the Dientes Circuit at 2,870 feet (859m). The wind has created a moon scenery. We can see Cordillera Darwin and Ushuaia. We spend the night in the forest, out of the wind (5 hours).
Day 5: Paso Virginia to Puerto Williams
Hike to the Beagle Channel and Puerto Williams (5 to 6 hours).
Day 6: Puerto Williams to Ushuaia
Crossing the Beagle Channel, we also re-enter Argentina and, upon arrival in Ushuaia, bring the adventure to a close.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip runs as a group trip. It is possible to arrange private trips and assisted treks with porters for an additional cost.
- Grupal equipment
- Technical equipment
- Air fares to and from Argentina
- Personal expenses and equipment
- Travel insurance
- Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses