Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
Day 1: Trek into the Alvear Range; Alvear Camp
Day 2: Trek to Glacier Ojo del Albino; Olum Valley Camp
Day 3: Trek to the Beagle Channel
Day 1 - Trek into the Alvear Range; Alvear Camp
The beginning of our adventure starts on Ruta 3, just a few miles north of Ushuaia. From there we will cross the Carbajal Valley and continue to the Beban Valley to set up camp in the Alvear Range.
We will pass through sub-antarctic forest and wetlands, including peatland which covers the large Fuegian valleys with its reddish hues before arriving at our destination – Alvear Camp.
Meals: Picnic lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Alvear Camp
Day 2 - Trek to Glacier Ojo del Albino; Olum Valley Camp
Our second day begins with a climb to the amazing Lake Ojo del Albino. Its greenish and milky waters come directly from Glacier Ojo del Albino. After lunch we will put on crampons and walk on the glacier itself, before descending to Lake Esmeralda.
In the afternoon we will arrive at a mountain shelter before entering Olum Valley where we will enjoy a typical Argentinian dish, Guiso de Lentejas (lentil stew) with a red wine before a well-deserved rest at our Olum Valley Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Olum Valley Camp
Day 3 - Trek to the Beagle Channel
Our final day. We will cross and climb out of the Olum Valley until the we reach the pass between Mount Olivia and Cinco Hermanos (Five Brothers Mountains). From here we will encounter a very different landscape: the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia Bay. We will descend to the historic Estancia Túnel on the shores of the Beagle Channel, where we reach the final point of our trek.
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch
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Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip isn't running in the 2024/25 season - we'd recommend the Torres del Río Chico Basecamp Trek instead.
2 people: USD $1,125 per person
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Accommodation – Accommodation in Ushuaia before and after your trek is not included in this itinerary. Please see our Ushuaia hotels guide for more information. We are happy to book any of these hotels for your convenience.
- Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 2 dinners and hot drinks
- Accommodation: 2 nights camping (expedition 2-person tents)
- Synthetic sleeping bag, liner and mat
- All cooking equipment
- English and Spanish-speaking mountain guide
- Transfers to/from trailhead
- Meals not included in the itinerary
- Drinks during lunch or dinner
- Backpack (day-pack/65ltr minimum size)
- Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
- Personal travel insurance
- Porters (please enquire if these are available)
- International and domestic/in-country flights
- Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses