Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
In just 3 days you will summit a peak, hike across a glacier and literally walk from the high Andes down to the shore of the Beagle Channel
Be looked after by experienced mountain guides every step of the way
End each evening with delicious hot meals cooked by your expert guide (and porter)
Day 1 - Alvear Range
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-antartatic forest and wetlands including peatland which covers the large Fuegian valleys with its reddish hues.
Accommodation: Alvear Camp
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Albino Glacier & Laguna Esmerelda
Our second day begins with a climb to the amazing Ojo del Albino lake. Its greenish and milky waters come directly from the glacier. After lunch we will put on crampons and walk on the glacier itself, before going down to Laguna Esmeralda (emerald lake). 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.
Accommodation: Olum Valley Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Arrival at 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 (the 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 & Lunch
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
- Mountain guide
- Hot drinks
- Sleeping bag
- Cooking equipment
- Personal insurance
- Hiking boots