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3-Day Mountains to Sea Trek

Combine Tierra del Fuego's iconic Mount Olivia, Glacier Ojo del Albino and glistening emerald Lake Esmeralda, in a wild trek that starts deep in the Andes mountains and ends at the shores of the famous Beagle Channel. Trek remote trails, summit a peak with amazing panoramic views and camp out under the stars – all accompanied by an expert local mountain guide.

Are you hoping to travel before March 2023?

Patagonia's a big trip and we know how crucial it is to get it right. As you’re considering travelling in the next couple of months, we want to be upfront with you…

Finding available accommodation is proving almost impossible in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. While not uncommon, the pandemic has exacerbated the situation this year.

Alongside this, Swoop are also currently focused on ensuring that all of the logistics are in place for our booked travellers who are due to head south shortly.

Swoop has therefore decided to no longer accept any new bookings departing before the beginning of March 2023.

As alternative options, here’s what we suggest:

Option A:

Push your trip back and choose to travel instead in early 2023. April onwards has more accommodation options still available. The Patagonian autumnal colours are stunning and trails less crowded.

Option B:

Defer your Patagonia adventure by 12 months, benefitting by getting exactly the trip you want without compromise, and lock in plans now while there’s still good availability.

If you are able to be flexible on your travel dates, the next step would then be for us to arrange a time to talk through the options.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

3 Days

From

$656

Location

Tierra del Fuego

3-Day Mountains to Sea Trek - 3 - $656

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

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on 3-Day Mountains to Sea Trek

Operator's Itinerary

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 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

6-12 people: USD $450 per person

3-5 people: USD $656 per person

2 people: USD $900 per person

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Departures can be arranged on a date of your choice, subject to availability.

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Please get in touch for more information.

Additional Notes

Note – This multi-day trek will be offered only as a private excursion in the 2022/23 season.

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.

Includes

  • 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

Excludes

  • 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
  • Gratuities/tips
  • Porters (please enquire if these are available)
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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