3 Day Mountains to Sea Trek

Combine Tierra del Fuego's iconic Mount Olivia, the Albino Glacier and glistening emerald Lake Esmeralda, in a trek that starts deep in the Andes and ends at the shores of the Beagle Channel. Ice hike, summit a peak and camp out under the stars, all accompanied by an expert local mountain guide who will also provide plenty of information on flora, fauna and local history.

3 Days


3 Day Mountains to Sea Trek - 3 - $480

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)

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on 3 Day Mountains to Sea Trek

Operator's Itinerary

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
  • Meals
  • Hot drinks
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Cooking equipment
  • Personal insurance
  • Transfers


  • Hiking boots
  • Clothing
  • Flashlight

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