Sierra Valdivieso Circuit

This is a challenging and remote hike that takes you through the Paso Beban and Five Lagoon Valley, two iconic high mountain areas of the region. The trails are mainly unmarked and the going is tough as you cross peat bogs and bushwhack through thick forests in places.

4 Days


Sierra Valdivieso Circuit - 4 - $755

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Get off the beaten track and follow a largely unmarked and challenging trail over difficult terrain
  • Climb the Beban Pass (815m)  
  • Admire the views of Fagnano Lake and from the Five Lagoon Valley
  • Hike through the heart of the Sierra Valdivieso range and descend into the Carabajal Valley

Start from Ushuaia and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on Sierra Valdivieso Circuit

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Tierra Mayor Valley

We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Tierra Mayor Valley where the trek begins. We will cross the valley and climb towards Lago Paso Beban where we're surrounded by peaks and glaciers.

We'll rest at our first campsite and enjoy a well-deserved cup of tea.

Accommodation: Wild Camping

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Distance: 10km

Day 2: Beban Valley 

Following the Rio Beban higher up the valley, we'll eventually cross the Beban Pass which is a loose and rocky ascent. We'll continue to navigate through the rocky spires and admire the views of Fagnano Lake.

The trail winds its way up towards the dazzling blue Laguna Azul surrounded by glaciated peaks. We'll traverse over steep scree slopes to the larger Laguna Mariposa and camp in a secluded bay.

Accommodation: Wild Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance: 18km

Day 3: Upper Valle Carabajal

We start the morning with a climb among the alpine tundra to Paso Valdivieso which rewards us with magnificent views of the Cordon Vinciguerra mountains and the forested valley below.

Then starts a steep descent following a cascading stream to the base of the Carabajal Valley which is well sheltered. There are numerous river spots for us to choose our campsite.

Accommodation: Wild Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance: 11km

Day 4: Lower Valle Carabajal

The final day of the trek takes us through the heart of the Valle Carabajal where the forest dramatically thins out from devastating beaver activity. The route leads into a more extensive belt of open moorland and peat-fields. There are several river crossings to tackle and numerous felled trees to scramble over. 

As we near the road, the trail will turn into a farm track and progress will be swift. Our transfer will meet us at the road and take us back to your hotel in Ushuaia. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance: 11km

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Please note: Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people on a date of your choice, subject to availability.

USD $755 is the price per person without assistance. USD $1100 is the price per person with a porter included.


  • Guide
  • Transfers to/from Ushuaia to trailhead
  • Expedition camping food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Camping equipment 


  • Hotel before/after trek
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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