Torres del Rio Chico Traverse

In just three days you will follow a challenging trail from sea level, high up onto a plateau with lagoons and stunning mountain views beyond. The trail is out and back from Ushuaia with very minimal transport necessary. You will be accompanied by an expert local mountain guide who can not only guide the way but also give you plenty of information on flora, fauna and local history.

3 Days


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Torres del Rio Chico Traverse - 3 - $450

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Hike for three days barely seeing another hiker
  • Pass high altitude lagoons with extraordinary views down onto the valleys below
  • Trek over a mountain pass to reveal the Andes as far as the eye can see
  • 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 Torres del Rio Chico Traverse

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1 - Chico River:

The first day begins at the foot of Cerro Cortez and ascends along the Chico River to the tree line where we make our first camp. If you have enough energy left, we can go up to visit one of the lagoons in a higher valley.

Accommodation: Chico River Camp

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2 - Lagoon Tour:

Our second day begins with a tour through the lagoons. We will pass by the Halcon, Chimango, Albatros, Condor and Matamico lagoons and climb in altitude until we reach the Paso de las Aves where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Andes. From here we will descend through the Manutara Valley to a lagoon of the same name where we will set up camp.

Accommodation: Manutara Lagoon Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Manutata to Ushuaia:

On the third day, after a good breakfast on the shores of Manutara lagoon, we will

cross the Vinciguerra range from where we will have views of Vinciguerra, the Beagle

Channel, the Darwin Range, and all of southern Patagonia. We will descend into Andorra valley, close to the Vinciguerra Glacier where we will be picked up and returned to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $450 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.


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


  • Hiking boots
  • Clothing
  • Flashlight

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