Full Day El Chalten - Desert Lake

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Season:
All year
Zone:
El Calafate, Santa Cruz (see map)
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Description

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Admire the breathtaking vistas on this fascinating tour where you will explore the rugged beauty of the Andes with a trek and an exciting 4x4 drive through the valley of De las Vueltas River and the Lake of the Desert.

Highlights
- Enjoy fantastic views of Mt. Fitz Roy above beautiful lagoons
- Journey through the Valley of the De las Vueltas River and the Lake of the Desert on a 4x4 ride
- Take in the idyllic scenery as you hike towards the lagoon

Our day starts as we depart from El Calafate and head along the famous Route 40. This iconic highway goes along the Argentino Lake up to the La Leona River. Shortly after passing the 'Cañadón La Leona' we will arrive at the ancient route hotel, La Leona. Here you will be able to enjoy a break for coffee and cakes.

Continue along Lake Viedma, where you can take in the magical views of glaciers, hidden lakes, and the glory that is Mount Fitz Roy. After several photo-stops you will arrive at the Andean village El Chalten, also known as "The Capital of Trekking". Visit the Interpretation Centre before the group will be divided according to their chosen option at our base - The Pudu Lodge. There are several routes available according to your physical condition.

Hop in a 4x4 and cross the Valley of De las Vueltas River. Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes range. The course of De Las Vueltas River is often one of the preferred routes for condors in their low flight East-West. If you are lucky you will be able to see them up close!.

From here, visit the cascades of De Las Vueltas River and the Lake of the Desert, hidden amongst lush forests amid a paradise of ancient trees, glaciers and streams. Afterwards, trek to the Huemul Lagoon and Glacier (optional) perched on the slopes of Mount Vespignani. The path starts at Lake of the Desert and goes up the left-hand side of a stream that is coming down from Huemul Lagoon. It takes approximately 45 minutes to climb the 2km to the lagoon. Along the way, admire great views of the valley below and Mount Fitz Roy. Around 17:30 pm we will return with the rest of the group to the base to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate at Pudu Lodge.

Others
Please note that there are some hotels in the city that are not included in our pickup routes. If your hotel is not included, we will contact you to inform you of the closest pick up location. We ask that you to wait for the guide at the lobby of the indicated hotel. Only adults (+12 years old).

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Location
Start point:
Hotel pickup

End point: Same as the starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
06:30 - 19:30

Duration: 13 Hours

Guide options
Guide type: Guide

Includes

  • Transport

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