(November - March)
A tour of one of the most beautiful and least visited places in a valley near Ushuaia plenty of outstanding views.
A hike that begins with a very steep slope, to reach a small lagoon and enormous landscapes.
Some days, the Turquoise Lagoon gives us an unusual spectacle: its color changes as the clouds pass by and we move closer or further away from it.
The medium-high difficulty hike to the Turquesa Lagoon is not too demanding for those used to regular medium-intensity exercise. This is one of the most intense walks due to the steepness of the slope at the beginning at the beginning of a walk to reach panoramic views of a glacial valley.
By car, from the hotel, we leave Ushuaia from the hotel to the Tierra Mayor Valley, where an intense 45 to 60-minute trek begins, to go beyond the treeline.
High-top hiking boots for ankle stability are required (not optional).
After being amazed with the wonderful color of a glacian lagoon, we will carry on uphill and along a rocky edge, to reach the top of Mount Carbajal. From this summit we will see the both the namesake valley, and the Tierra Mayor valley, and see the footprint left by the glaciers on their way to the Beagle Channel.
8am to 4:30pm *
*08:30- Arrival at the beginning of the trek (moderate to high difficulty)
A few kilometers from Ushuaia, we arrive at the Tierra Mayor Valley to begin the trek. The beginning is very steep until reaching 800 meters high, where the forest is left behind.
*9:30 - We reach the treeline.
After 800 meters, the trees no longer grow and the green color disappears almost completely, as we can see in the mountains on the opposite side of the valley.
*10:15 - Laguna Turquesa.
Some days, the Turquoise Lagoon gives us an unusual spectacle: its color changes as we get closer or further away, and the clouds pass over us.
*12:00 Top of Mount Carbajal – Lunch -
From the summits of Mount Carbajal we have wonderful views of other peaks and other lagoons. In this photo, we have the view of the Sierra Alvear and the Esmeralda Lagoon!
The Turquesa and Esmeralda lagoons in the same excursion, with their different colors and sizes, opposite each other on the slopes of the Tierra Mayor valley.
*13:00 - We start heading back...
From the height of Mount Carbajal, the return time to the vehicle is shorter, due to the significant incline of the ascent.
*15:30 Back in Ushuaia!*
This trekking excursion leaves us back at the hotel or anywhere downtown Ushuaia with an unforgettable memory of the mountains that surround the city of Ushuaia.
* Approximate hours. The order and schedule of activities may change as the tour unfolds. Between October and April, the schedule varies according to the length of the days.
As a private tour, we can make this experience a “tailor-made trip”! With the exclusive attention of guides, specialized in serving any number of passengers from all over the world.