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El Chalten to Villa O'Higgins Trek
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US$ 150
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before
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Follow one of the most impressive trekking routes in Argentina with this crossing from El Chaltén to Villa O'Higgins. This is an unforgettable experience for your visit to Patagonia.

Taking a selfie in the Desert Lake
A track on the trekking route
Villa O'Higgins
Sailing on the Desert Lake
The boat used to cross the lake
The bus used on the trip
An aeriel view of El Chalten

El Chalten to Villa O'Higgins Trek

At 8 am, we will pick you up by bus from your accommodation in El Chaltén, before taking a two-hour drive to the southern tip of Lago del Desierto (Desert Lake).

Once there, we will board the boat which will sail for an hour along the idyllic waters while we enjoy the beautiful views. When you reach the northern tip, you will process your documents so you can leave Argentina and cross the border into Chile.

After this brief stop, it will be time to start an exciting 14-mile trek. For approximately six hours, depending on your physical condition, you will walk through forests, mountains, and lakes - a pure natural paradise!

At the end of the route, you will reach Candelario Mansilla where, at 5:30 pm, you will board another boat that will take you across Lake O'Higgins to Puerto Bahamondez. There, a bus will be waiting for you to drive you to your final destination: Villa O'Higgins.

2-day route

If you prefer to go at a slower pace and do the route in two days, then this is also possible. In this case, you must book your own accommodation in Candelario Mansilla. You will cross Lake O'Higgins the next day at 5:30 pm.

Necessary documentation

Remember that you will be crossing the border into Chile, so you require all the necessary documentation.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Per person Children under 12
1 day route
US$ 150
not permitted
2 day route
US$ 150
not permitted

1 day route

  • Per person

    US$ 150
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

2 day route

  • Per person

    US$ 150
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

More Information

Duration

13 hours - 1 day 13 hours.

Included

Hotel pick up.

Bus transfer from El Chalten.

Boat transport along the Desert Lake.

Transport across Lake O Higgins.

Not included

Guide.

Food.

Accommodation.

When to book?

You can book up until 5 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, this activity requires visitors to be in good physical shape.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

from
US$ 150
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.