Discover the amazing Lago del Desierto at your own pace, when you take this fantastic trip from El Chaltén. Besides seeing the huge lake, and the beautiful forests and mountains that surround it, you will also have the opportunity to do a hiking route through the Huemul Glacier.
Lago del Desierto Trip
We will pick you up from your hotel at 12 pm before heading towards the stunning Lago del Desierto. During the road trip, of just over one hour, we will make some stops to admire the spectacular landscapes of Patagonia.
Once we arrive at the Lago del Desierto, you will have two hours of your own free time to explore the area in the way that you want. You can choose to navigate the lake onboard one of the tourist boats that cruise along the waters or enjoy a spectacular hike up to the top of the Huemul Glacier.
If you decide to stay at the shores of the lake, you will enjoy a perfect panoramic view of Mount Fitz Roy, rising up a staggering 11,000 feet. As you stroll around the Lago del Desierto you will be astonished by the abundant vegetation of the Patagonian forests. These forest areas are characterized by elegant white oaks and Antartic beeches which are native to this part of the world.
After two hours enjoying the majestic landscapes of these amazing natural wilderness, we will take you back to your hotel, where the excursion finishes at around 5:30 pm.
- If you want to go on a boat trip around the Lago del Desierto, you must purchase your ticket in cash on the day of the activity when you arrive at the lake. The price of the ticket is 1800 Argentine pesos (€30 euros / $32 USD approx.) per person, and the cruise lasts around 40 minutes.
- If you want to hike along the Huemul glacier, you must pay the hiking route access fee in cash in person on the day of the activity. The price is 300 Argentine pesos (€4.80 euros / $5.40 USD per person approx.) The 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) route takes an hour and a half (round trip).
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Per personUS$ 27.70
* The price increases on the 30 April
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Food and drinks.
Boat trip on the Lago del Desierto (1,800 ARS (US$ 19.90) per person).
Hike to the Huemul Glacier (300 ARS (US$ 3.30) per person).
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
Yes, some of the areas are accessible.
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.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.