Duration: 6 hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Difficulty: Moderate Activities: Trekking (4 hs) We provide: Rubber boots, Box Lunch
Departure from the hotel by minibus by land (20 kms) to the Tierra Mayor valley. From there, we began the walk during which we crossed the cliffs, streams and centuries-old forests of Lengas and Coihues. The possibility of seeing foxes, condors and beavers is always latent.
The Laguna Esmeralda is in the heart of the Natural Reserve and Landscape of Tierra del Fuego, the color of its waters and its geographical location in the middle of the Fuegian mountain range invites us to stop, rest on its shores while we have lunch. Finally we start the return to the refuge by a different route to the one of route and later we return to the hotel.
This excursion includes the trekking Laguna Esmeralda adding the ascent along the main tributary of the lagoon, which has its source in the Ojo del Albino Glacier.
The glacier surprises us with a show of ice and mountains. We place our crampons and begin the exploration of the glacier. We arrive at the viewpoint of the valley where we have lunch enjoying incomparable views from 900 masl. We continue the crossing, with stops in panoramic points of stunning beauty. Finally we return to the refuge and from there to the Hotel.
Note: THE CRAMPON WALK IS SUBJECT TO GLACIER AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS