Unmissable adventure for lovers of trekking and hiking in the mountains. Laguna Esmeralda is one of the most impressive excursions in Tierra del Fuego.
The route brings together impressive natural landscapes that no traveler ever forgets. It stands out for its surprise factor, since the Lagoon is suddenly glimpsed, which sets an indelible memory for all those who venture to visit it.
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The Trekking to Laguna Esmeralda is a characteristic walk that is among the most chosen and accessible among the options offered by the southernmost city in the world.
The adventure begins. We pass by your accommodation and head north, about 20 minutes from the city. Upon arrival at the destination, the tour guide provides a brief introduction to the tour. You cross the Carbajal Valley along a pleasant and signposted path, also several peat bogs and rocky terrain.
Continuing through the forest, the walk borders the Esmeralda River to the most anticipated destination, the magnificent Laguna Esmeralda, a lake of glacial origin whose name comes from the striking color that the sediments of the Ojo del Albino Glacier provide it. This landscape is appreciated especially during the summer, since in winter the Lagoon tends to freeze and is covered by snow. Even so, its natural scenery stands out for being impressive all year round.
Surrounded by nature and with an incomparable view, we enjoyed the box lunch.
When embarking on the return, you can appreciate the path with familiarity, having the opportunity to contemplate in greater detail the natural benefits of this unmissable trekking.
Concluding the walk we find the vehicle that will be waiting to begin the return to the city of Ushuaia, heading back to your accommodation.
– Waterproof jacket and polar jacket
– Waterproof trekking shoes or sneakers with good traction
– Hat or cap
– In winter gloves and extra coat
– It is a requirement to have physical fitness to do the walk; Those who have physical restrictions or do not have the appropriate clothing and footwear will not be able to do it.
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Yeah. It is important to make a reservation in advance to hire the trekking excursion to Laguna Esmeralda.
You must have waterproof footwear with a medium or high top and non-slip soles. Ideally, trekking pants, thermal fleece sweatshirt and waterproof jacket. It is also recommended to have a hat or hood, sunglasses, gloves and trekking poles for those who need them.
The trek has an extension of approximately 9 total kilometers (4.5 kilometers each section), it is a path of moderate difficulty that takes 3 hours on average.
The tour of the accommodations to begin the excursion begins at approximately 8 am, to begin the trekking to Laguna Esmeralda at 9 am.
Laguna Esmeralda gets its name due to the intense green color of its waters. This color is due to the presence of sediments that are suspended in the water. Also, as it is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the reflection of light on the water gives it a special shine, which also contributes to its name.
The Trekking to Laguna Esmeralda lasts half a day (approximately 6 hours in total) including the transfer from the city of Ushuaia and its return.