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1-day Esmeralda hike, off-the-beaten-track Ushuaia

Esmeralda hike

Join a certified guide to embark on an amazing day hike to Laguna Esmeralda. Take an unexplored route to this beautiful lake.



1 Day

All year




  • Visit this iconic highlight of Ushuaia.
  • Take an off-the-beaten trail to the lake.
  • Traverse the varied landscape of forest, peatland, river and beaverdams.


I will take you on yet another adventure in Tierra del Fuego. Join me on this amazing day hike where we’ll take an off-the-beaten-track to Laguna Esmeralda which is a unique alternative to the popular and sometimes really busy trail.

The trip is ideal for those wishing to discover this unexplored place without losing the feeling of being at the end of the world. You will traverse a spectacular landscape, crossing the Fuegian forest, vast peat bogs, and dams built by beavers. The trail leads through large valleys with spectacular views of the Andes.

We’ll begin from the city of Ushuaia and head towards the starting point of the trek. After walking for about 2 hours, you will be able to see the lake located at the foot of the Albino glacier. We’ll have our lunch at this beautiful setting alongside taking in the stunning vistas of the lake and the neighboring peaks.

On the way back we’ll follow another track that borders the river from the lake down to a valley. Here, you will discover the typical vegetation of Patagonia- Bolax Gummifera and mata negra.

If you happen to make this trip in January, you’ll be welcomed with blooming matas. And in March, you will have the chance to discover the flavor of Magellan strawberries.

Regarding difficulty, it varies according to the ground conditions. Since it is an off-road trail, it does involve crossing peatlands and sometimes really muddy areas. But, as long as you are fit, you’ll be fine.

So, don’t wait further. Send a message now to embark on this secluded, unexplored track to the beautiful Laguna Esmeralda from Ushuaia. You won’t regret it!

If you want to explore more, check out this unique day hike to the Cerros Dos Banderas in Ushuaia.


Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Drinks

Price details

Price per person.


More info

Trip Duration: 6 hrs Distance covered: 8 KM

Meeting point

Your Hotel in Ushuaia

Equipment you will need to bring



Watter bottle

About the guide

Created by a French woman, a hiking guide based in Ushuaia, our agency Terre de Feu Authentique offers unique and exclusive excursions for travelers wishing to discover Tierra del Fuego in all its authenticity, far from tourist buses and clichés. We wanted to differentiate ourselves from existing agencies by offering different excursions, away from the beaten path.

Our passion: Tierra del Fuego and its infinite landscapes, its history and that of the first people who had adapted to its extreme conditions.
Our goal: to transmit our passion, to combine cultural interests and natural attractions and to give you the opportunity to relax in unique places.
We guarantee a quality service and your safety in the most remote places.


French | English


Ushuaia, Argentina

What people are saying about this trip

Helena Stahlova


January, 2023

It was very nice walk which we enjoyed a lot. Marine (our guide) was excellent and learnt us a lot about local fauna and flora. we definitely would go with you again.



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