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Guided 1-day trek to Laguna Esmeralda, Ushuaia


Join AAGM certified Mountain Guide Gabriel for this fantastic hike to the truly spectacular Laguna Esmeralda near Ushuaia. This lake of mesmerising beauty awaits you!



1 Day

All year




  • Trek through the real wilds of Patagonia; forests, bogs and mountains!
  • Absorb the hypnotising beauty of Laguna Esmeralda's reflective turquoise waters
  • Enjoy a fun and informative guide who creates a positive and enthusiastic vibe


Laguna Esmeralda is a beautiful lake located less than 20km from Ushuaia and a real attraction for hikers seeking a stunning water vista. Deep valleys eroded by glaciers thousands of years ago set the scene for this trip and you won’t be disappointed!

Surrounded by mountains Bonete and Toribio the views are endlessly amazing at Esmeralda. We will venture through forest and bog land typical of this area before we reach the lake.

You will be instantly seduced by the colour of the water and how it reflects the beauty of the surroundings on its surface. You will very likely observe the local beavers busy in the dams and see how they interact with the ecosystem.

This trip is of low difficulty requiring about 5 hours of hiking that will cover about 9.4km and 160m of ascension. I will be ready with my camera to take your photo and seal your memories of this spectacular location.

If your keen to see this gem of Ushuaia in person then don’t hesitate to sign up and I’ll lead you on this fantastic day trip in the wilds of Patagonia!

Alternatively consider this 1-day hike in the amazing Tierra del Fuego National Park for unforgettable landscapes and endless memories. For a shorter day out check out this half-day trip to the breath taking glacier Martial in Tierra del Fuego.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Dinner

About the guide

I´m a lover of the mountains, Andes and Patagonia. I live in Ushuaia - Argentina. I study tecnicature of mountain guide in Mendoza. I´m a member of AAGM.

I started guiding in 2010 and i haven´t stoped since then. My team and I working all around the andes on this latitudes all year long.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided dring one of your next trip. It will be my pleasure to accompany you and make sure the time we spend together becomes unique... If i´m busy when you want to come, you will be guided by another expert of our team.


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What people are saying about this trip

Eric Tolkin


January, 2023

Gabriel was a great guide and we enjoyed out hike. We highly recommend him.

Kevin Hulse


October, 2019

I came here at the end of Winter, so it was still snowing and the lake was unfortunately frozen with snow on top. However, the hike had amazing views with a very knowledgeable Guide. Pick up was on time and all information was given to me as needed. Highly recommend.


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