Lago del Desierto, Province of Santa Cruz

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Ever-popular tours to Lago del Desierto attract scores of visitors every year thanks to its unparalleled panoramic views and crystal clear azure waters flanked by verdant Patagonian forest. Trekking the area is a rewarding excursion, and tour companies usually offer guided walking tours of varying difficulty so do your research. Views of mountains Fitz Roy and Torre as well as glaciers and waterfalls surrounded by tall lush regional trees will greet you on your voyage. The lake has been the historical subject of a dispute of ownership between Argentina and Chile. Leave plenty of time for this trip as the mountain roads are difficult to traverse and could take as long as two hours to get there by car. Put Lago del Desierto on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our El Chalten holiday planner.
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  • They take you in combi 37 km, it is not equally good route and takes 1:30 hs. Then do a navigation on the Lake, there are different options, I did the full, take you up to the northern tip, you get 15 m and then leave you in the middle of something and you can do some hiking, I recommend the larger up to a mirador, spectacular, you run out of words.
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  • 35 km from el chaltén, rocky road, Lake worth a look! In addition to the Lake you will enjoy an exceptional view of the glacier. Make sure you return to see the fitz roy, if time permits, and making a break in the Intermix los cóndores to enjoy the scenery!
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  • During our days in El Chalten, we went one day to the Lago del Desierto. The just about 35 km long line in mid-November was making at least transport comfortable to drive the quasi not frequented. The quality of the roadway was but our entire 4 weeks in Patagonia, during which almost 8,000 kilometers were the worst. Since our SUV had good ground clearance, we could cover the distance halfway comfortable in about an hour, it was still hard. During the high season or when the weather is bad I would consider well the directions me, because the view of the Lake was indeed nice, but not spectacular, especially since there are more than enough beautiful corners in El Chalten.
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