Lago del Desierto, Province of Santa Cruz
(4.4/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went from El Calafate to El Chalten agency Creoles. Arriving at the Lake we did 20 minutes navigation and then descend and gave us to choose different walks, 3 different levels of difficulty. We opted for the longest toward the glacier vespignani, where we enjoyed a beautiful view of the same. This company is the only one that offers this complete tour from El Calafate. We highlight the work of the Guide Alejandro, both their willingness and their knowledge. Highly recommended excursion. It has navigation, hiking and unique landscapes.
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  • Incredible landscape, to meet with their mouths open. The mix of colors and textures is amazingly beautiful
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  • the day before we did the trekking Fitz Roy for what we wanted to do something quiet, we were told at the hostel to a small trek to the desert lake. When we got there we were informed was trekking to Huemul glacier that had to be paid or you could also make navigation by Lake. The lack of information upset us so we decided to walk a few minutes in the Woods and staying on the shores of the Lake. It's worth the time. It is a wooded area with a spectacular view and beautiful. I loved it.
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