Lago del Desierto, Province of Santa Cruz

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Forest
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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  • the place seems a fairytale history, the water came from the melting of the glacier that you after 30 minutes uphill medium trek can reach and see about 200m away, seeing the lake, the mountains, and ...  more »
  • This is one of best attractions of El Chalten, This lake flows from Argentina to Chile side with amazing views and lovely vegetation. It has last post of Military of Argentina.  more »
  • this place stays in my mind as the most shockingly high prices for.....nothing. the campground is a mere muddy patch of grass without infrastructure. the lady and "landlord" (whoever he was) showed me...  more »