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. Arrange to visit Lago del Desierto and other attractions in El Chalten using our El Chalten road trip app .
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  • The journey is long, 4 x 4, almost two hours to get to the South point, there 45 minutes navigation to point north, but is offset by the dream landscapes of eternal glaciers at the top of the mountains. On the way back there is a stop on the coast, and walks, walking difficulty, are carried out through a forest on the coast of the Lago del Desierto. Reminded me the of the Lord of the rings, not to be missed, did not know that there could be so many shades of green!
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  • It is not recommended to do it from El Calafate because it consumed all the time on the trip. Leaving El Chalten, although it is not so far away, it takes about two hours to arrive. All the way has beautiful views. There are transport companies that offer the service of back and forth with a wait of 2, 4 or 6 hours, with different prices. The navigation is paid separately. The entrance to the Huemul trail is also optional and is payable at destination. You can fish, but permission is needed.
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  • Try the trail that goes to the Huemul Glacier. 40 ' (medium difficulty) and a beautiful landscape.
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  • Beautiful place.
  • A paradise that should visit if or if during your visit to el Chalten. The road should be paved. Incredibly beautiful. A gem in Argentina.
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  • Beautiful Lake, with views of glaciers and the north face of the Fitzroy. Walk along its waters is excellent, between jumps, climbs, and beaches, breathtaking views are discovered.
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  • Beautiful site, but the ride is worth more by the way to there, despite the road being too bad.
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  • A beautiful place with a great history.
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