Laguna Esmeralda

Laguna Esmeralda, Ushuaia: Address, Phone Number, Laguna Esmeralda Reviews: 4.5/5

Laguna Esmeralda
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kesit0
Buenos Aires, Argentina520 contributions
Nice trekking in the snow
Jul 2021 • Family
After approx 4,5 kms of trekking, with young children in the snow, the lake was frozen unfortunately, covered with snow, so we did not see the lake. Contact Igancio from Taun expeditions as your guide. Really recomended!
Written July 19, 2021
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Dan and Beck
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
A Brief Summary Of Our Laguna Esmerelda Hike
Feb 2020
Another one of the great Ushuaia day hikes! This is a 9.5km return hike and takes 4-5 hours. Laguna Esmerleda is located outside the Tierra del Fuego National Park. But we can assure you that the hike is definitely worth a day of your itinerary. A very muddy affair, but a beautiful emerald (as the name suggests) lake is the reward.

A shuttle bus from the main bus station can be bought the day for around $700ARS return ($11USD). It departs Ushuaia around 9am. The bus will take you to and from the start of the hike and returns to Ushuaia mid afternoon. Check the exact return time with the helpful staff at the bus station. There is no entrance fee for this hike.
Written May 25, 2020
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Frank Y
Rockingham, Australia80 contributions
Peaceful but Beautifull
Feb 2020
Love this area there are plenty of walks to suit almost every level of fitness. Nice and peacefull with not too many people around. Great.
Written April 23, 2020
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Lauren M
Washington DC, DC27 contributions
Easily customizable
Mar 2020
There are quite a few options of how to get here and how to enjoy it. I took a van from the train because it was rainy and would have been quite muddy. The lake is clearly beautiful, and I saw a ton of great wildlife just walking around the shore.
Written March 15, 2020
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Lucy Ana
Belo Horizonte, MG2 contributions
A beautiful laguna close to Ushuaia
Jan 2020
We took a minivan from Ushuaia to the parking lot where the trail starts. Minivans also run the reverse sense on some scheduled time. The trail is very well marked, scenic and easy to follow. It can be very muddy depending on wheter it has rained before so it is better to wear waterproof boots. After a bit less than two hours walking in a slow pace, we reached the very beautiful Laguna Esmeralda.
Written January 30, 2020
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,269 contributions
Breathtaking!
Jan 2020
The views from here are absolutely breathtaking. The lake was calm and the reflection of the snow covered mountains were a sight to behold.
Written January 28, 2020
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Angela P
Sutton, UK52 contributions
Moddy but worthy
Jan 2020 • Friends
Trekking muy fácil de hacer y precioso durante el camino pero cuidado con tus botas/zapatos. Se puede ir perfectamente sin guía, solo tienes que llegar en taxi hasta un parking cercano.

Easy trekking and amazing view all the way there but very very careful with your boots/trainers as is very slippery and moddy. You can easily go without guide, FOR FREE, you just need to pay the taxi/bus until the closest parking.
Written January 25, 2020
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Sean M
6 contributions
Terribly damaged trail. Needs to be closed to public
Jan 2020 • Solo
This trail is probably the most destroyed trail I've seen in several years of hiking and trail running. It ought to be closed to the public to allow ecological recovery along the route. Sensitive bog areas have been trampled into obliteration. A new trail could be developed from scratch but would need raised walkways and careful planning. Very disappointing and distressing to see so many tour operators bring large groups to the trail to continue to inflict further damage.
Written January 24, 2020
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Inge S
Golden, CO42 contributions
Poorly maintained muddy trail rewarded by glacial lagoon
Dec 2019
It's a muddy, poorly designed and ill maintained trail but the traverse is rewarded by a beautiful glacial lagoon and views of the valley. The sad part is seeing how mistreated the trail and lake surroundings are, with plenty of garbage including plastic bags strewn around certain areas. Argentineans in general don't seem to have the same regard for the natural environment that their neighbors in Chile do.
Written January 1, 2020
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Lats71
Augsburg, Germany134 contributions
Ushuaia highlight
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was definitely the highlight of our time in Ushuaia. A really nice half day walk wihh fantastic scenery. Parts of the the walk are very boggy and you have to try and find a way through without sinking but it was fun and made the walk a bit more of an adventure. The Laguna is beautiful and we spent about an hour there just enjoying the view. For me this was way better that the national park so if you only have time for one during your stay here then I would definitely recommend to rather do this walk. Also the shuttle buses from ushuaia are a total scam so if you have your own transport or can organise a different way to get to and from the trail head then 100% do it.
Written December 9, 2019
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