Laguna Azul

A dream lagoon hidden in the native forest of the private reserve of Estancia Los Huemules, a few kilometres from El Chaltén.

Description

This trail is located in Estancia Los Huemules, a private natural reserve on the way to Lago del Desierto,17km away from El Chaltén.

Visitors` Centre of Estancia Los Huemules

To get here you need to take a transfer from El Chaltén and after a 40 minutes ride you will arrive at the Visitors` and Interpretation Centre. There you will have to pay an entrance fee and they will give you information and recommendations to make the most of your day.

Signposting on the footpath to Laguna Azul

The trail begins a few metres from the Visitors´ Centre towards the forest of Lenga. After a few minutes walk you will cross the bridge of the Diablo River where the footpath begins to gain height.

Bridge next to the Laguna Azul

In about half an hour you will pass near a waterfall that comes from the Blue Lagoon, and finally another bridge will cross this small stream just before reaching the lagoon.

Laguna Azul and Cerro 30 Aniversario

he lagoon can be seen just in the last metres of the trail, a mirror of crystalline water hidden in the forest of Lenga and flanked to the west by the hill 30 Aniversario.

Laguna Verde

Walking north following along the ridge of the lagoon for another 500 metres, you access the small Laguna Verde from where you have a unique view of the north face of the Fitz Roy that stands from behind the Cerro Eléctrico.

Admission price

AR$ 300

How to get there

Take a transfer and travel 17km of the scenic route 41.

View

From here you get a unique perspective of the north face of the Fitz Roy massif.

Photos "Visitors' Centre of Estancia Los Huemules", "Signposting on the footpath to Laguna Azul" and "Bridge next to the Laguna Azul" courtesy of Estancia Los Huemules

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