journey report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles
Not like most parks in Argentina, there may be an entrance charge for Tierra del Fuego Nationwide Park. It was 480 pesos ($12.50) in 2019. However the ticket is nice for 1 or 2 days. And tenting is free within the park so two days is the higher worth.
There’s no cheap solution to get from Ushuaia to the Park. Most — together with me — ebook a door-to-door shuttle return for 700 pesos. ($18)
On arrival on the Park I requested which of the four campgrounds was greatest. One Ranger advised me Laguna Verde, so I had the shuttle drop me there.
That is Patagonia so I bolted the tent down actual good.
Day 1 I did a variety of simple day hikes. All nice.
Day 2 I headed over to the close by Alaskush Customer Middle to register (free) for the Cerro Guanaco path. You’re speculated to register earlier than Midday to be allowed to make the climb.
Guanaco is commonly closed because of excessive winds, as nicely.
It’s 4km a method. An elevation achieve of 973m.
To and from the Alaskush Customer Middle and again (to verify you returned safely) it’s about 15km.
You begin alongside beautiful Lake Roca. Completely calm the day I used to be there.
Signage says it should take you four hours to the highest. Mountaineering steadily it’s extra more likely to be nearer to three hours.
There’s some important MUD at one level.
As common in South America, I used Maps.me for navigation.
Most hikers cease at one of many designated viewpoints.
When you’ve received good climate it’s price pushing up the scree to the highest.
In Patagonia it’s quite common to have persistent rainbows. It rains so much.
Capturing them in a photograph shouldn’t be simple.
There’s Ushuaia within the distance.
On the very high finish of February I scrambled the snowy summit for a dramatic end.
Nice hike. When you get to this park you should definitely schedule time for the Guanaco climb.