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Fuegian Andes

Fuegian Andes

The Fuegian Andes, which cross the entire Tierra Del Fuego Archipelago, are the southernmost chain of the Andes Mountains. Although rather small compared to other South American peaks, these mountains still look formidable as they rise straight out of the ocean to heights just over 8,200 feet (2,500 meters.

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The basics

Lago Escondido and Lago Fagnano are two popular summer destinations in the region, especially for keen sport fishermen as both lakes support large populations of rainbow and brown trout. Endless hiking trails and several back-country refugios make exploring much of the mountain range closer to Ushuaia possible throughout the summer months. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular near the lakes during the winter.

Travelers looking for a glimpse of the region can opt for a day tour from Ushuaia. A typical itinerary takes visitors to both Lake Fagnano and Lake Escondido for a chance to learn more about the region’s geological and natural history. Choose a 4WD tour to see some of Patagonia’s most pristine scenery.

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Things to know before you go

*The Fuegian Andes are a must-visit for adventure travelers and outdoors enthusiasts. *Wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces, and remember to dress in layers. *Day trips to the Fuegian Andes from Ushuaia typically take upwards of eight hours.

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How to get there

Due to their rather remote nature, the Fuegian Andes are best visited as part of a guided excursion from Ushuaia.

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When to get there

Because of their southern latitude, the Fuegian Andes have long cold winters comparable to other regions in South America. The hiking and climbing season lasts from December to March, while the ski season begins in late June and continues until September.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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