STEP BY STEP, WE DELVE INTO THE REMOTE PATAGONIA, A VAST PARADISE FOR HIKERS AND CLIMBERS.
Our guides lead hikes that vary in length and difficulty. Self-guided and bicycle options are also available. On each adventure, we connect with Patagonia at the peak of its beauty.
We invite you to discover a selection of short paths by yourself. Get on a bike, or stroll at your own pace to bond with the natural and historical landmarks within this wild territory.
We leave Estancia Cristina’s main lodge behind, and as we delve into Río Caterina’s valley, we identify a great variety of native flora and fauna. An ideal hike for bird and photography lovers.
We will head north to enter the deepest area of Río Caterina’s valley, an untouched glacial landscape. Lagoons, mountains, and Cerro Norte will watch our 2-hour journey to Lago Pearson, where we will find a shelter strategically located on its shores, merging with the native vegetation.
We will head northeast and leave Estancia Cristina’s main lodge on an uphill hike among woods of ñires and lengas. At our first lookout point, we will uncover Lago Argentino and Lago Pearson. Then, we will continue hiking until we reach Cascada de Los Perros.
We will ascend the natural trails of the Feruglio mountain range until we reach Glaciar Upsala’s former domains. We will contemplate the signs of time and witness how glaciers scratch the earth on their way, exposing countless marine fossils along a deep-red canyon called Cañadón de Los Fósiles.
We will cross Río Caterina and head northwest, ascending the Feruglio mountain range. Once we leave the native forest behind, we will begin a challenging hike to reach the breathtaking views of Glaciar Upsala and Lago Guillermo. Another favorite on our expedition is the massive Cordillera de Los Andes, featuring the peaks of Bertrand, Cono, and Murralon.
Our return will be along a different trail, during which we will continue to discover new landscapes.
We will head northwest and stroll through woods of ñires and lengas to identify the native vegetation in the Patagonian steppe. At our first stop, we will find the valley extending from Lago Argentino to Lago Pearson. Then, we will keep ascending until we get to Cascada de Los Perros and, finally, the Mirador Cristina: a stunning view of the mountains, the Campo de Hielo Patagónico Sur, and Glaciar Upsala.
Continuing, a pleasant slope towards the east will lead us to Lago Tanhausser. As we reach the Andean meadow over Cerro Cuchillo’s slopes, we will gain a panoramic lookout of Río Caterina’s valley and the mountains embracing its amplitude.
As a last delight, and after surpassing a rock edge that glaciers couldn’t erode, we will see Lago Tanhausser and the glaciers descending from the hills of Cerro Pintado, Sombrero, and Masters to end in the lake.
As we follow the path used by the Masters family for cattle raising, we will take in the beauty of Lago Argentino and ascend gradually to appreciate Canal Cristina, the main lodge of the Estancia, and a complete view of the valley.
Once we cross the forest and ice-melting waterfalls, we will reach Cerro Carnero and gain a complete view of the valley and the lavish Cordillera de Los Andes with the glaciers cradling it.
Our return will be along a different path, bordering the Canal Cristina and finally arriving at the Estancia.
Reminiscing about our fabulous stay at Estancia Christina, It started with an incredible boat tour of Lake Argentina and the many glaciers around it and the many icebergs in it. We were then dropped off in this remote location of Estancia Cristina to enjoy the peaceful accommodations and their great meals. The first afternoon we rode horseback, and the next couple of days we went hiking. The guides were great and the scenery fantastic.