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Aguas Arriba Lodge

A secluded lodge on the banks of Lago Desierto...

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Aguas Arriba Lodge - External View
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One of the most special places in Argentinian Patagonia, Aguas Arriba Lodge is a remote mountain lodge offering guaranteed peace and isolation. With views of hanging glaciers and the impressive Mount Fitz Roy from its windows, it’s an idyllic spot for relaxing and doing some superb walking.

Aguas Arriba Lodge is located on the banks of Lago Desierto, a three and a half hour drive from El Calafate and the nearest airport. Upon reaching the lake, it’s a 20-minute boat ride or 3-hour hike to the lodge. Only an hour and a half’s drive from El Chaltén, it is also possible to spend the day hiking around Mt Fitzroy and transfer to the lodge in the afternoon.

A six-room luxury lodge, where the owners Pato and Ivor live on site, Aguas Arriba Lodge is a home from home. This is with the added luxuries of a full service restaurant; well-stocked bar, resident trekking guide and extremely comfortable and spacious rooms and living areas to make sure guests are pampered throughout their stay.

Three of the guest rooms have views of the Vespignani Glacier and the lake in front of the hotel and another two are corner suites, which also have views of Mt. Fitz Roy. The sixth room looks out on the surrounding beech tree forests and can be adjoined with another room for families or groups of friends.

At Aguas Arriba Lodge there is a wide selection of day treks, which can be done alone or with the resident guide. There is also a boat on hand, which adds even more possibilities and superb fly-fishing in the surrounding lakes and rivers. Each night guests get together with the guide to go through the options whilst enjoying a glass of wine around the fire. For keen walkers looking for a unique way to see Patagonia, there are multi-day treks, which can be arranged in the surrounding area and combined with trips across the border into Chile.

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