Conquering the Summit of Cerro Pelado

  • Beginning the challenge of ascending Cerro Pelado!

Get ready for a trekking adventure that will take you 2,624 feet (800 meters) above Ushuaia for some awe-inspiring, 360-degree views of this ancient ecosystem; made up of snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and pristine glacial lakes; as you take on the challenge of ascending Cerro Pelado!

The Cerro Pelado is a more "off-the-beaten-path" trail than other hiking options in the area. It’s a bit more rugged and difficult, but also less frequented, which allows for a more exclusive hiking experience. And because it’s quite separate from the mountain range, Cerro Pelado offers unbeatable panoramic views of the city of Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel and the surrounding landscapes.

Our trek begins with a hike through a native forest, as we take in the fresh mountain air and the beauty that will surround us. As we ascend past the tree lines, we’ll hike along rocky terrain until we reach the summit of Cerro Pelado, where we’ll experience breathtaking, 360-degree panoramic views of Ushuaia; its mountains, valleys, and even the Beagle Channel. It’s here that we’ll sit and relax for a little while, and enjoy our lunch box. After taking in and contemplating the beautiful sights of Ushuaia from over 800 meters above sea level, we’ll begin our descent, taking with us the awesome experience of having conquered the imposing Cerro Pelado!

Important: the tour’s exact itinerary and duration may change subject to weather conditions and decisions of the tour guide to optimize your tour experience.

Difficulty: moderate or hard (depending on the weather conditions). The minimum age required for this tour is 10 years old.
Trek distance: 4.3 miles (7 kilometers). Elevation gain: 2100 feet (650 meters) with a cumulative elevation gain (refers to the sum of every gain in elevation throughout the entire trek) of 2300 feet (700 meters).
This tour usually operates from November to mid March.

Duration: Full day (approximately 7 hours from the time you leave your hotel until you return).

Guide: group guide. The maximum group size for this tour is approximately 10 travelers.

Vehicle: group vehicle.

Includes: Lunch box with water.