Aguas Arriba Lodge

Aguas Arriba Lodge set deep in the spectacular heart of Patagonia, overlooks a lake and hanging glacier. With wonderful hosting, just six rooms and accessible only by boat or on foot, it makes a superb base for wilderness hiking, fishing or relaxing.

El Chalten & Los Glaciares National Park, Southern Patagonia, Argentina
Aguas Arriba Lodge
  • Beautiful rustic lodge that blends in with the natural landscape, in the heart of Argentinean Patagonia

  • Unobstructed spectacular views of the impressive Mount Fitz Roy in one direction and the Lago del Desierto in the other

  • Remote - only accessible by a 15 minute boat ride taking you past glaciers and small waterfalls (or a three hour trek for those that way inclined)

  • Enjoy fantastic trekking on deserted trails and try your hand at fly-fishing too


Aguas Arriba Lodge is a rustic luxury mountain cabin spectacularly set in an area about as remote as you can get in Patagonia, in the midst of unspoiled wilderness at the foot of the Fitzroy ranges.

The lodge is around 37 km away from El Chalten overlooking Lago del Desierto from a sheltered position in the Antarctic beech forest. Its construction was a true labour of love with each item brought in by boat or by foot. Hand-built from natural wood and stone, the lodge offers a stunning portrait of the natural surroundings: an emerald green lake, hanging glaciers, forests and spectacular views of the Fitzroy massif.

The six en-suite bedrooms are spacious and continue the natural feel. Some have lake views, others overlook the Vespignani glacier or the forest, and all come with organic amenities. The main living room has a stone-built fireplace and a balcony with views towards the lake, Mt Fitzroy and the forest. It is a lovely place to come back to and relax with a book or a glass of wine after a day spent exploring the many hiking trails, fishing for trout, mountain biking or kayaking. Once you reach the lodge, your host will be able to advise on which activities are most suitable on a given day.

The cuisine is tasty home-cooked fare served in the dining room which has equally spectacular views as the living area.

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El Chalten & Los Glaciares National Park, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

Lago del Desierto, Patagonia

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