Day 1: Arrive to Torres del Paine National Park- Trek to the Base of The Towers.
Distance: 13.6 miles / Time: 8-10hrs / Level of Difficulty: Demanding / Accommodation: Refugio or Camping Torre Central Meals: Packed lunch + Dinner.
After breakfast at your hotel in Puerto Natales, your packed lunch will be delivered and you’ll have a 7:00am departure straight to Torres del Paine National Park. Journey amongst the vast Patagonian plains before arriving to the entrance at Laguna Amarga, where it is required to register with CONAF (park rangers). Continue in your semi-private transfer until reaching Refugio Torre Central, your accommodation for the night. Here, the group can check-in and prepare for a challenging day of hiking through diverse Patagonian landscapes!
Today’s trek follows the Ascensio Valley as it snakes through windswept hills and wide-spread beech forests. During the final ascent, you’ll traverse an immense boulder field until reaching one of the most iconic mountain viewpoints in the world, the Base of The Towers. At a height of 900 meters above sea level, marvel at the sheer granite walls of the (north, south, central) towers and the brilliantly turquoise glacial lake below. Take some photographs and have lunch before following the same path downwards to Refugio Torre Central. After a long day of hiking, enjoy a warm dinner at the lodge.
Day 2: Trek to Refugio Los Cuernos.
Distance: 7.4 miles / Time: 4-5 hours / Level of Difficulty: Moderate / Accommodation: Refugio or Camping Los Cuernos Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and Dinner.
Today, the trail leads you deep into the park towards Refugio Los Cuernos, one of the more secluded mountain lodges. Walk trhough the clear streams, admire the hanging glaciers off of Mt. Almirante Nieto (2,670 mts) and search for condors as you border the mesmerizing green-blue waters of Lake Nordenskjold. Follow the well-marked trail until you reach Refugio Los Cuernos, where you’ll unwind for the evening.
Day 3: Explore the French Valley.
Distance: 10.5 miles (Mirador Frances) / Time: 6-7hrs / Level of Difficulty: Moderate /Accommodation: Refugio or Camping Paine Grande / Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and Dinner.
Get an early morning start for an all-day hike to the core of Torres del Paine Park. Pass through the Frances Campsite and after (2-2.5hrs) of hiking, you’ll arrive to the base of the French Valley. Leave your backpack at the Italiano Ranger Station and get started on your journey up the valley.
Climb through a massive boulder field and follow a tree-lined ridge until reaching the French plateau (Mirador Frances). Here, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Los Cuernos (the Horns), turquoise glacial lagoons and gorgeous blue hanging glaciers cascading down the east face of Paine Grande (3,050mts). If you’re lucky, you’ll hear the thundering sound of water and ice crashing down, as it is a common spot to witness avalanches.
Take some photographs and enjoy your packed lunch all before descending back to the Italiano Ranger Station. Grab your backpack and hike to Refugio Paine Grande (2.5-3hrs). Take it easy for the evening and enjoy a delicious meal in the lodge.
Day 4: Grey Glacier.
Distance: 6.8 miles / Time: 4-4.5hrs / Level of Difficulty: Moderate / Accommodation: Refugio or Camping Grey / Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and Dinner.
Start your day hiking through a narrow, winding valley that leads to Laguna de Los Patos. As you continue, you’ll start to get glimpses of the immense Southern Patagonian Ice Field as well as the iceberg marked Grey Lake. After passing through Glacier Grey’s sometimes (very) windy lookout point, the trail descends through a hilly forest until you are left face to face with the majestic Grey Glacier. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the mountain lodge or exploring the surrounding area.
Day 5: Trek to suspension bridges – Grey III navigation.
Distance: 2.4 miles (RT) / Time: 3-4hrs (RT) / Level of Difficulty: Moderate / Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and farewell dinner.
For an unforgettable panoramic view of Grey Glacier, set off for a 3-4hrs (round trip) past Refugio Grey to the famous suspension bridges. After crossing the second suspension bridge, look down at the immeasurable ocean of deep blues and small turquoise lagoons sitting atop of the magnificent Grey Glacier. If luck is on your side, you may catch ice calving into the deep, freezing waters of Grey Lake.
Return to Refugio Grey to grab your belongings. Take a short walk down to the shores of Grey Lake and wait for the 2:00pm Grey III navigation to pick you up. As the boat maneuvers through crystal-blue icebergs, admire the enormous ice walls of Glacier Grey. After 1.45hrs, the group will disembark and walk 35-minutes across the flat (and windy) Grey Beach. Find your private transportation and head back to Puerto Natales for rest and a farewell dinner with your group and guide!More...
- Notice : Not recommended for children under 10 years old.
- Difficulty : Demanding.
- Equipment : Recommend equipment for low tempetures.
- Important : Recommend travel insurance.
- A lot of weight? : We offer luggage storage in Puerto Natales for those who wish to leave items behind while on their hike.
- Important : All excursions and itinerary are subject to weather conditions.
- Notice : Min 2 pax - max 12 pax.
- Farewell dinner in Puerto Natales.
- Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park.
- One way Grey III boat navigation.
- Meals according to your itinerary + packed lunch on day 1. Food restrictions will only be honored with previous notice.
- Semi-private transportation to and from the national park.
- Lodge accommodations are mixed-dorms with a maximum of 6 people. You will receive a bed with sheets, a comforter and a towel.
- Camping accommodations include an already-pitched tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.
- Bilingual, certified guide.
Our program begins and ends in Puerto Natales. From there, our private transfer will take us to the National Park to begin our walk.
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