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Torres del Paine Best Hikes

Patagonia Hiking & Nature Tour

Duration

5 days from/to

Puerto Natales

Activity
  • 3 days hiking
  • 2 boat rides
Lodging
  • 2 nights tent
  • 2 nights hostal
Meals
  • 4x breakfast
  • 2x box lunch
  • 2x dinner
Price

from 1.350 USD

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Soft hikes in Torres del Paine National Park 
  2. Torres Granite Needles - French Valley - Grey Glacier
  3. Boat ride: Catamaran on the beautiful, emerald green Pehoe Lake
  4. Patagonian Icefield
  5. Local wildlife: guanacos, condors and ñandus
  6. Patagonian pampa and gauchos

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TRIP DESCRIPTION

Explore on diversified day hikes the highlights of the famous Torres del Paine National Park. You will come across a multifarious fauna and flora while you watch the gliding flight of the condor. While crossing Lake Pehoe you will get a stunning view on the enormous mountain ranges of the National Park. This tour will be an unforgettable experience for everyone who wants to discover the many-sided Patagonian beauty. Your hikes to the rising Torres Towers and to the vast Grey Glacier will stay in your minds forever as a dream of granite and ice.

DIFFICULTY

A good physical fitness is necessary requirement for this tour. Furthermore, you should be able to walk with your daypack (30 to 35 l) up to 6-8 hours a day with some strenuous ascents and descents. 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Puerto Natales

Upon arrival in Puerto Natales you meet our trekking-guide for a short briefing about the next days.  You spend the first night in a guesthouse in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom. (-/-/-)

Day 2: Torres del Paine National Park - Trek to the Viewpoint Grey Glacier

In the morning you take a regular bus to the Torres del Paine Nationalpark and will see some of the native wildlife of this fantastic region like Guanacos and Ñandus. Upon arrival in the park you cross the beautiful Pehoe-Lake with a catamaran (approx. 30 min). The Lodge / Camp Paine Grande will be your "base camp" for the next two days. In the afternoon you walk along the Black Lagoon (Laguna Negra) and the Path of Winds (Camino del Viento) to the viewpoint on the Grey Glacier. Depending on weather and season you come across various birds and plants. You have more or less 4 hours to walk and an elevation of approx. 350m. Overnight: on campsite Paine Grande in tents (fully equiped). (B/-/D) 

 

Day 3: Torres del Paine National Park - French Valley

Today, you walk along the splendorous Lago Skottsberg to Campamento Italiano. Subsequently you move towards the French valley and its viewpoint “Mirador” where you gain deep insight into the mountains. With a bit of luck you witness ice cracking off the Paine Grande (3,050m) sounding like a roaring thunder. After 6-7 hours of walking you come back to Lago Pehoe. The elevation is about 600m ascent/descent. After having crossed Lago Pehoe with the catamaran, a public shuttle brings you to the Las Torres sector. Overnight: on campsite Central in tents (fully equiped). (B/BL/D)

Day 4: Trek to the Torres del Paine Granite Needles

Today, you will hike to get an excellent view on the no. 1 highlight: The famous Torres Towers. At first it leads you up to the Ascencio Valley where you take a break at the Refugio Chileno next to the lovely Ascencio River. After 2+ hours and a tough ascent you are rewarded for your efforts: You will stand in front of the impressive Needles with a green lagoon lying at your feet. After this challenging hike you take the regular bus back to Puerto Natales and say goodbye to our local trekking-guide. Appr. walking time: 8 hours, walking distance: 19 km (11,8 miles), elevation gain of approx. 950 m (3,120 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: Guesthouse in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom. (B/BL/-)

Day 5: Puerto Natales

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the Puerto Natales bus station (without a guide) (B/-/-)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: 2 nights in a guesthouse in double rooms with private bathroom and 2 nights in roomy, high quality 3-person-expedition-tents (to be used for 2 people; equiped with sleeping bag and sleeping mats)
  • Meals: 4 x breakfast, 2 x box lunch, 2 x dinner
  • Local English and Spanish speaking certified trekking guide for Torres del Paine (Day 2-4) (WFR)
  • Transport: all public transfers as per detailed itinerary
  • Boat ride: Catamaran on Pehoe Lake
  • Entry fee: the Torres del Paine NP 
  • Emergency equipment: including a first-aid kit and VHF-equipment

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Single supplement: 2 nights in guesthouse - extra charge p.p. 60 USD
  • Private transfer IN/OUT Torres del Paine National Park - extra charge p.P. 200 USD
  • Not appointed meals and beverages
  • Optional trips
  • Tips/gratuity
  • Local payments
  • International and domestic airfare and airport charges
  • Travel insurance is not included in this tour. Travel insurance is mandatory and must be purchased prior to the start of the trip.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICES

03.12.2019 - 07.12.2019
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from 1.350 USD
24.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
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14.01.2020 - 18.01.2020
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28.01.2020 - 01.02.2020
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18.02.2020 - 22.02.2020
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25.02.2020 - 29.02.2020
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03.03.2020 - 07.03.2020
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10.03.2020 - 14.03.2020
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17.03.2020 - 21.03.2020
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17.11.2020 - 21.11.2020
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24.11.2020 - 28.11.2020
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