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Trekking Group at Torres del Paine, Chile

Patagonia Active - 16 days trekking through Chile & Argentina

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
16 days
From: $ 3,990 $ 249 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Breathtaking view onto the Grey Glacier - Torres del Paine National Park – Patagonia
  • Unforgettable panoramic view during the descent from Paso John Garner - Big Circuit
  • Imposing, blue-shining ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia - Argentina
  •  Three giants of granite - The Torres Towers in the Torres del Paine National Park
  • Relaxation in Patagonia - while drinking Mate-Tea

Short Description

Patagonia – this impressively wide and wind burnt region with its fantastic pastel- coloured pasture land, its mountains of steeply rugged rock and icy glaciers is definitely the „El Dorado“ for every adventurer, hiker und nature lover.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Punta Arenas
End City Punta Arenas

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park: 6 nights in roomy, high quality 3-person-expedition-tents to use for 2 people
  • Accommodation in the cities: 9 nights in hotels in double room with private bathroom
  • Meals: 15 x breakfast, 8 x box lunch, 6 x dinner
  • Local bilingual English/Spanish speaking certified Trekking Guide Torres del Paine (Day 3 - 9)
  • Local bilingual English/Spanish speaking Trekking Guide El Chaltén (Day 11 + 13) and during the excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier (Day 14)
  • 9 guided hikes
  • Porters throughout the Torres del Paine Full Circuit !!
  • Transport: all public and private transfers as per detailed itinerary
  • Airport Pick up & Drop off
  • Entry Fees/Admission: to all National Parks

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Punta Arenas

After having arrived at the airport of Punta Arenas (alternative in El Calafate) private transfer to the hotel (without a guide). Overnight stay in a hotel in Punta Arenas (alternative in El Calafate) in double room with private bathroom.

Day 2: Puerto Natales

Meals: Breakfast

Today you take a regular bus from Punta Arenas (or El Calafate) to Puerto Natales (without a guide, appr. 3 hours from Punta Arenas or 5-6 hours from El Calafate. After having arrived Puerto Natales you meet our trekking-guide for a short briefing of the next days. One night in Puerto Natales in a hotel in double room with private bathroom.

Day 3: Torres del Paine National Park – Trek to Camp Seron

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the morning you take a private bus ride to the Torres del Paine National Park and watch out for the typical animals of this fantastic region like Guanacos and Ñandus. In the afternoon your first hike leads you to Campamento Seron. Depending on weather and season you discover various birds and plants like the Palomita (a white orchid).

You have more or less 4-5 hours to walk and an elevation of approx. 350m ascent/descent.

You spend the night in our tents with free sight on the starry sky at the campsite Seron. (B/BL/D)

Day 4: Trek to Camp Dickson

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you hike along Lago Paine and Rio Paine to the wonderful Refugio and Campamento Dickson. Near the Camp you will get a picturesque view on the enclosing Dickson Glacier. There will be enough time to enjoy this inviting campsite while sitting together and sharing your overwhelming impressions.

You have more or less 6-7 hours to walk and an elevation of approx. 350m ascent/descent.

Overnight stay in tents at the campsite Dickson.

Day 5: Trek to Camp Perros

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You leave the Camp on Lago Dickson and walk through a mystic Magellan forest of Southern beech trees to reach your next Camp. Campamento Los Perros is fabulously situated at the edge of a forest and at the Glacier of the same name. You have 4-5 hours to walk and an elevation of approx. 400m ascent.

Overnight stay in tents at the campsite Los Perros.

Day 6: Trek Paso John Gardner – Camp Grey

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you face probably the most exhausting but most impressive part of the tour. You leave the Camp Los Perros and hike uphill to the Paso John Gardner where you admire a striking view over the Southern Patagonian Ice field. Afterwards you scale down along the impressive Grey Glacier to your next Camp, Campamento Grey.

You have 8-10 hours to walk and an elevation of approx. 750m ascent/1200m descent.

Overnight stay in tents at the campsite Grey.

Day 7: Optional Kayak-tour – Trek to Camp Paine Grande

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the morning you can choose an optional half-day-kayak-excursion on the Lago Grey along the icebergs of the Grey Glacier. In the afternoon you hike along Lago Grey to the black lagoon (Laguna Negra) while you are exploring the nature. From there, you walk down to the Camp Paine Grande that is beautifully located at the turquoise coloured Lago Pehoe.

Your walking distance of 4 hours as well as an elevation of 350m (ascent/descent) is manageable.

Overnight stay in tents at the campsite Paine Grande.

Day 8: Trek Paine Grande – Cuernos – Camp Central

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today’s hike takes you along the splendorous Lago Skottsberg to Campamento Italiano. With a bit of luck you witness ice cracking off the Paine Grande (3,050m) sounding like a roaring thunder. Afterwards, you walk next to Lago Nordenskjöld to the Refugio Cuernos where you take a break. In the afternoon you leave this fantastic place to reach Camp Central, where you spend the night. Passing Monte Almirante Nieto (2,640m), you can probably watch the condor circling in the sky. Approx. 8-hour walking distance and an elevation of 600m ascent/descent. Alternative: Boatride and shuttle from Camp Paine Grande to Camp Central (additional costs p.P. 40 USD). Overnight stay in tents in campsite Central. (B/BL/D)

Day 9: Trek to the Torres del Paine Towers – Puerto Natales

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today, you will hike to get a first rate 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 more 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 to your feet. After this challenging hike of more or less 8 hours and 950m of elevation ascent/descent, you take our private bus back to Puerto Natales and say goodbye to our local trekking-guide.

You spend the night in a hotel in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom.

Day 10: Puerto Natales – El Calafate

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer in a regular bus through the wind branded Pampa to El Calafate in Argentina (without a guide; appr. 5-6 hours). In the afternoon you will have some time to go shopping or to try the famous Argentine steaks. Overnight stay in a hotel in El Calafate in double room with private bathroom.

Day 11: El Calafate – El Chaltén – Cerro Torre Trek

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today you are heading to El Chaltén with a regular bus (without a guide, appr. 3 hours), taking a break at the Estancia La Leona. El Chaltén is a lovely village in the mountains, where you will meet your trekking-guide for the next two days. A guided walk of 6 hours leads you in the afternoon to Laguna Torre where you have a grand view to the Cerro Torre (3,102m) with its glaciers. Moreover, you take a break at the Agostini Camp that is the Base camp for all Cerro Torre mountaineers. The elevation is 250 m ascent/descent. You spend the night in a hotel in El Chaltén in double room with private bathroom.

Day 12 – Trek to Laguna de los tres – Monte Fitz Roy Trek

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

You hike to Laguna de los Tres and to Laguna Sucia in more or less 8-9 hours with an elevation of 750m ascent/descent. You also pass the Base Camp Rio Blanco that serves all Fitz Roy Mountaineers. Finally you gain an unforgettable view on the Fitz Roy and the surrounding mountains. You stay in a hotel in double room with private bathroom.

Day 13 – El Chaltén – optional trips

Meals: Breakfast

Today you can choose a half-day or full-day-excursion on Viedma Glacier or you have some time to discover this idyllic place by on our own or to do a short hike to the viewpoints “Condores & Aguilas”.

You spend the night in a hotel in double room with private bathroom.

Day 14 – El Chaltén – El Calafate – Perito Moreno Glacier

Meals: Breakfast

Today, you take a regular bus back to El Calafate (without a guide, appr. 3 hours). In the afternoon you visit with a guide in an international group the incomparable Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciers National park that is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. If you are lucky you will watch the Glacier calving. Furthermore you can choose an optional boat ride over the Argentino Lake along the imposing ice walls of the glacier (appr. 1 hour). Overnight stay in El Calafate in a hotel in double room with private bathroom.

Day 15: El Calafate – Puerto Natales

Meals: Breakfast

You travel from Argentina back to Puerto Natales / Chile on a regular bus (without a guide; appr. 5-6 hours). You can use the afternoon to explore the small town at the Ultima Esperanza Fjord. Overnight stay in Puerto Natales in a hotel in double room with private bathroom.

Alternatively you can stay another day for your own in El Calafate, overnight stay in a hotel in El Calafate.

Day 16: Airport Drop-Off

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer from Puerto Natales to the airport of Punta Arenas on a regular bus (without a guide, appr. 3 hours) -alternatively private transfer to the airport of El Calafate.

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Optional Activities

This trips provides amazing optional activities

half-day kayak-excursion on Lago Grey - Day 7

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 12

Cancellation Policy:

The client can cancel a trip at any time before the tour begins. The cancellation will go into effect on the day MOSER Active receive the cancellation in written form. In case of cancellation MOSER Active will have to charge the following listed %of the entire travel price:

Up to 45 days of departure date: 20 %

Between 44 & 21 days of departure date: 35%

between 20 & 15 days of departure date: 65%

between 14 & 7 days of departure date: 80%

less then 6 days of departure date: 100%

Trip ID#:

PatActMos

Trip Excludes

  • Not appointed meals and beverages
  • Guide on days of transfer is not included
  • Single supplement
  • Optional trips, e.g. Kayak-Excursion Lago Grey, Boat ride across the Argentino Lake, excursions on Day 12
  • Tips/gratuity
  • Local payments
  • International and domestic Airfare and airport charges
  • Excess luggage fees
  • Travel insurance is not included in this

Meals Included:

15 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 6 Dinners

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