Day 1: Our guide will meet you at the Punta Arenas airport. Transfer to Puerto Natales, a three-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. Lodging in Puerto Natales (hotel Indigo or local hostel), dinner and meeting to discuss trip program.
Day 2: Transfer by van to Torres del Paine National Park. This is a two hour journey crossing the pampa Patagonica. Arrival at Torres del Paine. We will begin trekking to the Ascencio Valley where from above you see the river (of the same name) running wildly past refugio Chileno where we will be spending our 1st night. After a quick stop here we will continue through a forest of the native Lenga (Beech) trees until reaching the glacial moraine. From here it’s a 1 hour trek to the top where the towers appear from nowhere! This trek is spectacular where you get to view the 3 pink granite towers with its glacial lake below that made the park famous (6 hours round trip, 16 KM). Lodging & dinner Refugio Chileno.
Day 3: Today we will trek along Lake Nordenskjold (named after the Swedish geologist who’s studies formed an important contribution to world glacial geology) and below the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto, where we will reach the base of Los Cuernos (5 hours, 11 km). Lodging and dinner at refugio Los Cuernos.
Day 4: Trek to the French Valley. This valley, the most beautiful in the park and one of the most unique in the world. Its surrounded by hanging glaciers (where you can see & hear the ice calving off at various intervals) and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires. There are amazing views throughout this trek and the further you trek into the valley the better they become! On the return journey you will notice the extraordinary turquoise colour of Lake Pehoe (hidden lake in the Tehuelche Indian language). The trekking is 6-8 hrs depending on how far into the valley you go with a total of 24 km. Lodging and dinner at Lodge Paine Grande where you can enjoy a pisco sour in the bar that overlooks Paine Grande & Los Cuernos in the beautiful evening light.
Day 5: Trek to Glacier Grey (3-4 hours 11 KM), one of the most spectacular glaciers of the Patagonian Ice Field. Our objective is to reach the glacier lookout point, where we can view Glacier Grey and giant floating icebergs up close. Rest of the day off, to enjoy this beautiful area of Lake Grey and its floating ice bergs, dinner and lodging Camp Grey.
Day 6: At lunch time we will navigate in the Grey II boat, 2 hours navigation in this magic lake surrounded by ice bergs. Trek up Mount Ferrier, 2 hours hike up to reach one the most spectacular look out point in Torres del Paine, a nice way to say good bye to this amazing National Park. Back to Puerto Natales, lodging (hotel Indigo or local hostel), and a farewell dinner.
Day 7: Transfer to Punta Arenas airport. End of trip.
Note: The more people in the group, the lower the cost becomes.
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