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 at local hostel or hotel Indigo, dinner and meeting to discuss trip program.
Day 2: We start our trip with a transfer by van to Torres del Paine National Park. This two-hour journey through ranch country includes a stop in Cerro Castillo, the principal site of wool and meat exportation to Europe during the 1960s. Arrival at Torres del Paine. Trek to the base of The Towers (7 hours roundtrip), a spectacular hike to view the three pink granite towers that made the park famous. Lodging and dinner at refugio las Torres.
Day 3: Today we start our trek around the Paine Massif. In the morning we will meet our porters, load up our gear and head out across ancient glacial moraines on the way to Camp Seron. The trail goes through Lenga forests where we often see Austral parakeets, several species of geese and the occasional guanaco and fox (trekking time 4 hrs). Lodging and dinner at Camp Seron.
Day 4: Early breakfast for the hike to Lago Dickson, a glacial lake on the edge of the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap. We hike past bright blooming Notro bushes and make a stream crossing along the lake. A beautiful, leisurely hike (trekking time 6 hrs). Here we can take hot showers at the refugio and you can buy a cold beer! . Lodging and dinner Refugio Dickson.
Day 5: Today we do our packs and head out for a hike that is one of our personal favorites through pristine, old growth beech forest. We almost always see the incredible red-headed magellanic woodpecker. Just before we arrive to our camp we will trek past glacier Perros with fantastic close up views of the glacier and its lake. We spend the night camping at the base of Paso John Garner at Los Perros. 5 hours.
Day 6: Today is our biggest day of hiking as we climb over Paso John Garner and down through thick forest directly above the massive Glaciar Grey. Once on the pass we look out over rugged, glaciated peaks and the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap – a view not to be missed! The Grey Glacier stretches out below us like a huge white highway. Camp at Campamento Paso. 5 hours.
Day 7: After breakfast we start the 5-hour hike which continues descending towards Lake Grey through lenga forest where every so often appears a terrace looking out over Glacier Grey and the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap. We will be setting our tents up right next to Lake Grey where you can watch the ice bergs drifting past. Free afternoon to relax. Lodging and dinner at Camp Grey.
Day 8: We cross a high plateau overlooking Lago Grey and the Grey Glacier on our way to Lago Pehoe, "hidden lake" in the Tehuelche language (3-4 hours). Free afternoon to relax in this amazing brand new Refugio, Paine Grande, lodging and dinner.
Day 9: Trek to the French Valley. This valley, the most beautiful in the park and one of the most unique in the world, is surrounded by hanging glaciers and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires. Afterward, we will trek to the extraordinary turquoise Lake Nordenskjold, where Refugio Cuernos is located (trekking time 6-8 hrs). Lodging and dinner here.
Day 10: Trek along Lake Nordenskjold and below the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto, to the reach Hosteria Las Torres ( 5-6 hours),our van is waiting at the parking lot. Transfer to Puerto Natales. Farewell dinner and lodging at local hostel or hotel Indigo.
Day 11: Transfer to Punta Arenas airport, end of our services.
Note: The price depends on the group size.
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