Travel to the “end of the world” and discover the secret beauty of Patagonia. The trekking routes around Torres Del Paine (the “circuit”) and the remote region of Dientes de Navarino on the Chilean Island of Tierra del Fuego are places that you will never forget. You will also visit Perito Moreno Glacial and Torres del Paine National Parks, and cross the Beagle Channel in zodiac boats to reach Ushuaia, in Argentina. There you can opt for sailing or navigation in the Beagle Channel watching wild life such as penguins and sea lions. To finish in style, nothing like a Tango dancing in Buenos Aires!
- Level: Sporty
- Walking time: 4-6 hours a day with personal backpack
- Maximum altitude: 1200 m/3937 ft
- Total climbing: 2150 m/7054 ft + 4870 m/15978 ft = 7020 m/23031 ft
- Maximum climb in one day: 1500 m/4921 ft
- Accommodations: Value (camping, B and B or huts).
Day 1: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. Arrival to Ushuaia. Transfer to the hosteria. Free Afternoon in Ushuaia. Lodging: Hosteria Foike.
Day 2: Ushuaia - Puerto Williams | Navarino Island. Navigate the Beagle Channel (boat transfer not included) crossing to Puerto Navarino (Chile). Transfer to Puerto Williams. Interpretation Walk in Omora Etnobotanic Park. Lodging: Hostel Pusaki.
Day 3: Trekking Los Dientes: Puerto Williams | Laguna del Salto (4-5 h). Walk from Puerto Williams to Laguna del Salto by the narrow old forest trails of Navarino Island. Lodging: Camp site at Laguna del Salto.
Day 4: Trekking Los Dientes: Laguna del Salto | Puerto Williams (4-5 h). Walk back from Laguna del Salto to Puerto Williams (approx. 4-5 h). Lodging: Hostel Pusaki.
Day 5: Trekking Los Dientes: Puerto Williams | Los Guanacos (6-7 h). Return walk to Laguna Los Guanacos, with spectacular views to Los Dientes mountain range. Lodging: Hostel Pusaki.
Day 6: Puerto Williams | Beagle Channel | Ushuaia. Beagle Channel boat crossing (boat transfer not included) back to Ushuaia. Free afternoon in Ushuaia. Optional visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Lodging: Hosteria Foike.
Day 7: Ushuaia | El Calafate. Free afternoon in Ushuaia. Optional visits to the sea lions or penguin islands. Flight Ushuaia - El Calafate. Transfer from the airport to the hosteria. Lodging: Hostería Roble Sur
Day 8: El Calafate - perito moreno - Torres del Paine. Van transfer from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park. Visit Glaciar Perito Moreno. Van transfer to Las Torres (Torres del Paine National Park), crossing the Chilean border (410 km / 255 mi). Dinner will be prepared by the cook. Lodging: Camp site in Las Torres or Hostería*
Day 9: Torres del Paine: Mirador Torres del Paine (6-7 h). Return walk, without backpack, climbing to place where you can have a clear view of the three Paine towers. Lodging: Camp site in Las Torres or Hosteria*.
Day 10: Trekking Circuit del Paine: Las Torres | Dickson (34 km / 21 mi | 8-9 h). You start early to walk between Las Torres and Puesto Seron (4 h). In the afternoon we hike to Dickson hut (hot showers available) (4-5 h). This is a long but rewarding day with incredible views, entering deep the wildlife areas of the National Park. Lodging: Dickson Refuge and Camp Site.
Day 11: Trekking Circuit del Paine: Dickson | Los Perros (4-5 h). Walk between Dickson lake and Los Perros camp, through dense forests and crossing the river. Just before your day destination camp site (hot showers available), you pass by the Los Perros glaciar base. Lodging: Los Perros camp site.
Day 12: Trekking Circuit del Paine: Los Perros | Grey (6-7 h). Start the day uphill from Los Perros, until you get to John Garner pass from where you have the most fantastic view over the almost complete Grey Glaciar. You still have a long way to go through the forest that surprisingly lays beside the glacier until we get to the Grey Hut (hot showers available). Lodging: Grey Refuge and Camp Site.
Day 13: Trekking Circuit del Paine: Grey | Pehoe (3-4 h). An easier trekking day from Grey hut to the lake Pehoe shore where a nice hut (hotel style, hot showers available), but not less interesting with different viewpoints to lakes and glaciers along the way. Lodging: Paine Grande Mountain Lodge.
Day 14: Pehoe - El Calafate. Lake Pehoe navigation (boat transfer not included). Van transfer to El Calafate. Lodging: Hostería Roble Sur.
Day 15: Departure. Van transfer to airport in El Calafate.
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