Trekking W Torres del Paine
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
DAY 1: PUNTA ARENAS, PUERTO NATALES, TORRES DEL PAINE
Pick-Up in Punta Arenas and transfer of approx. 3 hours to Puerto Natales. After a little stop, we will head towards the world-famous National Park Torres del Paine (approx. 2,5 hours). Overnight at Refugio Torres.
DAY 2: TREKKING TO BASE OF THE TOWERS
The first hour and a half walking is steep with fantastic views of Almirante Nieto Mn., with it’s hanging glacier until you reach Refugio El Chileno to recover energies and leave your luggage. Then you will continue the trail through a Lenga forest until the base of “the moraine” which challenging ascent (45 min), will take you to one of the most impressive lookouts in the park: “Base of Torres del Paine”. Overnight at Refugio El Chileno.
DAY 3: TREKKING FROM CHILENO TO LOS CUERNOS
The trail goes through the Base of Almirante Nieto Mn; after about 4 – 5 hours you will get to the Base of Los Cuernos where the Refugio is located, considered by many, one of the most charming sites in the whole park, a perfect spot to rest and recover energies for the next day. Overnight at Los Cuernos Cabine.
DAY 4: FRENCH VALLEY
After 1 hour from Los Cuernos you will arrive to Domes Frances, were you will have to leave your backpack. Then and after 1 hour you will arrive to “Campamento Italiano”, and from there the ascent goes for about 1 hour and a half until French Glacier lookout, where you’ll be able to observe its hanging glacier. After that the trail continues until “Campamento Britanico”, where you will reach the lookout point considered by many as one of the most overwhelming spots in the Circuit. Overnight at «Domos Frances».
DAY 5: GREY GLACIER HIKE
Starting from Frances, is about 1 hour to “Campamento Italiano” from this point you continue to Pehoe sector and then take the trail to Grey. The trail goes through the western side of the Paine Massif with views to Grey Lake and Mountains. After 1 hour and a half you will reach the first lookout point, where you may observe Grey Glacier in the distance, then and after 1 and a half / two hours you will get to the Main lookout, in front of the glacier. Overnight at Refugio Grey.
DAY 6: BACK TO PUERTO NATALES
In the morning we will board the motor vessel Grey II to cross Grey Lake. After approximately 1,5 hours navigation we will arrive at Grey Beach and make a short walk. The transfer will be waiting to take us to Punta Arenas. Overnight at Puerto Natales.
DAY 7: BACK TO PUNTA ARENAS
Your transfer will take you back to Punta Arenas Airport, from where you will take your flight towards your next destination.
This program is appropriate for clients in good physical conditions (medium fitness). Programs of different lengths and physical loads can be arranged.