5D ALTERNATIVE W WINTER GUIDED

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

DIFFICULTY
High

QUANTITY
Per person

SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrival to Puerto Natales and accommodation at Factoría Hostel.
Day 2: Torres del Paine National Park – Trek to the Base of the Towers.
Day 3: Catamaran – Hike to Grey.
Day 4: Hike to Paine Grande.
Day 5: Excursion to the French Valley – Catamaran – Return to Puerto Natales.

• 2 nights of accommodation in Hostal Factoria, Puerto Natales with breakfast.
• 2 nights of accommodation in refuge in Torres del Paine National Park.
• Refuge accommodations are in shared and mixed dorms, with bunkbeds.
*Full bed in refuges includes sheets, cover bed and pillow.
• Private transport to and from the park.
• Meals according to your itinerary.
• If you have any dietary restrictions, make sure to inform us upon reservation. Food restrictions will only be honored if they are informed in advance.
• Catamaran ticket.
• Entrance ticket to Torres del Paine National Park.
• Guide during the walks.

• Medical and / or travel insurance of any kind.
• Flights.
• Meals not mentioned above.
• Gratuities.
• Porter.
• Personal expenses.

Consult prices with our sales agents at: ventas@vertice.travel

• This program is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
• Passengers should be able to carry their personal belongings for the duration of the program.
• We recommend using a 40-liter back pack.
• We offer luggage custody at our office in Puerto Natales from Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. (office hours). Outside office hours service has an additional charge.

• May 8 and 19.
• June 5 and 22.
• July 10 and 20.
• August 7 and 24.

*DEPARTURE DATES SUBJECT TO A MINIMUM 15 PEOPLE TO DEPARTURE FROM CATAMARAN PUDETO TO PAINE GRANDE.

• Note: To carry out this program on days when the Catamaran does not operate, you can enter and exit to the Paine Grande sector by alternative path, for this you must consider 2 additional nights in the park. The trail is of medium difficulty and lasts approx. 6 hours of trekking.

• All excursions are subject to weather conditions.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Puerto Natales and accommodation at Factoría Hostel

Enjoy a free day in Puerto Natales to do the activities of your choice.

Do not hesitate to ask us for our available tours!

10 hrs
Easy
Not included  

Day 2: Arrival the Torres del Paine National Park – Trek to the Base Of the Towers

After breakfast at the hostel, a private transport will be waiting for you to take you to the Torres del Paine National Park. You will travel through beautiful landscapes until you reach the main entrance, Laguna Amarga, where you must register with CONAF (park rangers). Here you will continue your trip to the Visitor’s Center. After about a 5 minutes’ walk, you will arrive at Torre Central, where your trekking will begin.

Today’s hike begins through the Ascencio Valley, enjoying its extensive forests. During the final ascent, you cross an immense field of giant rocks until you reach one of the most emblematic viewpoints in the world, the famous Base of the Towers lookout. At an altitude of 900 m.a.s.l.m., marvel at the 3 granite towers (north, central and south) and the bright turquoise glacial lake at its feet.

Take beautiful photos and enjoy your box lunch before returning along the same path, where a private transfer will be waiting for will take you back to Puerto Natales.

8 – 10 hrs
High
22 km
Included – Breakfast and box lunch

Día 3: Catamaran – Hike to Grey

After breakfast at the hostel, remember to ask for your box lunch, and a private transfer will be waiting for you to take to Pudeto where you will board the “Hielos Patagónicos” catamaran that will sail for approximately 35 minutes through the Pehoé lake, arriving directly to Paine Grande refuge. Here will begin your hike to Grey.

Start your journey through a narrow and winding valley that leads to Los Patos Lagoon. As you keep moving forward, you will begin to see parts of the immense Southern Ice Field, as well as the ice floes of Grey lake. After passing the sometimes very windy viewpoint, the path descends through a mountainous forest until it reaches the refuge. From here, if you continue walking for about 10 minutes, you will reach the Grey glacier lookout, where you are face to face with one of the arms of the Southern Ice Fields. Dinner will be served at the refuge between 6:00 and 9:00 pm.

4 – 4.5 hrs
Medium
11 km
Included – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner

Día 3: OPTIONAL

For an unforgettable view of the Grey glacier, set off for an extra 3 – 4 extra hours (round trip) past the refuge in the direction of the famous hanging bridges. It is by far the best lookout of the glacier. In addition to contemplating the impressive ice, you can see the depth of the ravines formed by the rivers and waterfalls that come from the Olguín Range. If luck is on your side, you may catch ice calving into the deep, freezing waters of Grey lake. Also, you can do any of the available activities, Kayak or Ice Trek on Grey Glacier.

3 – 4 hrs
Medium
4 km
  

Day 4: Grey to Paine Grande

Enjoy breakfast in the dining room of Grey refuge and do not forget to request your box lunch! In case you did not have the chance to visit the hanging bridges the day before, you can take the morning to go and explore the spectacular panoramic views of the  Grey glacier.

Today, you will follow the same path as yesterday to go back to Paine Grande. Rest and enjoy dinner in the dining room of the refuge.

4 – 4.5 hrs
Medium
11 km
Included – Breakfast,  box Lunch and dinner

Day 5: Hike to the French Valley – Catamaran - Return to Puerto Natales

Today’s hike will be round trip, starting and finishing at Paine Grande, so we recommend to begin early! After breakfast, ask for your box lunch and get ready for this last adventure before returning to Puerto Natales.

Travel to the heart of the park bordering the blue waters of the Skottsberg lake.

After approximately 2.5 hours of walking, you will arrive to the Italiano camp (park rangers), where you will begin your journey to the French Valley.

Climb through a massive boulder field and then continue through the forest until you reach the French plateau. Here, you will be rewarded with incredible views of Los Cuernos (the Horns), turquoise glacial lagoons and amazing hanging glaciers that fall down the east side of Paine Grande Mountain (3.050 m.a.s.l.m). If you are lucky, you will hear the loud sound of the glacier and the falling water, as well as it is very common to witness avalanches. Take some photos, enjoy your box lunch and the well-deserved rest. Descend the same path back to the Italiano camp and then to Paine Grande.

When you arrive at Paine Grande, you must board the catamaran that will take you back to Pudeto, where you will take a private transfer to return to Puerto Natales.

 7 – 8 hrs
High
 19 km
Included – Breakfast and box lunch

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