SELF-GUIDED CLASSIC W CIRCUIT

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
5 days / 4 nights

DIFFICULTY

QUANTITY
N/A

SUMMARY

Accommodation in camping and / or refuge.

Accommodation in refuge is in shared and mixed dormitories, with bunk beds.

*The bed set up in Vertice refuges includes sheets, blanket, and pillow.

*The single bed in Las Torres refuges includes a sleeping bag and pillow.

Accommodation in camping includes tent, sleeping bag, and mat.

Accommodation in Las Torres Camping includes: Tent raised to 1.60 mts. height, sleeping bag, high-density foam mattress, pillow, welcome drink voucher.

Regular bus to and from the National Park + transfer to the Welcome Center.

Meals according to the itinerary.

In case of having any dietary restrictions, make sure to inform when making the reservation.

Dietary restrictions will only be respected if they are informed in advance.

Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park.

Catamaran Ticket.

Medical or travel insurance of any kind.

Flights.

Tips

Guide / Porter.

Personal expenses.

  • This program is not recommended for children under 10 years old.
  • Passengers must be able to carry their personal belongings for the duration of the program.
  • We recommend using a 40-liter backpack.
  • We offer luggage custody at our Puerto Natales office from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00 hrs. (office hours) for those who wish to leave belongings during their hike. Outside office hours, the service has an additional charge.
  • Todas las excursiones están sujetas a condiciones climáticas, En caso de cancelación de actividades se entregarán alternativas.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Torres del Paine National Park - Trekking to Base Torres

After breakfast at the hotel, you must go to the bus terminal to take the 7:00 am bus (we recommend being at least 10 minutes before departure) to go to Torres del Paine National Park. You will travel through beautiful landscapes until you reach the main entrance of Laguna Amarga, where you will need to register with CONAF (park rangers). Here you transfer to “Transporte Las Torres”, who will take you to the Welcome Center. You check in at the Cerro Paine Reserve and, after about 5 minutes of walking, you will arrive at Torre Central where you will check in, either at the refuge or at the campsite, before starting your trekking.

Today’s hike begins in 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 Torres viewpoint. At an altitude of 900 m.a.s.l., marvel at the 3 granite towers (north, central and south) and the shimmering turquoise glacier lake at their feet. Take beautiful pictures and enjoy your box lunch before returning the same way back to Torre Central. After a long day enjoying the towers, enjoy dinner at the refuge.

8 – 10 hrsDifficulty Demanding
22 KmsBox lunch and dinner

Day 2: Hike to Los Cuernos or Francés

Enjoy breakfast and then order your box lunch to start the hike deep into the park to the Los Cuernos or French refuge. During this hike you will pass by beautiful crystalline streams and admire the glaciers that hang from the Almirante Nieto mountain at 2,670 m. You will be able to see the majestic condors gliding from the heights and go along the fascinating waters of Nordenskjöld lake. Continue along the trail until you reach Los Cuernos refuge or Domo Francés, where you will relax all night.

4 – 5 hrsDifficulty Medium 
12 o 15 KmsBreakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 3: Explore the French Valley

We recommend an early start! This hike will take you to the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. After breakfast order your box lunch and get ready for a day of amazing Patagonian landscapes. After 2 hours of hiking you will pass the French campsite and arrive at the entrance of the French Valley. You can leave your backpack at the Italian camp, where the park rangers are located, and start your ascent to the French Valley. Climb over large boulders and then continue through the forest until you reach the French lookout. Here you will be rewarded with incredible views of Los Cuernos, turquoise glacier lagoons and amazing hanging glaciers that tumble down the east face of Paine Grande mountain (3,050 m.a.s.l.). If you are lucky, you can hear the thundering sound of the glacier and falling water, and it is also very common to witness an avalanche. Enjoy your box lunch and a well-deserved rest. Descend the same trail back to the Italian camp.

Desde acá camina hasta refugio Paine Grande (2.5 horas). Tómalo con calma ya que es prácticamente plano. Por la noche podrás disfrutar de una deliciosa cena en el refugio.

6 – 7 hrsDifficulty Demanding
17 KmsBreakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 4: Grey Glacier (optional hanging bridges)

After breakfast, remember to order your box lunch and start today’s trek. The hike begins through a narrow, winding valley that leads to Los Patos Lagoon. As you continue on you will begin to see parts of the immense Southern Icefields, as well as the ice floes of Grey Lake. After passing the sometimes very windy viewpoint, the trail descends through a mountainous forest until you reach the Grey refuge. From here, if you continue walking for about 10 minutes, you will reach the Grey glacier viewpoint, where you will come face to face with this blue ice massif. Dinner will be served at the refuge between 18:00 and 21:00 hrs.

4 – 4.5 hrsDifficulty Medium 
11 KmsBreakfast, Box lunch

OPTIONAL

For an unforgettable view of the Grey Glacier, book an extra 3 – 4 hours (round trip) past the refuge in the direction of the famous hanging bridges. This is by far the best viewpoint on the glacier. Besides contemplating the impressive ice, you can see the depths of the ravines formed by the rivers and waterfalls that come from the Olguin Cordon. If you are lucky, you can see ice falling from the glacier into the cold waters of Grey Lake.

3 – 4 hrsDifficulty Medium 
4 KmsN/A

Day 5: Hike to Paine Grande - Catamaran - Return to Puerto Natales

In case you did not have the opportunity to visit the hanging bridges the previous afternoon, you can take the morning to explore the spectacular panoramic views of the Grey Glacier. Then, continue the same trail back to Paine Grande to take the catamaran at 18:35 hrs. to Pudeto, from where you can take the bus back to Puerto Natales. The approximate time of arrival in Natales is 21:30 hrs.

4 – 4.5 hrsDifficulty Medium 
11 KmsBreakfast, Box lunch

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