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4D GREY GLACIER AND FRENCH VALLEY EXPERIENCE WINTER – EXIT BY NAVIGATION GREY III

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

DIFFICULTY
Medium – High

QUANTITY
Per person

SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrival at Torres del Paine National Park – Las Carretas Path.
Day 2: French Valley Hike.
Day 3: Hike to Refugio Grey.
Day 4: Navigation Grey III and Return to Puerto Natales.

• 2 nights of accommodation at Refugio Paine Grande in the Torres del Paine National Park.
• 1 night of accommodation at Refugio Gray in the Torres del Paine National Park.
• Refuge accommodation is in shared and mixed dormitories, with letters.
• The bed in the shelter includes sheets, blanket and pillow.
• •Private transfer from Puerto Natales Hotel to Torres del Paine National Park.
• Regular transfer from Torres del Paine National Park to Hotel in Puerto Natales.
• Meals according to the itinerary.
• If you have any dietary restrictions, be sure to inform them when making the reservation. Dietary restrictions will only be respected if they are informed in advance.
• Gray III Navigation Ticket.
• Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park.
• Guide.

• Medical and/or travel insurance of any type.
• Flights.
• Accommodation day 4 in Puerto Natales.
• Porter.
• Personal expenses.

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

• This program is not recommended for children under 10 years of age.
• 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 in our Puerto Natales office from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (office hours) for those who wish to leave belongings during their walk. Outside office hours service has an additional charge.

• May to August. Wednesdays and Sundays.

• All excursions are subject to weather conditions.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Las Carretas Path –Paine Grande

Today your adventure begins. You will leave early from your hotel in Puerto Natales, a private transfer will be waiting for you to begin your trip to Torres del Paine National Park. You will arrive at the Conaf administration from where your walk along the Las Carretas Path to the Paine Grande Refuge. You will have panoramic views of the Park throughout the entire route and in the last section beautiful views of Lake Pehoé. Upon arriving at Paine Grande after checking in, you can rest and enjoy dinner at the refuge in the afternoon.

6 hrsLevel of difficulty – Medium
17 kmsIncluded – Box lunch and dinner

Día 2: French Valley Hike

Today’s walk will be a round trip, starting and ending at the Paine Grande refuge, so we recommend starting early!. After having breakfast at the shelter, request your box lunch and get ready for the adventure.

You will travel to the heart of the park bordering the blue waters of Lake Skottsberg. After approximately 2.5 hours of walking, you will arrive at the Italiano camp (park ranger), where you will begin your journey to the French Valley. Climb large rocks and then continue through the forest until you reach the Plateau del Francés (French viewpoint). Here, you will be rewarded with incredible views of Los Cuernos, turquoise glacial 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 loud noise of the glacier and the water falling, and it is also very common to witness an avalanche. Enjoy your box lunch and the well-deserved rest. Descend along the same trail towards the Italian camp and then towards the Paine Grande refuge.
Enjoy dinner at the Paine Grande refuge.

8 hrsLeve lof difficulty – Medium
21 kms Included – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Arrival at Grey Refuge

After breakfast, remember to request your box lunch and begin today’s trekking. The hike begins through a narrow, winding valley that leads to Los Patos Lagoon. As you continue advancing you will begin to see parts of the immense Southern Ice Fields, as well as the ice floes of Lake Gray. After passing the sometimes very windy viewpoint, the path descends through a mountainous forest until reaching the Grey Refuge. From here, if you continue walking for about 10 minutes, you will reach the Grey Glacier viewpoint, where you will find yourself face to face with this massif of blue ice.

4 – 4.5 hoursLeve lof difficulty – Medium
11 kms Included – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

OPTIONAL:

For an unforgettable view of the Gray Glacier, prepare an extra 3 – 4 hours (round trip) and walk towards the famous hanging bridges. It is by far the best viewpoint of the glacier. In addition to contemplating the impressive ice, you can see the depths of the ravines formed by the rivers and waterfalls that come from the Cordón Olguín.

4 kmsLeve lof difficulty – Medium
    

Day 4: Navigation Grey III– Return to Puerto Natales

Enjoy breakfast in the Refugio Grey dining room and don’t forget to request your box lunch. If you did not visit the Hanging Bridges yesterday, today you can leave very early and get to the first or second bridge, making sure to be back at the refuge at 11:45 to take the Grey III Navigation. During the navigation you will have spectacular views of radiant blue ice, icebergs floating in the grey water, feel the Patagonian wind on your faces, and share a unique and unforgettable experience. You will not only enjoy the view of the glacier, but also views of Cerro Paine Grande, the Paine Massif, forests on the edge of the lake, hills of stratified rocks, and snow-capped peaks that reach the clouds. With luck you will see and hear chunks of ice break off the glacier and fall into the water. When you arrive at Grey Beach you will walk for about 30 to 45 minutes and you will arrive at the Pingo sector, where you will take the transportation to Puerto Natales.

Leve lof difficulty – lowIncluded – Breakfast and box lunch.
    

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