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5D GREY GLACIER AND FRENCH VALLEY EXPERIENCE WINTER – GUIDED

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

DIFFICULTY
Medium – High

QUANTITY
Per person

SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrival at Torres del Paine National Park -Las Carretas Path– Paine Grande.
Day 2: Hike to Grey Refuge.
Day 3: Hike to Paine Grande.
Day 4: French Valley Hike.
Day 5: Hike Las Carretas path- Return to Puerto Natales.

• 3 nights of accommodation in Paine Grande Refuge in Torres del Paine National Park.
• 1 night of accommodation in Grey Refuge in Torres del Paine National Park. *Accommodations in refuge are in shared and mixed dorms, with bunkbeds. *Bed in refuges includes sheets, cover and pillow.
• Private Transport Puerto Natales- Torres del Paine National Park – Puerto Natales.
• Entrance ticket to Torres del Paine National 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 with previous notice.
• Guide.

• Medical and/or travel insurance of any kind.
• Flights.
• Accommodation day 5 in Puerto Natales.
• Tips.
• Porter.

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.

• Every day from May to August. Subject to availability.

• 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 start your trip to Torres del Paine National Park. You will arrive at the Conaf Administration from where you will begin your walk along Las Carretas Path to the Paine Grande Refuge. You will have panoramic views of the Park, throughout the tour and in the last section beautiful views of Pehoé Lake. When you arrive at Paine Grande, you can rest and enjoy the dinner at the refuge.

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

Day 2: Hike to 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 hoursLevel of 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.

3 – 4 hrsLevel of difficulty – Medium
4 kms  

Day 3: Hike to Paine Grande Refuge

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 leave very early in the morning and walk to the first or second bridge, to quickly return and begin the walk to the Paine Grande refuge. A few minutes after starting to walk you will begin to marvel at the spectacular landscapes of Campos de Hielo Sur and the icebergs of Lake Grey. The walk will be ascending through a mountainous forest until reaching the sometimes very windy Gray Glacier viewpoint. The walk continues until you reach Laguna Los Patos, where you begin the descent through a narrow and windy valley that takes you directly to the Paine Grande refuge. Enjoy dinner at the refuge.

4 – 4.5 hrs
Level of difficulty – Medium
 11 km
Included – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

Day 4: Hike to the French Valley

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.

7 – 8 hrs
Level of difficulty – Demanding

21 kms

Included – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Hike Las Carretas Path– Return to Puerto Natales

Enjoy breakfast in the dining room of Refugio Paine Grande and don’t forget to request your box lunch. Today you can tour the surroundings of the place and walk a little, and then begin your return hike, along Las Carretas path. And the end of the path, a private transfer will be waiting for you in the administration sector to head towards Puerto Natales.

6 hrs
Level of difficulty – Medium
 17 km
Included – Breakfast and box lunch.

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