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6D C CIRCUIT SELF -GUIDED

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
6 days / 5 nights

DIFFICULTY
High average

AMOUNT
Per person

SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrival to Torres del Paine National Park – Hike to Serón.
Day 2: Hike to Dickson.
Day 3: Hike to Los Perros.
Day 4: Hike to Grey via the John Garner Pass.
Day 5: Hike to Paine Grande
Day 6: Visit to the French Valley – Return to Puerto Natales.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Torres del Paine National Park – Hike to Serón

After breakfast at the hotel in Puerto Natales, you must go to the terminal bus to take the 07:00 am bus (we recommend being at least 10 minutes before departure) to go to Torres del Paine National Park. The journey is made in the middle of the Patagonian pampas, until you reach Laguna Amarga, the main entrance of the park, where you must register your entrance with CONAF (park rangers). Transfer to “Las Torres” shuttle, who will take you to the Visitor’s Center. Register yourself at the Cerro Paine Reserve and then follow the trail signs to Serón camping.

Although it is considered one of the easiest hikes of the circuit, the trail to Serón offers many breathtaking landscapes of the untamed side of Torres del Paine National Park. You walk along a vibrant green carpet of trees, to continue along a pleasant slope that descends towards an endless pasture in the Patagonian plain. Continuing along the relatively flat path towards the Serón campsite, you will see crystal clear streams. After settling into the campsite, you will have some time to enjoy the immense size of the pitch before dinner, which will be served inside Serón’s small, but cozy, dining room.

4 – 5 hrsDifficulty – medium
15 kmsIncludes – Box lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Hike to Dickson

Today begins with a long walk-through rolling hills and humid plains inside the park. Snowcapped mountains, pastel blue lakes, and vast expanses of grassland will be the backdrop as you explore the north side of the park, plus the stunning and commanding views of the Dickson glacier, Cuba hill (2.240 m.a.s.l.), and other rugged peaks that mark the border between Chile and Argentina. Once you reach the Dickson area, you must check in and, during the afternoon, you can take a walk along the stony shore of Dickson Lake, all before dinner at the refuge.

6 – 7  hrs
Difficulty – medium
19 kms
Includes – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Hike to Los Perros

Take in the crisp, organic, earthy smell as you enter a sea of ancient trees. Today the walk will take place in the most remote area of the park, in the middle of a lush and green vegetation. You can feel the wind blowing in the middle of the bushes and hear the pleasant sound of Magellanic woodpeckers. Bordering Los Perros River, you will climb a large moraine where you will be breathless to see another picturesque mountain as a backdrop, the wonderful Los Perros glacier and its blue-green lagoon. Continue along a rocky path before reaching Los Perros campsite, which will be the accommodation tonight. It is recommended to rest, tomorrow will be a long day!

5 – 6  hrs
Difficulty – high
12 kmsIncludes – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

Day 4: Hike to Grey via the John Garner Pass

Take a breath and get ready for the most demanding day of the Paine circuit but, at the same time, a very rewarding one. After having breakfast early in the morning at the quincho and requesting your box lunch, you will begin to make your way through gnarled tree roots and large mud puddles, under the green treetops. Leaving the forest, you begin to ascend through worn and loose rocks (sometimes with snow) until you reach the highest point of this circuit, the famous John Garner Pass (1.200 m.a.s.l.m). Surrounded by the strong Patagonian winds while you are impressed with the Southern Ice Field and its wonderful shining carpet, the descent is made by the side of a giant wall of ice and the trail is continued by El Paso campsite, where there is a park ranger outpost. Then, you will go through the exciting hanging bridges before arriving to Grey for dinner and a well-deserved rest!

10 – 12  hrs
Difficulty – high
18 kmsIncludes – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Hike to Paine Grande

Enjoy your breakfast in Grey refuge before you start marveling at more spectacular views of the Southern Ice Field and the icebergs of Grey lake (remember to request your box lunch before you leave!). You will hike up through a mountainous forest until you reach the sometimes very windy Grey glacier viewpoint. Continue your trek until you reach Los Patos lagoon, where you will begin the descent through a narrow and windy valley that takes you directly to Paine Grande.

4 – 4.5  hrs
Difficulty – medium
11 kmsIncludes – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Exploration to the French Valley

Today’s hike will be a round trip, starting and finishing at Paine Grande, so we recommend beginning early! After breakfast, ask for your box lunch and get ready for a new day full of amazing Patagonian landscapes. Hike to the core 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 large rocks and then continue through the forest until you reach the French viewpoint. Here, you will be rewarded with incredible views of Los Cuernos, turquoise glacial lagoons and amazing hanging glaciers that fall down the east face of Paine Grande Mountain (3.050 m.a.s.l.m). If you are lucky, you can hear the resounding noise of the glacier and the falling water, as well as it is very common to witness an avalanche. Enjoy your box lunch and the well-deserved rest. Descend the same path to the Italian camp and then to Paine Grande refuge.

At 6:30 pm you must take the catamaran that will take you back to Pudeto, where you will board the regular bus to Puerto Natales.

7 – 8  hrs
Difficulty – high
21 kmsIncludes – Breakfast and box lunch.
  • Camping and / or refuge accommodations according to your itinerary.
  • Lodge accommodations are in shared and mixed dorms, with bunkbeds.

*Full bed in Vertice refuges includes sheets, cover and pillow.

*Simple bed in Las Torres refuges includes sleeping bag and pillow.

  • Camping accommodations in Vertice include an already-pitched tent, sleeping bag, liner and mat.
  • Camping accommodations in Las Torres include: tent is elevated from the ground at a height of 5.2 ft, sleeping bag, high-density foam mat, pillow, welcome drink voucher.
  • Bus transportation to and from the park + shuttle bus ticket to the Visitor’s Center.
  • 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.
  • Catamarán ticket.
  • Entrance ticket to Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Medical and / or travel insurance of any kind.
  • Flights.
  • Gratuities.
  • Guide / Porter.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Kayak on Grey Lake or ice trek on the Grey glacier.

VALUE PER PERSON CAMPING

$1,440 USD

VALUE PER PERSON REFUGE

$1,600 USD

  • All excursions are subject to weather conditions.
  • From November to March.
  • 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.

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