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7D SELF-GUIDED EXPRESS O CIRCUIT

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
7 days / 6 nights

DIFFICULTY
High

QUANTITY
6 persons

SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrival to Torres de Paine National Park – Hike to the Base of the Towers
Day 2: Hike to Serón
Day 3: Hike to Dickson
Day 4: Walk to Los Perros
Day 5: Hike to Grey via the John Garner Pass
Day 6: Hike to Paine Grande
Day 7: Visit to the French Valley – Catamaran – Return to Puerto Natales

• Camping and / or refuge accommodations according to your itinerary.
• Lodge accommodations are in shared and mixed dorms, with bunkbeds.
o *Full bed in Vertice refuges includes sheets, cover and pillow.
o *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 Grey glacier.

Price per person
 
Camping price USD $1.450
Refuge price USD $1.610
 

• 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 (subject to availability) from November to March.

• All excursions are subject to weather conditions.

Day 1: Arrival to Torres del Paine National Park - Hike to the Base of the Towers

After breakfast at the hotel in Puerto Natales, you must go to the bus terminal to take the 07:00 am bus (we recommend being at least 10 minutes before departure) to go straight to Torres del Paine National Park. You will travel among the vast Patagonian plains before arriving to the main entrance at Laguna Amarga, where it is required to register with CONAF (park rangers).

Here you will 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.

Today’s hike begins with the Ascencio Valley as its snakes through windswept hills and wide-spread forests. During the final ascent, you will traverse an immense boulder field until reaching one of the most iconic mountain viewpoints in the world, the Base of the Towers. At an altitude of 900 m.a.s.l.m. you will marvel at the sheer granite walls of the 3 towers (north, central and south) and the bright turquoise glacial lagoon at its feet. Take some photos and have lunch before following the same path downwards to Torre Central refuge. After a long day of hiking, enjoy a warm dinner in the lodge.

8 – 10 rsDifficulty High
22 kmsIncluded – Box lunch and dinner

Day 2: Hike to Serón

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 will walk through a beautiful forest and continue by a pleasant hillside that descends towards an endless pampa of daisies, in the Patagonian plain. Continuing along the relatively flat path towards Serón, you will see crystal clear streams. After arriving to the campsite, you will have some time to enjoy the immense size of the land before dinner, which will be served inside the small, but cozy, dining room of Serón Descend the same trail to the Italian camp and then to the Paine Grande refuge.

4 – 5 hrsDifficulty medium
11 kmsIncluded – Box lunch and dinner

Day 3: Hike to Dickson

Head out on a long hike through rolling hills and humid plains inside the park. Snow- capped mountains, pastel blue lakes, and vast expanses of grassland will be the backdrop as you explore the northern side of the park.

Be amazed by the imposing views of the Dickson glacier, the Cuba hill, and other jagged peaks that mark the division between Chile and Argentina. Once you reach the Dickson area, check in and spend the evening walking the rock- trewn shores of Dickson lake, all before a replenishing dinner at the refuge.

6 – 7  hrsDifficulty medium – high
18.5 kmsIncluded – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 4: Walk to Los Perros

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 ascend a giant moraine where you will be breathless by another picturesque mountain as a backdrop, the wonderful Los Perros glacier and its cyan-blue lagoon below. Continue along a rocky trail before reaching Los Perros campsite, which will be your accommodation tonight. Rest up, you have got a long day tomorrow!

5  hrsDifficulty medium – high
9 kmsIncluded – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 5: Hike to Grey via the John Garner Pass

Take a breath and get ready for the most demanding day of this circuit but, at the same time, a very rewarding one. After having breakfast early in the morning at the quincho and requesting for your box lunch, you will begin to make your way through gnarled tree roots and large mud puddles, under thegreen treetops.

Leaving the forest, you will begin the ascend through worn and loose rocks (sometimes with snow) until you reach the highest point in the 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 sea of ice, 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  hrsDifficulty high
22 kmsIncluded – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 6: Hike to Paine Grande

Enjoy your breakfast at Grey refuge before you start marveling at more spectacular sceneries of the Southern Ice Field and the icebergs of Grey lake (remember to ask for your box lunch!).

You will hike up through a mountainous forest until you reach the sometimes very windy Grey glacier viewpoint. Continue the hike until you arrive to Los Patos lagoon, where you will begin the descent through a narrow and windy valley that takes you directly to Paine Grande.

OPTIONAL
Today you will have time in the morning to kayaking on the Grey lake, prior reservation. Ask for rates and availability.

4 – 4.5  hrsDifficulty medium
11 kmsIncluded – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 7: Visit to the French Valley – Catamaran – Return to Puerto Natales

Get an early morning start for an all-day hike to the core of the park. After breakfast, request your box lunch and prepare yourself for a day of jaw- ropping Patagonian landscapes. Travel through barren lands and bordering the enchanting blue waters of the Skottsberg lake. After approximately 2.5 hours of hiking, you will arrive to the Italiano campsite, where you will begin your journey up to the French Valley.

Climb through the immense rocky terrain and continue until you reach the French plateau, where you will be rewarded with impressive landscapes of Los Cuernos, turquoise glacial lagoons and wonderful hanging snowdrifts that fall like waterfalls along the east side of Paine Grande mount (3.050 mts). If you are lucky, you will hear the water rumbling and the thundering sound of water and ice crushing down! It is also a point where avalanches can be commonly observed. This is the ideal time to take some photographs and enjoy your box lunch, all before descending back to the Italiano campsite and finally return to Paine Grande. At 6:35 pm you must take the catamaran that will take you back to Pudeto, where you will take on the regular bus at 7:15 pm back to Puerto Natales. The estimated time of arrival to Natales is 9:30 pm.

7 – 8  hrsDifficulty medium – high
19 kmsIncluded – Breakfast, box lunch and dinner

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