Torres del Paine National Park

The national park Torres del Paine is  well know all around the glove as  the  popular hiking destination in Chile. There are clearly marked paths and many refugios which provide shelter and basic services. Views are breathtaking. Hikers can opt for a day trip to see the towers, walk the popular “W” route in about five days, or trek the full circle in 8–9 days. Hikers are not allowed to stray from the paths in the national park. Camping is only allowed at specified campsites and wood fires are prohibited throughout the park.Visiting the park is recommended between  December and late March, during our summer. Not only is the weather is much better , but daylight hours are very long given the extreme southern latitude.

Day 1

Our guide will meet us either at the Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales airport depending on the flight and airline. In case of arriving in Puerto Natales you will be literally at the beginning of your experience in Torres del Paine. In case of arriving at Punta Arenas, you will be 4 hours from Puerto Natales. In either case, you will spend the night in Puerto Natales, dinner at your hotel after meeting to discuss your trip the following days.

Day 2

Private transportation to Torres del Paine National Park, lasting about two hours, crossing the Patagonian pampas. Arrival in Torres del Paine. Walk to the valley of Ascencio from where you can see the river of the same name passing through the Chilean refuge where we will spend our first night. After a break, we will continue through a native Lengas forest, until we reach the glacial moraine. From here it is an hour’s walk to the summit, where the Towers suddenly appear. Here you may have the possibility depending on the weather conditions to observe the 3 granite towers that make this park famous. 6 hours full trip 16 kl. (10 miles).

Dinner and accommodation in Chilean refuge.

Day 3

Today we will walk around Lake Nordenskjold and under the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto where we will reach the base of the Cuernos del Paine around 5 hours of walking 11 km (6.8 miles).

Dinner and accommodation at Los Cuernos refuge.

Day 4

Hike to the French valley. This valley is the most beautiful in the entire park and a one of a kind in the world. It is surrounded by glaciers from where you can hear the ice breaking and also surrounded by a granite amphitheater with great walls. There are great views from this hike and the more you walk, the better it gets. Hike from 6 to 8 hours depending on how far you walked in the valley 24 km (15 miles).

Dinner and accommodation at Paine Grande lodge refuge.

Day 5

Hike to the Gray Glacier 3 to 4 hours – 11 km (6.8 miles) one of the most spectacular glaciers in Patagonia. Our goal is to reach a viewpoint from where we can appreciate the glacier and also floating ice on Lake Gray.

Dinner and accommodation at Refuge Gray.

Day 6

After lunch, we will sail on the Gray II boat for about 2 hours in this wonderful lake surrounded by ice. Transportation to Puerto Natales.

Dinner and hotel accommodation in Natales.

Day 7

Last Day of our adventure. Transfer to the airport and end of services.

Day 1:

We will leave early in the morning, from your hotel, we will drive along the southern side of the Carretera Austral, our destination will be the town of Hornopirén, arriving in approximately four hours. We will prepare our kayaks. Our boat will be waiting for us, which will provide us with support and comfort during the trip. This is the north entrance to the Pumalín park project, after lunch we will take our kayaks, to go to the beautiful island called Llancahué (about three hours of paddling). Here we will spend the night in a rustic but cozy accommodation managed by local people. Here we can enjoy hot springs on the shore of the Pacific.

Day 2:

Breakfast at 9:00 am Those who want to enjoy a thermal bath should do so very early before having breakfast. We will leave Llancahué early, making our journey through the Comau fjord, and from here we continue our journey through the Quintupeu fjord. Here we will camp with the view of glaciers in one direction and miles of fjord in the other (it is 4 to 5 hours of spectacular paddling) We will camp and have a hot lunch. The afternoon is free for you to explore the beautiful surroundings or just stop and relax.

Day 3:

Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. o’clock. We leave Quintupeu with the change of tide to spend as much time paddling out through the fjord. This day will be the one that will take the longest paddling time and will take us to cover about 20 miles. Today we will touch the waters of the Cahuelmo fjord and the wonderful Cahuelmo hot springs will be our refuge. Years ago, local people dug several rustic pools in the rocks, each one is of a different size and with really very hot water which is regulated in a simple way and with natural methods to achieve the right temperature and thus enjoy a pleasant bath. These thermal baths are part of the Pumalín Park project, which have comfortable camping facilities and baths. We will proceed to prepare our camp and then enjoy a well-deserved rest in this incredible place in the afternoon, with a magnificent sunset, and have a relaxing night in the hot springs.

Day 4:

Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. o’clock. Today we will have time to relax while we wait for the tide to go out to begin our trek to Abascal Lake, approximately 7 miles from our campsite in the middle of the Andes. We will enjoy spectacular scenes on this walk, we will begin our return to the camp in the afternoon to get to dinner and after this long day and take a relaxing bath in the hot springs.

5th day:

Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. o’clock. Today we leave the Cahuelmo hot springs (high tide) paddling towards the Comau fjord, observing some species of flora and fauna during the trip: dolphins, penguin cormorants, sea lions. After four hours paddling we will have lunch on the boat and then continue our trip to Porcelana, a very special place where natural hot waters emerge from the temperate rain forest. This particular site is not within the Parque Pumalín project, we will camp and enjoy dinner on the boat. Later, we will start a walk to reach the site where we will enjoy a hot bath and then return to our camp.

Day 6:

We will have breakfast early in the morning. We return to the boat and begin our navigation, leaving the Comau and ending in the town of Hornopirén, and then to Puerto Varas. End of our services.

Day 7

Transfer to the airport in Puerto Montt in the morning, flight to Punta Arenas, a guide will be waiting for you at the airport in Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, depending on where the flight arrives if it is to Punta Arenas, then transfer to Natales in about 3 hours. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 8

Transfer by van to Torres del Paine National Park, in about two hours. We will begin to walk the Ascencio valley, from where you can see the river of the same name from above, running wildly past the Chilean refuge. Where we will stay one hour. After our arrest here, we will continue through a Lengas forest until we reach the moraine. From here it is an hour’s walk to reach the top from where you can see the towers that appear out of nowhere. This trekking is spectacular where you get to appreciate three granite towers with their glacier lake below, this view is what makes the park famous (6 hours total trip 16 km/10 miles). We will sleep and eat in a Chilean refuge.

Day 9

Today we will walk around Lake Nordenskjold and under the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto where we will reach the base of Cuernos del Paine about 5 hours of walking 11 km (6.8 miles).

Dinner and accommodation at Los Cuernos refuge.

Day 10

Hike to the French valley. This valley is the most beautiful in the entire park and one of the most unique in the world.

It is surrounded by glaciers from where you can hear the ice breaking and also surrounded by a granite amphitheater with great walls. There are great views from this hike and the more you walk the better it gets. Hike from 6 to 8 hours depending on how far you walked in the valley 24 km (15 miles).

Dinner and accommodation at Paine Grande lodge refuge.

Day 11

Hike to the Gray Glacier 3 to 4 hours 11 km (6.8 miles) one of the most spectacular glaciers in Patagonia. Our goal is to reach a viewpoint from where we can appreciate the glacier and also floating ice on Lake Gray.

Dinner and accommodation at Refuge Gray.

Day 12

After lunch we will sail on the Gray II boat for about 2 hours in this wonderful lake surrounded by ice. Transportation to Puerto Natales.

Dinner and hotel accommodation in Natales.

Day 13

Transfer to the airport end of services.

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