and maritime, transportation in Regular Buses from Puerto Natales
– Torres de Paine - Puerto Natales
Pehoé (Lake crossing from Pehoé sector until Pudeto
sector to connect with the regular transportation to Puerto Natales.
Nights of accommodation in Refugios (Mountain Lodges)
with sleeping bag or made up bed (depending on availability).
** Made Up Bed: sheets+pillow+cover bed.
meals at the Refugios (breakfast, lunch box, dinner).
Day 1 just dinner, day 5 just breakfast and lunch box.
Day 1: Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine (Laguna
Amarga Main Entrance):
* Departure from Puerto Natales: 14:30 PM / Arrival in Torres del
Paine: 16:30 PM
At the moment you arrive to the Laguna Amarga entrance you will
have to acquire your entrance ticket and take the
shuttles that will be waiting for you to take you to Las Torres
sector where our Refugio is located.
Accommodation: Refugio Torre Central.
Day 2: Trekking to “BASE TORRES” (6 - 8 hours).
Recommended hour to start: 9.00 AM. The first hour and a half is
up with fantastic views of lake Nordenskjöld and Almirante
Nieto Mn (2.670 m.s.n.m), with it’s hanging glacier until
you reach Refugio El Chileno to recover energies. Then the trail
continues through a millenary Lenga forest (1 hour) until the base
of “the moraine” which challenging ascent (45 min),
will take you to one of the most impressive places in the park:
the lookout of the “Base of Torres del Paine” where
you will enjoy the view of Torre Sur (2,850 m.s.n.m.), Torre Central
(2.800 m.s.n.m), Torre Norte (2.600 m.s.n.m) and Cerro Nido de Cóndor.
Accommodation: Refugio El Chileno.
Difficulty Level: High
Day 3: Trekking from El Chileno to Los Cuernos Refugio (4
– 5 hours).
Recommended hour to start: 9.00 AM. About 30 minutes after
leaving Refugio El Chileno you will notice the sign to take the
“shortcut” that leads to Refugio Los Cuernos. The trail
goes through the Base of Almirante Nieto Mn. – part of the
Paine Massif-, with great views to Nordenskjöld lake; from
December the flora presents different colours specially the “Ciruelillo
or Fire Bush” which take its name from the red colour of its
flowers. After about 4 – 5 hours you will get to the Base
of Los Cuernos where our Refugio is located, considered by many,
one of the most charming sites in the whole park, a perfect spot
to rest and recover energies for the next day challenging trek:
“The French Valley”.
Accommodation: Refugio Los Cuernos.
Difficulty Level: Medium.
Day 4: Grey Shelter (11 Km Hike)
Trekking to French Valley and Pehoe sector (10 - 12 hours). Recommended
hour to start: 9.00 AM. The first 2 hours are with some up and downs
and views to Nordenskjöld Lake, until “Campamento Italiano”,
at this point we recommend you to contact CONAF people so you may
leave your Big Back Pack with them and start the next part of the
trek with a small day backpack. The ascent goes for about 1 hour
and a half until Paine Grande lookout, where you’ll be able
to observe its hanging glacier and opportunities to observe small
avalanches. After that the trail continues until “Campamento
Británico” and after about 20 minutes you will reach
the lookout point considered by many as one of the most overwhelming
spots in the Circuit: “Mirador Valle del Francés”,
where you will admire: “Paine Grande”, “Cerro
Hoja”, “Cerro Máscara”, “Cerro Catedral”,
“Cerro Aleta de Tiburón”, “Cuerno Norte”,
The return is the same way back to el “Campamento Italiano”,
and then to Pehoé sector.
Accommodation: Lodge Paine Grande.
Difficulty Level: High
Day 5: Grey Shelter – Puerto Natales (11 Km Hike)
Recommended hour to start: 9.00 AM. Trek to Grey Glacier lookout
(roundtrip). The trail goes through the western side of the Paine
Massif with views to the Grey Lake and Mountains. After 1 hour and
a half you will reach the first lookout point, where you may observe
Grey Glacier in the distance, the next hour and a half is through
a Lenga (beech) forest until the Main lookout, just in front of
the glacier. The return is the same way back until Pehoé
Lake to take the Catamaran that crosses Pehoe Lake at 18.30 PM to
Pudeto sector, where your bus will be waiting for you to take you
back to Puerto Natales.
(arrival time to Puerto Natales: around 9.00 PM).
Difficulty level: Medium.
+ Please be aware of the Catamaran departure time.
End of services.
until April 30th. 2014
in US dollars
full Board: Breakfast, lunch box, dinner
Program does not include:
meals and drinks in hotel or shelter
WHAT TO BRING
- Waterproof jacket and trousers (GORE TEX).
- Warm clothes (Polar Tec).
- Comfortable trousers for trekking.
- T – shirts.
- Long Sleeved Shirts.
- Trekking boots.
- Sandals (for showering, resting and crossing streams).
- Flash lamp.
- Warm Hat.
- Hat for sun protection.
- Bottle for water (Nalgene).
- Ziploc bags (for taking your trash back).
- Trekking Sticks.
Starting / Finishing Points
The trip starts evryday in Puerto Natales,
Pick-up time: 14:30pm at the office. (after we will provide the
address) The trip finishes at Puerto Natales 22:00 pm or later depending
on the ferrie boat schedule.
You can also either start or finish in El Calafate city, Argentina.
You can modify according to your interests and ask for optional
activities by ferry boat from
Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt by Navimag.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact directly