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INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santiago
  • domestic flight (RT) to Punta Arenas
  • all accommodations on trek in refugios (shared bathroom)
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • farewell dinner
  • guide services
  • all ground transportation in Chile and Argentina
  • guided excursions in Santiago

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

ITINERARY

Day 1: Santiago (1,706ft/520m). Upon your arrival to Santiago’s international airport, a OneSeed staff member will be there to greet you and take you to our partner bed and breakfast, located within walking distance from La Moneda, Chile’s Presidential Palace.

Inclusions: airport shuttle; accommodations

Day 2: Santiago to Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (1,706ft/520m). Wake up early for a pre-dawn flight to Chilean Patagonia. After a 3.5 hour flight, meet your local trekking guide in Punta Arenas, who will then accompany you to Puerto Natales (3 hours bus ride). On the way to Puerto Natales, soak up the beautiful views of the ocean surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Explore the quaint mountain town of Puerto Natales then spend the night at our partner lodge. 

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transportation; domestic flight; accommodations

Day 3: Puerto Natales to Refugio Las Torres (492ft/150m). Head to the Cueva del Milodón, a famous cave located just outside of Puerto Natales, home to fossils of pre-historic animals and signs of human habitation as early as 6000 BC. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic with local Chilean wine before heading to the entrance gates of Torres del Paine and settling into Refugio Las Torres for the evening.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); bus transportation; park entry fee; accommodations

Day 4: Refugio Las Torres (492ft/150m). Start the trek with day packs as you ascend through a rocky terrain cut by pristine glacial rivers. Climb through a beautiful lenga forest until reaching the base of the towers. Another shorter climb will put you meters from the three sister towers and the emerald lake that sits at their base. Return to the mountain lodge for the evening.

Total distance: 12.5 miles. Approximately 8 hours of trekking (*Only required to carry a day pack)

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 5: Refugio Las Torres to Refugio Los Cuernos (229ft/70m). Spend a majority of this part of the trek nestled on a trail between Lake Nordenskjold and Mount Almirante Nieto of the Paine Massif.

Total distance: 7 miles. Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 6: Refugio Los Cuernos to Refugio Paine Grande (119ft/37m). Head out from Los Cuernos and hike through Torres’ old-growth forest. After a short climb, see an impressive viewpoint of the French Valley and Cerro Hoja and Cerro Máscara, two of the famous horned peaks.

Total distance: 9 miles. Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 7: Refugio Paine Grande to Refugio Grey (229ft/70m). Hike to Grey’s Glacier, an impressive ice field that covers the west end of the park. Enjoy the beauty of Pehoé Lake and Grey Lake as you approach the glacier.

Total distance: 7 miles. Approximately 4-5 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 8: Refugio Grey (229ft/70m). On the final day of trekking, make your way along Grey’s Glacier toward Campamento Paso. Scale ladders and enjoy views of the glacier before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Total distance: 6-7 miles. Approximately 6-8 hours of optional trekking (*Only required to carry a day pack)

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 9: Refugio Grey to Puerto Natales (10ft/3m). Spend one final half day in the park. A short three hour walk toward the lake will take you to the catamaran back to Pehoé and out of the park. Bus transportation will be awaiting your arrival to take the scenic ride back to Puerto Natales. Share a farewell to Chile dinner with your guide before a restful night in our partner lodge.

Total distance: 7 miles. Approximately 4-5 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); bus transportation; catamaran ride; accommodations

Day 10: Puerto Natales to Calafate (1,706ft/520m). Take a bus from Puerto Natales to Calafate (5 hours). Spend the night in Calafate.

Inclusions: Breakfast (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); bus transportation; accommodations at lodge

Day 11: Calafate to El Chaltén (1,759ft/536m). Take a bus from Calafate to Chaltén (3 hours). Private transportation from the Chaltén bus station to hotel where you will meet your Argentina guide and have a quick debrief on the days to come! Enjoy a day-hike outside of Chaltén.

Total distance: 3 miles. Approximately 3 hours of trekking.

Inclusions: Breakfast and Lunch (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 12: Chaltén to Piedra del Fraile (2,628ft/801m).  The day starts with a 30-minute transfer from El Chaltén to Río Electrico. From here, begin walking along the Electrico valley, through an enchanting lenga forest before arriving at Piedra del Fraile, your home for the night. After a short break and some lunch, continue along the valley towards the Pollone Glacier and admire the northern face of Mt Fitz Roy. After a short break at this hidden lagoon, return to the mountain lodge in Piedra del Fraile to enjoy a hot meal and rest.

Total distance: 11 miles. Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 13: Piedra del Fraile to Mt. Fitz Roy to Laguna Poincenot (1,316ft/401m). After breakfast, head off towards the Piedras Blancas glacier and river. The path ascends steeply up to Laguna de Los Tres, the closest you can get to Fitz Roy before needing technical skills. At the top, enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Fitz Roy, its satellite mountains, and the valley through which you have come. Weather permitting, have lunch at the lagoon before starting the descent towards Poincenot, your next camp. Be prepared to take more pictures of this stunning spot in the park!

Total distance: 12 miles. Approximately 6 hours of trekking.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 14: Poincenot to Laguna Torre to Calafate (673ft/205m). Arise early to take sunrise photos of Mt. Fitz Roy in a beautiful hue of red, reflected on Laguna Poincenot. After breakfast, continue through the beautiful lenga forests past the lagoons – Madre, Hija and Nieta. The path is quite flat, which is a nice break after the climbing of the day before! After a couple of hours, drop in to the glacial valley that takes you towards Laguna Torre (2,136ft/651m). This valley is loved by geologists and photographers for its perfect “U” shape. At the end of the valley, see Laguna Torre, its glacier and the famous Mt. Torre, which is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. After lunch at the lagoon, head back towards El Calafate along the Fitz Roy River valley. 

Inclusions: Breakfast, boxed lunch; bus to El Calafate, accommodations at lodge

Day 15: Calafate to Perito Moreno to Calafate (1,706ft/520m). Take a 2-hour bus ride to Perito Moreno where you'll have the day to explore the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. The 97 square mile glacier stretches for as far as the eye can see and you will be awe-inspired by the expansiveness of the blue ice. 

Inclusions: Breakfast, boxed lunch; bus transportation; domestic flight; airport transfer; accommodations

Day 16: Calafate (1,706ft/520m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport shuttle.

 

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.


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