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Explore a whole new side of Torres del Paine National Park. Beat the crowds and experience the pure wilderness of Patagonia in the winter. Soak in the serene snowfall and vibrant shades of gold as the austral sun hits the sharp peaks and glaciers during this 7-day expedition. 

 

Price: Starting from $2,286

Duration: 7 days (MAY - SEPTEMBER)

Activity Level: 1 2 3 4 5

PRICE: $2690

Student (15% discount): $2286
Private Departure (1-4 pax): $3497
Private Departure (5-10 pax): $2690

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Punta Arenas by 5pm - Bus to Puerto Natales
Day 2: Depart for Torres del Paine National Park, day hike to the lookout of the Granite Towers
Day 3: Hike to Refugio Paine Grande
Day 4: Day hike to French Valley
Day 5: Day hike to Grey Glacier
Day 6: Complete the trek and travel to Puerto Natales
Day 7: Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas, International Departures

Please note: Expedition dates indicate when you should arrive and depart Chile. Arriving early or departing late? Click here to purchase an additional day with lodging and airport transfers.

Arrival DateEnd DateStatus
June 10, 2017June 16, 2017Open
July 10, 2017July 16, 2017Open
August 10, 2017August 16, 2017Open
May 10, 2018May 16, 2018Open
June 10, 2018June 16, 2018Open
July 10, 2018July 16, 2018Open
August 10, 2018August 16, 2018Open

INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Natales
  • all accommodations on trek in refugios (shared bathroom)
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • farewell dinner in Puerto Natales
  • guide services
  • all ground transportation in Chile

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: Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (68ft/21m). Meet your OneSeed guide and the rest of your fellow trekkers at the Punta Arenas airport (arrive by 12pm noon) then take a bus ride (3 hours) to Puerto Natales. 

Inclusions: airport shuttle; accommodations

Day 2: Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park (492ft/150m). Take an early morning van (2 hours) from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park. On the way to the park, soak up the winter wonderland surrounding you; see stunning views of snow covered mountains and the turquoise lakes and fjords of the region. Begin your trek! Hike from the trailhead of Torres del Paine to the three sister towers and the emerald lake (probably frozen!) that is the lookout of the Granite Towers. Pass back through Las Torres then catch a ride (1.5 hours) to the Serrano River valley where you will sleep that night.

Total distance: 12.5 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); bus transportation; park entry fee; accommodations

Day 3: Serrano River Valley to Refugio Paine Grande (119ft/37m). Arise to the peaceful cold mountain air of Patagonia in the winter; free from the crowds and pure winter wilderness. Continue through the park and make your way through snow-covered lenga forest. Catch views of the jagged mountain peaks as you make your way to Paine Grande through Las Carretas Trail. 

Total distance: 12.5 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 4: Paine Grande to French Valley (119ft/37m). Depart Paine Grande for a gorgeous day hike to the French Valley. After a steady climb, see an impressive viewpoint of the French Valley, Cerro Hoja and Cerro Máscara, two of the famous horned peaks. See condors, foxes and eagles! End your day back at Paine Grande. 

Total distance: 9 miles. Approximately 9 hours of trekking

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

Day 5: Paine Grande to Grey Glacier (229ft/70m). Take a day hike to Grey 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. Sleep at Paine Grande under a spectacular blanket of stars this evening. 

Total distance: 7 miles. Approximately 9 hours of trekking

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

Day 6: Paine Grande to Puerto Natales (10ft/3m). Spend one final half day in the park. Relax and soak in the last winter views of Torres del Paine. Head to Pehoe Lake will take you via catamaran out of the park. Meet your van and take a scenic ride back to Puerto Natales. Share a farewell dinner with your guide before a restful night at the partner lodge.

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

Day 7: Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas (10ft/3m). Take an early morning bus ride back to Punta Arenas (3 hours) and arrive back to the airport by 1pm. 

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

 

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.

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  

See current weather conditions for Paine Grande here.

See current weather conditions in Punta Arenas here. 

Packing System: This expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear in your own pack.

Carried bag weight limit: n/a

Rentals Available: 

  • Not available on this expedition. 

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Punta Arenas
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Fleece pants or leggings
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Glove liners
  • Ski gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Yak trax or rubber cleated crampons 
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sneakers (for walking around the lodges in the evening)
  • Day pack – should be light and easy to stuff in main pack when not in use
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (showers are available during the trek)
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0°F rating
  • Pack cover
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles (must fit inside pack for domestic flight)
  • Synthetic shorts
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy/protein bars (especially for vegetarians as non-meat sources of protein are scarce)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

May through September are Chile's winter months so the weather will be cold in Torres del Paine National Park. During this season, the highs fluctuate around 40ºF and the lows can drop down below 20ºF. Expect a combination of wind, snow and sun!

TORRES DEL PAINE WEATHER Weather

ELEVATION


Patagonia Reviews

I traveled to Patagonia, Chile this past November and the accommodations, food, guides, and trek truly exceeded my expectations. The company took care of all the planning for transportation and stays so it was great to not have to worry over all the details.
— Sara J.
Went on the Epic Patagonia trip this December and the whole experience was amazing! Absolutely stunning scenery, both our Jorge’s ;) (our 2 guides) were so knowledgable, thoughtful, and generous, and every detail of the trip went off seamlessly- highly organized.
— Rachel C.
I went on the Epic Patagonia trip with my whole family and had an absolute blast! OneSeed did an amazing job with all the logistics involved (and there were a lot - flights, buses, lodging, meals, etc). And our guides (Sergio and Jorge) were the best.
— John O.

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

Insure Your Trip

OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex Cancellation and Interruption Insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.