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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 5pm) 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.