Join us on this amazing opportunity to hike in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia on this 6 day, 5 night adventure!
Discover the intense beauty of Patagonia with Dream Travel by hiking most of the W trail and enjoy the mountains, lakes and glaciers by immersing yourself in nature.
Where: Patagonia, South America
Date: December 8th until December 13th, 2012
To register for this event, email [email protected] or give us a call!
Patagonia Itinerary: 6 days and 5 nights in beautiful Patagonia!
Dec 8th, Day 1
Upon arrival at the Punta Arenas Airport, you will take the bus from the airport to Puerto Natales. Your guide will meet you at the bus station upon arrival in Puerto Natales, Transfer to hotel. Lodging in Puerto Natales at hotel, dinner and meeting to discuss trip program. (lunch or breakfast this day not included)
Dec 9th, Day 2
Transfer by bus to Torres del Paine National Park. This is a two hour journey crossing the pampa Patagonica. Arrival at Torres del Paine. We will begin trekking to the Ascencio Valley where from above you see the river (of the same name) running wildly past refugio Chileno where we will be spending our 1st night.
After a quick stop here we will continue through a forest of the native Lenga (Beech) trees until reaching the glacial moraine. From here it’s a 1 hour trek to the top where the towers appear from nowhere!
This trek is spectacular where you get to view the 3 pink granite towers with its glacial lake below that made the park famous. (6 hours round trip, 16 KM ). Lodging & dinner refugio Chileno.
Dec 10th, Day 3
Today we will trek along Lake Nordenskjold (named after the Swedish geologist who’s studies formed an important contribution to world glacial geology) and below the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto, where we will reach the base of Los Cuernos (5 hours, 11 km). Lodging and dinner at refugio Los Cuernos.
Dec 11th, Day 4
Trek to the French Valley. This valley, the most beautiful in the park and one of the most unique in the world. Its surrounded by hanging glaciers (where you can see & hear the ice calving off) an amphitheater of granite walls and spires. There are amazing views throughout this trek and the further you trek into the valley the better they become!
On the return journey you will notice the extraordinary turquoise colour of Lake Pehoe (hidden lake in the Tehuelche Indian language).
The trekking is 6-8 hrs depending on how far into the valley you go with a total of 24 km. Lodging and dinner at Lodge Paine Grande where you can enjoy dinner overlooking Paine Grande & Los Cuernos in the beautiful evening light.
Dec 12th, Day 5
Cross lake Pehoe by Catamaran. Tranfer to Grey Lake. After lunch we will navigate in the Grey II boat, 2 hours navigation in this magic lake surrounded by ice bergs. Once you arrive our transfer will be waiting to drive you back to Puerto Natales, lodging in Puerto Natales in a hotel, and a farewell dinner.
Dec 13th, Day 6
Breakfast only today :) Transfer to bus station and Bus back to Punta Arenas airport. End of trip.
Package Prices: $2099 + $63 taxes and fees. Price is based on double occupancy min 2 passengers.
Those traveling on their own will need to pay the Single Supplement rate of $150 + $30 taxes and fees. (based on a minimum of 2 people)
Patagonia Package INCLUDES:
- Accommodations in refugios on the trail and hotels as noted in the itinerary
- All meals during the itinerary (unless otherwise stated)
- Activities as noted in the itinerary Hiking Guide – will be met upon arrival in Puerto Natales Park entrance fees Navigations mentioned in the itinerary
- Any specialized tours mentioned in the itinerary.
Patagonia Package DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Beverages during meals
- Sleeping bags (available for rent for approx. US$10 per day)
- Internal flight from Santiago
- Bag porters
$500 + 63 fee made through Paypal. Please contact us by phone or by email.
Final Payment: Final payment must be made no later than October 25th, 2012. Dream Travel will send you an invoice for your package and payment details.
Travel insurance is required for this trip. We sell group RBC Deluxe Package Travel Insurance including cancelation, interruption, medical and baggage. Please contact us for a quote. Click here for insurance details and coverage: http://www.rbcinsurance.com/files/00125/file-125726.pdf