Patagonia – Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most spectacular parts of the Patagonia region and the southern Andes. Located at the southern tip of the Americas; the park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and one of the most visited in Chile. Torres del Paine lies between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian Steppe in southern Chile giving on to the Atlantic coast. It is an area of great scenic beauty; with many ridges, crags, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
Following then; this itinerary will cover the striking pointed peaks and massive glaciers of the Paine Massif & Southern Patagonia Ice Field; along what is popularly known as the “O” route based on its circuit shape.
Then, in just over a week, you’ll trek through almost 80 miles (128.75 km) of trails and stay at a variety of lodges, shelters (refugios) or camping overnight.
This tour is best suited for trekkers with hiking experience; or physically-fit adventurers who are willing to practice hiking trails with occasionally demanding conditions. Crowds of trekkers/travelers are more prevalent during the high season. Following then; this also overlaps with pleasant summer weather in the Southern Hemisphere.
Spend just over a week discovering the awe and stunning scenery of Torres del Paine.
Climb the John Gardner Pass for a section of the park that is rarely visited.
Explore famous landmark sites such as Las Torres, Glacier Grey, Las Cuernos, Dickson Glacier.
Walk alongside the magnificent lagunas of Nordenskjold, Pehoe and Grey.
Encounter numerous flora and fauna, including grazing wild guanaco.
All camping Equipment (incl. sleeping bags)
Professional bilingual guide
Campsites or Refugio Reservations
Full meal service at refugios (B,L,D)
Hotels before & after (can be organized as part of the trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
Domestic flights (can be organized as part of the trip)
Transfers – (FYI: The bus journey from Puerto Natales lasts about two and a half hours (112 km)) Approx. $22-24 USD per person for a Round Bus Trip.
Park entrance fees to be paid for in cash at park entrance
|Joining Arrangements||There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.|
|Food & Water||Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.|
|Special Diets||We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.|
|Trekking Crew||We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide/cook, porter to carry camping equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.|
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
|Covid-19 (Coronavirus)||We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.|
|Covid-19 (Useful Links)||World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics|
|Reservation||Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.|
|Customer Service||Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.|