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Classic W Circuit with shelters and camping. Self-guided.

US$ 1 010,00US$ 1 290,00

During 5 days you will visit the main attractions of Las Torres del Paine and we will lodge in different Refugios and Campings of the park. This program is self-guided.

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During 5 days you will visit the main attractions of Las Torres del Paine and we will lodge in different shelters and camping sites in the park.

Day 1: Arrival at Torres del Paine National Park – Base Trek of the Towers

The departure will be at 7:00 am directly to Torres del Paine National Park. The trip will be through the vast Patagonian plains before arriving at the entrance of Laguna Amarga, where you will need to register with CONAF.

You will continue in your semi-private transportation until you arrive at Refugio Torre Central, where you will spend the night.

Here, the group should register and prepare for a challenging day of excursions through diverse Patagonian landscapes!

Today’s tour continues through Ascensio Valley as we wind through windblown hills and extensive beech forests. During the final ascent, you will traverse an immense field of rocks until you reach one of the world’s most emblematic mountain views, the Base of the Towers. At an altitude of 900 meters above sea level, marvel at the steep granite walls of the towers (north, south, center) and the shimmering glacial turquoise lake. Take some pictures and have lunch before following the same road to Refugio Torre Central.

After a long day of walking, enjoy a warm dinner at Refugio Central.
Distance: 22km.
Time: 8-10hrs
Difficulty level: difficult
Accommodation: Refugio or Camping Torre Central.
Food: Lunch or Box Lunch – Dinner.

Day 2: Trek Refugio Los Cuernos.

Today, the tour will take us deep into the park to Refugio Los Cuernos, one of the most isolated mountain refuges. Walk along the clear streams, admire the glaciers hanging from Mount Almirante Nieto (2,670 m) and watch condors as you walk along the edge of the fascinating blue and green waters of Lake Nordenskjold. Follow the trail until you reach Refugio Los Cuernos, where you will relax at night.

Distance: 12 km
Time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty level: Moderate
Accommodation: Refugio or Camping Los Cuernos.
Food: Breakfast – Lunch or Box Lunch – Dinner.

 

Day 3: Trek to French Valley
The day begins early in the morning to start the whole day tour to the heart of Torres del Paine Park. Passing by the French Camping and after a 2 hours of journey, arrive at the base of the French Valley. Leave your backpack at the Italian Conaf  reception station and start your journey through the Valley.

You will climb a huge field of rocks and a crest lined with trees until you reach the French Lookout. Here, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Los Cuernos, lagoons, turquoise glaciers and magnificent blue glaciers cascading down the eastern face of Paine Grande (3,050mts). If you’re lucky, you’ll hear the thunderous sound of water and falling ice, as it’s a common place to witness avalanches.

Take some pictures and enjoy your lunch box before returning to the Italian Conaf  reception  station. Take your backpack and continue to Refugio Paine Grande. (2.5-3 hours);  enjoy a delicious dinner at the Refugio and rest during the night.

Distances: French viewpoint: 17 km
Time: French Viewpoint: 6-7 hrs
Difficulty level: Moderate
Accommodation: Refugio or Camping Paine Grande.
Food: Breakfast – Lunch or Box Lunch – Dinner.

Day 4: Grey Glacier Trek

We will start the day crossing a narrow and winding valley that leads to Los Patos Lagoon. As we advance, you will begin to glimpse the immense ice field of southern Patagonia, as well as the iceberg of Grey Lake. After passing the sometimes very windy viewpoint of Grey Glacier, the trail descends through a mountainous forest until you come face to face with the majestic Grey Glacier. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the mountain lodge or exploring the surroundings.

Distance: 11km
Time: 4-4.5hrs
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Accommodation: Grey Refuge or Camping
Food: Breakfast – Lunch or Lunchbox – Dinner.

Day 5: Hanging Bridge Trek – Grey III Navigation

For an unforgettable panoramic view of the Grey Glacier, the tour will be around 3 to 4 hours long (round trip) through Grey Shelter to the famous Hanging Bridges. After crossing the second suspension bridge, observe the immeasurable ocean of deep blues and small turquoise lagoons that lie on the magnificent Grey Glacier. If you are lucky, , you can take a piece of the ice  ice that forms in the deep, icy waters of Grey Lake.

Return to Grey Shelter to pick up your luggage. Take a short walk along the shores of Grey Lake to then board Grey III Catamaran at 2:00 pm. As the catamaran sails through the crystalline blue icebergs, admire the huge ice walls of Grey Glacier. After 1.45 hours of sailing, the group will disembark and walk 35 minutes through Grey Beach. Find your transportation back to Puerto Natales to rest and enjoy a farewell dinner with your group and guide!

Distance: 4km (round trip)
Time: 3-4hrs (round trip)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Food: Breakfast – Lunch or Lunchbox – Farewell dinner in Puerto Natales.

 
Includes

  • Camping and / or Shelter according to your itinerary.
  • The accommodations in shelters are mixed dormitories for a maximum of 6 people.
  • It includes a bed with sheets, a blanket and a towel.
  • The camping accommodation includes armed tent, a sleeping bag and a mat.
  • Semi-private transportation to and from the National Park.
  • Food according to your itinerary and lunch box on day one.
  • Sailing in Catamaran Gray III, one way
  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Farewell dinner in Puerto Natales.

 

RESTRICTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • This program is not recommended for children under 10 years old.
  • Passengers must be able to carry their personal belongings during the program.
  • We recommend the use of 40 liter backpacks.
  • We offer custody in Puerto Natales for those who wish to leave their luggage.

PROGRAM PAYMENTS

  • For programs with confirmed places, payment of 100% of the program will be requested at the time of confirmation of the reservation.
  • For quoted programs the travel advisors, the payment conditions will be sent in the respective quotation.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Up to 48 days before check-in, a 5% penalty is charged for administrative costs.
  • Between 47 days and 35 days before check-in, 70% of the total reservation will be refunded.
  • Between 33 and 18 days before check-in, 30% of the total reservation will be refunded.
  • Less than 17 days before check-in, no refund.
  • No show / No Presentation: no refund.

 

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Additional information

Departure

2019-10-19, 2019-10-26, 2019-11-01, 2019-12-07, 2019-12-14, 2019-12-21, 2020-01-04, 2020-01-07, 2020-01-11, 2020-01-18, 2020-01-21, 2020-01-25, 2020-02-01, 2020-02-03, 2020-02-08, 2020-02-10, 2020-02-15