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Guided W-circuit, with navigation on Lake Pehoé

US$ 1 365,00

During 5 days you will travel with a certified bilingual guide the main attractions of Las Torres del Paine, staying in the shelters of Circuito W.

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During 5 days you will visit the main attractions of Las Torres del Paine.

Day 1: Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine (Regular Bus).
Presentation time in Rodoviario (Bus Terminal): 2.00 pm.

Departure 2:30 pm. / Arrival at Laguna Amarga Porter’s lodge: 4:30 pm.

Transportation by Regular Bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine, the journey takes approximately 2 hours (112 km), passing through Cerro Castillo (a small border village located on the way to the Park 54 km from Puerto Natales).

Then, arriving at Laguna Amarga you must get off the bus and go to the CONAF Administration office where the entrance process is carried out; the entrance is included in the program. Afterwards, there is a transfer to the transfers belonging to Transportes Las Torres that are waiting to take you to the Estancia Cerro Paine sector and bring you to the Welcome Center next to your first lodging place.

NIGHT 1: Torre Central Refuge

Day 2: Trekking Mirador Base Torres (7 – 8 hours, 13 Km).
Recommended starting time: 9.00 am.

The first stage is a 1.5 hour ascent with beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and the hanging glacier of Almirante Nieto Mount (2,670 m.a.s.l.) until you reach El Chileno Refuge, where you can recover your energy and leave your luggage. Afterwards and during approximately 1 hour through a millennial forest of Lenga, one arrives at the base of the “Morrena” that must ascend for around 45 minutes, arriving at one of the most impressive sectors of the National Park: “Mirador Base Torres”, from where the imposing South Tower (2,850 m.a.s.l.), Central Tower (2,800 m.a.s.l.), North Tower (2,600 m.a.s.l.), Condor’s Nest and Torre Glacier can be appreciated.

Level of difficulty: High.

NIGHT 2: El Chileno Refuge / If this refuge is not available, the alternative is to return to Torre Central (2 additional hours of hiking).

Day 3: Trekking El Chileno –  Los Cuernos Refuge (5 – 6 hours, 11 Km).
Recommended starting time: 9.00 am.

Moderate hike that surrounds the Paine Massif, going through the base of Almirante Nieto Hill. From El Chileno Refuge, after half an hour of walking you will arrive at “Short Cut”, a path on the right hand side towards  Los Cuernos Refuge. During the journey you can appreciate Nordenskjöld Lake, hanging glaciers and local flora such as “Ciruelillo” or “Notro”, which from december presents some characteristical red flowers. After a 4 to 5 hour hike you will reach Los Cuernos sector, which is considered by many to be one of the most cozy inns in the entire circuit.

Level of difficulty: Medium.

NIGHT 3: Los Cuernos Refuge.

Depending on availability, we recommend  you  to stay at Cabañas Los Cuernos, an exclusive place with a private room for one, two or three people with a spectacular view (see extra rate for this upgrade below).

Day 4: Trekking to French Valley / Paine Grande (11 – 12 hours, 25.3 Km).
Recommended starting time: 8.00 am.

The first 2 hours are soft and overlooking Lake Nordenskjöld until you reach “Campamento Italiano”. At this point it is recommended to contact the CONAF staff to leave your backpacks and start the ascent with only a small backpack (with water, food and shelter). The ascent begins by the Valley of the French River until arriving at the Viewpoint of the French Glacier (1,5 hrs); later, the ascent continues by the footpath until arriving at  “British” sector and then to “British Viewpoint”, which offers one of the most impressive scenes of all the National Park: Hills: Paine Grande, Cathedral, Leaf, Mask, Sword, Shark Fin and North Horn are possible to observe from this viewpoint. The return is by the same path to “Campamento Italiano” and then to Pehoé sector where the Refuge is located.

Level of difficulty: High.

NIGHT 4: Paine Grande Lodge

Day 5: Trekking to Grey Glacier (8 – 9 hours, 22 Km).
Recommended starting time: 9.00 am.

Trekking round trip to the Grey Glacier Viewpoint; after 1 hour and a half you arrive at the first viewpoint, from where it is possible to observe the Glacier at a distance. Afterwards and along a path that runs along the western shore of Grey Lake, after 1 hour and a half / 2 hours you arrive at the Main Viewpoint with spectacular views of Grey Glacier, Olguín Mountain Range and icebergs. The return is by the same path to reach Pehoé sector and go to the pier from where the catamaran sails that crosses Lake Pehoé and will take you to Pudeto sector, where your transport will be waiting to take you back to Puerto Natales.

Level of difficulty: Medium.

Itinerary of Catamaran Crossing Pehoe Lake:

Presentation time at the pier: 6 pm/ Departure: 6:30 pm/ Approximate time of arrival at the Rodoviario Natales: 10 pm.

There is the possibility that due to physical or climatic conditions, the passenger wants to return in the first catamaran. In this case, the walk would be up to the first viewpoint (3 hours approximate round trip). For this option, the time of presentation at the pier: 11 am  / Departure: 11.30 am  / Approximate time of arrival at the Rodoviario Natales: 4:30 pm

It is important that this day the hours of walking are  calculated very well to be at the time of the Catamaran’s departure.

During the hike to the glacier, backpacks can be left in the custody of  Paine Grande Lodge (free service for passengers staying in this place).

 

 
INCLUDES

  • Certified bilingual guide.
  • Camping accommodation includes armed tent, sleeping bag and mattress.
  • Semi-private transportation to and from the National Park.
  • Meals according to your itinerary and  lunch box on day one.
  • One way catamaran sailing Grey III
  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Farewell dinner in Puerto Natales.

RESTRICTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • This program is not recommended for children under the age of 10 years old.
  • Passengers must be able to carry their personal belongings for the duration of the program.
  • We recommend the use of 40 litre 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 amount of the reservation will be refunded.
  • Between 33 and 18 days before check-in, 30% of the total amount of the reservation will be refunded.
  • Less than 17 days before check-in, no refund.
  • No show/No Presentation: no refund.

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Departure

2020-01-21, 2020-02-04, 2020-02-06