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Patagonia Active

Trekking round trip through Chile & Argentina

Duration

16 days from/to

Punta Arenas

Activity
  • 9 days trekking
Lodging
  • 6 nights expedition tent
  • 9 nights hotel
Meals
  • 15x breakfast
  • 8x box lunch
  • 6x dinner
Price

from 3.890 USD

Overall, this trek exceeded my expectations! Our Guide went over and above  to help us  and his knowledge of the park was the point that made the trek unforgetable. He was punctual and made us all feel comfortable and safe.  Fantastic trip – I will recommend MOSER Active to my american friends!

    Sherry,  United States 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Trek the 7-day Torres del Paine Full Circuit - One of the world's Top 10 Trekking Circuits
  2. Kayak tour to the ice walls of the Grey Glacier
  3. Patagonian Icefield
  4. Famous Monte Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre Trek
  5. Argentinian steak & Malbec red wine
  6. Visit the huge Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park with boat trip
  7. Discover the local wildlife like guanacos, condors and Ñandus & the Patagonian pampa and gauchos

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TRIP DESCRIPTION

Patagonia - this impressively wide and wind burnt region with its fantastic pastel-coloured pasture land, its mountains of steeply rugged rock and icy glaciers is definitely the „El Dorado“ for every adventurer, hiker und nature lover. Who hasn’t heard of the desired destinations Torres del Paine, Monte Fitz Roy or the Perito Moreno Glacier?

On this unforgettable trekking trip you will hike in 7 days the “Full Circuit” of the amazing Torres del Paine National Park. Admire hardy tailored mountains that are formed by the movement of Glacier tongues. Discover the emerald green-colored lakes, Magellan forests of beech trees and the perpetual ice of this inspiring World Heritage site. Meet hardworking gauchos who call the wind branded steppe their home. Watch vigorous Guanacos fighting for their territories while the condor majestically hovers above your heads. After having faced the mystic Torres del Paine – granite towers your way leads you to the huge Perito Moreno Glacier. Moreover you will gain picturesque views on your trip to the landmark of Patagonia, Monte Fitz Roy, and the legendary Cerro Torre.

DIFFICULTY

A very good physical fitness and team spirit are necessary requirements for this tour. Furthermore, you should be able to walk with your daypack (6 to 10 kg) long distances (up to 10 hours a day) with some strenuous ascents and descents. The equipment for your belongings throughout the day has to be carried by yourself (rain gear, fleece or light down jacket, trekking poles, gloves, cap, photo camera, lunch and water for the day).

Trip Note Torres del Paine Full Circuit:
PORTERS ARE INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE - NO EXTRA COSTS FOR PORTERS!!

Porters will carry a total of 5 kg of your personal items such as your sleeping bag and mat. (approx. 2kg for the sleeping bag and 3kg for personal belongings). Therefore MOSER Active provide for each participant a 30 lt Sealline waterproof kitbag. The bag’s weight may not exceed 5 kg! Furthermore porters will carry the expedition-tents and set up camping. All the rest of your luggage, which you do not need on the 7 days trekking, will stay locked at your hotel in Puerto Natales.

Itinerary

Day 1-2: Punta Arenas or El Calafate - Puerto Natales

Day 1
After having arrived at the airport in Punta Arenas / Chile (alternatively in El Calafate / Argentina) private transfer to the hotel (without a tour guide). Overnight: Hotel in Punta Arenas (alternatively in El Calafate) in double room with private bathroom. (-/-/-)

Day 2
Today you take a regular bus from Punta Arenas (or from El Calafate) to Puerto Natales (without a tour guide). Driving time to Puerto Natales from Punta Arenas about 3 hours, from El Calafate about 5-6 hours. After arriving at the hotel, you will have time to explore this little town for yourself. In good weather, the first impressive panorama of the Paine Massif and Monte Balmaceda can be seen from here. In the evening you will be warmly greeted by your local trekking guide for a briefing of the next days. Overnight: Hotel in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom. (B/-/-)

Day 3-5: Treks Torres del Paine Full Circuit

Day 3
In the morning you take a private transfer to the Torres del Paine National Park and watch out for the typical animals of this fantastic region like Guanacos and Ñandus. In the afternoon your first hike leads you to Campamento Seron. Depending on weather and season you discover various birds and plants like the Palomita (a white orchid). Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 12 km (7,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. You spend the night in our tents with free sight on the starry sky on campsite Seron. (B/-/D) 

Day 4
Today you hike along Lago Paine and Rio Paine to the wonderful Refugio and Campamento Dickson. Near the Camp you will get a picturesque view on the enclosing Dickson Glacier. There will be enough time to enjoy this inviting campsite while sitting together and sharing your overwhelming impressions. Appr. walking time: 6-7 hours, walking distance: 18,5 km (11,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Dickson. (B/BL/D)

Day 5
You leave the Camp on Lago Dickson and walk through a mystic Magellan forest of Southern beech trees to reach your next Camp. Campamento Los Perros is fabulously situated at the edge of a forest and at the Glacier of the same name. Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 9,5 km (5,9 miles), elevation gain of approx. 400 m (1,300 ft) ascent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Los Perros. (B/BL/D)

Day 6-8: Treks Torres del Paine Full Circuit

Day 6
Today you face probably the most exhausting but most impressive part of the tour. You leave the camp Los Perros and hike uphill to the Paso John Gardner where you admire a striking view over the Southern Patagonian Ice field. Afterwards you scale down along the impressive Grey Glacier to your next camp, campamento Grey. Appr. walking time: 9-10 hours, walking distance: 22 km (13,7 miles), elevation gain of approx. 800 m (2,600 ft) ascent and 1,300 m (4,300 ft) descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Grey. (B/BL/D)

Day 7
In the morning you can choose an optional half-day-kayak-excursion on the Lago Grey along the icebergs of the Grey Glacier. In the afternoon you hike along Lago Grey to the black lagoon (Laguna Negra) while you are exploring the nature. From there, you walk down to the camp Paine Grande that is beautifully located at the turquoise coloured Lago Pehoe. Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 12 km (7,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Paine Grande. (B/BL/D)

Day 8
Today’s hike takes you along the splendorous Lago Skottsberg to campamento Italiano. With a bit of luck you witness ice cracking off the Paine Grande (3,050m) sounding like a roaring thunder. Afterwards, you walk next to Lago Nordenskjöld to the Refugio Cuernos where you take a break. In the afternoon you leave this fantastic place to reach camp Central, where you spend the night. Passing Monte Almirante Nieto (2,640m), you can probably watch the condor circling in the sky. Appr. walking time: 8 hours, walking distance: 24 km (14,9 miles), elevation gain of approx. 600 m (1,950 ft) ascent and descent. Alternative: Boatride and shuttle from camp Paine Grande to camp Central (additional costs p.P. 40 USD). Overnight: in tents on camping Central. (B/BL/D)

Day 9-10: Trek Torres del Paine Granite Needles - Puerto Natales - El Calafate

Day 9
Today, you will hike to get an excellent view on the no. 1 highlight: The famous Torres Towers. At first it leads you up to the Ascencio-valley where you take a break at the Refugio Chileno next to the lovely Ascencio River. After 2 more hours and a tough ascent you are rewarded for your efforts: You will stand in front of the impressive Needles with a green lagoon lying to your feet. After this challenging hike you take our private bus back to Puerto Natales and say goodbye to our local trekking-guide. Appr. walking time: 8 hours, walking distance: 19 km (11,8 miles), elevation gain of approx. 950 m (3,100 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: Hotel in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom. (B/BL/-)

Day 10
Transfer in a regular bus through the wind branded Pampa to El Calafate in Argentina (without a guide; appr. 5-6 hours). In the afternoon you will have some time to go shopping or to try the famous Argentine steaks. Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate in double room with private bathroom. (B/-/-)

Day 11-13: El Chaltén - Cerro Torre Trek - Fitz Roy Trek

Day 11
Today you are heading to El Chaltén with a regular bus (without a guide, appr. 3 hours), taking a break at the Estancia La Leona. El Chaltén is a lovely village in the mountains, where you will meet your trekking-guide for the next two days. A guided walk of 6 hours leads you in the afternoon to Laguna Torre where you have a grand view to the Cerro Torre (3,102 m / 10,177 ft) with its glaciers. Moreover, you take a break at the Agostini Camp that is the Base camp for all Cerro Torre mountaineers. Appr. walking time: 6 hours, walking distance: 18 km (11 miles), elevation gain of approx. 250 m (820 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: Hotel in El Chaltén in double room with private bathroom. (B/BL/-)

Day 12
Today you can choose a half-day or full-day-excursion to Lago del Desierto Lake or you have some time to discover this idyllic place on our own, to do a short hike to the viewpoints “Condores & Aguilas” or to do long hike to the viewpoint “Loma del plique tumbado”. Overnight: Hotel in El Chaltén in double room with private bathroom. (B/-/-)

Day 13
You hike to Laguna de los Tres and the viewpoint to Laguna Sucia. You also pass the Base Camp Rio Blanco that serves all Fitz Roy Mountaineers. Finally you gain an unforgettable view on the Monte Fitz Roy (3,406 m / 11,174 ft) and the surrounding mountains. Overnight: Hotel in El Chaltén in double room with private bathroom. (B/BL/-) 

Day 14-16: Perito Moreno Glacier – El Calafate

Day 14
Today, you take a regular bus back to El Calafate (without a guide, appr. 3 hours). In the afternoon you visit with a guide in an international group the incomparable Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciers National park that is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. If you are lucky you will watch the Glacier calving. Furthermore you can choose an optional boat ride over the Argentino Lake along the imposing ice walls of the glacier (appr. 1 hour). Overnight: Hotel in El Calafate in double room with private bathroom. (B/-/-)

Day 15
You travel from Argentina back to Puerto Natales / Chile on a regular bus (without a guide; appr. 5-6 hours). You can use the afternoon to explore the small town at the Ultima Esperanza Fjord. Overnight in Puerto Natales: Hotel in double room with private bathroom. Alternatively you can stay another day on your own in El Calafate, overnight: Hotel in El Calafate. (B/-/-)

Day 16
Transfer from Puerto Natales to the airport of Punta Arenas on a regular bus (without a guide, appr. 3 hours) -alternatively private transfer to the airport of El Calafate. (B/-/-)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • PORTERS for the Torres del Paine Full Circuit
  • Accommodation: 9 nights in hotels in double room with private bathroom and 6 nights in roomy, high quality 3-person-expedition-tents to use for 2 people
  • Meals: 15 x breakfast, 8 x box lunch, 6 x dinner
  • Local bilingual english/spanish speaking certified Trekking Guide Torres del Paine
  • Local bilingual english/spanish speaking Trekking Guide Cerro Torre & Fitz Roy Treks and during the excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Transport: all public and private transfers as per detailed itinerary
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Entry Fees/Admission: to all National Parks

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Tour guide on the days of transfer
  • Not appointed meals and beverages
  • Optional trips, e.g. kayak-excursion on Lago Grey or on Day 12 or boat ride across the Argentino Lake
  • Tips/gratuity
  • Local payments
  • International and domestic airfare and airport charges
  • Excess luggage fees
  • Travel insurance is not included in this tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy.

Departure Dates & Prices

09.11.2018 - 24.11.2018
booked out
from 3.890 USD
19.11.2018 - 04.12.2018
guaranteed
from 3.890 USD
27.12.2018 - 11.01.2019
available
from 3.990 USD
10.02.2019 - 25.02.2019
available
from 3.890 USD

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