Which Are the Best Hikes in Isla Navarino?
- Avid hikers and adventure travelers may wish to tackle the rugged Dientes Circuit Trek on Isla Navarino. The hike covers beech forests, snowfields and rough landscape as it circuits the Dientes de Navarino mountain chain, with beautiful Beagle Channel views.
- There are day hikes available, too, to see the Dientes Range, more suited to the casual hiker.
What Are the Top Activities in Isla Navarino?
Outdoor adventures abound for those who travel to the end of the earth – to Ushuaia, across the Beagle channel and, finally, to Isla Navarino. Within this unfettered, most unpopulated wilderness, outdoor enthusiasts can hike, fly fish, camp, go horseback riding, flight-see over Cape Horn and watch for the black-browed albatross.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Isla Navarino?
The optimal time to travel to Isla Navarino is during the southern summer, between mid-December and mid-March. Within that season, the very best weeks are from the end of January to the middle of February. As with other places in Chile, the weather is unpredictable and you may experience up to four different seasons in one day. Just remember to be prepared and flexible with your activity plans.
Where can I book a local Guide for the Dientes trek?
A local Isla Navarino tour operator can provide peace of mind, thanks to their expertise in the region, as well as experienced guides who have spent countless hours on the trails. In addition, a local agency can provide porter service to assist on your outdoor activities and, should the need arise, are able to provide emergency assistance and first aid. Every year inexperienced hikers get lost and some even lose their lives. Usually Porters carry the expedition tents, all cooking facilities and set up camp. Choosing a local travel company, usually based in Puerto Natales, also supports the community you are visiting and promotes mindful travel practices.