Active: Torres del Paine - Full Circuit Trek (SCFT)
Countries Visited: Chile Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Soak up the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine NP, watch the ice floes of the Grey Glacier, Trek through incredibly diverse scenery
Gazing upon the towering, steeple-like peaks of Patagonia's Cordillera del Paine for the first time, you'd swear they were lifted straight from a "Lord of the Rings" movie. But these massive rock formations are very real. Built for physically-active travellers, not hardcore mountaineers, this trip brings you to remote, lesser-visited sections of the Torres del Paine National Park and the truly unimaginable scenery to be found here. With top-notch mountain guides at your side, you'll be able to concentrate on spotting condors in flight instead of staring blankly at a map.
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|Offer valid through 9/30/2018|
|Day 1||Puerto Natales||Day 1 Puerto Natales|
Free evening to explore the town and prepare for the trek ahead. Additional Notes: Please be advised that rental equipment will be available at the welcome meeting in the late afternoon, if you wish to rent equipment please arrive in time for the meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Torres del Paine||Day 2 Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Transfer by van to Torres del Paine NP. This two-hour journey through ranch country includes a stop in Cerro Castillo, the principal site of wool and meat exportation to Europe during the 1960s. Trek to the base of the Torres themselves, a spectacular hike to view the three pink granite towers that make the park famous. Torre (Tower) Sur rises 2900m (9512 ft) above sea level, Torre Central is 2850m (9348 ft) high and Torre Norte measures 2600m (8528 ft). The Cuernos (Horns) del Paine, massive blocks of various rock layers visible from great distances, are as spectacular as the towers themselves. Spend the next few days hiking and camping in this spectacular park, visiting the Towers, Grey Glacier and French Valley, before making your way back to Puerto Natales. Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 1) Transport: Cross the pampas of Patagonia first on asphalt roads to cerro Castillo, stopping for a quick break. Then, continue by dirt road and stop to take photos of the spectacular views! Keep an eye out for wildlife- guanacos, condors, geese, and other birds. Enter the national park and continue for another 30 minutes to the start point of the trek. Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Camp Seron||Day 3 Torres del Paine/Camp Seron (1B, 1L, 1D)|
In the morning, meet our porters, load up the gear and head out across ancient glacial moraines around the Paine Massif toward Camp Seron. The trail takes us through Lenga forests where we often see Austral parakeets, several species of geese, and the occasional guanaco and fox. Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 2)
|Day 4||Lake Dickson Camp||Day 4 Camp Seron/Lake Dickson Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Eat breakfast early, then hike to Lago Dickson, a glacial lake on the edge of the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap. Walk past bright red blooms of Notro bushes and cross a stream along the lake. Todays trek is a beautiful, leisurely six-hour hike. At the campsite, take a hot shower and buy a cold beer! Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 3)
|Day 5||Los Perros Camp||Day 5 Lake Dickson Camp/Los Perros Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Pack up and head out through pristine, old growth beech forest. Look and listen for the red-headed Magellanic woodpecker. Just before we arrive to camp, trek past the Perros glacier and enjoy fantastic close-up views of the ice and the lake. Spend the night camping at the base of Paso John Garner at Los Perros. Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 4)
|Day 6||Grey Glacier Camp||Day 6 Los Perros Camp/Grey Glacier Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
This is the biggest day yet as we climb over Paso John Garner and hike down through thick forest directly above the massive Grey Glacier. Once on the pass, look out over rugged, glaciated peaks and the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap - a view not to be missed! The glacier stretches out below like a giant white highway. Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 5)
|Day 7||Grey Glacier Camp||Day 7 Grey Glacier Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
After breakfast, begin the five-hour hike descending towards Grey Lake through lenga (southern beech) forest. Every so often, stop at a terrace to look out over the Grey Glacier and the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap. Relax in the afternoon and enjoy these peaceful surroundings. Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 6)
|Day 8||Paine Grande Camp||Day 8 Grey Glacier Camp/Paine Grande Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross a high plateau overlooking Grey Lake and see icebergs and views across Grey Glacier on the way to Lake PehoE. PehoE means "hidden lake" in the Tehuelche language. The afternoon is free to relax at Lodge Paine Grande and enjoy the area. At night, enjoy a pisco sour cocktail in the bar overlooking Paine Grande & Los Cuernos mountains. Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 7)
|Day 9||Cuernos Camp||Day 9 Paine Grande Camp/Cuernos Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue the trek to the French Valley. Surrounded by hanging glaciers and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires, this is the most beautiful valley in the park and one of the most unique in the world. After, trek out of the valley to the extraordinary turquoise Lake Nordenskjold. After six to eight hours, end the day at Cuernos Camp for dinner and sleep. Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 8)
|Day 10||Puerto Natales||Day 10 Lake Nordenskjold/Puerto Natales (1B, 1L)|
Trek along Lake Nordenskjold and below the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto, to the reach Hosteria Las Torres, where our van awaits us. Transfer to Puerto Natales. Included Activities: Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek - Day 9) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.25 hours)
|Day 11||Puerto Natales||Day 11 Puerto Natales (1B)|
The airport in Puerto Natales is small with limited flight connections. Most onward flight connections will be through Punta Arenas in Chile or El Calafate in Argentina which would involve taking a public bus or transfer. We would recommend booking a flight after 4pm. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your correct passport information in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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