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Best of Torres del Paine Self Guided

    What's Included?

  • Return Bus tickets from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Two nights in Torres del Paine National Park (Camping) *
  • Private transportation on Day 2
  • Catamaran tickets Pehoe Lake
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Welcome briefing in Puerto Natales


If you're short on time and just want to catch the highlights of Torres del Paine this trip is for you. This trek hits the main highlights of what might be South America's finest national park. The first day we hike to base of the granite pillars of Torres del Paine which stand almost 2000m/6500ft above the surrounding glaciers and lakes. The second days takes us by boat across Pehoe Lake and then by foot up French Valley to a panoramic view of Paine Grande, the parks tallest peak, and French Glacier. The last day we hike up to the terminus of Glacier Grey where visitors can often catch a glimpse of the giant icebergs calving directly into the lake. Combine some of the world's greatest scenery with an excellent trail and mountain hut system and this has to be one of the finest treks short adventures anywhere.
 
*Refugios are available at an additional cost.

Day 1 - Puerto Natales to Base of the Towers - Central Sector

Hiking time: 8-9 Hours
Distance: 21Kms
We will pick you up at 6:30 am from your hotel and drop you off at the Puerto Natales bus station. It's about a two-hour bus journey until the entrance of Torres Del Paine. From the welcome center, it's about a three-hour hike up the Ascencio River before we make a final scramble up to the lookout point of Torres Del Paine. We will enjoy lunch as we take in the views of the three granite towers which raise almost 2000m/6500ft directly in front of us. We follow the same path back to the start of the trail.
Lunch / Dinner Included - Overnight at Central Sector

Day 2 - Central Sector - French Valley Hike - Paine Grande

Hiking time: 8-9 Hours
Distance: 15Kms
We start the morning with a 40-min drive to Pehoe Lake which we cross by catamaran. We start our hike from the shore of the lake up the French Valley. It's a steep climb of nearly 300m/1000ft to a panoramic viewpoint where we can enjoy lunch and take in the views of Paine Grande, the park's tallest peak, and French glacier. We head back to the shore of the lake where we will spend the night at the Paine Grande Sector along the lake.
Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner Included - Overnight at Paine Grande

Day 3 - Paine Grande and Glacier Grey to Puerto Natales

Hiking time: 8-9 Hours
Distance: 22Kms
We will begin early morning with our hike to the Grey Glacier. The trail ascends about 200m/650 feet to Laguna Negra where we can catch a glimpse of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field one of the largest ice caps outside of the arctic regions. We head up to the face of Glacier Grey where Lake Grey finishes. and if we are lucky will see some of the huge icebergs as they clave off the glacier into the lake. We return via the same path and by catamaran across the lake to find transport waiting to take us back to Puerto Natales.
Optional: Grey Glacier Boat Tour is available at $120 per person
Breakfast & Lunch Included - Overnight in Puerto Natales

    Exclusions

  • Internet at the Refugios
  • Guide
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation in Puerto Natales
  • Trekking Poles
  • Porters ($125 per day)
  • Torres del Paine National Park Tickets (Book Here)
The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Patagonia, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions.

    On the Trail Daypack

  • Extra layers
  • Windbreaker
  • Poncho
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
  • Small Lock(s) for day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack


    Clothing: Base, Middle, and Outer Layers

  • Moisture-wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (1) Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (1)
  • Underwear (3 to 4)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants (Winter Treks)
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gore Tex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your daypack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens (Winter Treks)
  • Gaiters (optional)


    Footwear: Shoes and Socks

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes Hiking socks (6)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


    First Aid Kit and Toiletries

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers' diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant...)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel


    Paperwork and Money

  • Passport (needed at entry gate for registration) Spending Money around $200


    Other Items

  • Portable Solar Charger Journal, pen and paper
  • Drybags
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
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