Ultimate Patagonia

Enjoy the ultimate experience of Patagonia as you trek through Chile and Argentina.  See stunning views of the cliffs, glaciers, and lakes of Torres del Paine National Park and Mt. Fitz Roy in Glaciares National Park.

Prices from £4360.00

2020 and 2021 dates available

 

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Mixed
  • Start/Finish: Santiago - Calafate
  • Distance: 2019-2020 68 -76 miles (109m - 122km) 2020-2021 53.5 (86 km)
  • Duration: 14 nights, 15 days or 15 nights 16 days
  • Availability: From October until March
  • Altitude: See Peak Altitude

Click Here For 2019 - 2020 Itinerary (15 nights 16 days)

2021 - 2022 Itinerary (14 nights, 15 days)

Day 1:  Santiago

You will be met at Santiago’s international airport and taken to your bed and breakfast.  You are located in the Providencia district just south of Santiago Metropolitan Park, which has several trails, a Japanese garden and the National Zoo. 

Peak Altitude: 1,870 ft (569m)

Day 2:  Santiago To Punta Arenas To Puerto Natales 

Take a pre-dawn flight to Chilean Patagonia. Meet with your local trekking guide in Punta Arenas who will then accompany you on a bus ride to Puerto Natales. On the way, soak up the beautiful views of the ocean and snow-capped peaks. On arrival take a hike just outside the city to see recently uncovered archaeological ruins. In the evening, explore the quaint town of Puerto Natales then spend the night at our partner lodge.

Peak Altitude: 1,870 ft (569m)

Day 3:  Puerto Natales To Refugio Las Torres

After breakfast, head off using private transport to Torres del Paine National Park, drop your full packs at the refugio and begin the trek. Ascend through a rocky terrain cut by pristine glacial rivers gaining two thousand feet as you climb through a beautiful lenga forest to the Base de las Torres (Base of the Towers) and the emerald lake below. Return to the mountain lodge for the evening.

Peak Altitude: 2,870 ft (875m)

Total Hiking: approximately 12.5 miles (20 km) - 8 hours of trekking (day pack only today)

Day 4:  Refugio Las Torres To Refugio Los Cuernos

Spend the majority this trek on a trail lying between Lake Nordenskjold and Mount Almirante Nieto of the Paine Massif. On arrival at Refugio Los Cuernos, wonder at the outcrops of granite peaks or “The Horns”, the two famous horned peaks, Cerro Hoja and Cerro Máscara.

Peak Altitude: 797 ft (243m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.3 km) / 7-8 hours of trekking

Day 5: Refugio Los Cuernos To Refugio Paine Grande

Head out from Los Cuernos and hike through Torres’ old-growth forest. Pass by the French Camp and arrive at the Italian Camp and the start to the French Valley. From here you just carry your daypack for a hike into the French Valley. If you’re feeling up to it, hike an additional 8 miles (13 km) round-trip into the French Valley for stunning 360 views of the park.

Peak Altitude: 2,495 ft (760m)

Total Hiking: approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) / 7-8 hours OR 17 miles (27km) / 12 hours of trekking

Day 6: Refugio Paine Grande To Refugio Grey

Today, there is a hike to the Grey Glacier, an impressive ice field that covers the west end of the park. Enjoy the beauty of Pehoé Lake and Grey Lake as you approach the glacier. In the afternoon, relax on the porch of Refugio Grey where you will stay for the night.

Peak Altitude: 820 ft (250m)

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.3 km) / 4-5 hours trekking

Day 7: Refugio Grey

Make your way along Grey Glacier toward Campamento Paso. Scale ladders and enjoy views of the glacier before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Peak Altitude: 820 ft (250m)

Total Hiking: approximately 6-7 miles (9-11 km) / 6-8 hours trekking

Day 8: Refugio Grey To Puerto Natales

Spend one final half day in the park. A 3-4 hour walk to the lake and the catamaran which will take you out of the park and back to Pehoé. A bus will be waiting to take you on a scenic ride back to Puerto Natales. Share a farewell to Chile dinner with your guide before a restful night in our partner lodge.

Peak Altitude: 820 ft (250m)

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11 km) / 3-4 hours trekking

Day 9: Puerto Natales To Calafate To El Chaltén

Take a bus from Puerto Natales to Calafate  and there transfer to a minivan for the journey to the lodge in El Chaltén. Spend the evening exploring the quaint town of El Chaltén.

Peak Altitude: 1,312 ft (400m)

Day 10: El Chaltén To Laguna Torre / Thorwood Camp

Leave the hotel and head West, hiking along the Fitz Roy river en route to Laguna Torre and Grand Glacier. At the end of the valley, see Laguna Torre, its glacier, and the famous Mt. Cerro Torre, which is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. Overnight at Thorwood Camp that evening. 

Peak Altitude: 2,080 ft (634m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 6 miles (9.6 km) / 4 hours trekking

Day 11: Hike To Mt. Fitz Roy / Camp Poincenot

Head North for another day of magnificent views passing three more lakes Madre, Hija, and Nieta. Continue to Camp Poincenot where you will be staying the night. Drop your bags and take a steep path toward Laguna de Los Tres, the closest you can get to Mt Fitz Roy before needing technical skills. At the top, enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Fitz Roy, its satellite mountains, and the valley through which you have come. 

Peak Altitude: 2,460 ft (750m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.2 km) / 4.5 hours trekking

Day 12: Poincenot To El Pilar To Laguna Condor

Hike towards El Pilar where a minivan will be waiting to take you to Laguna Condor Mountain Hut. Relax in the hot tub or take a bike for a ride around the area.

Peak Altitude: 2,595 ft (791m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 5 miles (8 km) / 3 hours trekking

Day 13: Laguna Condor To Chalten To Calafate

After breakfast at your mountain lodge, head back to El Chaltén followed by the bus ride back to El Calafate. 

Peak Altitude: 1,476 ft (450m)  

Day 14: Calafate To Perito Moreno To Calafate

Take a bus ride to Perito Moreno where you'll have the day to explore the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. The 97 square mile glacier stretches for as far as the eye can see and you will be awe-inspired by this expansie of the blue ice.

Peak Altitude: 856 ft (261m)

Day 15: Departures From Calafate 

International flights depart.

Peak Altitude: 653 ft (200m)

Key Details:

  • 2019 - 2020 15 Night / 16 Day Itninerary
  • 2020 - 2021 14 Night / 15 Days Itninerary
  • The total distance of this trekking holiday is approximately 2019-2020 68 -76 miles (109m - 122km) - 2020-2021 53.5 (86 km)
  • The tour will start and end in Santiago, Patagonia
  • All meals included
  • Guided tour

 

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your adventure in Patagonia including:

  • Stunning Glaciers
  • The beautiful Lenga Forest
  • The Three Towers
  • Marvel at the Mt. Fitz Roy skyline

By Air:

The nearest airport is Santiago International Airport.  There are regular flights from many UK airports.  You will be met at the airport.

Here is the Skyscanner website to help you plan your journey.

 

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  •  Domestic Flights
  • Meals
  • Tour Pack
  • Internal Transfers
  • National Park Entry Fee
  • Catamaran Ride across Lake
  • Guide where neccessary
Excluded
  • Travel to Patagonia
  • Any visitor taxes

Click Here For 2019 - 2020 Itinerary (15 nights 16 days)

2021 - 2022 Itinerary (14 nights, 15 days)

Day 1:  Santiago

You will be met at Santiago’s international airport and taken to your bed and breakfast.  You are located in the Providencia district just south of Santiago Metropolitan Park, which has several trails, a Japanese garden and the National Zoo. 

Peak Altitude: 1,870 ft (569m)

Day 2:  Santiago To Punta Arenas To Puerto Natales 

Take a pre-dawn flight to Chilean Patagonia. Meet with your local trekking guide in Punta Arenas who will then accompany you on a bus ride to Puerto Natales. On the way, soak up the beautiful views of the ocean and snow-capped peaks. On arrival take a hike just outside the city to see recently uncovered archaeological ruins. In the evening, explore the quaint town of Puerto Natales then spend the night at our partner lodge.

Peak Altitude: 1,870 ft (569m)

Day 3:  Puerto Natales To Refugio Las Torres

After breakfast, head off using private transport to Torres del Paine National Park, drop your full packs at the refugio and begin the trek. Ascend through a rocky terrain cut by pristine glacial rivers gaining two thousand feet as you climb through a beautiful lenga forest to the Base de las Torres (Base of the Towers) and the emerald lake below. Return to the mountain lodge for the evening.

Peak Altitude: 2,870 ft (875m)

Total Hiking: approximately 12.5 miles (20 km) - 8 hours of trekking (day pack only today)

Day 4:  Refugio Las Torres To Refugio Los Cuernos

Spend the majority this trek on a trail lying between Lake Nordenskjold and Mount Almirante Nieto of the Paine Massif. On arrival at Refugio Los Cuernos, wonder at the outcrops of granite peaks or “The Horns”, the two famous horned peaks, Cerro Hoja and Cerro Máscara.

Peak Altitude: 797 ft (243m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.3 km) / 7-8 hours of trekking

Day 5: Refugio Los Cuernos To Refugio Paine Grande

Head out from Los Cuernos and hike through Torres’ old-growth forest. Pass by the French Camp and arrive at the Italian Camp and the start to the French Valley. From here you just carry your daypack for a hike into the French Valley. If you’re feeling up to it, hike an additional 8 miles (13 km) round-trip into the French Valley for stunning 360 views of the park.

Peak Altitude: 2,495 ft (760m)

Total Hiking: approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) / 7-8 hours OR 17 miles (27km) / 12 hours of trekking

Day 6: Refugio Paine Grande To Refugio Grey

Today, there is a hike to the Grey Glacier, an impressive ice field that covers the west end of the park. Enjoy the beauty of Pehoé Lake and Grey Lake as you approach the glacier. In the afternoon, relax on the porch of Refugio Grey where you will stay for the night.

Peak Altitude: 820 ft (250m)

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.3 km) / 4-5 hours trekking

Day 7: Refugio Grey

Make your way along Grey Glacier toward Campamento Paso. Scale ladders and enjoy views of the glacier before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Peak Altitude: 820 ft (250m)

Total Hiking: approximately 6-7 miles (9-11 km) / 6-8 hours trekking

Day 8: Refugio Grey To Puerto Natales

Spend one final half day in the park. A 3-4 hour walk to the lake and the catamaran which will take you out of the park and back to Pehoé. A bus will be waiting to take you on a scenic ride back to Puerto Natales. Share a farewell to Chile dinner with your guide before a restful night in our partner lodge.

Peak Altitude: 820 ft (250m)

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11 km) / 3-4 hours trekking

Day 9: Puerto Natales To Calafate To El Chaltén

Take a bus from Puerto Natales to Calafate  and there transfer to a minivan for the journey to the lodge in El Chaltén. Spend the evening exploring the quaint town of El Chaltén.

Peak Altitude: 1,312 ft (400m)

Day 10: El Chaltén To Laguna Torre / Thorwood Camp

Leave the hotel and head West, hiking along the Fitz Roy river en route to Laguna Torre and Grand Glacier. At the end of the valley, see Laguna Torre, its glacier, and the famous Mt. Cerro Torre, which is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. Overnight at Thorwood Camp that evening. 

Peak Altitude: 2,080 ft (634m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 6 miles (9.6 km) / 4 hours trekking

Day 11: Hike To Mt. Fitz Roy / Camp Poincenot

Head North for another day of magnificent views passing three more lakes Madre, Hija, and Nieta. Continue to Camp Poincenot where you will be staying the night. Drop your bags and take a steep path toward Laguna de Los Tres, the closest you can get to Mt Fitz Roy before needing technical skills. At the top, enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Fitz Roy, its satellite mountains, and the valley through which you have come. 

Peak Altitude: 2,460 ft (750m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.2 km) / 4.5 hours trekking

Day 12: Poincenot To El Pilar To Laguna Condor

Hike towards El Pilar where a minivan will be waiting to take you to Laguna Condor Mountain Hut. Relax in the hot tub or take a bike for a ride around the area.

Peak Altitude: 2,595 ft (791m)  

Total Hiking: approximately 5 miles (8 km) / 3 hours trekking

Day 13: Laguna Condor To Chalten To Calafate

After breakfast at your mountain lodge, head back to El Chaltén followed by the bus ride back to El Calafate. 

Peak Altitude: 1,476 ft (450m)  

Day 14: Calafate To Perito Moreno To Calafate

Take a bus ride to Perito Moreno where you'll have the day to explore the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. The 97 square mile glacier stretches for as far as the eye can see and you will be awe-inspired by this expansie of the blue ice.

Peak Altitude: 856 ft (261m)

Day 15: Departures From Calafate 

International flights depart.

Peak Altitude: 653 ft (200m)

Key Details:

  • 2019 - 2020 15 Night / 16 Day Itninerary
  • 2020 - 2021 14 Night / 15 Days Itninerary
  • The total distance of this trekking holiday is approximately 2019-2020 68 -76 miles (109m - 122km) - 2020-2021 53.5 (86 km)
  • The tour will start and end in Santiago, Patagonia
  • All meals included
  • Guided tour

 

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your adventure in Patagonia including:

  • Stunning Glaciers
  • The beautiful Lenga Forest
  • The Three Towers
  • Marvel at the Mt. Fitz Roy skyline

By Air:

The nearest airport is Santiago International Airport.  There are regular flights from many UK airports.  You will be met at the airport.

Here is the Skyscanner website to help you plan your journey.

 

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  •  Domestic Flights
  • Meals
  • Tour Pack
  • Internal Transfers
  • National Park Entry Fee
  • Catamaran Ride across Lake
  • Guide where neccessary
Excluded
  • Travel to Patagonia
  • Any visitor taxes
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