Hike around Macizo Paine Patagonia Adventure
This hike is beautiful any time of the year. Active trekking, various terrains for 10-20 km days, tent camping and home cooking. Start out in Puerto Natales, all-inclusive adventure including food, camps, tents, the steppe hills turn into forested areas as you go through valleys, rocky climbs then terrain changes and the days melt by you become more and more in tune with your surroundings. Views include the Towers, Los Cuernos, Lagos Nordenskjöld Pehoe Dickson Grey Paine , follow river Paine and see many hanging mountain glaciars as well as Glacier Dickson and Grey. Be ready for whatever weather at any time of the year, you know your limit and your body, you need to be fit enough to continue for many days and walking with the weight of your pack would be best for pre-trip training. It is more enjoyable when you have the right gear, are in physical shape. a personal porter available if desired. Come hike and have fun, many discussions & camp adventure awaits you here in south Patagonia
Day 1 Arrive early to Park and make camp in Central, Hike 20 km to see the three Towers, shower and dinner
Day 2 To Serón Camp 12km
Dickson its a long hall of 20 km today passing over the grassy hills and coming into views of the granite peaks and Glaciar Dickson.
12 km to Camp Perros through gorgous forests and across streams today the Perros glaciar, its winding hills in throughout the valley.
The pass of John Garner anything can happen from chilling sheets of snow and rain to clear days with the rivers of glaciars coming off of the Ice Field onto the Grey. From camp we pass over the hightest point of 1280m and down steep valley 22km to our next campment.
Grey to Paine Grande is 11 km and views of iceburgs of Lake Grey
Today we head into the french valley and see the mighty Cuernos or Horns. 25 k to Camp Frances in the forest.
Today around the front side of the mountain, Lago Nordenskjöld, the trail winds along the front side of the W to end up at our 1st camp, Natales
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you where ever you wish the night before our trip to discuss last minute details and packing or other stuff, the idea is get a feel for what you are getting into in detail and have a toast for our adventure.
End location: We will be back in Puerto Natales late our last day so do not make plans to travel this day. I would even rest up if you have time the next day and sight see the town before heading out. I will help you with busses and times of travel.
Duration: 9 days
We start our trip early day one and end on day 9 very late back in Puerto Natales. Have two days extra for travel, it is 3 hours to Natales by bus from Punta Arenas and then another 2 hours to the park, the distances are not short and you don't want to do it rushed.
There is a per person charge due to the extensive logistics implied on such an expedition.
$3,200 per person total My fee is $150 per day included and the rest must be paid in advance for logistic planning including porter, food, camps, transportation and other.
Torres del Paine is in high demand, there are restrictions on camping and lodge limits so you must write with your interests months in advance now if you want to come,
November - Feb is the busiest time of year, Sept-Oct is not so crowded and April and May it is Autumn and plans can be made around 40 days before with no problem.
Bus tickets into park and private transfer return to Puerto Natales, permission to enter the park tickets, all comibles snacks and 3 meals a day, hot drinks, trail mix and sweets, all campsite fees, rentals, tent, guide fee, porters to carry camp supplies and food, camp cooks will prepare meals, also included is your attitude to have fun, jump in and help us cook and clean, we're a team. Fun and laughs guaranteed
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 CLP Chilean Peso - Bus tickets to Puerto Natales, estimate a day before and after trip for meals, there are really nice hostels with great breakfast for around 35$ a person, you might want to buy beers or wine in the camps and refugios in the mountain and they are around 10$ a drink.
A personal porter can be hire to carry your weight of sleeping bag and personal items, you will need just a day pack, light is more enjoyable.
If you are travelling in a large group please send me your inquiry.