W Trekking Torres del Paine National Park
5 Days / 4 Nights - per person in double room - Code CFT001
Starting point: Puerto Natales.
Start time: 14:30 hrs.
Day 01: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park
At 14:30 hrs. Regular bus transportation from the city of Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park, the trip lasts approximately 2 hours (70 mi, 112 Km), with a brief stop in Cerro Castillo (Villa Park located 54 km away from Puerto Natales). Arrival in the Torres del Paine National Park via the Laguna Amarga Entrance, in this place should come down and go to the CONAF Administration Office. After that, you will take the shuttles that are waiting to transfer you to the Estancia Cerro Paine area and the Welcome Center. After the check in process, overnight in Refugio Torre Central.
Day 02: Base Torres Viewpoint Trekking
We recommend starting at 09:00 hrs.
The first stage is a 1-an-a-half hour climbing with beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and the hanging glacier of Monte Almirante Nieto (2,670 m.o.s.l.) up to Refugio El Chileno sector where we will be able to recover our energy. Later, during 1 hour through an ancient forest of beech, arrival in the base of the moraine and a 45-minute ascension. Now we will have access to one of the most owe-inspiring places: Base Torres Viewpoint, where an impressive view of the imposing South Tower (2,850 m.o.s.l.), Central Tower (2,800 m.o.s.l.), North Tower (2,600 m.o.s.l.), Nido de Cóndor and Torre Glacier will be enjoyed. Return to Refugio El Chileno and accommodation (or Refugio Central according availability).
Level of difficulty: High.
Duration: 7 to 8 hours..
Day 03: Trekking Refugio Central (or Refugio El Chileno) - Refugio Los Cuernos
Time recommended starting at 09:00 hrs. Moderate Trekking around the Paine Massif, strolling around the base of the Mount Almirante Nieto, after a half-an-hour walk, we will see the display that indicates a "Shortcut" on the right path towards Refugio "Los Cuernos". Along the way, we will enjoy beautiful views of the Nordenskjöld Lake, hanging glaciers and existing flora such as "Ciruelillo" or "Notro" which from December features red flowers. After 4 to 5 hours hike, we will reach the area of Los Cuernos, which is by far one of the most overwhelming sites of the circuit. Overnight in Refugio Los Cuernos.
Level of difficulty: Medium.
Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
Day 04: Trekking to the French Valley - Paine Grande
Recommended starting time 08:00 hrs. The first 2 hours are soft and overlooking the Nordenskjöld Lake until we get the "Campamento Italiano" area. The ascension starts by valley of the Francés River up to the French Glacier Viewpoint, then continued the climbing until we get the "Campamento Británico" (British Camp) and then to the "French Valley Viewpoint," which offers the most shocking views of the entire National Park: Paine Grande, Catedral, Hoja, Máscara, Espada, Aleta de Tiburón, and "Cuerno Norte Mountains are possible to be watched from this viewpoint. The return is through the same road to Italiano Camp and then return to the area of Pehoé. Accommodation in Lodge Paine Grande.
Duration: 11 to 12 hours.
Day 05: Trekking to Grey Glacier
Recommended time for starting: 09:00 am
Trekking to the Grey Glacier Viewpoint. After 1 and a half hour we will get the first viewpoint, from where it is possible to watch the glacier in the distance. After that, by the western path of the Grey Lake, we get, after a 1-an-a-half walk, to the Main Viewpoint with amazing views of the Grey Glacier, the Olguín Mountain Chain and icebergs. The return will be by the same path until we reach where it is located the Paine Grande Lodge. Here we will head to the pier where the catamaran sets sail the catamaran in order to cross the Pehoé Lake to the Pudeto area, where a regular bus will take to Puerto Natales.
* It is important this day is calculated either walk hours to be at the time of sailing catamaran.
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