Trekking Expedition in Torres del Paine

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Your overseas adventure has begun as your plane descends into Santiago, Chile. Take a look out your window to view the breath-taking mountains that you will soon be trekking. A local guide will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to a local hotel. 

The afternoon is yours to explore, take a dip in the pool, head over to the games room, or enjoy a fantastic view on the observation deck. In the evening, you will meet with your group and local guides for dinner at the restaurant. This is a great opportunity to go over the week’s itinerary and get to know your guides.

Today you will head to one of the most famous and beautiful protected areas in Chile: Torres del Paine National Park. Catch an early morning short flight to Patagonia, and enjoy a scenic drive into the park. After settling  into your hotel on the park grounds, enjoy lunch on the hotel’s observation deck. Next, it’s time to saddle up for a 3-hour Nordenskjöld Lake Horse Ride. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to sit back, relax, and soak up Torres del Paines’ spectacular views. In the summer months, the sun sets after 11 PM in Patagonia. This means you’ll have plenty of time to explore the mountainous area before heading to be for a good night’s sleep.

Ah, yes, It’s finally your first day of trekking! You’ll head off on a five-hour hike with views of Mount Almirante Nieto and Lake Nordenskjold. Next is a steep terrain toward Refugio El Chileno. Stop for a well-deserved picnic lunch. Now it’s time to head into the parks temperate forest to reach the bottom of Marian. You’ll end the day with one final ascent lasting 45 minutes of climbing. It’ll be worth the effort as you enter into one of the most beautiful vantage points of the national park. Be sure to take lots of pictures! Head to a close lodge for resting, dinner, and shelter.

Today, you will trek the base of Mount Almirante Nieto with a fantastic view of Lake Nordenskjold. Enjoy hiking through rugged mountain terrain, local fora, and hanging glaciers. Finally, after approx. Six hours, you will reach the base of Los Cuernos. Well done in completing the day’s trek! Enjoy dinner and hot tub views at your lodge as a reward.

This will be the most challenging trek of your trip, so make sure to enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out. It’ll begin with two hours of ascents and descents to Campamento Italiano. This is the campground that enters into the French Valley. After another hour, you’ll reach another fantastic viewpoint of hanging glaciers. If you’re lucky, you may even see a minor avalanche. The trail will continue for two more hours to reach Mirador Britaico’s viewpoint to absorb awe-inspiring views of the park’s circuit. From there, you’ll retreat to a nearby lodge.

On your final day, you have one goal and one goal only: to discover Torres del Paine’s most iconic ice field. Enjoy views of mountains and water as you trek around Grey Lake. After two hours, you will finally reach the lookout point. Enjoy breath-taking views of jagged ice formations and floating icebergs that makeup Grey Glacier. Following this, you’ll head to a nearby pier where a bus will transfer you back to the park hotel.

You have worked hard this week and seen some magnificent sights. Congratulations on your accomplishment. Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful country and national park. Enjoy a final breakfast buffet with your group and guides before departing to a local airport for your flight home. 

Chile is a land where soaring peaks meet rushing rivers, a place where nature runs wild. On this expedition, you will visit Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the most visited tourist attraction in Chile. Experience adventure, adrenaline, and a sense of accomplishment as you trek these jagged peaks, witnessing the breathtaking views, the magnificent Grey Glacier, and enjoying the refuge lodge’s hot tubs. Start planning your overseas adventure today!


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