9 nights, 10 days
Maximum 6 clients
Pack weight: Your pack + 4 kilos
Cost: $2350 USD - tent camping tour + Grey Lake Glacier tour
Park facts: Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, as well as one of the most pristine and remote places on earth. One of the most highly trekked routes in Torres del Paine National Park is called the ‘Q’. Named after its trail system that navigates up and down out of the mountain valleys and around the park. The granite towers of Paine make a sudden and dramatic appearance on the horizon in the midst of a flat, dry, wind-swept Plain. Despite the almost constant winds, this is some of the finest trekking country in Chile. Endowed with severe mountains, sparkling lakes, waterfalls and glaciers, as well as herds of guanacos, majestic condors and large Patagonian hares, the park's international attraction is immediately evident. Once a large sheep estancia, the park was established in 1959 as Parque Nacional Lago Grey.
The 'Full Circuit' 2017-18
Day 0: Team meeting erratic rock Base Camp - 6pm.
Day 3: This morning, we leave everything behind and we only pack up our backpacks with some food, rain gear, camera, and just a few basics, and head up into Valle Frances light. It’s a steep hike, so going light is nice. The valley offers natural lookouts; ice falls, avalanches, condors... impressive. A true highlight of Torres del Paine National Park. And after a day exploring Valle Frances, we head down again and pack up our camp and progress another 1.5 hours to Camping Frances. A great camp site, located directly under the Cuernos and a stone’s throw from the beach. We retire to our tents that night for a well deserved night's sleep.
Day 4: Today, after a big breakfast we take on our longest day yet. Our trek takes us around the base of Mount Almirante Nieto (2500m), up into Valle Asencio, to our camp at Campamento Las Torres. This is a long day and we take many breaks for viewpoints and photo stops. Here again we make camp in a thick Lenga forest which protects us from harsh winds.
Day 5: On this morning we get up and ready before dawn. This is our big chance to see the three famous Towers of Paine (2800m) get hit by the first morning rays of sun, which can turn the towers bright red. We again leave our camp behind and only bring our packs loaded with our warm layers. We head up the steep trail for 1 hour to the Towers viewpoint, and some of the most amazing photos ever. We get warm, have some hot drinks at the base of the Towers and do this morning right! We pack up and head downhill to our next campsite next to Refugio Las Torres. It's been a long day. We close the book on the first half of our trek, and take a long afternoon to repack and call it a day.
tour ref #
team meeting 6pm
|Q040417||April 3, 2017||April 4, 2017||April 13, 2017|
|Q150517||May 14, 2017||May 15, 2017||May 24, 2017|
|Q150617||June 14, 2017||June 15, 2017||June 24, 2017|
|Q150717||July 14, 2017||July 15, 2017||July 24, 2017|
|Q051017||Oct 04, 2017||Oct 05, 2017||Oct 14, 2017|
|Q181017||Oct 17, 2017||Oct 18, 2017||Oct 27, 2017|
|Q041117||Nov 04, 2017||Nov 05, 2017||Nov 14, 2017|
|Q111117||Nov 10, 2017||Nov 11, 2017||Nov 20, 2017|
|Q181117||Nov 17, 2017||Nov 18, 2017||Nov 27, 2017|
|Q051217||Dec 04, 2017||Dec 05, 2017||Dec 14, 2017|
|Q111217||Dec 10, 2017||Dec 11, 2017||Dec 20, 2017|
|Q181217||Dec 17, 2017||Dec 18, 2017||Dec 27, 2017|
|Q241217||Dec 23, 2017||Dec 24, 2017||Jan 02, 2018|
|Q050117||Jan 04, 2018||Jan 05, 2018||Jan 14, 2018|
|Q110117||Jan 10, 2018||Jan 11, 2018||Jan 20, 2018|
|Q180117||Jan 17, 2018||Jan 18, 2018||Jan 27, 2018|
|Q050217||Feb 04, 2018||Feb 05, 2018||Feb 14, 2018|
|Q110217||Feb 10, 2018||Feb 11, 2018||Feb 20, 2018|
|Q180217||Feb 17, 2018||Feb 18, 2018||Feb 27, 2018|
|Q050317||March 04, 2018||March 05, 2018||March 14, 2018|
|Q110317||March 10, 2018||March 11, 2018||March 20, 2018|
|Q180317||March 17, 2018||March 18, 2018||March 27, 2018|
|Q050417||April 04, 2018||April 05, 2018||April 14, 2018|
|Q110417||April 10, 2018||April 11, 2018||April 20, 2018|
• guide with satellite communication devices (Delorem InReach) & park radio