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Trekking in Patagonia, 16 Days, Hike in Chile & Argentina

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Explore All That Trekking in Patagonia Has to Offer With This 16-Day Chile & Argentina Hike. See Stunning Views of the Rock Cliffs, Glaciers & Lakes of Torres del Paine National Park & Mt. Fitz Roy in Glaciares National Park.

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All about the Trekking in Patagonia, 16 Days, Hike in Chile & Argentina.

Trek in Patagonia

Experience the unforgettable, raw beauty of this famous region. This trek in Patagonia will reward you each day & you will return energized by what you have achieved.

This Trek in Patagonia tour is run in a sustainable way by supporting locals, adopting Leave No Trace principles & giving 10% of the cost back to the local community through micro-credit to local entrepreneurs.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Santiago
Day 2: Fly to Punta Arenas and bus to Puerto Natales
Day 3: Explore the Milodon Cave then head to Torres del Paine
Day 4: Hike to the base of the Three Sisters towers
Day 5: Hike to Refugio Los Cuernos
Day 6: Hike to Refugio Paine Grande
Day 7: Hike to Refugio Grey
Day 8: Day hike or optional kayaking or ice hiking
Day 9: Complete the Chile trek and travel to Puerto Natales
Day 10: Puerto Natales, Chile to Calafate, Argentina
Day 11: Calafate to Chaltén
Day 12: Chaltén to Piedra del Fraile
Day 13: Piedra del Fraile to Mt. Fitz Roy to Poincenot
Day 14: Poincenot to Laguna Torre to Calafate
Day 15: Calafate to Perito Moreno
Day 16: International Departures from Calafate Airport

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

 

Packing System: This hike in Chile expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear in your own pack.

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to and from Santiago
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Santiago – to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (3)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Light gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals (for walking around the lodges in the evening)
  • Day pack – should be light and easy to stuff in main pack when not in use
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (showers are available during the trek)
  • Sleeping bag w/ 30°F rating
  • Pack cover
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles (must fit inside pack for domestic flight)
  • Synthetic shorts
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy/protein bars (especially for vegetarians as non-meat sources of protein are scarce)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Hike in Chile: The best time to travel to Torres del Paine National Park is during the summer months in Chile, November to March. During this season, the highs fluctuate around 60ºF and the lows can drop down below 40ºF.

The park is infamous for its strong winds that can blow up to 80 mph. Typically, your trek will include some sun, rain, and wind all mixed into one trip.

Argentina Trek: While the weather in El Chaltén can be unpredictable, it is a semi-arid environment with light precipitation common. It is essential to be prepared because the weather can change instantly from sunny to stormy.

The warmer temperatures are recorded in the summer from November to March. Highs are typically in the 60s during the day and 40s at night. It is not uncommon to experience frost in the summer so always bring warm layers! In the winter, temperatures stay in the 40s during the day and drop to below freezing at night.

EPIC PATAGONIA REVIEWS

“Booking this tour not only made the travel arrangements simple and straightforward, but I knew the routes and accommodations would be tried and tested. Our guide took the guess work out of the daily activities and provided knowledgeable information on our safety and surroundings and gave me full confidence to know we would be safe and not aimless on the trails.
— Nicole
“The Trek in Patagonia trip was well thought out. The amount of time spent on the hike was just right. It was challenging and difficult at times but oh so worth it!
— Anonymous
“I LOVED the Trekking In Patagonia trip! Nathan in Santiago and Sabine in Patagonia were outstanding in terms of responsiveness and warmth. The trekking met my expectations and I found the refugios to be sufficient for the sites. I really appreciate the fact that this trek tour supports the local economy and gets me out of the “chain” feel of other trips and tours. Excellent!!
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 1 night accommodation at B&B in Santiago
  • 2 nights accommodation at B&B in Puerto Natales
  • 3 nights accommodation at B&B in Calafate
  • 1 nights accommodation at B&B in El Chaltén
  • 1-way domestic flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas
  • All accommodations on trek in refugios (shared bathroom)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Farewell dinner
  • Guide services
  • All ground transportation in Chile and Argentina
  • Guided excursions in Santiago
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals