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Winter Hiking In Patagonia, 7 Days, Hike In Chile

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From: £2,090

 

 

Explore a whole new side of Torres del Paine National Park with this hike in Patagonia tour. Beat the crowds and experience the pure wilderness of Patagonia in the winter. Soak in the serene snowfall and vibrant shades of gold as the austral sun hits the sharp peaks and glaciers during this 7-day hike in Chile expedition.

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Winter Hiking In Patagonia

 

Overview

  • 7 Days

  • Torres del Paine National Park

  • Experience It Uncrowded, in Winter

  • English Speaking Guides

  • Grey Glacier

  • Spot Puma Tracks in the Snow

Why Do We Recommend It?

Experienced and trusted tour operator.

10% of tour cost is re-invested in local entrepreneurs.

Uncrowded time to explore this iconic place.

One of the world’s most stunning national parks.

Is It Right for Me?

You should be physically fit. You’ll need to backpack during this hike, so you should be fit enough to carry a pack for five hours per day.

This is a perfect hike for nature lovers, and an opportunity to experience the beauty of this region without crowds.

It’s a great choice for couples, friends or solo travellers.

What People Say About The Trip

The hike through Torres del Paine. Our guide and assistant guide were the absolute best – they were extremely knowledgable about the park, were fun companions during the hike, very helpful with everything we needed, and made sure we had an amazing experience.

Can I Go Anytime?

The tour is scheduled for specific dates and you can find those while checking availability in the fields above. However, not all dates are guaranteed to run and some may already have filled. So, just enter the dates you’re interested in and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with confirmation of availability. We always do our best to get the trip that suits you best.

If you don’t see any dates that work for you, just select Get In Touch and send us a quick message about what would be ideal for you. We’ll do what we can and get back to you with options to make your dream trip a reality.

Itsy Bitsy Details

  • Where: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Tour Starts: Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Tour Ends: Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Fly To: Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport, PUQ
  • Fly From: Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport, PUQ
  • Group Size: 1 to 12 people
  • Age: 16+ (unless accompanied)
  • Operated By: OneSeed Expeditions
  • Total Hiking Distance: 41 Miles
  • Longest Hiking Day: 12.5 Miles
  • Peak Altitude: 3,608 ft

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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
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Natales
  • All accommodations on trek in refugios (shared bathroom)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Farewell dinner in Puerto Natales
  • Guide services
  • All ground transportation in Chile
What is 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
  1. Day 1 PUERTO NATALES

    Arrive at the Puerto Natales bus station by 6pm where you will be greeted by your OneSeed guide and taken to our partner B&B. Review the welcome packet and complete a gear check before your welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

    Inclusions: welcome dinner and accommodations

  2. Day 2 PUERTO NATALES TO TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

    Take an early morning van ride (2 hours) from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park. On the way to the park, see stunning views of snow covered mountains and the turquoise lakes and fjords of the region. Hike from the trailhead of Torres del Paine to Emerald Lake that is the lookout of the Granite Towers. Pass back through Las Torres then catch a ride (1.5 hours) to the Serrano River Valley where you will sleep that night.

    Total Hiking: approximately 12.5 miles (20 km) / 7-8 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: breakfast / lunch / dinner; bus transportation; accommodations, park entry fee

  3. Day 3 SERRANO RIVER VALLEY TO REFUGIO PAINE GRANDE

    Rise to the quiet cold mountain air of Patagonia; free from the crowds and pure winter wilderness. Continue through the park and make your way through a snow-covered lenga forest. Catch views of the jagged mountain peaks along to trail to Paine Grande through Las Carretas Trail.

    Total Hiking: approximately 12.5 miles (20 km) / 6 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: breakfast / lunch / dinner; accommodations

  4. Day 4 PAINE GRANDE TO FRENCH VALLEY

    Depart Paine Grande for a stunning day hike to the French Valley. After a steady climb, we make it to an impressive view point of the French Valley, Cerro Hoja and Cerro Máscara, two of the famous horned peaks. Keep an eye out for condors, fox, and eagles. End your day back at Paine Grande for the night.

    Total Hiking: approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) / 9 hours trekking

    Inclusions: breakfast / lunch / dinner; accommodations

  5. Day 5 PAINE GRANDE TO GREY GLACIER

    Take a day hike to Grey Glacier, an impressive ice field that covers the west end of the park. Enjoy the beauty of Pehoé Lake and Grey Lake as you approach the glacier. Spend a second night at Paine Grande.

    Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.3 km) / 9 hours trekking

    Inclusions: breakfast / lunch / dinner; accommodations

  6. Day 6 PAINE GRANDE TO PUERTO NATALES

    Relax and soak in the last winter views of Torres del Paine for the first half of the day. Take the catamaran out of the park across Pehoé Lake. Meet your van and take a scenic ride back to Puerto Natales. Share a farewell dinner with your guide before a restful night at the partner lodge.

    Inclusions: breakfast / lunch / dinner; accommodations; bus transportation; catamaran ride

  7. Day 7 DEPARTURES FROM PUERTO NATALES

    Inclusions: breakfast, coffee, tea, water

Tour Details

Winter Hiking In Patagonia

Explore a whole new side of Torres del Paine National Park with this Hiking In Patagonia trip. Beat the crowds and experience the pure wilderness of Patagonia in the winter. Soak in the serene snowfall and vibrant shades of gold as the austral sun hits the sharp peaks and glaciers during this hike in Chile 7-day expedition.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive in Puerto Natales by 6 pm*
Day 2: Depart for Torres del Paine National Park, day hike to the lookout of the Granite Towers
Day 3: Hike to Refugio Paine Grande
Day 4: Day hike to French Valley
Day 5: Day hike to Grey Glacier
Day 6: Complete the trek and travel to Puerto Natales
Day 7: Departures

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 hike in Chile trail.

 

Packing System: This hike in Patagonia 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 Punta Arenas
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through the end of the 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

  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Fleece pants or leggings
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Glove liners
  • Ski gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Yak Trax or rubber cleated crampons
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sneakers (for walking around the lodges in the evening)
  • Day pack – should be light and easy to stuff in the main pack when not in use
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (showers are available during the trek)
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0°F rating
  • Pack cover
  • Toilet paper in a 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 an extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles (must fit inside the 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

May through September are Chile’s winter months so the weather will be cold in Torres del Paine National Park. During this season, the highs fluctuate around 40ºF and the lows can drop down below 20ºF. Expect a combination of wind, snow and sun!

 

You may reach altitudes and experience high levels of physical exertion. No technical skills are required and first-time trekkers are welcome. Typical days require 5-10 hours of trekking and elevation changes.

Overall Rating
5/5
Sara J
Reviewed On 17/01/2017
5/5

I traveled to Patagonia, Chile this past November and the accommodations, food, guides, and trek truly exceeded my expectations. The company took care of all the planning for transportation and stays so it was great to not have to worry over all the details.

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