this trip is set for
january 15 to 28, 2020 (lIMITED SPACES)
January 30 to february 12, 2020
february 14 to 27, 2020
march 3 to 16, 2020
The Torres del Paine Full Circuit in Chile's Patagonia is a MUST for outdoors fanatics. Why do the short W circuit and miss out on the lesser hiked portion of the trail which affords you the best scenery and atmosphere minus the crowd? This trip will allow you to experience the entire circuit as you walk the entire length of it. In doing the complete circuit, you will see the lesser visited parts of Patagonia with a bit of roughing it as you experience the outdoors in tents! You will have an experienced local guide during your trek and a trip leader for the 14 day itinerary.
You can combine your visit to Patagonia with a few days in Santiago, a visit to Easter Island or Atacama Desert as possible trip additions to your trip.
DAY 1: Arrival in Santiago, Chile
DAY 2: Fly to Punta Arenas. Overnight in Punta Arenas.
DAY 3: Early bus to Puerto Natales.
DAY 4: Entry to Patagonia with our first day of trekking. Overnight in Seron.
Distance & time: 13 kms/8 miles. 4 hours.
DAY 5: Second day of trekking. Overnight in Dickson.
Distance & time: 18 kms/11 miles. 6 hours.
DAY 6: Third day of trekking: Overnight in Los Perros.
Distance & time: 11 kms/7 miles. 4.5 hours.
DAY 7: Fourth day of trekking. Overnight in Grey.
Distance & time: 22 kms/14 miles. 11 hours. Garner Pass crossing.
DAY 8: Fifth day of trekking. Overnight in Paine Grande.
Distance & time: 11 kms/7 miles. 3.5 hours.
DAY 9: Sixth day of trekking. Overnight in Frances.
Distance & time: 13 kms /8 miles. 7 hours.
To Italiano campsite - 5 kms/3 miles (2 hours)
To French Valley - 3 kms/2 miles (2.5 hours)
To Frances- 4 kms/2.5 miles (2.5 hours)
DAY 10: Seventh day of trekking. Overnight in Torre Central.
Distance & time: 12 kms/7 miles. 4.5 hours.
DAY 11: Eight day of trekking. We hike to the base of the "Towers." Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Distance & time: 22 kms /14 miles. 8 hours.
DAY 12: Extra hiking day or free day in Puerto Natales.
DAY 13: Bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas. Fly to Santiago. Overnight in Santiago.
DAY 14: Fly home.
OPTIONAL ADD ON TRIPS: EASTER ISLAND or ATACAMA DESERT (if minimum group size is met)
TREK & TRIP STYLE
This trek is STRENUOUS given the elevation gain and loss and the possible low temperatures. You must be physically fit, in good health, and preferably with recent backpacking/hiking experience. You will be carrying your personal items including tent, sleeping bag and mat, snacks, etc. Consider this trek as a lighter version of backpacking and a more advanced version of day hiking. Although you will need to carry your tent, sleeping bag and mat, you don't need to carry 8 days worth of food as breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided each day.
Please note that we will be staying in tents during the trek and hostels/guesthouses in Santiago, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.
This trip requires a minimum of 4 people.*
$2675 (7 persons)
$2785 (6 persons)
$2935 (5 persons)
$3170 (4 persons)
*We can arrange for a group of 2 or 3 people to still do the entire trip at a higher cost per person.
Spots are limited to ONLY 7 people.
Deposit is due now to save your spot and no later than May 30, 2019 (assuming spaces are still available then). This deadline is set to ensure that we secure decent accommodations on the trek and meet the minimum group size.
Balance is due by September 15, 2019.
Cancellation policy: The deposit minus merchant service fees is refundable up until June 15, 2019 if the minimum group size is not met. After the minimum number of people for the group is met, the deposit is only refundable if a replacement is found and subject to the cancellation policies of the service suppliers).
NOTE: A completed & signed Liability Waiver form and travel insurance to cover 100% trip cost, emergency medical and evacuation are REQUIRED to join this trip. After completing your trip booking and deposit, you will be required to purchase the required travel insurance by the trip balance due date. Failure to obtain adequate travel insurance will result in cancellation of your booking and loss of trip deposit.
All bus transfers
All meals during the trek (B, L, D)
All campsites during the trek
All accommodations in Santiago, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales with breakfast included.
A licensed local guide for the full circuit trek and a trip leader
Porter service for Los Perros
Round trip flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas
Hotel before/after trek
Meals in the cities
Optional activities in Santiago, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales
Gear rental (possible in Puerto Natales)
Tip for your guide(s) and trek staff are optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy your trek
International flights and domestic flights are excluded. Clients must book their own flights and send a copy of their flight itinerary by e-mail to no later than the trip balance due date.
VISA: You will be responsible for obtaining your visa in advance, if needed. Check with the Chilean Embassy for details.
TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIRED:
After making a deposit, you are required to obtain appropriate travel insurance through Travel Guard or other insurance of your choice that should cover at a minimum 100% of the trip cost (land & air), emergency medical and evacuation for high altitude trekking of up to 5000 meters. Proof of travel insurance must be provided via electronic mail to no later than the trip balance due date. Failure to obtain travel insurance by the trip balance due date will result in cancellation and no refund of your trip deposit and/or applicable cancellation fees as noted in the Terms & Conditions.
Note: If you opt to buy your insurance from a company other than Travel Guard, please ensure that the insurance you purchase covers high altitude trekking as there are only a select number of companies that provide such type of coverage.
Upon booking, you will receive trip notes that include the recommended gear list and additional logistical information.
meet your trip leaderS
Trek Coordinator & Trip Leader