With flights coming from Madrid-Santiago de Chile-Punta Arenas, arrival at airport, welcome and transfer to the hotel in Punta Arenas.
Bus transfer to Puerto Natales. Spend the night there.
From the Hosteria Las Torres we will take a path to the valley. We will traverse a suspension bridge which crosses the Ascencio river. We will walk through the woods until reaching 700 meters over sea level. Here we will see the Eastern side of the lagoon with a splendid view of the three towers Central, Monzino and Dagostini and of the Peineta and Nido de Cóndores hills.
From the Las Torres hotel we will start our trekking to the Torres del Paine. We will contemplate the Laguna Amarga and walk through plain areas. At our backs we will see the Balmaceda Mount, with its 2036 m. You will catch sight of the Blue Lagoon and the Paine river. We will finally arrive in Seron where we will spend the night.
From Seron we will advance among the prairie seeing unique flora. We will also explore the wildest and rockies lanscapes while enjoying the views of the Los Perros and Dickson glaciers. To the left of the Dickson you will be able to see the Torres del Paine and to the left of the Oggioni, with its 1697m, the Torre Central. We will finally reach the Dickson hut where we will speep that night.
We will leave the Dickson lake and glacier behind and walk along the Los Perros glacier moraine, where there is a splendid view of the lake and floating ice. We will reach Los Perros camp and we will sleep inside of our tents.
It will be the hardest trekking day. The John Gardner walkway is 1200 above sea level and it allows to cross to the Western part of the Park. While traversing you will enjoy the magnificent views of Campos de Hielo Sur and its Grey glacier. We will descend through a moraine. After leaving behind the Grey belvedere, we will arrive in the hut where we will spend the night.
The path will lead us to the emerald coloured Pehoé Lake. We will see the suoth beack of the Grey lake usually filled with ice blocks. We will then reach the Paine Grande hut, next to the Lake, where we will sleep.
From the Paine Grande hut we will proceed to the French Valley, on the northern shore of the Lake Pehoé. We will catch sight of the Cuernos del Paine, the highest at 2600 above sea level.
We will pass through the base of Punta Bariloche and along the Skottsberg Lake. We will admire once again the Paine Grande with its 3050 meters, the most austral “three-thousands” in America. The route to the insides of The French valley commences at the Italian camp and will allow us to explore the most beautiful parts of the Park. From the La Piedra belvedere -1100 meters above sea level- we will admire the Espada, Hoja, Mascara, Cuerno Norte, Aleta del Tiburon, Cabeza del Indio, Fortaleza, Escudo, Trono Blanco, Catedral, Punta Catalina, Aguja and Cota, whose heights vary from 1700 to 2600 meters above sea level.
We will sleep inside our tents.
From the Italian camp we will proceed along the northern shore of the Nordenskjold Lake, at the base of the Cuernos del Paine, with its granite walls. We will spend the night at the base of the impressive Cuerno Este (2200m). We will walk along the Bader valley, which takes us to the insides of the Cuernos. Then, again through Almirante Nieto’s feet and we will complete our trekking trip in Laguna Amarga. From there, we will be transferred by bus to Puerto Natales, where we will spend the night.
We will sleep in Santiago de Chile.
Transfer to the airport.
AEGM and UIMLA guide from Spain.
I'm a mountain lover since I went up to Mulhacén at the age of 14. Since then I've been to mountains all around the world, always looking for new challenges.
I like to share the love I feel for the mountains, and all what I learned out there during all these years.
Some of my credentials:
- Certified mountain guide for blind people (UNED foundation)
- Wilderness Guide (WGA, currently in process)
- Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA certified)
- Member of the Spanish Association of Mountain Guides (AEGM) and member of the Union of International Mountain Leaders Association (UIMLA)
Regarding my experience, I've done ascents and trekkings in the Alps, Pyrenees, Atlas range, Andes, Himalayas and Norway. I'm originally from Granada, in Andalucía, so I know in detail the region of Sierra Nevada.
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