Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
- Trek following the Rio Paine to Lago Dickson
- Follow the Rio de Los Perros to its glacial source
- Climb through Paso John Garner to views of the South Patagonian Ice Field before descending to Glacier Grey and its meltwater lake
- Continue along Lago Grey towards Lago Pehoe
- Trek into the French Valley
- Continue beside Lago Nordenskjold to complete the Circuit; transfer back to Puerto Natales
Landmarks visited on Paine Circuit 10 days
Day 1: Arrival at Punta Arenas
Our guide will await you at Punta Arenas airport or pick you up in Punta Arenas city. Transfer to Puerto Natales in private vehicle (*), three-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. Lodging in Puerto Natales. Meeting and discuss trip program. Dinner not included. Book any flight that arrives before 8pm at Punta Arenas airport (Chile).
Day 2: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine Lookout
Before we leave Puerto Natales, you can store all your extra gear and clean clothes that you will not use during the trek with us. Leave in the morning in our private vehicle in the direction of the park. Arrival at Torres del Paine. Start hike to Torres del Paine lookout, one of the most spectacular views of the park. From here we can view the three granite pinnacles towering above a green, cirque-bound lake in a deep, narrow valley. The scene is one of intense past glaciations. Torres camp (Tent).
Snack and dinner. Note: During the trip, each breakfast is provided and included in the price, as well as one lunch during the long walks and dinners.
Day 3: Camp Seron
Begin our the Paine circuit. We carry our packs. There are approximately 4 hours until we reach Seron camp at the border of the Paine river, walking past beautiful beech forests. Set up our camp. Snack and dinner.
Day 4: Dickson
Leave in the morning towards camp Dickson. This trek goes along Paine river which takes approximately 4-5 hours. When arriving at our camp, we will be able to see the south continental ice cap for first time (Dickson Glacier). Stay at the refugio and dinner.
Day 5: Perros Camp
On this day we will initiate the path through one of the most beautiful places on this excursion. We will contemplate an impressive forest of Lengas and Coigues during this 4 hour walk, which will conclude with a spectacular view of the Perros Glacier calving directly into the small lake. Perros Camp. Dinner.
Day 6: Camp Grey
This is the longest trekking day of the circuit, which has one of the best views of the park. We gradually climb to the tree level then continue on to John Garner pass (difficult). Here there are awe-inspiring views of enormous Grey Glacier coming down of the southern ice sheet. From here we descend to the tree level and continue walking above the massive Grey Glacier, which fills the valley with heavily creased ice. We continue on to camp near Lake Grey, where the Grey Glacier calves into the lake. Camp. Snack and dinner.
Day 7: Camp Pehoe
After a restful morning we leave in the afternoon towards Lake Pehoe. Trekking with beautiful views of Lake Grey and its icebergs along the way. Camp Pehoe. Snack and dinner.
Day 8: Pehoe - French Valley - Cuernos refuge
Breakfast early in the morning. Trek to French Valley. After three hours we arrive at French Valley (Camp Italiano). From here, hike to lookout to contemplate one of the most dramatic peaks in Patagonia; we'll see Cuernos, Espada, Hoja, Mascara, Paine Grande, Aleta de Tiburon, Catedral and more. Back to camp Italiano. Continue the trek to Cuernos refuge (3,5 hours) Dinner.
Day 9: Cuernos - Las Torres - Puerto Natales
Breakfast. Last day trek to complete all circumnavigation of Paine Mountain Range, arriving at our original starting point camp Las Torres (5 hours). From here our vehicle will carry us to Puerto Natales. Hotel.
Day 10: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas airport
Private transfer to Punta Arenas airport
Book any flight after noon. If your flight departs early morning we can arrange for your last night to be spent in Punta Arenas instead of Puerto Natales
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Price of USD $2,650 per person is based on a group of 2 people.
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,650 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.
The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.
Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please get in touch for more details.