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Winter Multi-Activity in Torres del Paine

This intrepid itinerary is the most varied multi-sport adventure available in winter. It takes you through wild terrain on foot, on horseback, on bike and by kayak to the great dramatic sights of the Torres del Paine National Park, which will be almost empty of travellers and even more atmospheric in the snow.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

4 Days

From

$1,195

Location

Torres del Paine

Winter Multi-Activity in Torres del Paine - 4 - $1,195

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Full-day round-trip trek to Las Torres viewpoint

Day 2: Full-day Alto del Toro and Paso La Feria trek

Day 3: Full-day sea kayaking at Lake Grey & Grey River

Day 4: Full-day horseback ride at Estancia Lazo

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on Winter Multi-Activity in Torres del Paine

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Full-day round-trip trek to Las Torres viewpoint

The day starts with an early-morning 2hr transfer from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park through the pampas and stunning landscape of Patagonia.

We begin our full day trek, heading to the base of the Towers viewpoint, following the Ascencio River before entering the Ascencio Valley. Our walk will be uphill for one hour, stopping to observe the first glimpses of the valley and panoramic views of the Lake Nordenskjöld.

During the following 2hrs, we’ll walk through unbelievable forests of tall deciduous beech (Nothofagus Pumilio) and waterfalls, and then continue ascending through a huge terminal moraine up to a photographic view point (900m). From here we will be surrounded by three giant granite towers (2,850m) and a lagoon with slurry waters resulting from glacial erosion. We will stop here for lunch, taking our time to enjoy this astonishing scenery.

Once rested, we'll retrace our steps and meet up with our transfer which will take us 1.5hrs through the park to our accommodation for the night.

Length of transfer: 2hrs + 1.5hrs

Length of hike: 8-10hrs, 22km

Meals: Picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Mountain refugio or hotel


Day 2: Full-day Alto del Toro and Paso La Feria trek

This full-day trek takes us to a rarely visited section of the park – Alto del Toro – characterised by a high glacial plain. We take a 30min transfer to Weber Bridge and start our trek along the eastern side of the Paine River. This river flows from Lake Toro, the largest lake in the National Park.

The first 45mins of the trek are a steep ascent to the magnificent Mirdor Toro which has 360 degree views of the turquoise lake below and the Paine Massif. From here on the trail is flat and we are treated to spectacular views of the Paine Massif, numerous lagoons and native Magellanic forest. This hike is especially picturesque during the winter in the snow-covered landscape.

eWhen we reach Honda Lagoon we'll start the return trek on the Paso La Feria trail. This magnificent horse trail descends to the Paine River where our trasnfer will be waiting to take us back to our accommodation for dinner and a good night's rest.

Length of transfer: 30mins + 30mins

Length of hike: 5hrs, 12km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Mountain refugio or hotel


Day 3: Full-day sea kayaking at Lake Grey & Grey River

Early in the morning we will take a transfer all the way to Lake Grey. While enjoying the view of Paine Grande and Glacier Grey, our guide will give a brief explanation of safety and instructions for paddling efficiently. You will navigate the lake and river for approximately 2hrs, all the while paddling through floes of ice that have descended from Glacier Grey.

These icebergs are scattered throughout the lake and are sculpted into incredible shapes by the wind and sun, before being pushed to the shores of the lake. During the entire navigation, we will have an amazing view of the magnificent Paine Massif; including Paine Grande, the Cordillera Olguin, and Los Cuernos (The Horns of Paine). These mountains, together with the multiple tones of turquoise water, make for a perfect contrast with the enormous walls of granite and sedimentary rock. After paddling in Grey Lake, we will begin the descent of Grey River.

The river weaves through deep canyons with steep rock faces, creating sections of rapids that are exciting and entertaining. We will have the opportunity to appreciate many different species of aquatic birds that inhabit the river, including the peculiar Spectacled Duck and Torrent duck. We will continue to paddle next to the Paine Massif for 25km, the length of Grey River until it joins with the turquoise water of the Serrano River. After paddling for 4-5hrs, the adventure comes to an end at Serrano Village, where we will take a transfer back to our accommodation. 

Length of transfer: 30mins + 5-30mins

Length of kayaking: 4-5hrs, 25km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Mountain refugio or hotel


Day 4: Full-day horseback ride at Estancia Lazo

We'll leave early in the morning on a private transfer through winter landscapes to Estancia Lazo. This working cattle ranch is located just to the east of Torres del Paine.

We'll ride to a valley on the edge of the National Park on a trail that will take us across rivers, through stunning lenga forests and alongside shimmering lakes. Horseback riding during the winter is a superb way to get close to the elements of Patagonia and enjoy the peace and calm of nature at this time of year.

When the ride finishes, a private transfer will take us back to Puerto Natales where out journey will end.

Length of transfer: 2hrs + 1.5hrs

Length of ride: 5hrs walking, trotting and galloping

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Mountain refugio

5-8 people: USD $1,095 per person

3-4 people: USD $1,195 per person

2 people: USD $1,395 per person

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Hotel

4-8 people: USD $1,695 per person

3 people: USD $1,895 per person

2 people: USD $1,695 per person

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Departure dates between May and August are available on request. Please contact us to discuss your preferred date.

Additional Notes

Joining & departure instructions – Please arrive in Puerto Natales on the afternoon before for your trip starts for your group briefing. It is also recommended that you plan to stay in Puerto Natales when you finish your trek. If you would like help booking your pre/post-trek arrangements please just let us know.

Order of activities – The order of activities may vary depending on the weather conditions. Your guide on the ground will explain this to you and will always suggest the activity that will maximise your enjoyment, safety and experience.

Includes

  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Either: 3 nights in mountain refugio: Shared room, 6-bunk bed style, shared bathroom, hot water and central heating.
  • Or: 3 nights in hotel: Superior rooms with view to the lake and icebergs.
  • All private transportation indicated in the schedule
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • All the horses, saddles and equipment (helmets, leather chaps, leather gloves, saddlebags, dry bags) for the horseback excursion
  • Baqueano (local cowboy) for the ride
  • Double kayaks with all paddling equipment (neoprene gloves, paddling jackets, life jackets, skirts, and neoprene boots).
  • Kayaking instructor
  • Guide/driver (English-Spanish languages)

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any additional nights
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips for guide/driver
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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