Dientes de Navarino Trek

A wild and challenging 5-day trek, camping on an island at the southernmost tip of Patagonia. Flights to Isla Navarino are included and the aerial approach surveys the mountainous terrain around the moody Beagle Channel, where you'll be hiking through lonely forests and over passes covered in year-round snow.

6 Days

$2,500

Dientes de Navarino Trek - 6 - $2,500

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Flight to Puerto Williams over Magellan Strait
  • Camp on the shore of Laguna Salto, hike the Paso Australis offering views of the Cape Horn
  • Explore the secluded areas of Isla Navarino
  • Climb the Paso Virginia, with excellent views of the Beagle Channel
  • Enjoy some free time discovering Puerto Williams

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Dientes de Navarino Trek

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Fly over the Darwin range

Drive to the airport of Punta Arenas for your flight with a twin-engined Twin Otter to Puerto Williams. You fly over the Strait of Magellan until the gigantic Darwin range emerges in front of you with its countless glaciers and steep rock faces, most of them never touched by human beings. An unforgettable flight as introduction for this hiking adventure waiting for you.

In Puerto Williams, make the last preparations for the 5-day-hike and start walking. You cross dense forests of southern beech and wetlands. From time to time, look back and enjoy the view over the Beagle channel. You set up camp on the shore of the Laguna Salto.

Length of hike: 4-5 hours, 12km

Accommodation: Camping, Laguna Salto

Meals: Breakfast, box-lunch, dinner


Day 2: Climb to Paso Australis

After a steep uphill climb from Laguna Salto to Paso Primero you reach a mountainous area with year round snow. Cross Paso Australis, with its 805m the highest point of today, and Paso de los Dientes. If the weather is good, you can see the archipelago of which the famous Cape Horn, the most southern point of South America, is part.

Length of hike: 3-4 hours, 9km

Accommodation: Camping, Laguna Escondida

Meals: Breakfast, box-lunch, dinner


Day 3: Discover the hidden Isla Navarino

Today you walk through one of the most untouched parts of Isla Navarino. Only very few people explore this savage landscape. From Paso Ventarron (696 m) we can see that there are many more mountains hidden behind the Dientes de Navarino waiting to be discovered. This is the perfect day to enjoy the loneliness of this place and its pristine nature.

Length of hike: 3-4 hours, 8km

Accommodation: Camping, Laguna Martillo

Meals: Breakfast, box-lunch, dinner


Day 4: Views of the Beagle Channel

Today you climb once again. The ascent to Paso Virgina brings you to the highest point of the whole hike, up to 859 m. From up here you can already see the place of your next campsite on the shore of Los Guanacos lagoon. Take your time for the steep downhill descent. From your campsite you have a spectacular view over the Beagle channel.

Length of hike: 3-5 hours, 10.5km

Accommodation: Camping, Laguna Los Guanacos

Meals: Breakfast, box-lunch, dinner


Day 5: Explore Puerto Williams

On the last day of the circuit you will make your way back to Puerto Williams crossing densely wooded areas and enjoying once again an amazing view of the Beagle Channel. In Puerto Williams you have some free time to get to know the most southern town of the world and to learn more about the original inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego. Farewell dinner in Puerto Williams.

Length of hike: 2-3 hours, 4km and 10km road

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, box-lunch, dinner


Day 6: Fly to Punta Arenas

It is time to say goodbye to Isla Navarino. Fly back to Punta Arenas, and enjoy the spectacular views of the Darwin Range for the last time. Transfer back to the center of Punta Arenas.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
October 2018
22-Oct-2018 $2,500* Provisional Date
29-Oct-2018 $2,500 Provisional Date
November 2018
5-Nov-2018 $2,500* Provisional Date
12-Nov-2018 $2,500 Flexible Date
19-Nov-2018 $2,500* Provisional Date
26-Nov-2018 $2,500 Provisional Date
December 2018
3-Dec-2018 $2,500* Provisional Date
17-Dec-2018 $2,500 Provisional Date
January 2019
7-Jan-2019 $2,500* Provisional Date
14-Jan-2019 $2,500 Provisional Date
30-Jan-2019 $2,500* Fully Booked
February 2019
4-Feb-2019 $2,500 Provisional Date
13-Feb-2019 $2,500* Fully Booked
18-Feb-2019 $2,500 Provisional Date
25-Feb-2019 $2,500* Provisional Date
March 2019
6-Mar-2019 $2,500 Fully Booked
11-Mar-2019 $2,500* Provisional Date
18-Mar-2019 $2,500 Provisional Date
25-Mar-2019 $2,500* Provisional Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $2,500

Please note:

Price of $2500 USD per person is indicative based on a group of 4 people. 

New departures can be set up for a minimum of two people subject to availability of guides. Please get in touch for more details.


It is also possible to start the trip in El Calafate.


Includes

  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • English speaking guide during the whole trip
  • Flights Punta Arenas - Puerto Williams round trip
  • All ground transport as mentioned in the program

Excludes

  • Flights not mentioned in the program
  • Porter support
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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