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Camping Torres del Paine (4 Day Guided Package)

Set up camp in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. With this offer you’ll have everything you need reserved for an unforgettable experience in the fresh open air of Patagonia.

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Camp in Torres del Paine with a local guide

Camp and trek in the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park on this 4-day hiking trip. A local guide will lead you along the best trails in the park, where you will visit the massive Grey Glacier, see the famous granite towers (Las Torres), camp along the shores of Lake Pehoe, and much more! On this trip, you’ll tour the best sections of Torres del Paine along the W Route!

Traveling Solo? This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run. Please contact us and we’ll see if you can join another group!

The price of this tour can change substantially depending on many factors, such as the number of travelers, or if you’d prefer a different type of lodging and other start and end points. Please contact us through the chat, or email us at info@keteka.com, and we will get you quotes on a customized experience, based on your preferences.

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Admire Glacier Grey
Early in the morning, you will depart with your guide on a bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine. The trip to the park entrance at Laguna Amarga is approximately two hours. After arriving to the park you will take the catamaran across Lake Pehoe before you begin a four-hour hike through a small forest and then along Lake Grey. Most days this section of the park is very windy, due to openness provided by Lake Grey, Glacier Grey and the Southern Ice Field.

After about two hours of hiking you will get your first glimpse of Glacier Grey. You will continue hiking for two more hours until arriving to Camp Grey where you will spend the night. There are two optional excursions you can take today in the afternoon or tomorrow in the morning while at Refugio Grey – ice hiking on Glacier Grey or kayaking on Lake Grey. Let us know if you are interested and we can make reservations!

– Hike: Refugio Paine Grande – Refugio Grey
– Total Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles
– Average Time: 4 Hours
– Meals: Lunch and dinner

Day 2 : Hike to Lake Pehoe
In the morning you will have an energizing breakfast and then prepare to hike again. If you would like you can continue past the camp with a day pack for a spectacular view of the glacier and a chance to cross one of the park’s famous suspension bridges.

Upon return to Camp Grey, collect all of your belongings and begin your hike back towards Paine Grande where you will camp along the shore of Lake Pehoe.

– Hike: Refugio Grey – Refugio Paine Grande
– Total Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles
– Average Time: 4 Hours
– Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 : Visit the French Valley
Shortly after breakfast, you will begin hiking toward Campamento Italiano. This camp is 2.5 hours away. Once you arrive to Campamento Italiano you will hike across a moraine and through a forest until you come to a clearing. Here you will be blown away by both the wind and the spectacular views of Lake Nordenskjold, Skottberg and Pehoe behind you, the hanging French Glacier just ahead of you and by many other peaks.

After leaving the lookout you will return to Paine Grande to gather your things and take the catamaran back across Lake Pehoe. From here, you will catch a bus and shuttle to Camping Central where you will spend the night.

– Hike: Refugio Paine Grande – French Valley Lookout – Refugio Paine Grande
– Total Distance: 17.3 Kilometers / 10.7 Miles
– Average Time: 7 Hours
– Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 : Visit the Famous Las Torres (Towers)!
Today, you will hike to the iconic towers of the park – Las Torres! After breakfast, you will begin to hike up Almirante Nieto, a mountain with incredible views of Lake Nordenskjold and the Asencio Valley. After two hours of hiking steadily upward you will arrive to Refugio Camp; Camping Chileno where you will be able to enjoy your lunch before continuing onto the Las Torres lookout.

Then, you will walk for one hour through a dense Lenga forest. After leaving the forest, you will approach a moraine and climb until you see Las Torres — imposing granite peaks rising 9,000 feet into the air. This impressive sight will take your breath away! After taking some time to relax in front of the majestic peaks, you will hike back down the moraine to continue hiking through the Asencio Valley, downhill to Camping Torre Central. After, you will catch a shuttle as well as a bus back to Puerto Natales. As this point you will say goodbye to your guide!

– Guided Hike: Hotel Las Torres – Las Torres Lookout – Hotel Las Torres
– Total Distance: 18 kilometers / 11.2 miles
– Average Time: 8 hours
– Meals: Breakfast and lunch

What’s Included

• 3 Nights of camping in Torres del Paine National Park (tent + sleeping mat included)
• 4 Days of guided hiking in Torres del Paine National Park
• Trip briefing in Puerto Natales day before trip starts(18:00)
• Bus to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
• Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
• Round-trip catamaran ticket between Pudeto and Paine Grande
• Bus from Pudeto to Laguna Amarga
• Shuttle to and from Las Torres and Laguna Amarga

What’s Not Included

• Accommodation not listed above
• Meals not listed above
• Land transportation not listed above
• Airline tickets
• Travel insurance
• Personal trekking gear
• Drinks during lunch or dinner
• Tips for staff or at dinners
• Sleeping bag

Need to ask some questions before you book or want to customize the itinerary? No problem! Just email us at info@keteka.com and a Torres del Paine travel expert will get right back to you!

Extras:

• Ice hike on Glacier Grey for 110.000 CLP extra per person
• Kayak excursion on Lago Grey for 75.000 CLP extra per person
• Bus between Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales for 10.000 CLP extra per person
• Bus between El Calafate and Puerto Natales for 22.000 CLP extra per person
• Lodging in Puerto Natales
o B&B for 30.000 CLP extra per person
o Boutique Hotel for 50.000 CLP extra per person
o Luxury Hotel for 70.000 CLP extra per person
• Please note that private transfers to and from the park are also available on request

Important Notes:

Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at info@keteka.com.

Where does the trip start?
This Trip starts at Puerto Natales (3-hour drive from Punta Arenas) however if you need want to start in Punta Arenas still in Chile, or El Calafate in Argentina, we can provide transportation for around $30 per person

How far ahead should I book my trip?
Due to the popularity of Patagonia, we recommend booking your trip 4 months in advance during the peak travel months (Dec-Feb). If you want to travel in November or March we recommend booking travel 2 months in advance.

Upon arrival to Patagonia
If your tour is guided, your guide will meet you in Puerto Natales, which is about a 3-hour drive from Punta Arenas. Depending on what time your plane arrives, you will have the entire day or just a few hours to explore or rest-up in the small town of Puerto Natales. Your guide will meet you shortly after dinner to discuss trip details, answer questions, and make sure that you have all the appropriate gear for the next few days (the hotel will allow you to leave any unnecessary luggage with them).

Patagonian weather
Most of the time, there is no way to know what to expect. What you need to know is that it is fast changing and one can witness the wind, sun, rain and snow all in a matter of hours while in Patagonian wilderness. However, in the cities it is slightly more predictable, normally www.accuweather.com and www.undergroundweather.com are correct.

What to pack
During the Torres del Paine W Trek, you need to have a backpack (renting a backpack is possible) with just enough room to carry your clothes, toiletries, and sleeping bag (during the Torres del Paine W Trek, renting a sleeping bag is also possible). Shared equipment like tents, stoves, pots, and food will be brought and transferred by the tour operator staff.

Personal equipment and clothing should be chosen to allow comfort while hiking. Select clothes to keep you dry in the rain, protected from the wind, and cool enough for warmer moments. It is essential that you are prepared to experience all four seasons in one day. Scroll down to see a full packing list!

Tour insurance
It is very important that every visitor has international insurance against accidents. Make sure you have arranged for this insurance before paying for the trip. It is worth considering that some aspects of nature are unpredictable and that we must be prepared for any inconvenient circumstances. If you are looking for travel insurance, we can highly recommend World Nomads.

Tour meals
Three meals a day during your program are included. We do not include drinks while in cities or snacks during the day. When staying in cities we will eat in restaurants, however during the days we are in the wilderness your guide will prepare your food. Food is purchased at local stores and we choose your meals according to the preference sheet you fill out.

Food can include, but is not limited to, assorted vegetables, beef, chicken and fish. We will also provide energy rich carbohydrates like pasta, rice, or potatoes. To top things off and excite your taste buds we also bring some of the following: wine, beer, cookies, cheese, crackers, and fruits. Your meals are carried and, most of the time, prepared by your guide.

Changes in itinerary
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule agreed upon, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions.

Cancellations
30% of the trip payment is immediately non-refundable, as we need to pay it to the national park in order to reserve spaces (they only make reservations upon payment, and do not issue refunds). The rest of the payment is fully refundable until 29 prior to the start of the tour, at which point it is not refundable. If the tour operator cancels the tour for whatever reason, you will receive a refund.

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Packing List

Upper body:

  • Shirts/Jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket, such as Gore Tex or similar
  • Fleece or pile coat
  • Quick-dry long sleeve t-shirt
  • Quick-dry short sleeve t-shirt
  • Winter hat
  • Light gloves

Lower body:

  • Quick-dry hiking socks
  • Quick-dry, light weight long underwear bottoms
  • Quick-dry/breathable windproof pants
  • Waterproof rain pants
  • Quick-dry/breathable shorts
  • Light trekking boots or gym shoes

Other necessary items:

  • Pajamas
  • Sleeping bag (-5°C for Nov. – Mar. trips, -15°C for Apr. – Oct. trips)
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle (1.000cc)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick with sunscreen
  • Sports watch
  • Insect repellent
  • Backpack (big enough for all your personal things)
  • Shower shoes
  • Earplugs
  • Head lamp and/or flashlight
  • Camera
  • Basic first aid kit (self-guided trips)

Kyle Wiggins

David

If you take this tour you will probably be greeted by David. He was born in Santiago, where he developed a passion for the mountain. He took his first steps in the ‘Andinismo’ in the beautiful Peaks of the central Andes Region, just outside of the capital city.

David has been a certified guide since 2004, when he decided to move to the south and start his own business. He often tells us that making his passion his job was the best decision he ever made. He believes that when people follow their dreams, they have the ability to truly make a positive impact on the world. He is committed to empowering local guides and communities to truly benefit from tourism, and share their incredible experience and perspective.

*Please note that this tour may be guided by another local guide, always providing a genuine approach to the local culture.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

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    I can’t tell you how much we all enjoyed the trip thanks to the excellent planning and organization. I can only imagine how much work it was to set up camp and cook for all of us. The meals were EXCELLENT!!! I realize that there was a lot of “behind the scenes” logistics. It was a seamless experience…something that does not happen very often in the tour and travel industry. I give Laura and David the highest marks….A+ for service and fun. Everything went perfectly.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

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    We really did have a great time and you did very well by us and we truly appreciated all of your help, and the efforts of everyone who you hooked us up with along the way. Hopefully I, or my family, will be back in your part of the world again, and use your services again.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

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    All in all, it was a once-in-a-lifetime trip where we got to see and experience some of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve seen in my life.
    I can’t recommend highly enough. I’d happily go on another adventure with David – only this time I’d make sure I hired my own personal porter to carry all my stuff so that all I had to do was worry about carrying myself, which in and of itself would have been plenty. 🙂

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH for all that you did in making our trip to Patagonia a truly exceptional experience. It really was all we could have hoped for, and more. We LOVED every detail – it really was the perfect experience for us both in terms of the activities, the timings and also Nico and Claudio – who really added to our enjoyment. We have recomended you to everybody! With best wishes,
    Sue and Sue

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Laura and David made us feel very welcome in Puerto Natales when we arrived and set us up in a wonderful hostel in town. We felt very well taken care of and David did a great job coming up with a Plan B itinerary at the last moment when there was an unexpected weather forecast (tons of snow!). When my brother got sick on the first two days of the trip, Nico, help create a “Plan C” on the fly that accommodated my brother and still kept in line with what type of trip we wanted. We couldn’t have been happier. If you’re looking for fantastic backpacking conditions – go to Torres del Paine. No bugs, perfect temperature, no bears or other worrisome animals, and you don’t even have to treat your water! Having backpacked a lot, I was amazed at the perfect conditions for hiking and camping in the park. I just loved it. Leaving from Puerto Natales is also wonderful – it’s a really fun, welcoming town in which to stay on either side of your trip with backpackers from all over the world! Patrick and I can’t thank you enough – Luke, Chloe, Laura, David & Nico – for helping organize a trip of a lifetime!

    Amanda and Patrick Corbett

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