Like the Paine Circuit 20 years ago, the Dientes de Navarino Mountains on Chile's Isla Navarino let you experience wild nature on some of the least-explored trails on earth. You won't find shops, hotels, or amenities along the way - just raw nature at its most beautiful. Hike through mystical beech forests, cross vast snowfields, and take in amazing views over the Beagle Channel. You will definitely push yourself, and you should be prepared for extreme changes in weather conditions. But for the adventurous traveler, the rewards of this spectacular journey will be well worth it.
Experience the utter quietness of this seldom-traveled, remote wilderness
Go back in time, and experience an authentic hiking adventure like the MT Sobek old days
Challenge yourself on a rigorous Patagonian trek that will push you to your limits
Meet an MT Sobek representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Meet with your group and guide at 7pm for a briefing followed by a welcome dinner.
Fly over the Strait of Magellan and the Darwin Range - a truly spectacular and a worthwhile experience in itself - to Puerto Williams.
Set out on your first day of hiking, enjoying amazing views of Puerto Williams, the Beagle Channel, and Tierra del Fuego along the way. Make a steep descent to Laguna del Salto and set up camp on the shore of the lake.
Climb from Laguna Salto to Paso Primero, a small rocky pass, then continue on to
Paso Australis, the highest point of the day at 2,624 feet. After crossing the lower Paso los Dientes, continue downhill to Laguna Escondida, your camp for the night.
Gear up for a day of hiking in the wildest and most untouched portion of the circuit. Pause at Paso Ventarron (2,300' elevation) to take in views of the jagged peaks of the Lindenmayer range, then continue on to Laguna Martillo, your final destination of the day.
Ascend to Paso Virginia to reach the highest point of the hike at 2,788 feet. Take your time to descend on the steep downhill to Laguna Los Guanacos, named after the camelid species native to South America.
On your final day of hiking, descend to Bahía Virginia and Puerto Williams. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, exploring the town and perhaps visiting the local museum to learn more about the original peoples from Tierra Del Fuego. Gather for dinner at a local restaurant.
Say goodbye to Isla Navarino, taking the flight back to Punta Arenas through the Beagle Channel. Transfer back to the center of Punta Arenas, and gather in the evening for a farewell dinner.
Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport for your flight to Santiago and continue to your next destination.
MT Sobek pioneered commercial trekking in Patagonia in the 1970s and we continue to pioneer new routes throughout the region.
This trip is designed and led by legendary MT Sobek mountain guide Sergio Fitch-Watkins, whose expert local knowledge it unbeatable.
Our Dientes de Navarino adventure is perfect for those seeking a rigorous trek in pristine nature. Like the Paine Circuit 30 years ago.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Five days of challenging hiking and camping in a remote Patagonian wilderness - brimming with untouched beauty.
Comfortable but basic tent camping in secluded spots, bookended by relaxing nights in a modern hotel in Punta Arenas.
A polar climate with an average temperature in the warmest month of 49°F and in the coldest month 35°F.
This is a difficult trek. We recommend this trip for experienced trekkers who are in excellent physical condition.
This trek is about as remote as it gets. You won't see any signs of civilization. This route is often called the southernmost trek in the world.
Due to limited porterage, single tents are not available.
You have to book your flights from the US to Punta Arenas, but MTS will book your flights to and from Puerto Williams.
Yes, but variety is limited during the trek.
While it is possible to rent a sleeping bag and pad, we recommend that you bring your own.
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