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Overview

On Patagonia's famous W route, you'll hike deep in the remote wilderness of southern Chile and experience the wondrous landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park. In just seven days, you'll explore the spectacular French Valley, see the blue-hued icebergs of majestic Glacier Grey, and be moved by mighty granite spires-soaring 8,000 feet above the surrounding grasslands. The huge expanse of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field is an inspiring wonderland for adventure trekkers looking to enjoy one of the world's top bucket-list routes.

    • Arrive: Punta Arenas, Chile
    • Depart: Punta Arenas, Chile
    • Duration: 7 Days
    • Group Size: 6-14
    • Minimum Age: 16 Years Old

    Itinerary

    • Day01

      Arrive in Punta Arenas

      Arrive at the airport in Punta Arenas, Chile, and meet your group leader to transfer to the hotel. In the early evening, gather with the group for a briefing on the adventure ahead. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.

      • Meals: Dinner
    • Day02

      Scenic Drive to Torres del Paine National Park

      After breakfast, travel across the Patagonian plains to the quiet fishing town of Puerto Natales on the shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Sound). Set out on a short walk, across the valley from Cueva del Mylodon and Cueva del Medio-caves that have yielded important prehistoric finds. Tonight, travel to Lago de Grey and settle into our quaint hotel, ideally situated within Torres del Paine National Park.

      • Activity: 1-2 hours/1-2 miles hiking
      • Transportation: 6-hour hour private van transfer
      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day03

      See Spectacular Grey Glacier

      Cross Lago de Grey by boat to reach the foot of the Grey Glacier. Our trail traces the lakeshore, offering spectacular views of the glacier, the expansive ice field, the Andes Range, and the dramatic Paine massif itself. Settle into our lodge, overlooking Lago Pehoé.

      • Activity: 4 hours/7.5 miles hiking with 1000' elevation gain and loss
      • Transportation: 2-hour boat crossing
      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day04

      Hike through French Valley

      Hike into the French valley, one of the most spectacular cirques in the Paine Massif. Walk below the glaciers that descend from the massif's highest summit, Paine Grande, and marvel at the gray granite peaks of the Cuernos del Paine, topped with fantastical black slate "horns." Take in panoramic vistas of this extraordinary sweep of mountains and spend the night in a cabin by a waterfall. Porters will carry your essentials for today and tomorrow.

      • Accommodation: Cabañas de los Cuernos
      • Activity: 10-12 hours/15 miles hiking with a 2000' elevation gain orrn8 hours/11 miles hiking with a 1200' elevation gainrn
      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day05

      Take the Paso Los Cuernos Trail

      Today, follow the Paso Los Cuernos trail along the north shore of Lago Nordenskjöld, hiking at a relaxed pace between the soaring Cuernos del Paine and the sapphire lake. Continue to the entrance of the Torres mountain valley and check into our hotel.

      • Activity: 5 hours/7 miles hiking with a 400' elevation gain and loss
      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day06

      Explore Majestic Torres del Paine

      Rise early for a full-day hike to Torres del Paine, sheer walls of granite that thrust vertically into the sky. Our path cuts through beech forests and up to the barren slopes below the towers to one of the most magnificent viewpoints in the world. Before us, the towers rise majestically, and below, the glacial lake shines a brilliant shade of blue.

      • Activity: 9 hours/11.5 miles hiking with 2500' elevation gain
      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day07

      Depart from Punta Arenas

      After an early breakfast, return to Punta Arenas by private van to meet with your afternoon flight to Santiago and continue to your next destination.

      • Transportation: 6-hour private van transfer
      • Meals: Breakfast
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    Upcoming Departures

    • AvailableOct 19 - 25, 2019
    • AvailableJan 18 - 24, 2020
    • AvailableApr 04 - 10, 2020
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    Why take this trip with us?

    Reason #01

    MT Sobek has been hiking in Patagonia since we pioneered the route in the 1980s.

    Reason #02

    Experience the "W" route in comfort, with cozy lodges and no camping.

    Reason #03

    Our leaders are Patagonia experts who will take you on a truly exhilarating wilderness adventure where other hikers seldom venture.

    Meet Our Guides

    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.

    What To Expect

    • Activities

      Moderate to strenuous hiking with up to 15 miles over 12 hours in a day on varied, mountainous terrain.

    • Lodging

      A range of lodging, from scenic mountain huts with dormitories, to comfortable hotels with modern amenities.

    • Climate

      Expect extreme weather conditions that can change from one moment to the other. Be prepared for everything, especially strong winds and sun.

    FAQ

    • Who will meet me on arrival?

      Your trip leader or another MT Sobek representative will wait for you in the airport arrival area then take you to your hotel.

    • Can I walk in my low-ankle trail shoes?

      It is not recommend that you hike in low-ankle shoes. The terrain is varied and uneven. You will appreciate your hiking boots with ankle support.

    • What will the porters carry?

      Only the very essentials. They will not carry any electronic devices (consider not bringing these), glass, books, personal documents or money.

    • Will there be Wi-Fi or telephone access?

      You will have access to Wi-Fi and telephones while in the city. While on the move during the day you will not have access at all. There is very limited access at the hotels.

    • Is it possible to accommodate special diets

      Yes, but please consider that while in Torres del Paine provisions can be scarce. Please let us know about your dietary restrictions prior to the trip departure.

    • Is there special clothing we should bring?

      As the weather changes so fast, it is advisable to dress in layers. Evenings can be chilly and a good wind/waterproof jacket is a must.

    Dates & Pricing

    Pricing Dates

    Scheduled Dates

    • Available
      Oct 19 - 25, 2019
    • Available
      Jan 18 - 24, 2020
    • Available
      Apr 04 - 10, 2020

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    $4,995.00 Price per person

    Additional Cost

    • $800.00 Single Supplement

    Price Includes

    • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
    • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
    • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
    • Potable water and snacks throughout
    • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
    • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
    • All necessary gear
    • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
    • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

    Price Does Not Include

    • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
    • Meals prior to dinner night-1 and after breakfast day-7
    • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
    • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
    • Airport transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer
    • Travel protection other than the basic medical and evacuation protection noted above

    Testimonials

    • "MT Sobek has created a marvelous experience into the heart of Patagonia, exposing the hiker to all the wonderful scenery, people and history this incredibly beautiful place has to offer."

      Coleen S.

      MT Sobek Guest

    • "Thank you MT Sobek for the trip of my lifetime! The Patagonia adventure exceeded my expectations in all respects and has renewed my spirit and filled my heart with joy!"

      Maria S.

      MT Sobek Guest

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