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Torres del Paine, Patagonia

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Trip Torres del Paine, Patagonia
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Explore Chile and trek the W Circuit through Torres del Paine National Park
 
Explore Torres del Paine National Park and be dazzled by its beautiful rock towers and snow-capped peaks on this multi-day Patagonia trek with our partners at OneSeed Expeditions. Traveling to the tip of South America you’ll experience the raw beauty of Patagonia while trekking and stay in enchanting mountain huts (refugios) along the way. This trek will have you climbing through beautiful lenga tree forests to the base of the Las Torres Towers (the pictures can’t do it justice, trust us!). You’ll take in the beauty of Mount Almirante Nieto of the Paine Massif from the shores of turquoise Lake Nordenskjold and explore the massive and beautiful Grey Glacier, this is the ultimate Patagonia adventure - plus, 10% of your trip cost is invested in supporting local communities.
 

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October 14 - 24, 2019
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October 21 - 31, 2019
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Oct. 28 - Nov. 7, 2019
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November 4 - 14, 2019
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Nov. 27 - Dec. 7, 2019
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January 13 - 23, 2020
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January 20 - 30, 2020
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Jan. 27 - Feb. 6, 2020
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Feb. 24 - Mar. 5, 2020
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March 2 - 12, 2020
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March 9 - 19, 2020
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March 16 - 26, 2020
Torres del Paine, Patagonia
Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    A OneSeed staff member will pick you up at Santiago’s international airport and take you to our partner bed and breakfast, located in the Providencia district just south of Santiago Metropolitan Park, which has several trails, a Japanese garden, and the National Zoo.
  • 2
    Wake up early for a pre-dawn flight to Chilean Patagonia. After a three and a half hour flight, meet your local trekking guide in Punta Arenas who will then accompany you to Puerto Natales, a three-hour bus ride. On the way to Puerto Natales, soak up the beautiful views of the ocean surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Explore the quaint town of Puerto Natales then spend the night at our partner lodge.
  • 3
    Take a morning hike on private land just outside the city to see recently uncovered archeological ruins. Afterward, enjoy a picnic before heading to the entrance gates of Torres del Paine and settling into Refugio Las Torres for the evening.
  • 4
    Start the 12-mile trek with daypacks as you ascend through a rocky terrain cut by pristine glacial rivers. Gain two thousand feet in elevation as you climb through a beautiful lenga forest until reaching the base of the towers. Another shorter climb will put you meters from the towers and the emerald lake that sits at their base. Return to the mountain lodge for the evening.
  • 5
    Spend a majority of this part of the trek nestled on a trail between Lake Nordenskjold and Mount Almirante Nieto of the Paine Massif. Arrive at Refugio Los Cuernos, “The Horns”, nestled between the two famous horned peaks, Cerro Hoja and Cerro Máscara.
  • 6
    Head out from Los Cuernos and hike through Torres’ old-growth forest. Pass by the French Camp and arrive at the Italian Camp, which is the start of the French Valley. At the Italian Camp, drop your full backpacks and repack your food, water, and windbreaker into your daypack for the hike into the French Valley. If you’re feeling up to it, hike an additional 7 miles (5.5 km) round-trip into the French Valley for stunning 360 views of the park.
  • 7
    Hike to Grey Glacier, an impressive ice field that covers the west end of the park. Enjoy the beauty of Pehoé Lake and Grey Lake as you approach the glacier. In the afternoon, do an optional ice hike or kayak or relax on the porch of Refugio Grey.
  • 8
    On the final day of trekking in Patagonia, make your way along Grey Glacier toward Campamento Paso. Scale ladders and enjoy views of the glacier before returning to the lodge for dinner.
  • 9
    Spend one final half day in the park. A 3-4 hour walk toward the lake will take you to the catamaran back to Pehoé and out of the park. Bus transportation will be awaiting your arrival to take the scenic ride back to Puerto Natales. Share a farewell dinner with your guide before a restful night in our partner lodge.
  • 10
    Take a bus to Punta Arenas and fly back to Santiago for a final evening in the city.
  • 11
    Eat a hearty breakfast and shuttle with OneSeed to the airport for your departure.
Trip Package Includes
  • 2 nights accommodation in Santiago
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Natales
  • All accommodations on the trek in refugios (shared rooms & bathrooms)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Breakfast and lunch on Day 2
  • Breakfast on Days 10 & 11
  • Farewell dinner
  • Domestic flight (roundtrip) to Punta Arenas
  • All ground transportation in Chile
  • Airport transfers on Day 1, Day 2, Day 10 and Day 11
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Guide services
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to the expedition start date
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek (there is plenty of food provided and you can purchase snacks at your lodge)
  • Beverages outside of designated meals
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended, we recommend World Nomads)
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Area Information
Torres del Paine National Park

Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most recognizable natural sites in the world. Located near the southern tip of South America in Chilean Patagonia, the national park is known for its towering granite spires, turquoise lakes, icebergs, and beautiful rivers. The park is a hikers paradise with many options from long backpacking trips to shorter day hikes featuring mountain lodges along the way. The Torres del Paine themselves are three distinctive granite peaks of the Paine mountain range or Paine Massif that are a jaw-dropping centerpiece for many hikes within the park boundaries.
 

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

The best time to travel to Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park is during the summer months in Chile, November to March. During this season, the highs fluctuate around 60ºF and the lows can drop down below 40ºF. The park is famous for its strong winds that can blow up to 80 mph. Expect to encounter sun, rain, and wind all in one trip.
 

Packing System

This expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear in your own pack. On certain days you will be able to use a daypack and leave your large backpack at the refugio.
Gear
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FAQ
FAQ
  • Is my departure guaranteed to run?
    OneSeed Expeditions guarantees all trip departures. Please make sure you are registered with OneSeed before you book airfare.
  • What are the accommodations like?
    On the trail, you will be sleeping in refugios which are basic mountain lodges with shared mixed gender dorm-style bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities. Refugios are simple but comfortable spots to rest your head and even have a glass of wine after a long day of trekking. Some offer bedding while others do not, which is why we still recommend bringing a 40+ degree sleeping bag. Before and after the trek we will stay at OneSeed’s partner bed and breakfast, located in the Providencia district in Santiago. Puerto Natales we will stay at OneSeed’s partner lodge.
  • Can I have my own room?
    Yes, the single supplement fee for this trip is $300. Please let OneSeed know that you would like to request single rooms.
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    Level 4 out of 5: These expeditions require above average physical fitness. Treks may reach high altitudes and require high levels of physical exertion. No technical skills are required, and first-time trekkers are welcome. Typical days require 5-10 hours of trekking, and some expeditions include significant elevation changes.
  • How should I prepare for the trip?
    While the elevation is not much of a factor on this trip, daily mileage can range from 6-13 miles and 5-10 trekking hours per day. This expedition requires above average physical fitness. No technical skills are required, and first-time trekkers are welcome. We always recommend that travelers break in their hiking boots before the expedition. Taking training hikes that mimic the mileage and amount of time you will be trekking in Patagonia is recommended.
  • Do you offer gear rentals?
    No, there is no gear rental available on this trip.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    evo will refer to OneSeed Expeditions’ third party cancelation policy. Within 48 hours of purchase, cancellations will be given a full refund. Trips purchased after 48 hours are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    Day 1 of the itinerary is the arrival day. You can plan your arrival at any time on Day 1. You will be picked up and taken to the hotel in Santiago to meet up with the rest of your group.
  • What will the food be like? Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    Food on the trail is rich in carbohydrates and protein since you'll be burning calories like a champ. Breakfast at the refugios may include eggs, fruit, cereal, lunch meat, cheese, toast, coffee, tea, and juice. Lunch is usually a sandwich made by your guide, fruit, snack bars, and some chocolate. Dinner may include meals like chicken with mashed potatoes, pasta, beef and rice, salad, soup, etc. While extra snacks are not included, you will have plenty of food during the trek. Travelers also have the option of purchasing snacks at the refugios, so having extra cash on hand is helpful. We do recommend any vegan travelers bring extra protein bars. OneSeed is able to accommodate most allergies and dietary preferences.
  • How much extra money should I plan on bringing?
    You should budget for around $30 USD a day for drinks and any extra snacks. Optional expeditions like kayaking or a glacier walk range from around $90-$160 USD. If you wish to participate in these activities please budget accordingly.
  • I see medical/evacuation insurance is included in my trip cost, what does that cover?
    Emergency medical and evacuation coverage is included on every OneSeed expedition, however, all claims are processed by OneSeed’s insurance partners and they make no determinations regarding eligibility or limits of coverage. Expenses incurred during your trip must first be paid directly and then a claim may be submitted for reimbursement under the terms of the insurance plan. Policy details and confirmation will be issued at the time of purchase. It is important to know the details of your coverage as you may wish to purchase supplemental coverage for your trip. The insurance selected may be subject to change, but all clients will receive medical and evacuation coverage during their time on the trail provided that they meet the eligibility criteria of the insurer.
  • Should I purchase travel insurance too?
    OneSeed provides medical & evacuation insurance only, therefore we highly recommend purchasing additional trip cancellation insurance after booking your flights (we recommend World Nomads). Supplemental insurance may cover the following: trip cancellation due to an injury before your expedition, trip cancellation due to illness, reimbursement if your flight is canceled or delayed due to weather, lost baggage or theft, 24-hour customer support.
  • I see that 10% of my trip cost is invested locally, what does that mean?
    At OneSeed they believe that adventure and entrepreneurial hustle go hand in hand. Whether you’re trekking through Patagonia or taking the next step towards financial independence, it’s an endeavor that takes dedication and risk. That’s why when you travel with OneSeed, 10% of your trip cost is invested in local entrepreneurs - empowering our fellow risk-takers to launch or expand their business. OneSeed partners with local microfinance institutions (MFIs) in the countries where they operate. They invest 10 percent of our total revenue in these partners, who in turn lend this seed capital to small-scale entrepreneurs as collateral-free, shared liability microcredit. Entrepreneurs repay the loan over the course of the loan term as they launch or expand their business.
  • What is the maximum number of guests per trip?
    We operate trips from 1 person to a max of around 10 people.
  • Is there a minimum age required for this trip?
    The minimum age is 16 years old with a parent or guardian, you must be 18 years or older to participate on your own.
Testimonials
I traveled to Patagonia, Chile this past November and the accommodations, food, guides, and trek truly exceeded my expectations. The company took care of all the planning for transportation and stays so it was great to not have to worry over all the details.
Edward S
OneSeed Patagonia Trek
Our guide and assistant guide were the absolute best - they were extremely knowledgeable about the park, were fun companions during the hike, very helpful with everything we needed, and made sure we had an amazing experience.
Trip Guest
OneSeed Patagonia Trek
Very organized tour! Our guides, Jorge & Mauricio, were excellent. They were experts not just on trekking, but on the whole area of Patagonia and Puerto Natales since they live and work there. They went out of their way to make each of us feel comfortable and were so helpful in every aspect.
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