South American Adventure

Thanks for a marvelously organised trip. We're sure we can speak for all our group about the fantastic time we had in South America. We were most impressed with your people on the ground who did everything they could to make our stay a wonderful experience. We are now looking forward to our next andventure with World Expeditions.

Chris and Tim Rounds | Victoria, Australia
 
 

Torres del Paine Circuit

This is an outstanding circuit for the trekker looking to complete a spectacular foray around the high peaks of Torres del Paine. On the initial stages porters carry some of our gear (and we carry some of our own gear) as we follow remote trails through undulating grasslands and woodlands to the least visited part of the national park. Hiking above the forests we enter a world of granite peaks, hanging glaciers and glacial lakes as we forge a route over the John Garner Pass. From the pass we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Grey Glacier and as far as the Patagonian Ice Cap before completing a rugged descent to the shores of Lago Grey. A day is set aside to explore the lake by the Grey Glacier on board a small boat. We continue our circuit to the south for a different perspective of the 'towers' from the 'W' trek. We enjoy forays up the French Valley and the Ascensio Valley before we finally ascend to the base of Torres del Paine for one of the most unforgettable mountain views in the world.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Punta Arenas
DAY 2 Drive to Puerto Natales, via Otway Penguin Colony
DAY 3 Spectacular fjord cruise via Balmaceda Glacier to Torres del Paine National Park
DAYS 4/5 Commence trek to Lake Dickson
DAY 6 Trek to Los Perros
DAY 7 Ascend Pass John Garner (1180m)
DAY 8 Trek to Refugio Lago Pehoe
DAY 9 Day walk to French Valley
DAYS 10/11 Trek up the Ascensio Valley to the base of Torres del Paine
DAY 12 Boat trip to view the Grey Glacier
DAY 13 Drive to Punta Arenas
DAY 14 In Punta Arenas, trip concludes

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Trip Code: PNC
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  14 days
Activities:  Trekking
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Next Trip:  02 November 2014
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price: $5,090.00 NZD

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