Fast Trek 3 Days Torres del Paine NP

We have created this program for persons that have limited time in Patagonia and still want to hike the most important and known trails of the W famous Trek. We have adapted a fast and cheap program, so you don’t miss the opportunity of visiting Torres Del Paine and be able to trek the three main valleys, visiting the lookout point to the famous towers in the Ascencio Valley, the Glacier Grey and the French Valley, spending the nights on a comfortable riverside camp. This unique program is guided and can depart any day on request

Highlights:

– Trek to the base of The Towers
– Trek the French Valley
– Trek Grey Glacier
– Catamaran crossing Pehoe Lake
– Boat at Lake Grey
– Lodging at Serrano Riverside Camp (comfortable domes with 2 inflatable mattresses and shared bathroom)(bedding included)
– Fastest way to Hike Torres del Paine National Park

Day 01

PUERTO NATALES – TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK – BASE OF THE TOWERS HIKE

At 7:30 we pick you up at your lodging in Puerto Natales. Our transfer takes us along an unpaved road heading to Torres Del Paine. When entering the Park, we will have excellent picture taking opportunities of guanacos (llama family) and Grey foxes, driving alongside lagoons frequented by Chilean flamencos and black-necked swans. We will start our first day trekking to the base of the Towers, following the Ascencio River to enter the Ascencio Valley. Our walk will be uphill for one hour before stopping to observe the first glimpses of the valley surrounded by unbelievable beech forests (Nothofagus family), glaciers and waterfalls. We’ll continue through the valley for another hour and a half before ascending a huge terminal moraine to a lookout (900 M), excellent for picture taking. At this point we will be surrounded by three giant granite towers (2850 M) and a lagoon with slurry waters due to erosion produced by glaciers. This amazing view will be accompanied by lunch to add to the enjoyment. After being awed by the towers we’ll start our descent, following the same path to our transfer.  We will drive through the main areas of the park all the way to the Serrano River where we will stay in our Riverside camp, enjoying a gourmet dinner.
(2 hours by transfer, 7-8 hours round-trip hiking, 18 KM, 1.5 hour by private transfer)
/ Box Lunch / Dinner /

Day 02

DAY 2: CATAMARAN CROSSING PEHOE LAKE & FRENCH VALLEY HIKE
We will take a short transfer to the Pehoe pier and take a catamaran across the Pehoe Lake. From here we commence our out and back trek to the French Valley. We will start going around the southwest side of Paine Grande, the highest summit in the Park, through native forests of fire bush and evergreen beech (Nothofagus Bethuloides), up to the hanging bridge over the French River to observe the first glimpses of the hanging glacier. Then we will ascend (300m) for one hour amidst a surreal Japanese garden landscape, crossing beech forests, to reach a viewpoint, gifting us with magnificent panoramic views, where we enjoy a good lunch. Our way back will be through the same track, spending our second night on the riverside camp.
(30 minutes by private transfer, 35 minutes by catamaran, 6-7 hours hiking, 17 KM)
(Night at Riverside Camp)

/ Breakfast / Box Lunch / Dinner /

Day 03

HIKE PINGO VALLEY – GREY GLACIER NAVIGATION – PUERTO NATALES
Early in the morning we start our day by going to the Pingo Valley for a walk to the “Cascada Los Salmones” where we’ll stop to take in the view before returning back along the same trail, with a chance to find the elusive Huemul (Andean Deer). We enjoy a picnic lunch at the shore of the Pingo River and in the afternoon we start our adventure to the Glacier Grey by boat. In order to get to the boat we will walk through a mature beech forest where we might observe woodpeckers. We will navigate about one hour through icebergs of different tones of blue up to the Grey glacier, where we will stay for a while in front of the glacier in the hope of seeing icebergs calve. Our return journey offers views of Paine Grande with its impressive ice mushrooms. We will take the private transfer back to Natales on a different road.
(30 minutes by private transfer, 3 hours hike, 3 hours navigation, 1.5 hour by private transfer)
/ Breakfast / Box Lunch /
** If needed, we can book a Hotel or Hostel in Puerto Natales for this night. As well, we can help with the booking of bus tickets to Punta Arenas for next day.

-All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
-Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
-Two nights lodging in riverside campsite (comfortable domes with 2 inflatable mattresses and shared bathroom)(bedding included)
-Catamaran to cross the Pehoe Lake
-All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, D: dinner)
-Guide (English-Spanish languages), D: dinner)

-Any additional nights
-Medical expenses
-Insurance of any kind
-Personal expenses
-Any alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
-Gratuities for Guide & Driver

Trekking, flora and fauna.

This tour can depart every day with a minimum of 2 travelers. Contact us to set up your own dates

-OCT 09/11 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
-NOV 01/03 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
-NOV 19/21 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
-NOV 26/28 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
-NOV 28/30
-DEC 17/19 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
-FEB 02/04 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

REGARDING THE SCHEDULE
The schedules indicated above are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered.

LODGING
Our clients sleep at the shores of the Serrano River in domes of 4 meters diameter each (2 person capacity), with 2 double inflatable mattresses. There are 2 shared male and 2 shared female bathrooms on site with hot water, with electricity for device charging and an area with grill for barbecues and for campfire. We have hot tubs, which are exclusive for our guests used to relax after our outdoor activities and we use a Mountain Hardwear domo-dining tent and a kitchen tent with our own chef.

WEATHER
The weather in Patagonia in an important factor that must be taken into consideration. The maximum temperature in summer is 20 C° and it drops to below 0° in winter. The wind-chill factor sometimes makes the ambient temperature drop 6 or 7 degrees. The temperature of the water is normally between 4 and 5 degrees Celsius.