Winter in Torres del Paine 3 days

You will have the chance to visit the main areas of interest in Torres Del Paine National Park
This is a unique time of the year to visit the park, far away from the crowd; you will feel at the beginning of the world!
Some of the highlights include the freedom to enjoy the park through the lens of a camera or hiking the towers on a trail cover by a thin layer or snow and ending the day in a cozy cabin that allows you to observe the Paine Massif Mountain while sipping a Pisco Sour.

Highlights:

– Trek to the base of The Towers
– Trek the French Valley
– Trek Grey Glacier
– Lodging at cozy cabin
– Discover Torres del Paine National Park in winter time

Day 01

Day 1: PUERTO NATALES – TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK – BASE OF THE TOWERS
Early in the morning (7AM) we will drive to Torres del Paine National park. We begin our first full day trek, heading to the base of the Towers lookout point following the Ascencio River before entering the Ascencio Valley. Our walk will be uphill for one hour, stopping to observe the first glimpses of the valley and panoramic views of the Lake Nordenskjold. During the following 2 hours, we’ll walk through unbelievable forests of tall deciduous beech (Nothofagus Pumilio) and waterfalls, and then continue ascending through a huge terminal moraine up to a photographic view point (900m). From here we will be surrounded by three giant granite towers (2850m) and a lagoon with slurry waters resulting from glacial erosion. We will stop here for lunch, taking our time to enjoy this astonishing scenery, before our descent returning along the same path back to the transfer. We drive to the west side of the Park going around Almirante Nieto Mountain (2750 M) with Nordenskjold Lake at its base, and all the way to to the Serrano river area where we lodge in a cozy cabin with great views to the Paine Mountain range.
(2 hours by transfer, 7-8 hours back and forth, 18 KM, 1 hour driving)  (Night at Cabin Serrano)
/ Box Lunch / Dinner /

Day 02

Day 2: CABIN SERRANO – GREY LAKE
Early in the morning we start our day by going up the Grey Lake, with its impressive glacier of the same name, part of the South Patagonian Ice Field, third largest ice reserve in the world, 350KM long. We will make a short, flat walk, through a mature beech forest with possible sightings of Chilean flickers, austral parakeets or torrent ducks. We will cross a stony beach to arrive at a view point on a peninsula from where we can see deep blue icebergs surrounded by forests. In the afternoon we start a hike 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).

(30 minutes by transfer each way, 2 hours hike in the morning, 3 hours hike in the afternoon) (Night at Cabin Serrano) / Breakfast / Box Lunch / Dinner /

Day 03

Day 3: CABIN SERRANO – PUERTO NATALES
We make a stop at the Salto Grande waterfall to do our first hike to a lookout point of the Paine Grande (3050m) and the Nordensjköld Lake. After enjoying a good picnic, we start a walk to the Cerro Condor, a path with panoramic glimpses of the park. This area is known for viewing the flight of the condor. After this hikes we start our drive back to Puerto Natales.
(1 hour driving, 2 hours hike in the morning, 2 hours hike in the afternoon, 2 hours driving back to Natales) / Breakfast / Box Lunch / Dinner /

-All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
-Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
-Two nights at Cabin Serrano
(2 Twin beds, sharing bathroom, 1 double bed private bathroom)
-All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: picnic lunch, D: dinner)
-Guide/driver (English-Spanish languages)

-Any additional nights
-Medical expenses
-Insurance of any kind
-Personal expenses
-Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks(except the ones include in the menu)
-Gratuities for Guide/Driver

Trekking, flora and fauna.

This tour can depart every day with a minimum of 2 travelers

-JUL 18/20
-JUL 20/22
-JUL 25/27
-JUL 26/28 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
-JUL 30/AUG 01
-AUG 04/06
-AUG 09/11
-AUG 12/14 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
-AUG 14/16
-AUG 16/18 – CONFIRMED DEPARTURE
-AUG 19/21
-AUG 24/26
-AUG 29/31
-SEPT 03/05
-SEPT 08/10
-SEPT 13/15
-SEPT 18/20

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  
Tyndall Cabins – Centrally located at the shore of the Serrano river and at the Torres del Paine park border, it affords guests an amazing view of the Paine Mountain Range. The cabins have 2 rooms, one of them with either twin or matrimonial beds with private bathroom, the other with twin beds with shared bathroom. It has central heating and a terrace where you will be able to enjoy a relaxing end to the day or simply admire the scenery.

 

 

WEATHER
The weather in Patagonia in an important factor that must be taken into account. 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.