Trek Patagonia: Lago Grey & Lago Nordenskjöld – 3 Days

Trek Patagonia: Lago Grey & Lago Nordenskjöld: exploring the main lakes of Torres del Paine; this is a great trip for those who like to explore the immense lakes around Torres del Paine national park. A short trip with short hikes and great spots for Photography.

Discover the best of Patagonia.
“Rock, ice, snow, wind, and water, all warring with each other yet combined against man, here reigned in absolute sovereignty.” Charles Darwin said this about Patagonia when he first entered the Tierra del Fuego over some 150 years ago. It’s a very good description of the Southern Cone; the last rugged expanse before the Antarctica and the end of the world. Patagonia is a much larger region than many explorers realise. To have a full experience in Patagonia, takes time, some creativity, and a passion for the vast wilderness of the pampas & beyond.

When is the best time to visit?
Patagonia is open 360 days a year. The best time to go really depends on your primary interests. Winter is best if skiing/snowboarding is your passion. If you like to indulge your inner naturalist and spend your time wildlife spotting, then spring/summer/autumn are ideal seasons. And while you can certainly enjoy mountain trekking in the winter (there’s something primal and rewarding about trudging through the snowy mountains for days on end), summer is a great time to view the sweeping panoramas from mountain peaks.

How many days do you need?
If you only intend to visit one location in Patagonia; then you won’t need more than four or five days. However, to really experience Patagonia (both the Chilean and Argentine sides), requires about two weeks minimum, but you can plan a faster itinerary that will allow you to see many of the great places in nine or 10 days as well.

Day 1
Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine - Paine Grande
On Arrival to Paine Grande from Puerto Natales you'll drop off your equipment and trek to Vallee Frances. Along the way you'll have incredible sights of Lago Nordenskjold and the mountains of Los Cuernos. Taking a boxed lunch with you, you'll then return to Paine Grande for a night's shelter and rest.
  • Overnight: Refugio Paine Grande
  • Meals: Dinner
Day 2
Paine Grande - Glacier Grey
Leaving from Paine Grande at a decent time in the morning you'll start your trek journey towards Glacier Grey. Arriving early in the afternoon, you'll have time to check in your belongings to the refugio and head out again to locate some of the many miradors (viewpoints) around the area for a better view of this enormous glacier. Along the way are andean condors flying high over head and with the opportunity to spot the glacier in the distance. Returning to the refugio you'll have dinner and rest again for the night.
  • Overnight: Refugio Grey.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3
Paine Grande - Pehoe - Puerto Natales
Early in the morning you'll leave your lodging and head towards the 'Puente Grey', this is the bridge crossing across one of the passes towards the famous Glacier Grey. It's windy and cold but an incredible view from here. Taking in the views and photos for memories of the park, you'll then begin the descent back towards Paine Grande. From here you'll take a catamaran across Lake Pehoe back to the park entrance in time for the bus back to Puerto Natales.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Includes -
  • Professional bilingual Guide (Spanish & English)
  • Full board Meal Service (Breakfasts x2, Boxed Lunches x 2, Dinners x 2)
  • Refugio Accommodation with equipped beds x 2 nights
  • Private Vehicle or Bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine - (FYI: The bus journey from Puerto Natales lasts about two and a half hours (112 km))
Excludes -
  • Domestic flights. (Can be incorporated on request for additional price)
  • Hotel Accommodation required before or after in Puerto Natales. (Can be incorporated on request for additional price)
  • Park entrance fees. (Personal documents required at the park entrance to secure the entrance permits to Torres del Paine) Any additional extras (kayaking additional to the price).
  • Tips for Crew.

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