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Winter W-Trek Torres del Paine (5D/4N) (WWNAT)
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  • 2 passengers USD$ 1.695
  • 3 passengers USD$ 1.595
  • 4-5 passengers USD$ 1.495
  • 6-8 passengers USD$ 1.295
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TRIP LEVEL
Challenging
TRIP LENGTH
5 Days / 4 Nights
START / FINISH
Puerto Natales (PNT), Chile 
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Day 1 Private transfer Natales – Torres Del Paine – Hike to Pehoe Lake
Early morning we will start from Puerto Natales, taking a private transfer along an unpaved road heading to Torres Del Paine National Park and the administration area. From here we start a 6 hours hike to the shore of the Pehoe. On the way we follow the Grey River and have a picnic lunch in this pristine area.
(2 hours by private transfer, 5 hours hike) (BL-D) (Night at Paine Grande Lodge (Central heating & hot water)

Day 2 Round trip hike to Glacier Grey
We will begin early morning with our hike to the Grey Glacier. Initially ascending 200M up a winding narrow path leading us to Laguna Negra, a place where we will observe the first glimpses of the South Patagonia Ice Field with its many unclimbed mountains. We will advance through forests and rivers, with possible sightings of spectacle and flying steamer ducks, up to the glacier view point. We will have lunch at this place to see, if we are lucky enough, ice calving from the huge glacier wall. We will then return, following the same path, with views of Cordon Olguín and Paine Grande, to reach the Shore of Pehoé Lake to spend our second overnight.
(8 hours hike, 22KM) (B-BL-D) (Night at Paine Grande Lodge (central heating and hot water)

Day 3 Round trip hike to the French Valley
We will start our day with a 2-hour walk going around the southwest side of Paine Grande, the highest peak in the Park, through native forests of Chilean fire bush and evergreen beech (Nothofagus Bethuloides), up to the hanging bridge over the French River for our first glimpses of the hanging glacier. Then we will ascend (300M) for one hour through a surreal Japanese garden landscape, crossing beech forests, to reach the French valley viewpoint gifting us with a magnificent view of both mountains and lakes. We will lunch here with good possibilities of seeing avalanches from the hanging glacier or simply observe the west side of the Cuernos (2600M), Espada (2400M) and Fortaleza (2800M). Our way back will be the same until we reach the Pehoe Lake where we spend our last night in the same Refugio.
(7 hours hike) (B-BL-D) (Night at Paine Grande Lodge (Central heating and hot water)

Day 4 One way hike to the administration area - Transfer to Serrano area
Early in the morning, we start our hike back to the administration area. From the administration we take our transfer to the shore of the Rio Serrano where we will stay in a cozy cabin with great views of the Paine Massif Range. Your guide will cook dinner and breakfast the next day.
(6 hours hike, 30 minutes by private transfer) (B-BL-D) (Night at Cabin Serrano) (central heating and hot shower)

Day 5 Round trip hike to Las Torres lookout point – Transfer back to Natales
From the cabin we will take the transfer all the way to Las Torres area to start our walk through incredible tall-deciduous beech forests, with views of glaciers and waterfalls to continue ascending through a huge terminal moraine up to a view point (900M) with excellent picture taking opportunities. From here we will be surrounded by three giant granite towers (2850M) and a lagoon with slurry waters fed by glacial erosion. We will enjoy lunch in front of this breathtaking scenery. We will descend, following the same path down to the estancia Las Torres, located at the mountain's plateau where we will take a transfer back to Puerto Natales.
(1.5 hour by private transfer, 8 hours hike, 2 hours by private transfer) (B-BL)

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

Weather Conditions:
Chilean Patagonia is famous for its unpredictable weather. Because of the possibility of experiencing all four seasons in one day, it is important to be prepared for anything. In winter the temperature is typically between -10ºC and 10ºC, but this is a dry cold. There is also a high

 
Mountain Lodge (Refugio) Paine Grande

All mountain lodges used by us for our trips are located in strategic places in the park and with fantastic views. There are 6 beds to each room (bunk-bed style) and have shared bathrooms with hot water.

Paine Grande is a large and modern refugio set on the banks of the Lake Pehoe, including internet connection and full service bar. It’s the jump off point for the catamaran crossing Lake Pehoe and the walks to the French and Grey Valleys part of the "W" and "Circuit" hikes.


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INCLUDED
-All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
-Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
-Three nights in a mountain hut (Sharing rooms bunk bed style)
-One night Cabin (2 Twin rooms with one bathroom)
-Camping equipment and cooking utensils
-All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, D: dinner)
-One porter every 2 guests to help carrying the food and camping equipment, he will carry a maximum of 18K and the rest will be divided in between the participants and the guide.
-Guide (English-Spanish languages)

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NOT INCLUDED
-Any additional nights
-Medical expenses
-Insurance of any kind
-Personal expenses
-Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks besides the once include in the menus
-sleeping bag and mattress
-Porters to carry personal belongings (available upon request, cost of USD $500 with a maximum of 15K per porter, usually good to share one in between two hikers)
-Gratuities for Guide

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WEATHER

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


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Aventura na Neve!
 
Nossa experiencia com a Chile Nativo não poderia ser sido melhor. Optamos por ir ao Parque Nacional de Torres del Paine no inverno por ser uma época diferente e com um visual que não temos aqui no Brasil. Fizemos nossa viagem em um periodo de pouca frequencia no parque e nos deparamos com diversas dificuldades, desde a preparação e escolha dos materiais e equipamentos necessarios até, durante a trilha, que estava com muita neve e que dificultava nosso deslocamento. Mas com a experiencia e o conhecimento que a empresa possui da região, além de toda a atençao que recebemos do Gonzalo, passamos por tudo com muita tranquilidade e pudemos aproveitar o passeio ao maximo, sem sustos e sem problemas. Tivemos a sorte de ter o proprio Gonzalo como guia, e que, na minha opinião, foi fundamental para nossa total satisfação. Todos os detalhes foram muito bem preparados, começando pela personalização do passeio, nosso transporte de El Calafate até a divisa com o Chile, os lanches durante as trilhas e a nossa estadia nos hoteis. É uma região com uma beleza incrivel, e o visual de inverno nos fez ter mais certeza de que vamos voltar e fazer tudo de novo.

 
Janderson Taguchi
Agosto, 2008
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Inverno nas Torres del Paine
 
Percorrer Torres del Paine no inverno foi uma experiência incrível. A vista era arrasadora para qualquer lado que olhássemos... Por perto árvores repletas de neve, a frente o sol refletindo os cristais gelados, mais longe montanhas com relevo inusitado, as luzes do inverno austral, enfim, tudo muito diferente do mundo daqui! Se já não fosse perfeito assim, quando uma nevasca passava por nosso caminho ou quando a trilha era invisível sob a neve, a experiência do Gonzalo, nosso guia, tornava tudo mais seguro e confortável... com suas "frutas glaceadas" e sopas quentinhas. Sem dúvida, vou lembrar pra sempre com muito carinho dessa viagem, e que venham as próximas!

 
Marília Piccinini da Carvalhinha
Julio 2008
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Honeymoon in Winter
 
A trip of a lifetime -- with huge thanks to Gonzalo, Rebecca, and Pato! We enjoyed all the food -- trail mix, soups, coffee with Bailey's, avocado, home-baked bread, and smoked salmon. We liked Gonzalo's suggestions for our challenging trekking routes; he was also looking out to make sure our activities were safe given daylight and weather conditions. We really appreciated the 'extras', such as the maps we received, the trekking poles he brought for us, the drop-in visit to Explora, the visit to the Chile Nativo office in Puerto Natales, and the Chile Nativo DVD! Pato was a great driver and we are glad that he was able to join us for some of our hikes.

Gonzalo was a fantastic guide -- very energetic, knowledgeable, and his passion for Patagonia was evident throughout our entire tour! We also appreciated that he contacted us on the day we arrived from Punta Arenas.
Your care and thoughtfulness in designing an itinerary that maximized our experience in Torres del Paine was the reason we decided to choose Chile Nativo. After a fantastic tour, you have proven to us that you were the best choice!

We did compare the cost of a winter trek with some other operators; Chile Nativo was more expensive but we knew that we were paying more for a better experience with you, so in the end, your price was very reasonable. After our trip, we are certain that the little extra that we spent for Chile Nativo was totally worth it! We would recommend you to all of our friends and will be posting positive comments on some websites such as TripAdvisor, etc.

 
Rory Baksh
june 2008
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