Trekking Torres del Paine | Trip Notes
|2017-18 Season prices/per person**
Sharing double room
|Double|| Upgrade to
|Low season: Oct 7-14'17; Apr 17-May 5'18||$2505||+ $350||+$600|
|Shoulder season: Oct 15-30'17; Mar 31-Apr 16'18||$2800||+ $405||+$700|
|High season: Oct 31-Dec 13; 20 Jan-30 Mar||$3600||+ $565||+$990|
|Peak season: Dec 13-Jan 19||$3755||+ $600||+$1145|
**Prices indicated are for land arrangements only. Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas and return are required for this standard itinerary. If you are continuing into Argentina, we can arrange your continuing flights as well. Once we know your departure dates and schedule we can quote airline prices based on your specific itinerary.
**Prices indicated are based on a conservative conversion of Chilean Peso prices to USD as of Jan 1, 2015. Please consult us for any variations to the price indicated, as we are required to conform to current conversion rates.
- Santiago hotel based on 3 star lodging at the Hotel Orly, Torremayor, Carmerer, Solace or similar. Upgrades to 4 or 5 star hotels available on request
- ##Single traveler price applies for those willing to share (same sex) during the trekking days--EcoCamp and Refugios-- of the itinerary. Transfers and single accommodations are provided in Santiago. We do not “match-up” single participants for the Santiago hotel portions.
- This trip can be modified to add in our Argentina/Fitzroy hiking extension, or continue with an expedition cruise from between Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina, or any other areas in Latin America. We can make price adjustments for unused hotel & services in Santiago if your itinerary requires this.
- During months of October and April--and other months depending on weather-- boat schedules at Lake Grey and Pehoe can change, slightly modifying our itineraries
- Itinerary Modifications. We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary under the sole discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can also modified, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.
- For bookings made within 40 days prior to the trip departure we can’t guarantee space at the refuges. If space isn’t available then accommodation will be provided at the refuges camping area consisting in a comfortable tent, including mat, sleeping bag and a polar fleece liner; our team will set and dismantle all this; the camping provides satisfactory bathroom facilities. Meals will be served inside the refuges
- Camping on this trip is in our private permanent camp-site, with full amenities on days 2, 5, 6 & 7. We provide you with large tents (4 person capacity, sleeping 2), comfortable cots, bedding and mattresses. Our kitchen tent has a refrigerator, and the dining tent has tables and comfortable chairs. We also have portable toilets and showers, a complete first aid kit and radio communications. A complete list of recommended clothing and equipment will be provided once you are confirmed on the trip. Upgrade to Superior and Suite domes, which are larger and offer private bathrooms, is possible based on availability based on pricing as indicated above.
- The stay at Refugio Cuernos on Day 3, and Refugio Pehoe on Day 4 are in rooms for 4-6 people with shared baths (one each for men & women) & hot water showers. Sleeping bags provided.
- This trip is rated moderate, and is recommended for people in good physical condition in the habit of walking long distances and camping outdoors. You will need to carry a day-pack with your personal gear (water, camera, rain gear, etc) on all hikes.
- Porters will help us on days 3 and 4 to carry part of you personal belongs from Refugio Pehoe to Refugio Cuernos and then to the Ecocamp Torres. Once you arrive into the Ecocamp on day 3, we will give you a small duffel bag where you will have to pack your clothes and personal belongs needed for the next 2 nights. We will send that small bag with the porters. Your personal duffel bag you brought into Patagonia will be stored at the Ecocamp until you arrive back on day 5.
- Weather: The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the saturated winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, both the strong marine and the South Patagonic Ice field influence make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rains and eventually snow. Even in summer (December to march) you should come prepared to find cold- strong winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfalls. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºCmax, 2ºC min).
- Minimum number of passengers required to operate this trip is 2 per departure date, maximum is 20, with an average group size of 8-12 passengers. Guide to passenger ratio is 1:8.
- Trip itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions or park restrictions.
- Your first transfer in Santiago from the airport to your hotel is provided with a bilingual guide.. Remaining transfers (3) are with a Spanish speaking driver. Upgrade to all guided transfers can be arranged on request for an additional charge.
October thru December
Jan thru April