- Every Thursday & Sunday from Oct 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2017
- Based on 4+ people and 3 star hotel in Chalten
- 2 people group supplement: CLP 183,900 per person
- 3 people group supplement: CLP 86,200 per person
* How do group supplements work?
If there are just 2 or 3 people signed up for a given departure each traveller pays a supplement as indicated above; for 4 or more people signed up no supplement applies. 4 weeks before the trip starts if more people have signed up for the same departure we recalculate the new trip price and adjust the final amount owed (in the 2nd and final payment) by each traveller.
Nationalities including but not limited to Canada and Australia are required to pay a reciprocity fee when entering Argentina. For nationalities affected and up to date fees please consult the Argentinian national immigration office.
Private or Custom Departures
We can do it, please contact us.
Starting / Finishing Points
The trip starts every Thursday and Sunday in Ecocamp Patagonia,Torres del Paines at 9:30am and finishes at Calafate Airport.For domestic flights you have to be at the airport 1 hour before the flight departure. We recommend you to book flights leaving after 02,30pm.
- 3 stars hotels: 3 nights in El Chalten
- Transfers in & out in semiprivate van
- Park Fees
- 1 bilingual escorting guide during excursions
- Meals (B: breakfast, L: Lunch BL: box lunch, D: dinner):
- day 1: B, L
- day 2: B, BL
- day 3: B, BL
- day 4: B
- Flight tickets
- Insurance (it’s mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
- Voluntary tipping to guides and staff
- Items of personal nature
Group Size & Guiding Staff
8-12 travelers is the most typical group size plus guiding staff. Maximum is 14 clients.
In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia transport is in minivans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people. When we have only 2 to 4 people we use smaller vehicles, usually 4x4, driven by the tour guide. On the regular departure trips you‘ll share the vehicle with other EcoCamp guests joining other tours. On the private departure, the vehicle will be for your use exclusively, although transfers for private groups may be combined owing to our environmental policy compelling our operators to keep to the lowest possible ecological impact and thus avoid driving the same way at the same time with two half-empty vehicles.
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 (24ºC max, 2ºC min).
This is the right trip for energetic people who like to be active, have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. To enjoy this trek it’s essential to be in shape before you arrive. It’s not wise to regard this trek as a means of getting into shape or losing excess weight. Start a program of conditioning well before departure.
- Youngsters who are 13 years of age or older are welcome and are considered as adults.
- Children between 10 and 12 may be accepted in this program if the child’s legal guardian sends a formal letter stating that the child is prepared for such an intense trekking trip and authorizes us to hire a private guide in the case that the child cannot perform well during the trek.
- Children under 10 years of age cannot participate in this trip.
- This trip doesn’t offer a special discount for children.
What to Bring
We’ll send you a complete pre-trip info brochure once you book, including things you need to bring in detail. Meanwhile take a look at some general items to have in mind: day backpack (20-30lt), duffel bag (70 liters), waterproof trekking boots, waterproof parka & pants, inner isolating layer (fleece or wool), three changes of clothes, sun hat, sun screen, hiking socks, sandals (for after hikes), bathing suit, sunglasses, towel (optional), ski poles (optional), long underwear, extra change of socks, flashlight/headlamp, extra insulating layer (fleece, wool, or expedition weight long underwear.
We reserve the right to change the itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide, based on safety and/or operational considerations.
Day 1, From Torres del Paine to Chalten
Torres del Paine to Cerro Castillo (borderline): 63 km / 39 miles / 1.5 hrs driving.
Cerro Castillo (borderline) to Calafate: 287 km / 180 miles / 4 hrs driving.
Calafate to Chalten: 220 km / 138 miles / 3 hrs driving
Day 2, Los Glaciares NP, Argentina
Laguna Los Tres Trail:
Approximate walking time: 9 hrs. Distance: 25 km / 16 miles round trip.
Altitude: low altitude trails, no need to worry.
Day 3, Los Glaciares NP, Argentina
Laguna Torre Trail:
Approximate walking time: 7 hrs. Distance: 22 km / 14 miles round trip.
Altitude: low altitude trails, no need to worry.
Day 4, From Chalten to Calafate
Chalten to Calafate: 220 km / 138 miles / 3 hrs driving
Calafate to Calafate Airport 22km / 14 miles / 20min