ULTRA PAINE - TRAIL RUNNING TORRES DEL PAINE

EcoCamp Patagonia Stay

Trip Length: 5 Days
Group Size: 1-16
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Lace up your running shoes and prepare to get your heart pumping!

The Ultra Paine hits Patagonia's trails in September, drawing runners worldwide to race through Torres del Paine's spectacular scenery!

EcoCamp Patagonia offers a special 5-day package for runners and companions, including race transfers, accommodation in sustainable domes, a night in Puerto Natales, and two park excursions.

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Experience a unique Patagonian Safari.
  • Discover Torres del Paine National Park with EcoCamp Patagonia.
  • 3 nights in a cozy EcoCamp Dome.
  • Choose between nature walks and demanding treks, see unique flora and fauna.
  • Get a well-deserved rest after the race.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, the Patagonian adventure starts.

Puerto Natales, Chile

The trip begins with you being picked up from your hotel in Punta Arenas or at the Punta Arenas airport in the morning and driven to Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of "Seno de Ultima Esperanza", where you will be dropped off at your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure to prepare yourself for the race the next day. The trip from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales passes through scenic landscapes full of native wildlife and plants.

Day 2: Ultra Trail Torres del Paine - Competition Day.

Patagonia, Chile

The day has come! You will be driven to the starting point of the Ultra Trail. The event features four race distances: 80K, 50K, 35K, and 21K, which you will have selected during race registration. Each race distance will have different starting points; however, everyone finishes in the same location.

The race route has magical and breathtaking landscapes. Mountains of granite and ice rise more than 2.500 meters above the race route. Multicolored lakes and wildlife are abundant, including condors, guanacos, foxes, huemul, pumas, and rhea, among others.

After the race, you will be driven to EcoCamp in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, where you can rest and enjoy a delicious meal and good night’s sleep after the run.

 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 3: Discover Torres del Paine.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

During the next two days, join our Wildlife Safari program, choosing treks or nature walks.

Sample excursions:

Hiking to Laguna Inge & Cuernos Pass: After breakfast, we head to Laguna Inge, 4km from EcoCamp on Los Cuernos trail. We’ll see vibrant flora, fauna, and possibly condors. We’ll admire the lakes and Paine massif horns. The group sets the pace, reaching Cuernos Lookout (8 km) or Cuernos refuge (13 km). After exploring, we return to EcoCamp.

Nature Walk to Salto Grande & El Condor Lookout: After breakfast, we head west by van along Nordenskjold Lake’s shore to Salto Grande Waterfall. We then walk to Cuernos viewpoint for panoramic views. Next, we drive to Pehoe Lake for a two-hour walk to El Condor Lookout, learning about local flora. We enjoy views of Pehoe Lake, the Paine river, and Patagonian ice fields. After lunch, we return to EcoCamp.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Discover Torres del Paine.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Sample excursion options:

Sarmiento & Sarmiento Chico Lakes: This easy trek features stunning scenery and a secluded blue lake. Spot guanacos and great grebes along the way. We’ll examine turbidite rock folds, descend the isthmus between Lake Sarmiento and Lake Sarmiento Chico, and walk along the lake's edge. Admire breathtaking views and study calcium deposits. We’ll then ascend back to the van, enjoying panoramic vistas.

Trek to Base of the Towers: After breakfast, we set off from EcoCamp towards Hostería Las Torres and climb the path to Ascencio Valley. The scenic walk includes dry spots, beech forests, and rivers. The challenge is climbing the steep moraine to view the Torres del Paine. After enjoying the view and a picnic, we return to EcoCamp.

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Departure day.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

We board an early morning vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride back to Punta Arenas (or Puerto Natales) on time to catch the evening flight to Santiago.

Meals: Breakfast and Box Lunch.

Included

Included

  • 1-night accommodation in Puerto Natales in a 3* star hotel. (optional upgrade to 4*).
  • 3 nights accommodation at EcoCamp’s Suite, Superior or Standard Domes.
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Airport pick-up drop-off.
  • Full Day excursion on day 3 and 4
  • English speaking guide. Guide ratio 1:12. Max group size: 16 people.
  • Transportation to/from El Calafate. This includes bus tickets and van transportation between hotels and the bus terminal. Subject to availability.

Not included

  • Registration for Ultra Trail Torres del Paine with racing organization or Travel Designer.

  • Transfer from El Calafate, Argentina, and flight tickets.

  • Mandatory insurance for this trip.

  • Voluntary tipping of guides, staff, and snacks not included with meals at EcoCamp.

  • Items of personal nature.

Accommodation

Costaustralis Hotel

The Costaustralis Hotel, an emblematic postal building in Puerto Natales, is presented as an architectural jewel located in an exceptional location, being the gateway to the majestic beauty of the end of the world. This distinguished hotel, with its façade that recalls the history and culture of the region, stands majestically on the banks of the imposing Señoret Canal, offering unparalleled views that capture the wild and pure essence of Chilean Patagonia.

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EcoCamp Patagonia

Ecocamp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, with views of the majestic granite towers. The region’s first sustainable lodge south of the Amazon and the first of its kind in the Patagonian wilderness, EcoCamp offers upscale camping in domes inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants. Children from 6 to 12 years receive a 50% discount if staying with their parents in the same dome (advisable 6 years minimum age). Discount will be applied after the online inquiry. Check out the kids' guide to EcoCamp!

EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Dome
(Heating & Private bathroom, 28m²/300ft²)

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Suite domes were designed to further our goal of providing comfort in a natural setting with minimal environmental impact, and also maintain the hotel’s familiar and cozy vibe. The domes have comfortable double or twin beds, a wood stove and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet.

EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Dome Loft
(2 floors, Heating & Private bathroom, 37m²/398ft²)

Suite Loft  (4)

Suite dome lofts are two-storey domes which fit up to four people and have comfortable double or twin beds both up and downstairs. These domes, ideal for families or groups of friends, come with a wood stove, a private terrace and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet.

EcoCamp Patagonia Superior Dome
(Heating & Private bathroom, 23m²/250ft²)

Superior Dome Interior

Spacious, comfortable and equipped with private bathrooms, Superior Domes are the optimum choice for trekkers wanting that bit more space and comfort at the end of a long day’s walk. Each Superior Dome has comfortable queen-size or twin beds, a propane heater, skylight windows and a private bathroom with a sophisticated composting toilet.

EcoCamp Patagonia Standard Dome
(Shared bathroom, 10m²/108ft²)

Standard Dome Twin

EcoCamp Standard domes were the world's first lodge accommodation in geodesic shape. They are resistant to the strong Patagonian winds, and come equipped with two single beds (doubles on request), cozy fleece blankets and feather quilts. There are windows in the ceiling for stargazing. Standard domes include shared bathrooms which are large, comfortable and gender divided.

Facts

Departures

Regular Departures are available September 27th, 2024.

The race will be run on September 28th, 2024*

*This applies to the following distances: 80K - 50K - 42K - 35K - 21K. For runners taking the 14K and 7K versions, the program will start on September 28th, 2024.

Starting / finishing point

The trip starts on a Friday with a morning pick-up either at your Punta Arenas Hotel or at Punta Arenas Airport.
The trip ends with a drop-off at Punta Arenas Airport in the afternoon.  Please visit our Weekly Transfer Board for details of EcoCamp pick up and drop off times.

Transport

In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia, transport will be in minivans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people.

Weather

The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. In addition, the strong marine influence and the effect of the Southern Patagonia Icefield make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer, fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and even snow. Even in summer (December to March), you should come prepared to find strong cold winds (up to 130km/hr) and rainfall. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºCmax, 2ºC min). However, just as quickly as the weather turns nasty, it can become lovely and sunny. So come prepared for all types of weather!

What you need to bring

Passengers need to be prepared for summer and winter all at once. Essential equipment includes:

  • One day backpack. (10liters - to carry camera, glasses, raincoat, etc)
  • Trekking or hiking boots.
  • Extra shoes for evenings or in case others get wet.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Two pairs of woolen socks.
  • Fleece jacket or sweater.
  • Shorts or comfortable loose pants.
  • Sun protection. (glasses, hat, lip balm, and screen)
  • Optional Capilene underwear for the upper and lower body.
  • US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine National Park.

Itinerary modifications

We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.

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We are a Chilean owned adventure tour operator, based in Santiago de Chile, operating adventure tours in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Our base prices are in Chilean Pesos (CLP), but we charge prices in USD based on the exchange rate valid on the day of payment.

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