Patagonia Ultra Trail Runner

EcoCamp Patagonia Stay
Trip Length: 5 Days
Group Size: 1-16
Difficulty
From: 1127 USD
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Lance up your running shoes and prepare to get your heart pumping!

The new edition of the Ultra Trail Torres del Paine hits the trails of Patagonia on September of each year once again drawing trail runners from all over the world to race through the spectacular scenery around Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia!

For participating runners and their companions, EcoCamp Patagonia is offering a special 5-day package that connects runners with the beauty of Torres del Paine. This adventurous package includes transfers to and from the starting point of the race, accommodation in EcoCamp’s sustainable and cozy domes, one night in a hotel in Puerto Natales, and two excursions around the park.

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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 14K, 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.

****For more details about the trail, please check with the organizer here.

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.

Day 3 and 4: Discover Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

During the next two days, you will join our Wildlife Safari program activities, and you will have the chance to choose between treks or nature walks.

Sample excursion options:

Trek Cerro Paine: We leave after a tasty breakfast at EcoCamp and head to Cerro Paine, a nearby mountain characterized by its two imposing peaks. This is a demanding trek of 16km with a max altitude of 1200m and an estimated hiking time of 7hrs. A few highlights are the lenga forest, mountains, glaciers, the pampa and an unforgettable lookout of the towers and the Ascencio Valley. After taking in one of the most striking views of the park, we backtrack along the same trail and return to EcoCamp.

Day 4:

Laguna Azul: On our way to Laguna Azul, we will have the chance to enjoy some marvelous views of the famous Torres, as well as passing through the Pampa Guanaco, where we will be lucky enough not only to spot many elegant guanacos but also to hop out of the van and walk amongst them. After soaking up these beautiful surroundings, we will continue our drive to Laguna Azul, where a picnic lunch will have been prepared for us! We will enjoy our picnic lunch looking out over the lake, with a view of the three granite towers in the distance. After lunch, we will walk south to Macho Cañon, where we can observe the typical fauna of the Torres del Paine National Park, including more guanaco herds. From here, we will jump into our van again, heading back to the EcoCamp in time for cocktail hour.

Base of the Tower: After a hearty breakfast, we set off from Ecocamp towards Hostería Las Torres and join the uphill path to Ascencio Valley on the Tower's eastern face. Dry mountain spots, beech forests and small rivers line the scenic walk towards the valley. Our big challenge comes as we climb the steep moraine, a mass of boulders leading us towards one of the world's most famous views overlooking the Towers. The famous Torres del Paine (2,900 m/ 9,400 ft) consist of three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice. After an uphill slog, the Towers eventually come into full view, rising majestically before us, with the glacial lake visible below. Is there any better place in the world to have lunch? After feasting on the view and our picnic, we backtrack along the same trail through Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp.

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 on time to catch the evening flight to Santiago. On the way, we will make a stop in Puerto Natales to have a delicious 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.
    • Meals:
      Day 1: None.
      Day 2: Breakfast and Dinner.
      Day 3: Breakfast, boxlunch and dinner.
      Day 5: Breakfast, boxlunch and dinner.
      Day 4: Breakfast and lunch.

Not included

  • Registration for the Ultra Trail Torres del Paine.
  • Transfer from El Calafate/ Argentina. (ask if you need arrangements).
  • Flight tickets.
  • Insurance. (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip).
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff.
  • Soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals included at the EcoCamp.
  • Items of personal nature.

Accommodation

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)

Suite Dome EcoCamp Patagonia 1920x1281Suite 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 InteriorSpacious, 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 TwinEcoCamp 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.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be involved in the Standard Dome sharing option this season. All standard domes will be reserved for individual travelers or travelers from the same reservation group.

Facts

Departures

Departure date will be September 24th. The race will be run on September 25th. 

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 from both Chile and Argentina.

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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