Patagonia Paine Circuit
Patagonia & Argentina & Chile, Trek & Walk, 11 days - from £2,095 (land only) - from €2,935 (land only) - from $3,380 (land only)
Excellent Value and Fully Supported - extra date added!
KE offer a genuine small group experience with a maximum group size of 12 and leave baggage transfers to our excellent local trek team. Superb EcoDome accommodation, lodges and camping - due to popularity we've added an extra departure for 2015!
- The ultimate complete trekking circuit of the Torres del Paine
- Trek the remote John Garner Pass and hike Lake Nordenskojd
- 3 nights in award winning EcoCamp dome accommodation
- Granite monoliths, ice blue lakes, rivers and tumbling glaciers
- Fully supported trekking at the `end of the earth` in Chile
Located at the southern tip of mainland South America, shared by Chile and Argentina, the rugged territory of Patagonia is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and particularly for the incredible Torres del Paine, the setting for this superb trekking holiday. Patagonia's UNESCO Torres del Paine National Park, is a wonderland of pink granite towers, iridescent blue lakes and surreally sculpted glaciers and it offers one of the world's great trekking challenges and an iconic journey, the 130 kilometre circuit of the Torres del Paine Massif. Involving 6 days of hiking, by way of several lakeside camps and the remote John Garner Pass, this is the ultimate Patagonia trekking holiday. We also include the award winning EcoCamp Patagonia to ensure the occasional spot of trekking luxury, and due to it's award winning sustainability, we leave only our footprints on this amazing landscape! This holiday is further enhanced by excursions on foot to the most spectacular viewpoints in the Ascencio and Frances valleys, and our Patagonia holiday now includes a day's hike along the northern edge of Lake Nordenskjold, ensuring we complete the whole Torres del Paine Circuit. A trekking support team complete with porters, means you are free to devote your energy to enjoying the walking and, photographing what has been voted the most dramatic mountain region on the planet! If you're looking for an adventure that includes one of the World`s Top 10 treks and a fantastic stay in the very first EcoCamp hotel, then this is the ultimate Paine Circuit experience!
Is this holiday for you?
During the course of this relatively short adventure holiday in Patagonia, we cover a total distance just over 130 kilometres (including the 2 side trips that we make into the Frances and Ascencio valleys). This equates with an average daily trekking distance of 19 kilometres. There are a couple of long walking days. Having arranged porter support, group members will not need to carry more than a normal day-pack at any stage of the trip. The circuit trek around the Torres del Paine Massif is well-established and there are good trails for most of the route. However, on the north side of the range and especially whilst crossing the John Garner Pass, there are some sections of rugged pathway, negotiating slippery forested terrain and marshland. Altitude is not a factor on this holiday.