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Hidden Valleys

This trip for the experienced trekker offers an exceptional opportunity to explore Torres del Paine National Park outside of its known trails. The trip starts in Argentina with a spectacular ice-hike on Perito Moreno Glacier. Then we continue to Torres del Paine National Park where we take you deep inside Bader Valley, one of the most impressive valleys of the Park, where you’ll find yourself in the wild heart of the Paine Massif. The campsite has an unbelievable view of the surrounding mountains and lakes. After a solitary three days on this unspoiled terrain, hike up through the Ascencio Valley for an amazing view of the world-renowned Torres del Paine that give the Park its name. 

 

This tour is an excellent choice for experienced hikers who are prepared to forego some luxury in order to experience a fantastic hike. Outdoor activities are strenuous. During the hiking days, porters will carry 5 kg per person as well as the tents to reduce the luggage load for each person participant. The rest of the load (including for example camera, rain jacket box lunch etc.) is carried by participants. Minimum group size of 2 persons is required for departure.

 

The program starts with your arrival at El Calafate airport. Please let us know with which flight you will arrive for your transfer to the hotel.

Program

  • Arrival at El Calafate airport and transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation at Hotel Kapenke.

    (-,-,-)

  • A first highlight of the tour will take place: visit of the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares national park. To get to know this impressive ice mass more intimately, you go for hike across the glacier!

    Accommodation at Hotel Kapenke.

    (B,-,-)

  • Drive across the pampas to the small town of Puerto Natales on the shores of Ultima Esperanza Fjord. Dinner, briefing and equipment check together with your guide for the upcoming hiking days.

    Accommodation at Hostel Amerindia.

    (B,-,D)

  • Today we drive to Torres del Paine. Together with your guide you drive to the national park and hike up to the entrance of Bader valley for some stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

    Accommodation in tent at Bader Valley camp.

    (B,BL,D)

  • A full day to Bader Valley's wild terrain and be amazed by the jagged peaks with names like Sword, Leaf and El Dorado. Have a chance to see the Cuernos and Torres del Paine from an entirely different vantage point than most get to enjoy.

    Accommodation in tent at Bader Valley camp.

    (B,BL,D)

  • Hike back out of the wilderness of the Bader Valley along the Nordenskjöld lake to Refugio Torres to enjoy an afternoon of well earned rest next to the fire place. With good weather you can already catch a glimpse of the tops of the Torres.

    Accommodation at Refugio Torres in dormitories.

    (B,BL,D)

  • We could already spot the granite towers from afar, and today we will go to see these behemoths up close. After an uphill walk of about 4 hours we reach a small glacier lake from where the towers are within our grasp. A powerful moment. We walk the same way back to Hosteria Las Torres where a transfer for the way back to Puerto Natales is waiting for us. Farewell dinner in Puerto Natales.

    Accommodation at Hostel Amerindia.

    (B,BL,D)

  • Transfer to El Calafate Airport.

    (B,-,-)

Highlights

  • Take an adventurous hike onto Perito Moreno Glacier and learn about this spectacular ice mass from up close.
  • Camp and hike in the wilderness of the unspoiled Bader Valley in the heart of the Paine Massif and go where few have gone before.
  • Hike up through the Ascencio Valley and stand at the base of the famous Torres del Paine.

Details

Price per person (based on double occupancy):

USD 2120.-

 

Prices valid from September 2014 to April 2015.

 

Included

Meals as mentioned in the program: B(reakfast), L(unch) or B(ox)L(unch), D(inner)

English speaking guide during the hiking days in Torres del Paine and during the icehiking Perito Moreno

Entrance fee Torres del Paine national park

Entrance fee Los Glaciares national park

Porters for equipment during the hiking (5 kg per person + tents)

All ground transport as mentioned in the program

2 nights in a double room at Hotel Kapenke in El Calafate

2 nights in a double room at Hostel Amerindia in Puerto Natales

2 nights in a tent (double occupancy in a 3-person tent)

1 night in dormitory at Refugio Torres

 

Not included

Journey to Puerto Natales (we can arrange this on request)

Flights

Activities and meals not mentioned in the program

Rent of sleeping bags and mats (we can arrange this on request)

Tips and personal expenses

 

Trip Combinations

Big Circuit Paine

Circuit Dientes de Navarino

Secluded Pingo Valley

Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre

Overnight at Estancia Cerro Guido

 

Travel options (at extra charge)

Arrival/departure at/from Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas

Overnight at a hotel in Puerto Natales