Overview & Highlights
Hike for a few days in Torres del Paine National Park, one of the best wilderness walking areas in Chile, and climb to the summit of Osorno, a snow-draped volcano dominating the lake district.
- Osorno volcano summit hike with night at mountain refuge
- 6-day W-Trek in Torres del Paine National Park
This is a walking holiday, and includes one of Chile’s iconic multi-days treks, known as the W-Trek, and an ascent of its most photogenic volcano, Osorno. A good level of fitness is needed since you’ll be walking for long periods and over tricky, sometimes steep, terrain. That said, there is nothing overly “technical”, although you will be wearing crampons and using other climbing equipment (all provided) on the climb above the snow line on Osorno. In the southern summer – November to March – you have a good chance of catching some clear, sunny days, promising a magical experience.
Chile, with its long Pacific coastline extending from the northern desert through the lush pastures of the volcano-studded lake district to the glaciers of Patagonia, is one of Latin America’s most rewarding countries for outdoor adventures. There’s a good infrastructure to cater for the demand. Chileans offer a range of well supported and guided activities including hikes, volcano climbing, river rafting, horse riding and mountain biking. What Chile perhaps lacks in visible historical culture it makes up for with its exquisite natural landscapes.
Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to your hotel in the Providencia district.
Fly to Puerto Montt, transfer to Puerto Varas.
Transfer to Refugio Teski.
Climb Volcán Osorno.
At leisure in Puerto Varas.
Fly to Punta Arenas, transfer to Eco Camp in Torres del Paine National Park.
Hike the Los Cuernos Trail – part of the W Trek.
Trek along the Valle del Francés – part of W Trek.
Hike towards the Grey Glacier – part of W Trek.
Hike to the foot of the towers, the “Torres” del Paine.
Trek to the eastern lakes.
Transfer to Punta Arenas, fly to Santiago.
Transfer to airport for international flight home.
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I enjoyed the mountain scenery and also walking in the forests. Watching a ship passing through the lock on the Panama Canal. Zip lining and the Tarzan swing was a good adrenelin rush.RL, Devizes
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