Grey Glacier Ice Hike

Original W Trek and Kayak

Enjoy the Original W Trek with a very special plus: an amazing Kayak trip!

Itinerary

Day 0 / Puerto NatalesThis trip starts in Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile.

Briefing at Hello Patagonia’s Office. It would be great to meet you and above all, solve all the questions you may have!

 

Day 1 / Base of the Paine Towers  / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 7 hrs round trip, 19 km (700m altitude gain)

7:00 public bus to to Torres del Paine National Park (2,5 hrs)

Round trip hike to the Paine Towers Lookout! certainly, a unique view.

Highlights: Wildlife, Almirante Nieto Mountain, Paine Towers.

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available (*camping gear included)

(lunch box and dinner included) Entrance tickets to the National Park included

 

Day 2 / Los Cuernos Pass / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 3,5 to 4 hours, (11 km)

One way hike from Las Torres Refuge to Los Cuernos Refuge.

Highlights: Paine Horns, Almirante Nieto, Nordenskjöld Lake.

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available *camping gear included)

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)

 

Day 3 / French Valley / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 9 to 10 hours, 18,8 km * The time and distance will depend on the lookout you choose.

One way hike to the Beautiful French Valley. You can choose the difficulty of the day depending on how far you want to get. continue to Paine Grande Refuge.

Highlights: Pehoe Lake, Paine Horns, French Valley, Paine Grande Mountain, French Glacier.

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available *camping gear included)

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)

 

Day 4 / Grey Glacier / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 3,5 to 4 hrs, 11 km

One way hike from Paine Grande Refuge to Grey Refuge with incredible views of the magnificent Grey Glacier.

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Icebergs, Olguin Range

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available *camping gear included)

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)

 

Day 5Serrano River

Trek: 3,5 to 4 hrs, 11 km

One way hike from Grey Refuge to Paine Grande Refuge to catch the Catamarán to Pudeto dock. A private transportation will be waiting for you for a short drive to Rio serrano area with spectacular views of Paine Massif.

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Grey Lake’s icebergs, Serrano River, Paine Massif.

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available *camping gear included)

(Breakfast and lunch box included) Catamaran tickets included

 

Day 6 – Option A 

(One day kayak trip) Grey Lake and River

Kayak Disctance: 30 km

At 9:00 the Kayak en Patagonia team (our sister company) will pick you up at Serrano River area for your amazing kayak adventure.

Kayak briefing and gear up at Grey Lake. Paddle among Icebergs at Grey Lake. After this we will run down Grey River with unique views of Paine far away from the crowds.

Drive back to Puerto Natales (arrival 19:00 hrs)

Highlights: Grey Lake’s icebergs, Paine Massif, Grey River.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

End of trip Option A.

 

Day 6 – Option B 

(Two day kayak trip)  – Kayak trip Serrano River and Glacier Day 1

Kayak Disctance: 45 km

At 9:00 the Kayak en Patagonia team (our sister company) will meet you at Serrano River area for your amazing two day kayak adventure.

Kayak briefing and gear up in the shores of Serrano River. We will run down this river with incredible views of Paine Massif, Tyndall Glacier, Donoso Mountain, etc. At the end of the day we will get to Balmaceda Mountain on the shores of Ultima Esperanza Fiord.

We will camp very close to the magnificent Serrano Glacier.

Highlights: Paine Massif, Serrano River, Tyndall Glacier, Balmaceda Mountain, Serrano Glacier.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

 

Day 7 –  Kayak trip Serrano River and Glacier Day 2

Kayak: 1.5 hrs

After a nice breakfast, we will get ready to paddle on the Serrano Lagoon just in front of Serrano Glacier. We can play among the icebergs on the water.

Boat trip through Ultima Esperanza Fiord back to Puerto Natales. Lamb BBQ on Perales Ranch on the shores of the Fiord.
Highlights: Serrano Glacier, Balmadeca Glacier, Ultima Esperanza Fiord(Breakfast and BBQ lunch included)

End of trip Option B.

 

What's Included
  • Pre-trip support & logistics, full itinerary according to your flexible dates
  • Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’higgins National Parks entrance tickets and Catamaran tickets
  • Accommodation Camping with gear included (tent, sleeping bag, inflatable mattress) or Refugio options
  • Transportation
  • Travel Guide Book (PDF document) with: The best local tips for your itinerary, what to bring and what to wear recommendations, map details, cool info of the area & emergency contacts.
  • On Site Briefing We will meet with you when you come to Patagonia before your trip to solve all your questions!
“We were confident that all of our transport, camping and food was organised for us, but we still got the experience of hiking and camping on our own. We were able to meet lots of other hikers and campers along the trail and during dinner, but we were also able to make our own time each day.”
Ash & Amy (Australia)January 2016, W trek + kayak + ice hike trip

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