Grey Glacier Ice Hike

Original W Circuit + Ice hike

Hike the Original W Circuit with a very special plus: a hike on top of Grey Glacier!

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 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! 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 5/ Grey Glacier Ice Hike / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 2.5 to 3 hrs (5 hrs total activity)

At 14:30 hrs, you will do an extraordinary adventure: An ice hike on top of Grey Glacier! All the gear for the ice hike is included.

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Nunatak, Ice Rivers, Caves

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

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)

 

Day 6Pehoe Lake Catamaran – Puerto Natales

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 and the bus back to Puerto Natales.

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Grey Lake’s icebergs

(Breakfast and lunch box included) Catamaran tickets included

 

End of trip.

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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