Grey Experience

PROGRAM

Day 1
Our guide will meet you at the Punta Arenas airport. Transfer to Puerto Natales, a three-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. Lodging in Puerto Natales at Natalino hotel or simiar, dinner and meeting to discuss trip program. (D)


Day 2
Transfer by van to Torres del Paine National Park. This is a two hour journey crossing the pampa Patagonica. Arrival at Torres del Paine. We will begin trekking to the Ascencio Valley where from above you see the river (of the same name) running wildly past refugio Chileno. After a quick stop here we will continue through a forest of the native Lenga (Beech) trees until reaching the glacial moraine. From here it’s a 1 hour trek to the top where the towers appear from nowhere! This trek is spectacular where you get to view the 3 pink granite towers with its glacial lake below that made the park famous. (8 hours round trip, 20KM ). Transfer to Serrano river area, dinner and night at Nash Lodge. (B/L/D)


Day 3
08:00 hrs.We will travel by van through the national park, with a stop at the Salto Grande waterfall. 09:30 hrs. Cross Lake Pehoe by catamaran. Trek along enchanting Lake Grey (3-4 hours, 11 KM ) with magnificent views of Glacier Grey and floating icebergs. Visit to the glacier lookout point and to the lakeshore for up close views of vibrant-blue icebergs (Paine is a Tehuelche Indian word for "blue").

Kayaking: During the afternoon 10 minutes walk to our base camp Bigfoot, located on the northeast coast of Lake Grey. Here our guides introduce us to the equipment needed for the tour and we will have a safety briefing. After this, we will carry the kayaks approximately 20 meters to the lakes’ edge. Now the tour really begins! We will be paddling around icebergs that are floating in the lake and afterwards we paddle towards the eastern side of the Grey Glacier to wonder at the spectacular scenery in this special place. If conditions permit, we can paddle closer to the glacier to get a really good view. After this, we will paddle back to the start point. Dinner at refugio Grey, night at lodge or camping. (B/L/D)


Day 4
Ice-Hike. After breakfast the guides will have an introductory chat explaining the route, the time the tour will take and also testing the equipment adjusting it correctly for each passenger. Then, we go in a zodiac boat for 15 minutes until we reach the west side of the Grey Glacier. On arrival we will disembark on the island at the glacier (nunatak) and we will walk on it for about an hour until we reach the ice. Before walking onto the glacier, the guide will talk to us about the safety aspects and techniques of displacement in the ice. Once the safety briefing is complete we will begin our exploration of the Grey Glacier which will last approximately 3 hours. During this time we will be able to observe cracks, rivers, lagoons and tunnels with their different tones of blue. After 3 hours on the glacier, we return to the zodiac boat and ride back to the base camp. After lunch navigate in Grey III catamaran. Two hours navigation in this magic lake surrounded by ice bergs where the boat does a circuit right up to the front of the glacier whilst you stand on deck sipping your pisco sour served with glacial ice! Transfer from Grey lake to Puerto Natales. Farewell dinner and night at Natalino hotel or similar. (B/L/D)


Day5
Transfer to Punta Arenas. End of trip. (B)


Services Included
- Accommodation.
- All Meals.
- Private Guide.
- Private Transportation.
- Excursions.
- Park Entrance Fees.


Not Included:
- Airfare.
- Beverage during meals.
- Bebestibles.
- Insurance.
- Gratuities.


How to carry personal gear:
Please be aware, on day 3 of the trip you will carry your pack everyday which will be around 10kg. Items you will need to carry include: your clothes for the trip, lunch for the day and any other personal items. If you would like a porter, there will be an extra cost of U$ 120 per day. Each porter can carry 15 kg max, which means that one porter can be used by two trekkers.



Overview

Profile: Adventure
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Season: 1 Oct - 30 Marzo.
Accomm:4 nights.

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