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Patagonia: Trekking In Paine & Fitz Roy Collage

PATAGONIA:
TREKKING IN PAINE & FITZ ROY

Trekking, Optional Horseback Riding
16 days       2 - 8 guests

  • hike in stunning Torres del Paine National Park
  • hike near the awesome Ritz Roy massif
  • trek in stunning mountain scenery!
The adventurous treks on this expedition take in the spectacular views to be had in Torres Del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. Day hikes in Los Glaciares encompass incredible views of the Fitz Roy massif and surrounding peaks. Galen Rowell, the renowned outdoor photographer, has called this "one of the top 10 photography destinations on earth". in addition to Fitz Roy we will hike on Perito Moreno glacier and in Torres del Paine and views we encounter will be nothing short of awesome. The Paine massif includes vertical granite walls 7,000' high, an abundance of glaciers, unique towers, and mountains that make this one of the earth's scenic masterpieces which may not be equaled anywhere in the world!

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 1: Fly to Buenos Aires
  • Day 2: Arrive Buenos Aires early am. Transfer to hotel, afternoon free to explore city
  • Day 3: Fly to Rio Gallegos then drive to Chalten and Los Glaciares National Park
  • Day 4: Los Glaciares National Park, hike to Rio Blanco base camp and Laguna de Los Tres vantage point
  • Day 5: Los Glaciares National Park, hike to Torre Lake and Cerro Torre
  • Day 6: Los Glaciares National Park, hike to Piedra del Fraile and Fitz Roy North Glacier
  • Day 7: Chalten - Calafate, hike to Pliegue Tumbado vantage point, drive to Calafate
  • Day 8: Moreno Glacier, Boat crossing, glacier walk
  • Day 9: Drive to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Day 10: Torres del Paine National Park, hike to Grey Glacier along Grey Lake
  • Day 11: Torres del Paine National Park, hike or horseback ride to the Italian Camp, Francis Valley, Paine Grande, Cuernos del Paine, British Climbers Camp
  • Day 12: Torres del Paine National Park, hike along Nordenskjold Lake to the foot of Cuernos del Paine
  • Day 13: Torres del Paine National Park, hike or horseback ride up the Ascencio river valley to the Paine Towers
  • Day 14: Torres del Paine National Park, full day of exploration
  • Day 15: Drive to Punta Arenas to catch flight to Santiago and then our flight back home
  • Day 16: Arrive home
Departure Dates
2005: Feb. 19 - Mar 6; Oct. 22 - Nov. 6; Dec. 23 - Jan. 7, '06
2006: Feb. 18 - Mar 5; Oct. 21 - Nov. 5; Dec. 23 - Jan. 7, '07

Land Price
$3,490 (8 guests)
$3,890 (5-7 guests)
$4,690 (3-4 guests)
$5,090 (2 guests)

Accommodations
Hotels, inns, huts

Level of Difficulty
II - III: Moderate, with occassional Level III (challenging ascents)

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Photo of Patagonian Mountains

RAID IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
A Patagonia Sports Spectacular

Raid In The Lake District Collage Hiking, Horseback Riding, Rafting, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Boating, Kayaking
15 days       2 - 8 guests

  • cross over the crest of the Andes Mountains
  • explore the snow-capped peaks of the Lake District on foot, horseback, mountain bike, and boat
  • see the spectacular Lake District of Argentina and Chile in this active adventure
Imagine crossing over the very crest of the Andes Mountains, trekking among massive virgin growth forests (16 stories high), climbing among impressive canyons, hiking through red volcanic ash as you ascend a volcano, biking through mountainous scenery, rafting exciting white water rivers, horseback riding over mountain passes, or exploring snow-capped peaks, quick-flowing streams and deep blue lakes. The scenery is reminiscent of the Swiss Alps, but on a much grander scale. All of these experiences are yours as part of this multi-sport trip into the spectacular mountain scenery of Argentina and Chile's Lake District.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 1 - 2: Fly to Buenos Aires and Bariloche
  • Day 3 - 4: Mascardi Lake and Pampa Linda; Horseback riding
  • Day 5: Pampa Linda, Mt. Tronador, Castana Overo Glacier; Horseback Riding, hiking
  • Day 6: Pampa Linda, Manso River; Whitewater kayaking
  • Day 7 - 9: Vuriloche Pass; Ride horseback and trek across the Andes into Chile
  • Day 10: Petrohue; Kayaking, boating
  • Day 11: Petrohue; Moutain biking
  • Day 12: Petrohue; Whitewater rafting, hiking
  • Day 13: Petrohue; Kayaking, rock climbing
  • Day 14: Transfer to Puerto Montt, fly to Santiago, fly home
  • Day 15: arrive home
Departure Dates
2005: Jan 8 -22; Feb 5 - 19; Mar. 5 - 12; Oct. 29 - Nov. 12; Dec. 19 - Jan. 2, '06
2006: Jan. 7 - 21; Feb. 4 - 18; Mar. 4 - 11; Oct. 28 - Nov. 11; Dec. 23 - Jan. 6, '07

Land Price
$3,090 (7-8 guests)
$3,290 (3-6 guests)
$3,990 (2 guests)

Accommodations
Hotels, inns, trail camps

Level of Difficulty
III - Challenging

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TOWERS LAKE AND ICE: PATAGONIA, THE LAKE DISTRICT TO PAINE
Hiking / Trekking, Horseback Riding, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Rafting
15 days       2 - 8 guests

  • See some of the most amazing scenery in the world!
  • Hike in the stunning Torres del Paine National Park
  • Explore the Lake District on foot, horseback, mountain bike, kayak and raft
This exciting multi-sport adventure takes us to Patagonia where we will not only see the quick flowing streams, turquoise mountain lakes, and snow capped peaks of the Lake District but the spectacular granite towers and glacial lakes in Torres del Paine National Park. Each day is an action-packed adventure among some of the most breath taking, spectacular scenery on this Earth!!

The Lake District is a region where azure, mirrored lakes hold the reflections of ice-capped volcanoes, ancient trees and, of course, the indomitable Andes. Among this startling beauty we will kayak in the fjords to explore the wildlife and immerse ourselves in the rich coastal culture found there. We'll mountain bike in beautiful native forests, raft in emerald waters and try our hand at rock climbing among impressive canyons all in the scenery reminiscent of the Swiss Alps, but on a much grander scale.

Torres del Paine is a destination that changes its visitors by setting standards of sheer sensory impact against which all other places are thereafter measured. Here are the Towers of Paine, and the rest of the Paine Massif‹ truly one of the earthıs scenic masterpieces. These mountains are 8,000 to 10,000 ft. towers of pinkish-gray granite made exceptionally striking by caps of jet-black slate. Rising out of the Patagonian Ice Cap (third largest ice cap on Earth) these spires dominate every view in the park and seem to leap into the clouds from the floor of the valley. They are surrounded by a necklace of turquoise glacial lakes, seven glaciers, and beech forests. We will hike for five stupendous days and the views we encounter will be nothing short of awesome. We will come across herds of guanacos that allow us to get within a thrilling 15 yards. In addition to guanacos we will likely see the lesser rhea (American ostrich), red & gray foxes, condors, flamingos, and perhaps pumas (cougar).

The stunning natural beauty of The Lake District and Torres del Paine has made Patagonia an almost unequalled destination for hikers, explorers and adventurers alike which adds up to an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 1: Fly to Santiago, Chile
  • Day 2: Arrive Santiago and catch flight to Puerto Montt. Transfer to Dalcahue Channel for Kayaking in the Lake District
  • Day 3: Lake District / Dalcahue Channel - Kayaking
  • Day 4: Lake District. Transfer to Petrohue - Mountain Biking
  • Day 5: Lake District. Petrohue - Rafting, Hiking
  • Day 6: Lake District. Petrohue - Kayaking, Rock Climbing
  • Day 7: Drive from Petrohue to Puerto Montt. Fly to Punta Arenas. Drive to Puerto Natales.
  • Day 8: Drive from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park - Hiking, Boating
  • Day 9: Torres del Paine. Gray Glacier and Gray Lake - Hiking
  • Day 10: Torres del Paine. Frances Valley, Paine Grande, Cuernos del Paine - hiking
  • Day 11: Torres del Paine. Nordenskjold Lake, Cuernos del Paine, Mt. Almirante Nieto - hiking
  • Day 12: Torres del Paine. Paine Towers - Hiking, Horseback Riding
  • Day 13: Torres del Paine. Paine Towers - Hiking
  • Day 14 - 15: Fly home

Departure Dates
2005: Feb. 18 - Mar. 4: Nov. 4 - 18; Dec. 19 - Jan. 2, '06
2006: Feb. 17 - Mar. 3: Nov. 3 - 17; Dec. 22 - Jan. 5, '07

Land Price
$3,690 US (8 guests)
$3,990 US (5 - 7 guests)
$4,390 US (3 - 4 guests)
$4,690 US (2 guests)

Accommodations
Hotels, inns, huts

Level of Difficulty
III - Challenging

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For a suggested reading list for Patagonia
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