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30 NOV 2019 TO 6 DEC 2019

CHILE | DIENTES DE NAVARINO   SMALL GROUP EXPEDITION

EMBRACE THE WILDERNESS OF PATAGONIA

At a latitude of 55°S, you are literally at the end of the world. This far south, the weather changes rapidly. Feel the force of the Patagonian wind as you trek over rocky mountain passes. Seek shelter in the pristine lenga forests. Each day promises you a different perspective of the jagged peaks of the Dientes de Navarino mountain range.

 

The Dientes de Navarino Classic Route is the world's southernmost trek through one of the most pristine and wild environments!

ITINERARY

This expedition is for the trekker who is looking to explore the spectacular landscape of Tierra Del Fuego off the beaten path. This is a very dynamic trail with a variety of terrain to challenge even the most seasoned hikers.

DAY 1: PUERTO WILLIAMS

We'll meet at Punta Arenas airport for our morning flight to Puerto Williams, the southernmost city in Chile. In the afternoon, we will visit the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, before gathering for our trek briefing.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Fio Fio, Puerto Williams

No meals included

DAY 2: LAGUNA SALTO

The first part of the hike will take us up Bandera Hill, crossing an old forest and above the tree line before reaching the summit where hikers will have the best views of Tierra del Fuego island, the Beagle Channel, Puerto Williams and Ushuaia. This is also where we will have the first views of the Dientes de Navarino mountain range before arriving at camp.

Distance: 7.8km / 4.8 miles

Accommodation: dome tent

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 3: MONTE BETTINELLI

We will be crossing the Dientes de Navarino mountain range from its northern side, across three different passes to arrive at its southern side – Paso Primero, Paso Australia and Paso de los Dientes. Hikers will have their first views of Cape Horn as well. We will take a detour from the main trail and head south towards the forest. There will be an optional walk to the top of Mt. Bettinelli, where hikers can enjoy unobstructed views of the Dientes de Navarino, its lagoons, the Wollaston Islands and Cape Horn.

 

Distance: 5.5km / 3.4 miles

Accommodation: dome tent

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

DAY 4: LAGUNA MARTILLO

Today’s hike will take us along several lagoons, across old glacial valleys, into the forest before climbing above the tree line of Paso Ventarron and Paso Guerrico. These are windy passes with open views towards the western side of the island. This will be one of the more demanding days because of the diverse environments we will encounter.

 

Distance: 9.7km / 6.0 miles

Accommodation: dome tent

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

DAY 5: LOS GUANACOS

After crossing a couple of valleys, we will begin our hike uphill to arrive at Paso Virginia, the highest point of the route. It is a great summit where we will have the chance to see the entire Dientes de Navarino mountain range and all the way to Beagle Channel and Tierra del Fuego island. We will then hike down from the pass to our last camp near the Laguna Los Guanacos.

 

Distance: 9.6km / 6.0 miles

Accommodation: dome tent

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

DAY 6: PUERTO WILLIAMS

On the last morning of the hike, the trail will take us towards the north of Navarino Island and towards sea level. We will cross into farmland as we descend from the mountain, where the car will pick us up and transfer us back to Puerto Williams for lunch and a well-deserved afternoon off!

 

Distance: 3.1km / 1.9 miles

Accommodation: Hotel Fio Fio, Puerto Williams

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

DAY 7: PUNTA ARENAS

The trip concludes with our scheduled flight back to Punta Arenas. If you are interested in extending your trip with other destinations in Chile / Patagonia, please let us know!

 

Meals Included: breakfast 

GOOD TO KNOW

  • As we will be trekking through wild Patagonian terrain, there will be days where there will be no network connectivity, most days spent camping and the ever-changing weather conditions in the mountains may result in alterations to the programme,

  • You will need to carry your own backpack, which should contain all the personal gear and sleeping bag you would require during the five days on the trail. We recommend that the weight of this backpack does not exceed 10kg (22lb),

  • Our porters will be carrying the camp equipment (e.g. tents, cooking utensils, gas) and food required for the entire trek, and

  • At least 10% of our profits are donated to community projects in Chile, with a focus on children's education.

MORE INFORMATION

  • Download the complete trip dossier here

  • If you would like to travel on this itinerary as a private expedition, please get in touch with us!

 

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