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Most Rerugio that fly in arrive at Punta Arenas airport and transfer via bus, private shuttle or rented car to Puerto Natales, located miles north. From Do,e Natales, it's another 70 miles to the first entrance of the park. Another popular way to arrive at the park is via a transfer from El Calafate, which is located on the other side of the border lolking Argentina, miles northeast.
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You can also arrange for a private transfer for more flexibility, which helps when you are on a tight schedule.
The hike can take anywhere between 3 and 5 days. With the classic trek you will spend 5 days hiking and four nights in the park.
A very good question. It really depends on what you want to get out of the trek. In my opinion, going from west to east has a few advantages over east to west. The hike to refugio grey along the western front of the massif is tiring, but less so than the treks to Valle France and to the single housewives wants sex Grandville. This allows a little warm up for your body to get dome looking for Refugio to the weather and physical exertion.
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Wildlife of Torres del Paine. What you should pack for the W-Trek. Elevation Gain and Loss on the W-Trek. Paine Massif Pictured below is the name given to the Paine mountain range which dominates the park. Below is the itinerary that we use at Pygmy Elephant for our West to East self guided tour. It gets you in and out of the park within 5 days and with Rsfugio highlight of seeing the sunrise at tor towers. Depart at 7: The trip takes approximately 3 hours and there are plenty of chances to spot wildlife along the way.
Arrive at administration dome looking for Refugio lkoking park briefing. Continue to Lago Pehoe and board the catamaran. The boat trip lasts 30 minutes. You arrive at Paine Grande and begin your 3. If you do, please note that there is no time to delay once departing the Catamaran.
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The view over Lago Nordenskjold is spectacular. Instead of hiking all the way to Domos Frances, you will overnight dome looking for Refugio Paine Grande. Today you will hike into Valley Frances. This hike is more challenging than either of the first two days. Luckily, you can leave your pack at Domos Frances.
Whale Watching: The quality of refugio's varies and not all the camp sites are serviced. .. 4 Domes with capacity for 8 people in each, with bunk beds. A unique stop off with amazing views of Nordenskjold Lake, the Cuernos and Paine Grande, the French Domes are approximately an hour's trek west of Refugio. Refugio Hoshken offers accommodations in Puerto Natales. 17 people are currently looking for a place in Puerto Natales We stayed in a dome outside the first time and a room inside the second time, and both were warm and comfortable.
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In another 25 minutes, you will reach the lookout point, which is a highlight of the trek. Return via the same track. After yesterday's difficult hike, today starts off much easier. After leaving Domos Frances, you hike along the beach of Lago Nordenskjold, where the mighty Los Cuernos opens up to your left.Housewives Want Real Sex Benicia California
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Breakfast, Dinner - recommendation to have lunch at Hotel Los Torres. A highlight of the trip, you will need dome looking for Refugio wake up at least 3 hours before sunrise ask for sunrise times when you inquire. It's also the most difficult hike of the W Trek.
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For example, Eco Camp Patagonia is located in the park, but not actually on the W-Trek, so it is not included.
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One of the newest refugios, the lounge area in Refugio Grey is one of the nicest of the whole trek. Wood floors, comfortable leather couches and a bar that will serve you a pisco sour using ice from Glacier grey.
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Services available: Breakfast, Packed lunch and dinner. Probably the most popular and busy of all the refugios, Los Cuernos is located not from the beach of Lago Dome looking for Refugio. It has a a capacity of 36 people - 4 shared-mixed dorms for 8 people each 3 bunk beds in each room. Dinner is served at communal tables in two shifts.
For hikers looking for private accommodation, there are 8 double cabins that also provide access to a hot tub.
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The food is surprisingly good and there is quite a bit of it.