Patagonia for Hikers

Mt Fitzroy

& Torres del Paine

Two Countries, Two Hikes

Patagonia is not a country nor a place. It is a vast territory shared by Chile and Argentina, whose remarkable geography –shaped by mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers– offers countless exploration opportunities and is a  hikers heaven!

On arrival in El Calafate, Argentina you will venture north to El Chalten where your Patagonian exploration kicks off with a 4 night stay in the new Explora El Chalten lodge.

Explora el Chalten is a mecca for those who love the outdoors, hiking and the finest attributes of nature.  With views to the Electric Valley and the Marconi Glacier, explora El Chaltén is the ideal launch pad for full or half day journeys at a style and pace of your choosing.

Visit Los Glacieres National Park and discover this iconic landscape on treks, overland trips, on an ice hike and more.  Then, at the end of each day, return to your retreat to relax and still admire the views of the Electric Valley and of the Marconi Glacier, that are spread out before you.

After three nights at El Chalten cross the Argentine / Chile border bound for Explora Patagonia, the only lodge inside the Torres del Paine National Park.

With direct views of the the three towers you will spend the next four days exploring nature’s finest on foot, horseback or self-guided explorations.

With options to visit the Lago Grey, Glaciar Grey, hike to the base of the Torres, cross the Las Chinas River on horseback to reach Mercado or explore Mirador Masle in search of local flora and fauna – you are spoilt for choice!

At the end of each day you may wish to relax in the jacuzzi, enjoy a drink at the bar or dine on the finest of local food at your lodge before retreating to your comfortable yet stylishly simple room, allowing you to continue to appreciate the breathtaking landscape that lies beyond your window.

At the end of your stay return to Punta Arenas for your outbound flight, or continue your adventure elsewhere in South America!

You will love

  • Showcases the vastness of Patagonia
  • Hiking, horseback riding & more
  • Wildlife wonders of Patagonia
  • Explore the heart of Los Glaciers NP
  • Stay in the only lodge in Torres del Paine NP

8 DAYS OF HIKING HEAVEN

DAY 1 | EL CHALTEN

Arrive in El Calafate, Argentina and road transfer north to reach Explora El Chaltén, deep in the heart of the Los Glaciares National Park. Check in to your lodge and appreciate the views of the Electric Valley and Marconi Glacier laid out right before you.

DAY 2 | EL CHALTEN

Amidst the Argentinean Patagonia, the natural rock, mountain and ice amphitheater surrounding your lodge offers countless territories to be explored. Take part in a variety of half or full day excursions on offer allowing you to explore at a pace and style of your choice.

DAY 3 | EL CHALTEN

The area around your lodge has towering mountains and different landscapes open to be discovered through treks, overland trips, ice hikes, and even rock climbing, depending on your preferences and skill. Accompanied by your guide you may wish to venture around Los Glaciares National Park, discover the Southern Patagonia Mountain Range, Mount Fitz-Roy and the surroundings of the Los Huemules Nature Reserve.

DAY 4 | TORRES DEL PAINE

After breakfast check out and road transfer south, crossing into Chile, to reach Explora Patagonia, the only lodge right in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park.

DAY 5 | TORRES DEL PAINE

With 40 explorations on offer – from guided hikes to horseback riding, high mountain ascents to overland excursions – you are spoilt for choice over the next three days!

DAY 6 | TORRES DEL PAINE

Hike to Mirador Toro or the Lago Grey today, or join a horseback ride to the Laguna Negra or an overland journey to view the startling flora and fauna including guanacos and (if you are lucky) puma on the Patagonian Steppe.

DAY 7 | TORRES DEL PAINE

Another full day to unveil the turquoise lakes, glaciers, lenga tree forests, viewpoints, prairies and rivers that surround your lodge, as well as stunning views of the iconic spans of the trekking circuit known as “W”.

DAY 8 | END OF ARRANGEMENTS

Check out after breakfast and road transfer to Punta Arenas airport where your journey ends….and your next adventure begins?

OUR ACCOMMODATION RECOMMENDATIONS

The perfect lodges for avid hikers!

Explora El Chalten – Southern Patagonia

Explora el Chalten, set to open its doors at the end of 2020, will be located 7km from El Chalten, with views out to the Electric Valley and the Marconi Glacier. Explora offers programs which include over 35 half and full day explorations and opportunities to embrace remarkable geography and Patagonian wilderness. Read More

Explora Patagonia – Torres del Paine

Explora Patagonia is located at the centre of the Torres del Paine National Park, the heart of Patagonia, on the shores of Lake Pehoe. Enjoy the most majestic of views right from the lodge itself, and enjoy over 35 half and full day explorations which there are to choose from. Disconnect and unwind in remote Patagonia at Explora. Read More

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