Trekking the Full Circuit of Patagonia (Chile)

DC Hiking & Backpacking Club (DC-HBC)
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THIS IS BETTER THAN THE W TREK - WE'RE DOING THE ENTIRE CIRCUIT OF PATAGONIA. ONLY 7 SPOTS OPEN.

THIS WILL BE LED BY A LOCAL FEMALE GUIDE AS PART OF OUR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT.

TRIP DATES: JANUARY 30 to FEBRUARY 12, 2020.

Bookings go fast for this trek so we are planning this as early as possible. I'm finalizing the pricing for the group but want to give you advance notice that this is happening. Prices should be final in the next 7 days or so.

This is in support of the social enterprise, Peak Explorations, which advances the roles of women and indigenous communities in the trekking tourism industry. Learn more about the trip and PE here: https://www.peakexplorations.com/patagonia

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival in Santiago, Chile
DAY 2: Fly to Punta Arenas. Overnight in Punta Arenas.
DAY 3: Early bus to Puerto Natales.
DAY 4: Entry to Patagonia with our first day of trekking. Overnight in Seron. Distance & time: 13 kms/8 miles. 4 hours.
DAY 5: Second day of trekking. Overnight in Dickson. Distance & time: 18 kms/11 miles. 6 hours.
DAY 6: Third day of trekking: Overnight in Los Perros. Distance & time: 11 kms/7 miles. 4.5 hours.
DAY 7: Fourth day of trekking. Overnight in Grey. Distance & time: 22 kms/14 miles. 11 hours. Garner Pass crossing.
DAY 8: Fifth day of trekking. Overnight in Paine Grande.Distance & time: 11 kms/7 miles. 3.5 hours.
DAY 9: Sixth day of trekking. Overnight in Frances. Distance & time: 13 kms /8 miles. 7 hours.
DAY 10: Seventh day of trekking. Overnight in Torre Central. Distance & time: 12 kms/7 miles. 4.5 hours.
DAY 11: Eight day of trekking. We hike to the base of the "Towers." Overnight in Puerto Natales. Distance & time: 22 kms /14 miles. 8 hours.
DAY 12: Extra hiking day or free day in Puerto Natales.
DAY 13: Bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas. Fly to Santiago. Overnight in Santiago.
DAY 14: Fly home.

TREK & TRIP STYLE

This trek is STRENUOUS given the elevation gain and loss and the possible low temperatures. You must be physically fit, in good health, and preferably with recent backpacking/hiking experience. You will be carrying your personal items including tent, sleeping bag and mat, snacks, etc. Consider this trek as a lighter version of backpacking and a more advanced version of day hiking. Although you will need to carry your tent, sleeping bag and mat, you don't need to carry 8 days worth of food as breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided each day.

Please note that we will be staying in tents during the trek and hostels/guesthouses in Santiago, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.

INCLUSIONS:

​Airport transfers
All bus transfers
All meals during the trek (full board)
All campsites during the trek
All accommodations in Santiago, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales
A licensed local guide for the full circuit trek and a trip leader
Park fees
Porter service for Los Perros

EXCLUSIONS:

International flight
Round trip flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas
Hotel before/after trek
Travel/medical insurance
Meals in the cities
Optional activities in Santiago, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales
Gear rental (possible in Puerto Natales)
Tip for your guide(s) and trek staff are optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy your trek

PRICE: Will depend on group size.

PRICE

(per person)

This trip requires a minimum of 4 people.*

$2675 (7 persons)

$2785 (6 persons)

$2935 (5 persons)

$3170 (4 persons)

*We can arrange for a group of 2 or 3 people to still do the entire trip at a higher cost per person.

DEPOSIT: $895

​Spots are limited to ONLY 7 people.

Deposit is due now to save your spot and no later than May 30, 2019 (assuming spaces are still available then). This deadline is set to ensure that we secure decent accommodations on the trek and meet the minimum group size.

TO APPLY: Complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdf4JZPiqPFZqS01OyILUuvSdpW0BEMfkpjGOK0ju_Am5JayQ/viewform

Balance is due by September 15, 2019.
Questions? Email me: [masked]

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