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The Classic Paine Circuit - Premium Patagonia

Starts: El Calafate, Argentina
Finishes: El Calafate, Argentina

Visit: El Calafate, Puerto Natales, Nordenskjöld Lake, Los Perros, Lago Grey , Estancia Pudeto, Lake Nordenskjold, Ascencio Valley, El Calafate

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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Home to jaw dropping scenery, granite towers, incredible lakes, cascading waterfalls and beautiful glaciers, Patagonia is one of the worlds last great wildernesses and the most incredible destination for a South American trekking holiday. Nestled in Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, youll find one of the Top 10 Treks in the World, the Paine Circuit. Here youll follow trails which snake through a landscape which is home to guanaco, Andean grey fox, condor, deer and the elusive puma. The adventure starts in El Calafate, the gateway Patagonia, before heading through breath-taking scenery to the award winning Eco Camp. As a company that prides itself on responsible tourism, KE uses this fantastic eco-base where cosy domes have views of the Paine Towers and Patagonian star-filled skies. Working with local porters means no heavy backpacking as you trek over the impressive John Gardner Pass, walk up the dramatic Frances Valley and hike along the shores of Lake Nordenskjold. However the trekking icing on the Patagonian cake is the grand finale when you head up to the base of the famed Paine Towers. If youre looking to trek the very best trails in Patagonia and experience the most incredible scenery on the planet, then this is the perfect choice.

Highlights

    • Trek over the superb John Gardner Pass and hike along Lake Nordenskojd
    • Stay in cosy domes with breath-taking views and star-gazing windows
    • Hike the Frances Valley, see the incredible Cuernos and trek up Valle Ascencio
    • Explore El Calafate before enjoying fully supported trekking in wilderness Chile

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62312
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: El Calafate, Argentina
Finishes: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 11 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A professional local leader
  • A single timed airport transfer on Day 1 and 11 (to meet the preferred flight) National park fees
  • All accommodation as described in the trip notes
  • All meals as per the trip notes
  • On trek a full service including food and all equipment (except personal equipment)
  • All land transport required by the itinerary

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $4,455 ($405/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

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Argentina, Chile El Calafate, Parc National Torres Del Paine, Lago Dickson, Los Perros, Lago De Grey, El Francés, Lago Nordenskjöld, Paine, Las Torres Ecocamp
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Chris B 

The day where we hiked over the pass and the view from up top of the grey glacier was amazing. Overall it was a great trip with stunning views, variety of hiking conditions, challenging, fun, educational, and a trip of a life time. Completing the circuit was very rewarding.

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Lawrence B 

We had an excellent trip in part due to the perfect weather and in part because the party moved at a reasonably pace. Both leaders were very knowledgeable about the environment (in the widest sense) and were excellent.

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Julian F 

You have come a long way during the time I have been travelling with them (11 years and counting). I particularly like the new website, with its excellent interactive features. I am also very happy with the support I received from the Adventure team before and during the trip.

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Stella T 

The EcoCamp in Torres del Paine was very good, and a different experience. The food prepared by the crew on the trek was outstanding, the best food I've ever had on a trek and plenty of it too. The support crew was excellent too. I found the guide an excellent trip leader in all respects, including being very sociable and knowledgeable. He was in control of everything that needed to be taken care of and was very good with providing information. Everything was excellent! It's one of the best managed treks I've been on with any company. Good paced trekking days with a good combination of long and shorter days. We were lucky to be a small group of like-minded people too, which made the trip even more excellent.

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Ros K 

The whole holiday was a wonderful experience in this stunning part of the world. It was an eye opener in terms of how national parks should be cared for, with care of the wild land and wild life top priority - rather a contrast to the way national parks are treated in the UK. The stunning scenery and wildlife, the friendly, efficient and knowledgeable guides, the extremely comfortable ecocamp. Having your tent already put up for you when you arrive! All the local transport being comfortable and punctual. Trekking in the quieter northern sector was particularly pleasant.

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Wendy O 

The Patagonia staff are amazing and all seem so happy and friendly and give such a great vibe... the food and service and facilities there are first class and it was such a joy to stay there. I WANT TO GO BACK! The Scenery was simply stunning! Such a beautiful amazing destination. Ecocamp Patagonia and Laguna Azul campsite are amazing and I would go back there in a heartbeat (if it wasn't half a world away). You definitely need to mention the WIND in your dossiers... Patagonia is the windiest inhabited place on earth, a good windproof jacket is essential. Drinking water is readily available everywhere, you really only need to carry a 1 litre bottle.

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Heather D 

We enjoyed the challenge of walking in this beautiful scenery with glaciers and towering granite peaks. The trek allowed us to experience many different aspects of the National Park. The evening meals were fun and the welcoming Pisco sours went down a treat. The food and wine were excellent and varied. The leaders were very helpful and their extensive knowledge helped us to enjoy the surroundings more than just walking. One leader could recognise 175 different bird calls and spotted a pigmy owl for me. As I had never been to the Patagonia region before I didn't know what to expect. As it turned out the beauty of the mountains and glaciers was a very pleasant surprise. The difficulty of the trekking was about what I would expect for a grade 7. We have trekked in Nepal for the past 3 years so it was pleasant not to have to deal with the effects of altitude.

Tour Operator

KE Adventure Travel

KE is your number one choice for classic treks such as Everest Basecamp in Nepal, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Toubkal in Morocco or the Tour du Mont Blanc in the European Alps. Our record is also second-to-none on climbing expeditions to peaks as diverse as Mera Peak in Nepal, Mount Khuiten in Mongolia and Monte Rosa in Switzerland

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