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Grey Glacier Lookout

Tours > Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

 

 

Torres del Paine National Park was created in 1959 and was named a Biosphere Reserve in 1978 by UNESCO. It is made up of approximately 127,000 hectares and it is the most prestigious and important park in Chile.

The park is known for its flourishing and unique biodiversity. With a great variety of wildlife and native vegetation, Torres del Paine National Park has one of the most diverse ecosystems on the continent.

Due to the glacial history of the region, Chilean Patagonia is home to unique natural formations such as large rivers and lakes including the Paine River, Serrano River, Lake Sarmiento, Lake Pehoe, Lake Nordenskjold and others. All of the water emerges directly from glaciers, which results in beautiful bright colors that amaze everyone!

One of the places where the presence of the frozen past is still evident is Glacier Grey. Descending directly from the Southern Ice Field, Glacier Grey is surrounded by large mountains and melts directly into Lake Grey. This remarkable scene is one of the most impressive attractions in the national park.

PROGRAM:

You will begin the day by taking a 30-minute navigation crossing Lake Pehoe. Once arriving to Lodge/Camping “Paine Grande,” you will start the 3.5-hour hike to the Glacier Grey viewpoint.

ITINERARY:

Pick-up in a private transfer is at 6:45 AM from Puerto Natales. You will arrive to the park at approximately 8:30 AM and take the first boat crossing Lake Pehoe at 9:00AM. You will take the 30-minute navigation to the Paine Grande Lodge/Camp site where you will begin your hike.

The hike will begin by walking through a deep valley at the foot of Paine Grande. After approximately 40 minutes, you will arrive at the “Duck Lagoon” (Laguna de los patos) where you will continue towards the glacier through thick, native forests and small hills. After just a few minutes you will begin to see the large icebergs in Lake Grey and as you continue on the path you will eventually find yourself meters away from the impressive ice tongue, Glacier Grey.

After walking back to Lodge/Camping “Paine Grande,” once again you will take the 30-minute navigation through Lake Pehoé where you will finish the day by taking your private transfer back to Puerto Natales.


INCLUDES:

- Private transportation
- Local Guide
- Food
- Boat ticket
- Entrance fee to the Torres del Paine National Park








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