HIKKING TO VALLE DEL FRANCES LOOKOUT – FULL DAY
From Puerto Natales
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAdventure, Budget, Charming, Classic, Ecofriendly, Forest, Glaciers, GROUP DEPARTURES, Hiking, Lake, Mid-range, Mountain, National Park, Navigation, Photograph, Puerto Natales, Quiet, Rural, Trekking, Walking Tour, Wild Life
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
We start the Pick Up in Puerto Natales and then headed to Pudeto area to cross Pehoé Lake on a catamaran (not included in the price), to the Paine Grande refuge. From there, we start our trek to the Valle del Francés by a clear path, which runs along the north shore of Lake Pehoé. In a few minutes there is a light ascent that allows us to leave the lake behind us and appreciate the Cuernos del Paine ahead (2,600 meters above sea level).
After 30 minutes Lake Skottsberg is reached, known for the occasional whirlwinds that the wind forms in its waters. The trail continues along the western shore of the lake, overlooking the Paine Grande (3,050 m). During the walk, several watersheds come from the slopes of the hills and cross the path. We continue towards the Italiano Camp with a spectacular setting, facing the Paine Grande and the French Glacier. From here you can continue towards the interior of the valley, one of the most beautiful corners of the whole park.
The route into Valle del Frances (the intermediate vertical line of the “W”) starts at the Italiano Camp. After an hour and a half, we will arrive at an open and windy place, called Frances Lookout (680 masl).
After concluding with the view of this wonderful landscape we will start the return to the Paine Grande area to board the boat that brings us back to Pudeto, and go back to Puerto Natales, arriving at the end of the day.
- Excursion of high physical demand;
- Schedules may change according to weather conditions and physical conditions of traverls;
- Minimum age required to performing this excursion: 15 years old.
Duration: approx. 14 hours.
-Regular tour departs daily from December 1st to March 31th at 06:00 am.
–Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
THIS EXCURSION DOES NOT OPERATE DECEMBER 25 AND JANUARY 1
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel;
- Lunch: water, fruit, brownie, cookies, juice, sandwich, mix dry fruits;
- Optional: bamboo canes, ponchos and gaiters;
- English Speaking guide.
- Entrence fee to Torres del Paine National Park;
- Catamar Pehoe ticket;
- Any other fee not mentioned;