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HUT TO HUT TREK ON THE SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL IN PATAGONIA PARK 

Come to experience an adventure in a place which is really the Patagonia you imagine. We traverse an old path for native people, as well as for smugglers in the past. Today the wildest area of the main conservation project and ECO/Adventure destination in Chile and Argentina: The New Patagonia Bi-National Park.

The “Hut to Hut” trekking across the Patagonian backcountry, allow us to get to remote and outfitted basecamps, facing superb landscapes which are the heart of this new destination in the southern cone of America.

The camps are the unique facilities allowed in a sector defined as a pristine area into the park, where Patagonia Huts regenerates an old and forgotten trail as  “The Hut to Hut Smugglers’ Trail”. Our trips considers dynamic control systems of use impact on trails & sites , besides flora & fauna monitoring with the highest regard of Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.

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DATES: DECEMBER 5-10, 2018

 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: LOW 

You will be guided through alpine terrain, considering several rivers crossing. Scouting the backcountry of the Park…

FITNESS LEVEL REQUIRED: HIGH

You need to be comfortable to walk until 8 hours a day with your Personal belongins (Sleeping bag; clothes and snacks)

GROUP SIZE: 6-12

 

TRIP -DESCRIPTION

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DAY 1• JOURNEY TO CHILE CHICO, HIKING THE LUNAR VALLEY

Travel by bus for 2 hours from Coyhaique the north shore of the biggest lake in Chile, were you will board the Ferry for a 2,5 hour sail. Your Trip Leader will be waiting at the dock in Chile Chico, to continue toward the “Lunar Valley”. Impressive rocks formations where is possible to observe native paintings inside the National Park. The length of today’s hikes will vary, depending on the day’s logistics, but we’ll generally hike around 3 hours. Overnight in Chile Chico.

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DAY 2 • TREK THROUGH JEINIMENI AREA – HUT GLACIAR

We will drive about 1 hours across the Patagonian plains, and along the River and border with Argentina, to the north entrance of Patagonia Park. Here we will hike along the turquoise colored water of lakes, getting a taste of the adventure, with several river crossing and climbing hills in order to get stunning views of Jeinimeni mountain range, Valle Hermoso and hanging glaciers. Arriving to our rustic Hut-Glaciar, fire, hot water and welcome drink!

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DAY 3 • CIRCUIT HUT-GLACIAR CAMP TO GUARDAPARQUE GLACIER 

This day, we’ll enjoy some mountaineering to the circuit of the glacier around its lake, stopping for a box lunch at the hanging glacier of Punta Guanaco peak. The hike is steep and ascends on eroded rock and gullies until it arrives near the serac band of Guardaparques Glacier, where lakes and waterfalls are visible. We’ll return via the same path to Hut Glaciar Camp for dinner.

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DAY 4 • TREK TO RENOVAL HUT

Early start so we can enjoy impressive views of the Jeinimeni mountain range and unclimbed peaks. Our path starts leaving behind the alpine, to face the northwest evergreen forest. We walk down to the Valley, first around lagoons to get to an old Coihue forest, and then on the trail which leads us to the new “Hut Renoval Camp”, besides old shelters made for Gauchos in the past.

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DAY 5 • TREK FROM AVILÉS RIVER TO CHELENCO LAKE – CHILE CHICO

The last day, the trek takes us across wide and shallow rivers, along Avilés Valley. This is the moment when we get to cattle trails that gauchos have used to get their animals to summer pasture, with picadas and corrales all the way back to General Carrera Lake. Here we’ll meet our van to come back to Chile Chico. We will drive to the northeast through the spectacular scenery besides the lake.

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DAY 6 • DEPARTURE

After an early breakfast, you could get the ferry in order to get to the airport in Balmaceda, or a shuttle bus to continue your trip either to the south or north of Patagonia in both countries. From Chile Chico, there are connections to Chaltén, Calafate, Bariloche and Chilean Austral Road.

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

Patagonia Huts has a Risk Management procedure and an evacuation protocol, approved by the Park Authority. It considers that Clients must have medical and evacuation insurance protection.

SERVICE INCLUDES

  • Information – Support for Booking Decision
  • Head and Assistant Guide
  • Camps Equipment
  • All scheduled transportation during trip: Day 1 bus and ferry
  • 2 nights accommodation at Campamento Ñandú Hostel
  • Meals: welcome dinner on day 1 and farewell dinner on day 5
  • Booking Support for connections on final day

SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Airfare and travel expenses to Chile Chico (Private), including airport taxes and baggage charges
  • Personal medical and travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment
  • Optional tipping to guides and staff

 

 

ITINERARY WITH OPTIONAL DAY TRIP TO CHACABUCO VALLEY

We offer an optional day trip, in order to provide the full experience of this new ECO/Adventure destination. Instead of coming back to Chile Chico, you will have the chance to head to Puerto Bertrand and visit Chacabuco Valley. This steppe grasslands and wetlands valley was donated by Tompkins Conservation in order to unite Jeinimeni and Tamango Natural Reserves, becoming the new Patagonia National Park. This old Estancia or ranch has the fencing removed nowadays, allowing the return of healthy wildlife populations, and flora regeneration.

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DATES CONSIDERING THIS OPTIONAL TRIP: DECEMBER 5-11, 2018

DAY 5 • TREK FROM AVILÉS RIVER TO CHELENCO LAKE – CHILE CHICO

After finishing our trek, we will drive through the spectacular scenery besides the lake, getting two hours later to a Cabin in Puerto Bertrand, just beside the most voluminous Chilean River –The Baker.

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DAY 6 • VISIT TO CHACABUCO VALLEY – PATAGONIA PARK

We will move really slow, leaving our lodging late in the morning, driving and stopping besides the Baker, getting to the Restaurant and facilities of the foundation. Later we will drive and hike around the road in order to appreciate the rich flora and fauna of Patagonia. Finally, we will drive back to Chile Chico.

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SERVICE INCLUDES

  • Information – Support for Booking Decision
  • Head Guide
  • All scheduled transportation during trip: Days 5 and 6 bus
  • 1 nights accommodation at Green Baker Lodge – Puerto Bertrand
  • All Meals
  • Booking Support for connections on final day

SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Airfare and travel expenses to Chile Chico (Private), including airport taxes and baggage charges
  • Personal medical and travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment
  • Optional tipping to guides and staff

 

PATAGONIA HUT TO HUT TREKKING EXPERIENCE

Skilled trekkers can find solitude, all the challenging off-trail travel they can handle, plus wildlife, forest, mountains, and glacial lakes galore…In the park’s northern area, is the starting point for a challenging, unmarked, several-day loop across rivers (running fast and cold with glacial melt in spring), grasslands, bogs, and glacial passes that eventually travels through Valle Hermoso.

Fresh Tracks in Chile: A First Look at Patagonia Park

Backpacker Magazine November 2014

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Hi…These are the tasks we need to coordinate before your departure in order to get the best experience.

Confirmation

You will receive an e-mail confirmation, inmidiatly after booking an activity with us. Please verify that the activities and dates listed match the ones you have booked.

Coordination and climate conditions

We will send you an e-mail 2-3 days  before our departure. The idea is to reconfirm your participation, know your schedule and help you with any doubt. We will also tell you about the weather forecast into the park to get ready.

Fitness and technical skills

Our adventures are all about learning mountaineering and wilderness skills and ethics,  however you must be in good physical condition to be part of our experiences. Start training endurance, strength, balance and stretching to be in the best shape of your life and ready for adventure.

What to bring

we will provide all technical and camp equipment (harness, helmet and ropes). You must bring all personal equipment, appropriate shoes, clothing, sleeping bag, backpack, head lamp, etc. We will send you an equipment list, describing also some features needed.

 

TREKKING PERSONAL GEAR

 

  • 1 sleeping bag -10°C

  • 1 head lamp (brand new batteries)

  • 1 backpack 50 lts.

  • 1 trekking boots /sport shoes

  • 1 camp sport shoes

  • 3 hiking socks

  • 1 first layer pant

  • 1 trekking pant

  • 1 first layer shirt

  • 1 fleeze jacket, second layer

  • 1 warm jacket, thrird layer

  • 1 rain jacket, fourth layer

  • 1 rain pant

  • 1 warm hat

  • 1 hat

  • 1 warm gloves

  • 1 trekking gloves

  • 1 sun glasses

  • 1 bottle

  • 1 knife

  • Sunscreen

  • Personnel toilet articles

 



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