Parque Patagonia Discovery Trek
- New Trip Offering
- Traverse Parque Patagonia
- Stunning Mountain Scenery
- Waterfalls & Rushing Rivers
- Wildlife, Glaciers & Wildflowers
- Deep Wilderness Experience
- Glacial-fed Alpine Lakes
- Broad, Wild River Valleys
Through nine days in the rugged backcountry of Patagonia’s newest national park, participants will traverse over 65 miles through the varied ecosystems that make Patagonia National Park a conservation priority. From dazzling glacially-fed lakes to expansive grasslands, this expedition will immerse participants in the beauty and solitude of remote Patagonia. This trip will challenge you physically, mesmerize you visually and astonish you intellectually!
Our guests will learn about the rich and complex backstory of the park’s conservation, as well as the amazing history of the Aysén Region. We will delve into Patagonia’s natural and human history and gain a richer understanding of the uniqueness and importance of this landscape. This is a rare opportunity to take advantage of the true wilderness of Patagonia, while learning about conservation and how we can save our planet for future generations.
$200 Single Supplement
This trip has hotel/lodge at beginning and end of trip, so the single supplement only applies to those nights. The rest of trip is camping. Guests provide their own tents. A limited number of tents are available to rent and must be reserved in advance. Rental tents are also shared.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 35-45 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 5-10 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 2000 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 2000 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- This trip follows established trails with some rugged, off-trail hiking and many river crossings.
- This trip earns its Level 4 Difficulty rating due to the heavier backpacks (30-35 pounds) and our long hikes (9-10 miles) over successive days.
- be active and healthy
- exercise vigorously 3-5 times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-10 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 35 pound backpack
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Patagonia hike a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
For this trek you will fly into Balmaceda, Chile on the day the trip begins. Flights should arrive before 3 PM. All flights into Balmaceda connect through Santiago, Chile. Most major airlines fly into Santiago from major connecting cities in the United States, primarily Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and Miami, Florida. It is important to leave enough time to pass through customs in Santiago. We recommend scheduling flights with a layover of 4 hours in Santiago between flights before continuing on to Balmaceda.
Your flight on the final day should depart no earlier than 3 PM.
Please Note: When you enter Chile, you will be issued a document called a PDI (tourism card). Please do NOT throw this away. You will need it to exit the country and nearly every lodge we stay in also asks for a copy.
We require a minimum of 3 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, or be refunded your payments in full. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.5
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.3
- 6-7 People: Rate x 1.2
- 8-10 People: Rate x 1.1
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply