Self guided Patagonia trek, Fitzroy and Paine W
Moderate trek / 13 days from Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales/El Calafate
Our self-guided Patagonia trekking tour gives you the freedom to hike through the Fitzroy and Paine mountains independently, while we organise all the logistics.
We book up hotels, mountain refuges, buses, ferries and meals so you can concentrate on enjoying the walking.
The flexibility to trek at your own pace around these treasures of Argentina and Chile make this adventure holiday ideal for trekkers who don’t want to carry a heavy backpack or camp.
The trails are well signposted, and you can buy maps from us in advance.
Fitz Roy, Paine and Perito Moreno
We include all the highlights. In Fitz Roy National Park, trek to the foot of Mount Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre glacier and the Pliegue Tumbado viewpoint, or Lago Viedma, depending on your will.
Paine is a mix of dramatic scenery, beautiful forests and huge lakes, and our Paine W takes you up close to all the highlights. Grey Glacier, French Valley, Towers of Paine – and a cosy mountain refugio will be your shelter.
No Patagonia holiday is complete without a day at the Perito Moreno glacier. It is 18 miles long, three miles wide and up to 2,300ft deep and advancing quickly, so you are guaranteed to see huge icebergs crashing into the lake it feeds.
The itinerary suggested here is just that. We can run it in reverse, modify the days, accommodation, add guides or cover only one park, or offer a Short Paine W trek with eco-camps.
Contact the office for more ideas or check our group tours.
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"It was a FABULOUS trip – so THANK YOU! All the bookings, guides and transport that ANDEAN set up worked out very well for us and made for a great trip. For me the highlights of the trip were seeing the incredible landscapes of Patagonia, Perito Moreno glacier, the beautiful hikes to Lago del Torre and Fitzroy in Los Glacieres, and completing the Torres del Paine W trek with highpoints of Frances Valley and the Torres.
"The W-trek was a little harder than we anticipated mostly due to weather which we had heard about but was truly unlike anything I’ve experienced (50-90km/hr winds)! But the trek was a good challenge and we were proud to have completed it! Everything you set up worked out very well for us - having 2 nights at Refugio Chileno was super as that gave us more options to get up to the Torres which we saw very well in between snow showers. I would not have wanted to walk up to the Torres on the same day as getting to another hut.
"We also had a great time at Perito Moreno and at El Chalten where we did two 25km hikes and got great views of the Fitzroy range. I’m glad to have done all that before the Torres del Paine - would not want to have missed that! I really liked the town of El Chalten and the hikes there were a bit easier and absolutely beautiful.
"After Paine, we rested in style on the MV Stella Australis (having gotten upgraded to a first class cabin!) on our voyage through Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel to Ushuaia.
This was truly a life-changing wonderful trip!”M Gleason, USA, Jan 2017
We’re just back from a great trip in large part to all of your help. The services provided by Andean Trail from El Calafate were outstanding - super professional, helpful and included touches that made a world of difference (printing out boarding passes for us and changing our bus reservation upon arrival to El Calafate to get us in to el Chalten earlier).
I want to stress that we really loved the services you provided and feel you guys do an outstanding job. It would have been so much work for us to plan all this for ourselves. Also we were very happy with the accommodations. We would recommend you to any of friends!Marielle Slater
Dear Kathy, Many thanks for your message and sorry for the late reply. We were meaning to write to you when we got back, but we were incredibly busy- mainly because we got engaged in Puerto Natales! In this way Patagonia is now closely connected to our family! we had a fantastic time in Chile generally and in Patagonia especially.
Everything went smoothly and we didn't have any problems. The trip to the Perito Moreno was amazing, too. We were lucky with the weather because it became quite cold and rainy by the time we left.
Thank you again so much for arranging everything for us - it was an unforgettable holiday!Angela Schlenkhoff
Just to say we are safely back after an absolutely WONDERFUL trip!
We left ourselves pretty much in your hands with only a sketchy outline of what we wanted for you to fill in with your insider knowledge and the result was SPECTACULARLY successful. En route you meet many travellers but although they had all been to wonderful places, we did not wish we could swap itineraries with any single one of them!
The hotels you chose were great and the whole trip went so unbelievably smoothly with transport ready and waiting at every point we stopped. Celia Burley
So - many thanks to Andean Trails once again and to you in particular Alan, it was great!"
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