Navarino
Backpack the Forest of Chile
Camping
Discover Chile
Fully Guided Backpacking Tour
Isla Navarino
Meet Locals
Los Dientes de Navarino Circuit
Remarkable Landscapes
On the Trail

Navarino Trek, 7 Days, Backpacking Chile

5.00/5

From: CHF 2,460

 

 

 

On the Navarino Trek, you’ll experience the rugged beauty of this remote region. This is a self-supported trek, backpacking from lush forests through remote valleys and over rugged peaks. All at the southernmost tip of Chile.

The season is October to March

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All about the Navarino Trek, 7 Days, Backpacking Chile.

Navarino Trek

Los Dientes de Navarino Circuit

 

Overview

  • 7 Days

  • Trek The Dientes de Navarino Circuit

  • Backpacking Chile’s Southern Tip

  • Fully Self Supported

  • Overnight Camping

  • English Speaking Guides

  • An Adventure Without Crowds

  • A Challenging and Rewarding Journey

Why Do We Recommend It?

You get to experience the rugged beauty of this extreme southern area.

Carrying your own backpack and camping overnight, are both rewarding and sustainable forms of adventure travel. And, they’re great fun.

You’ll trek from forests to mountains and experience different terrain.

Experienced and trusted tour operator.

10% of the tour cost is re-invested locally.

Is It Right for Me?

You need to be physically fit for this one. You don’t need any previous trekking experience, but you do need to be able to carry your own pack for several hours.

There will also be some elevation changes.

If you have any concerns, just get in touch and we can discuss it in more detail for you.

What People Say About The Trip

The trip was well thought out. The amount of time spent on the hike was just right. It was challenging and difficult at times but oh so worth it!

Can I Go Anytime?

This backpacking tour is operated as a private trip. That means that we can arrange it on the dates that are best for you, within the season. For this reason, the price will vary depending on how many people are on the tour.

Just get in touch or select dates and Check Availability and we’ll get back to you with all available options.

Itsy Bitsy Details

  • Where: Isla Navarino, Chile
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Tour Starts: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Tour Ends: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Fly To: Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport, PUQ
  • Fly From: Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport, PUQ
  • Group Size: Private
  • Age: No Limit

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date

  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Williams

  • 4 nights accommodation on the trail

  • Domestic flight (RT) from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner on the trail

  • Trekking permits and entrance fees

  • Guide services

  • All ground transportation

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)

  • International airfare and meals during travel

  • Snacks during trek

  • Beverages outside of designated meals

  1. Day 1 Arrive to Puerto Williams (20m/66ft)

    The team will meet you at your hotel in Punta Arenas at 8:30 am for a quick briefing. From there, take a 1.5-hour flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams (flight included). Arrive in Puerto Williams and get settled at your bed and breakfast. In the evening explore the small town of Puerto Williams and have a welcome dinner with your guide.

    * Clients should arrive in Punta Arenas a day before their expedition begins. For hotel suggestions, please contact info@oneseedexpeditions.com

    Inclusions: all meals after arrival; airport transfer; domestic flight (Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams); hostel accommodations

  2. Day 2 Puerto Williams to Laguna El Salto (480m/1574ft)

    Your backpacking adventure begins! Head out for Laguna El Salto where you’ll have an incredible view of the Dientes (‘teeth’) de Navarino and the sedimentary formation sculpted by glaciers. The trail starts with an ascent to Cerro Bandera (620m) which allows for a fantastic view of the Beagle Channel and to preview the challenging route in the coming days. Tonight we stay in a shelter in front of the lake for dinner and see the austral sunset.

    Total distance: approximately 7.5 miles or 5 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations

  3. Day 3 Laguna El Salto to Laguna Escondida (462m/1515ft)

    Cross the famous Paso Australia (805m) and ascend the saddle between peaks (865m). From there, start down the ”Picacho de Dientes” (1118m) passing through beaver ponds and continuing to Laguna Los Dientes at the bottom of the massif. Continue to the campsite next to Laguna Escondida at the foot of Mount Gabriel for a much-needed rest.

    Total distance: approximately 5.5 miles or 6-7 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations

  4. Day 4 Laguna Escondida to Laguna Martillo (859m/2818ft)

    Break camp on the banks of the Laguna and begin today’s trek surrounded by beech forests as you climb up to Paso Gale (696m). From the pass, take in the views of the surrounding summits. Arrive in Laguna Martillo where we’ll set up tents for the night.

    Total distance: approximately 5 miles or 5-6 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations

  5. Day 5 Laguna Martillo to Laguna Los Guanacos (480m/1574ft)

    Follow the faint trail around the edge of Laguna Martillo to reach Rio Guerrico (572m/1876ft) and our route down the valley. Pass through meadows before crossing our last and highest mountain pass–Paso Virginia (892m). Spend one final night under the stars at Laguna Los Guanacos.

    Total distance: approximately 6.5 miles or 7 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations

  6. Day 6 Laguna Los Guanacos to Puerto Williams (20m/66ft)

    The final morning begins with a hike from the lake through a lenga forest en route to Bahia MacLean. Reach the trailhead by midday and catch a ride to the lodge for the evening.

    Total distance: approximately 8.5 miles or 5-6 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: all meals, hostel accommodations

  7. Day 7 Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas (25m/84ft)

    Catch an afternoon flight from Puerto Williams back to Punta Arenas.

    Bye, until next time.

    Inclusions: breakfast, return flight back to Punta Arenas

Tour Details

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams
Day 2: Puerto Williams to Cerro Bandera
Day 3: Cerro Bandera to Laguna Escondida
Day 4: Laguna Escondida to Laguna Martillo
Day 5: Laguna Martillo to Laguna Los Guanacos
Day 6: Laguna Los Guanacos to Puerto Williams
Day 7: Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas

 

Packing List

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

See current weather conditions for Navarino here.

Carried bag weight limit: n/a

Rentals Available: 

  • Not available on this expedition.

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to and from Punta Arenas
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through the end of the trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Pack cover
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Gaiters
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Medium gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals (for walking around the lodges in the evening)
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Toilet paper in a ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for an extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Camping pillow
  • Trekking poles (must fit inside a pack for a domestic flight – contact us for rental options)
  • Synthetic shorts
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy/protein bars (especially for vegetarians as non-meat sources of protein are scarce)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

Climate

Having a polar climate, the average temperature in the warmest month is 9.6 °C (49.3 °F), and in the coldest month 1.9 °C (35.4 °F). The annual average precipitation is 467 mm (18 in) and comes in the form of snow.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date

  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Williams

  • 4 nights accommodation on the trail

  • Domestic flight (RT) from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner on the trail

  • Trekking permits and entrance fees

  • Guide services

  • All ground transportation

  • Trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)

  • International airfare and meals during travel

  • Snacks during trek

  • Beverages outside of designated meals

Activity Level: Challenging Adventure Holiday

You need to be physically fit for this one. You don’t need any previous trekking experience, but you do need to be able to carry your own pack for several hours.

There will also be some elevation changes.

If you have any concerns, just get in touch and we can discuss it in more detail for you.

Overall Rating
5/5
Anonymous
Reviewed On 03/06/2019
5/5

I highly recommend this trip! It was an amazing experience that I’ll never forget.

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