Hike the Dientes Circuit

From Punta Arenas Airport to Punta Arenas Airport
  • Patagonia
  • Chile
  • Walking
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Tour Description

The Dientes Circuit walk on Navarino Island was voted 'Best in Transformative Travel' at the 2017 Pure Awards. It is a 6-day trek that takes you right off the beaten track. On this trek, you walk through the Dientes de Navarino massif, alongside forests, bogs, and lakes, and at the summit the view stretches to the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, and Cape Horn. This is a completely original tour that  Lonely Planet has named the ¨best trek in South America¨ (Carolyn McCarthy, Trekking in the Patagonian Andes - 32 Great Treks). 

Some of the highlights including trekking the southernmost circuit in the world, experiencing the remoteness of Navarino Island and enjoying incredible panoramic views across Puerto Williams, Canal Beagle, Ushuaia and the jagged rocks of the Dientes. This really is an at the end of the world hike. The next large land mass after Navarino Island is Antarctica and it is also the last place in the world where you can find the Yaghan culture.

The accommodation is a mix of camping on days 2, 3 and 4 and lodge stays at Lakutaia Lodge. The minimum group size is 2 people and the maximum is 8 people.

We would like to recommend that this trip is suitable for skilled trekkers with an excellent physical condition.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Punta Arenas Airport Lakutaia Lodge

Fly into Punta Arenas Airport with time to enjoy the scenery and an afternoon tour to the OMORA Ethno-Botanical Park. You will see unusual miniature forests of lichens and moss, known as “Turismo con Lupa” or magnifying glass tourism. You will finish your day with a hearty dinner and a briefing on tomorrows events and the excursion on Navarino Island. But before we depart for the hike, we enjoy a cozy stay at Lakutaia Lodge.

Day 2
Begin the Dientes de Navarino

Today is the start of the Dientes de Navarino on Navarino Island. You will get amazing views across the Beagle Channel and Puerto Williams. On this hike, we will walk to the Salto Lagoon to camp. There are two potential paths, the route depends on the weather conditions. We will either take the high path to the Robalo valley or from the back of the valley. Don't worry, either way the landscapes and views and equally impressive. Relax at your camping point for a nice warm dinner.

Today we hike for approx 4-5 hours

Day 3
Cross the Dientes de Navarino

Today we will cross the Dientes de Navarino. The views on this route of Nassau Bay and Wollaston islands, both parts of Cape Horn, are breathtaking. We will hike past several lakes, climb the Ventarron path to get a perfect view of Dientes de Navarino and Mount Codrington. The views do not end there; on the way to Laguna Martillo, our second camping site, you'll be constantly blessed with incredible landscapes.

Today we hike for 5.5 hours approx

Day 4
Guerrico Valley

We continue our hiking tour to Guerrico Valley. We walk through vast forests and see incredible views of Montes Lindemayer. We head up to Virginia pass for incredible views of the mountains and sea of Tierra del Fuego.

Today you will be pleased to reach the campsite for a well-earned rest and a nice hot meal.

Today we hike for approx 6 hours

Day 5
Last day of the hike Lakutaia Lodge

Today the hike heads downhill and towards the sea and onto Lakutaia Lodge. You will reach Lakutaia Lodge in time for lunch with the rest of the day to put your feet up, relax and chat about your hike. Dinner will also be served at the lodge.

The hike today is about 4.5 hours

Day 6
Say good bye to Navarino Island

Sadly, today you leave Navarino Island after breakfast to catch your flight out of Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Camping equipment, mats & sleeping bags
  • Included Copy 20 While in Lakutaia lodge full board
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast, Dinners & daily snack while on the trek
  • Included Copy 7 Alcoholic drinks
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Domestic flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams and back
  • Included Copy 20 Bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • Included Copy 20 Porters will only carry food & camping equipment
  • Included Copy 20 A boat ride from Ushuaia to Navarino Island if starting in Argentina
  • Included Copy 7 Please be aware you will have to carry your own backpack, daily snack, mat & sleeping bag
  • Included Copy 7 Insurance of any kind
  • Included Copy 7 Personal belongings
  • Included Copy 7 Voluntary tips

Activities

  • Included Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams
  • Included Enjoy beautiful scenery
  • Included OMORA Ethno-Botanical Park to experience
  • Included Amazing views of the Beagle channel
  • Included Warm dinners whilst camping
  • Included Breathtaking views of Nassau Bay and Wollaston islands
  • Included Incredible view of the Dientes de Navarino and Mount Codrington
  • Included Perfect views of views of Montes Lindemayer
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Duration

6 days

Price from

$2,205 USD

Per person, twin share

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