Recommended hour to start: 9 AM.
Trek to Grey Glacier lookout (roundtrip). The trail goes through the western side of the Paine Massif with views to Grey Lake and Mountains.
After one hour and a half you will reach the first lookout point, where you may observe Grey Glacier in the distance, then and after one and a half/ two hours you will get to the Main lookout, in front of the glacier. The return is the same way back until Pehoé Lake to take the Catamaran that crosses Pehoe Lake to Pudeto sector, where your bus will be waiting for you to take you back to Puerto Natales.
Difficulty level: Medium.
Duration: (8-9 hours, 22 km).
+ Please be aware of the Catamaran departure time.
+ You can leave your backpack in the storage room at Refugio Paine Grande.
Presentation time at Pier: 6 PM
Departure at 6.30 PM
Arrival time to Bus Station in Puerto Natales: around 10 PM.
*If you wish to travel during April or October, please be sure to let our travel advisors know, as there are itinerary modifications during these months due to operational issues.
Guests must come to the local operator office in Puerto Natales (that will be clarify at the end of your itinerary) the day before to receive the vouchers, tickets and briefing. If your trip starts on Mondays it is mandatory you indicate us your accommodation for Sunday night so we can send you these important documents.
Opening hours Puerto Natales office:
Monday to Friday: 9-13 / 15-18.30; Saturday: 9-18.30; Sundays & holidays: Closed.
Chile has a Foreign franchise (Chilean Law) to improve tourism, where tourists are exempted of paying the tax of 19% at the check in, for this purpose please do not forget to bring:
Tourist card (given at the border when entering to Chile).
If you do not carry and present these documents you will have to pay the tax in Chilean pesos at the check in.
WHAT TO BRING
One 40 litres Backpack
One 20-25 litres Backpack por day hikes
Waterproof jacket and trousers (GORE TEX).
Warm clothes (Polar Tec).
Comfortable trousers for trekking.
Long Sleeved Shirts.
Sandals (for showering, resting and crossing streams).
Enough batteries supplies, as in FS we produce our own sustainable energy we do not have places to charge batteries.
Gloves / Sunscreen.
Camera / Binoculars.
Bottle for water (Nalgene).
Ziploc bags (for taking your trash back).
Swimsuit * Hot Tub – Los Cuernos Cabins.
Hat for sun protection / EARPLUGS
Water in the Box Lunch :
Since this season the Water has been removed (juices, etc.) from the Box lunch, the idea is to reduce the use of plastic and the waste in the National Park, since a bottle is not enough to cover one day trekking and we have one of the best and purest waters in the world. We hope to build on this initiative.