Famous for the grinning, tooth-like peaks that give the circuit its name, the isolated Los Dientes de Navarino route encompasses five bracing days of mountain passes, undisturbed landscapes, glassy lagoons and vast southern skies. This is a remote, adventurous route suited to trekkers chasing a stirring experience far from the crowds of Patagonia’s well-trodden trails.
• Trek the World’s Southernmost Route
• Challenging, Multi-Day, Self-Sufficient Trek on Varying Terrain
• Summit of Mt. Bettinelli
• Unmatched Views of Cape Horn & the Beagle Channel
• Visit Omora Ethnobotanical Park
• Explore Puerto Williams, South America’s Southernmost Town
• Fly Over Tierra del Fuego’s Impressive Darwin Mountain Range
$3.295 per person
Start / End
MIN 2 MAX 8 PEOPLE
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Before the trip (Day 0)
Welcome briefing on line
The day prior to the start of your trek, enjoy an exquisite dinner in Punta Arenas along with your guide and other group members. After sharing a great meal and wonderful company, your guide will brief you on your journey and each day´s itinerary.
Any questions you might have – our experienced professional guide will be there to assist! After dinner and the briefing, head back to your hotel or accommodation to rest prior to the start of this once in a lifetime trek the following day.
*Prior to your trip, our operations department will confirm your meeting time and location in Punta Arenas!
Fly to Isla Navarino – Summit Hike of Cerro Bandera to Laguna Salto
- 1 hour flight
- 4-5 Hour Hike, 12 km / 7.4 mi
- Night at Laguna Salto Campsite (BL-D)
In preparation for your upcoming adventure, we will host an online briefing a few days prior to your program departure.
This briefing will help you get well-prepared and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Additionally, the day before your departure, we will organize an online meeting with your guide, allowing you to get acquainted with both your guide and fellow travelers who may be joining you on this journey. During this meeting, we will go over the final details of this exciting trip.
Mountain Pass Crossings – Paso Primero, Paso Australia, Paso Los Dientes – Descent Hike of Mount Bettinelli
- 4-5 Hour Hike, 9 km / 5.6 mi
- Night at campsite at the base of Mount Bettinelli (B-BL-D)
Today’s route takes you through several mountain passes in the Circuit, starting with the small rocky pass at Paso Primero (705 m / 2,313 ft.), where year-round snow greets visitors at the entrance to the high valley.
The trail follows creeks, loose rock, and lagoons, and provides no end of pause-worthy moments to take in the interplay of blue-green hued lagoons and imposing peaks.
The next pass is Paso Australia, today’s highest point at 776m / 805m (2,546 ft. / 2,641 ft.), though the breath-catching tableaus from the top are not the day’s last.
We’ll continue on to Paso Los Dientes, with dramatic views of the highest peak on Isla Navarino, Picacho Diente (1,118m / 3,668 ft.), and descend to our next camp at the base of Mount Bettinelli.
After setting up camp, we hike to Bettinelli’s summit for more fantastic views of the Cape Horn archipelago.
Trek Towards the Untouched Side of the Isla Navarino – Paso Guerrico to Laguna Martillo
- 3-4 Hour Hike, 8 km / 4.9 mi
- Night at Camping Laguna Martillo (B-BL-D)
Shrub and native ñirre forests accompany you to Paso Ventarrón (696m / 2,195 ft.), a blustery pass letting trekkers peer through the window to see Isla Navarino’s untouched side: the unexplored wild mountains behind the Dientes de Navarino.
Continue on to Paso Guerrico before circling Laguna Hermosa and taking in the arresting views of Cerro Clem. Tonight, we will make camp at Laguna Martillo.
Paso Virginia, the Circuit’s Highest Point – Laguna Los Guanacos
- 3-5 Hour Hike, 10.5 km / 6.5 mi
- Night at Camping Laguna Los Guanacos (B-BL-D)
Begin today by circling Laguna Martillo and rock hopping on shores of Laguna Rocallosa.
After descending towards some smaller lagoons, you’ll enter a section of sharply-inclined woods followed by a rocky ascent.
This is the route to Paso Virginia, the highest point in your trek at 859m (2,818 ft.) and keeper of arresting views of the Beagle Canal, Darwin Range, and Laguna Los Guanacos.
After crossing the pass, you’ll begin a steep descent towards Laguna Los Guanacos. Relax, steady your feet and descend slowly.
Laguna Los Guanacos to Puerto Williams
- 2-3 Hour Hike, 4 km / 2.4 mi
- Night at Hotel Fio Fio
From Laguna Los Guancos descend towards its sister-lagoon, Laguna Las Guanacas.
A river-crossing will take you to the entrance to some woods huddled at the base of rocky cliffs.
Later, the route will cross Calafate berry-covered slopes and lead you once again to views of the Beagle Channel.
Our final stretch today takes us through the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, an investigation and conservation center dedicated to research into the region’s native flora.
Here, we’ll participate in a “miniature forest” experience, using magnifying glasses to peer into the teeny tiny world of lichen, liverworts, and moss.
After arriving in Puerto Williams, stretch your legs as you explore the town. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner and night of restoring slumber at a guesthouse.
Flight to Punta Arenas
- 1 hour flight (B)
Tuck in to a well-deserved breakfast and congratulate yourself – you’ve completed the challenging Dientes de Navarino circuit! After check out, your return flight is waiting for you to take you back to Punta Arenas.
- Flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams
- All Private Transportation Indicated in Schedule
- All Meals Indicated in Schedule (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, BL: Box Lunch, D: Dinner, BBQ: Barbecue)
- 4 Nights Wilderness Camping (4 season tents included, double occupancy)
- Tents & Cooking Utensils
- 1 Porter to Carry the Portable Toilet
- 1 Night at Puerto Williams (Hotel Fio Fio)
- Guide (English-Spanish Languages) Guide Ratio: 1:4 Guests (second guide will be a local guide from the island)
- Satellite Phone (Inreach by Garmin)
- Accommodations in Punta Arenas or Any Additional Nights
- Medical Expenses
- Insurance of Any Kind
- Personal Expenses
- Sleeping Bag and/or Mattress or Liner
- Porters to Carry Personal Belongings (including sleeping bag and mat)
- Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Drinks Except those Included in the Menus
- Gratuities for Guide/s & Porters
$3.295 per person
Start / End
MIN 2 MAX 8 PEOPLE
Chile Nativo Wild Camping
When we go off the beaten path, we must camp in places without modern facilities. We provide all the camping gear necessary for the most comfortable remote experience. Camping gear is provided to guests including tents (double occupancy), compact cooking utensils, & portable camp chair. The camping gear, food and cooking utensils must be shared among the group and each person will carry in total between 17 – 20 kgs (34 – 44 Lbs). Each group will have a porter who will carry the portable camping toilet throughout the excursion.
Hotel Boutique Fio Fio
The concept of FioFio took shape after a souvenir shop with the same name was founded in Puerto Williams in 2012 by its owners, Katerina and Maurice. In collaboration with visual artist Natalia Saldivia and local illustrator Maurice van de Maele B., an aesthetic line was designed with the purpose of capturing the distinctive aspects of the southernmost tip of our continent in everyday objects, including the local culture, natural charms, and the lifestyle of the residents of Puerto Williams.
Dates & Prices
Program prices are determined on the final number of confirmed guests in a group. The per person price lowers as more guests join the group. Chile Nativo operates with a maximum of 8 guests per departure which allows for a high level of individualized service and an unforgettable personalized experience.
This trip has specific terms & conditions and a deposit of 30% is required instead of the usual 20% in order to book this trip.
PRICES FOR SEASON 2023/2024: (valid until April 2024)
2 Guests Total in Group: USD $4.595 per person
3 Guests Total in Group: USD $3.795 per person
4 Guests Total in Group: USD $3.595 per person
5-8 Guests Total in Group: USD $3.295 per person
**Departures Begin on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday**
Q: Where do I keep my luggage that I won´t need during my trek while I am hiking on this excursion?
A: The majority of the hotels and hostels will store luggage for their guests who are staying with them prior to and after their travels. If needed, we will happily store your luggage securely in our office until you arrive back.
Q: Do I need to travel with my own sleeping bag and tent?
A: You will need to bring our own sleeping bag and sleeping mat along on this trek and you will be required to carry these items with you. Your tent will be provided by Chile Nativo but hikers will be required to share the weight of the equipment among them.
Q: What is the Single Supplement and who must pay this?
A: For the health and safety of our guests, any guest who is not willing to share a double tent with another passenger in their group during trips with nightly camping accommodations, a single supplement is available for a private, single tent.
Q: Will we have porters on this trek who carry some of our weight and personal items?
A: This excursion takes place in a remote area of undisturbed landscapes and offers an adventurous hiking experience. Hikers will share the weight of common equipment, carrying food and tents between them. A group porter and cook will carry the portable toilet and cook meals during your time at the campsites. If you want to avoid carrying too much weight you can pay for a private porter. These porters carry a maximum of 15 kilos in a dry bag provided by Chile Nativo, a service which is usually good to share between 2 – 3 people and must be booked for 5 days (Day 1 to 5).
Q: What type of travel insurance is recommended for this excursion?
A: This particular excursion takes place in extreme and remote areas. Medical emergencies which require field rescue or evacuation can be difficult if not impossible during certain portions of the trails and therefore we strongly recommend that our guests invest in a plan with our partners at Global Rescue. Now more than ever, travelers want the confidence knowing that their decision to invest in a travel insurance is the right one in the event of a security emergency, trip cancellation, or any other unforeseen event – especially now during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Global Rescue will issue guests a refund in the event of any unforeseen circumstance that may restrict or prohibit their ability to travel or in the case they must reschedule their trip including events related to COVID-19. Read more about travel plans on our Travel Insurance Page!
Q: What are the campsites like during this trek?
A: This trek offers a remote camping experience, staying at a basic campsite without access to hot water. A portable camping toilet will be setup for the comfort and privacy of restroom facilities for guests during this excursion.
Add-Ons & Upgrades
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES/SERVICES: (must be booked in advance)
– Private Porter Service for 5 Days: USD$ 1.200 *If you want to avoid carrying too much weight you can pay for a private porter. Our porters carry a maximum of 15 kilos in a dry bag which we provide to you. This service is usually good to share between 2 – 3 people and must be booked for 5 days (Day 1 to 5).
EQUIPMENT RENTAL: (must be booked in advance)
– Sleeping Bag / Sleeping Mat Rental: USD$ 6 per item, per night
– Trekking Poles: USD$ 6 per pair, per day
RECOMMENDED TRAVEL INSURANCE: (must be booked in advance)
This particular excursion takes place in extreme and remote areas. Medical emergencies which require field rescue or evacuation can be difficult if not impossible during certain portions of the trails, and therefore we strongly recommend that our guests invest in a travel insurance with our partners at Global Rescue. Read more on our Travel Insurance Page!