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SAT4 Cerro Castillo Backpacking in Patagonia
GO explore the wild Patagonian backcountry
GO explore Patagonia · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you
GO explore the Patagonian backcountry in the Aysen region without crowds
GO experience mystical ancient forests and barren alpine passes with glaciers shimmering in the background
GO challenge yourself to a truly wild adventure
The Las Horquetas Circuit in the Cerro Castillo region of Chilean Patagonia is considered to be the wild alternative to the heavily traveled W- and O-Treks. Absent of huts and civilization, this backpacking tour offers an authentic Patagonian experience at a fraction of the price. The Cerro Castillo Backpacking tour is self-guided - we arrange the logistics for you (transportation and accommodation before and after the tour) and you do the tour independently with your own group and own dates. We provide navigation information via our navigation app and a personalized eGuidebook.
This tour is for experienced backpackers only. While the daily statistics for the tour make it look easy, obstacles such as river crossings and some light route finding, add to the difficulty level of this tour. Patagonia is a harsh environment, and its distance from the equator should not be underestimated. Extremely high winds and rapidly changing weather conditions should be expected.
We partner with local adventure experts in South America to provide you with this amazing adventure.
December to March
Skills & Experience Required
-General hiking and navigation skills
-Alpine hiking experience
-Backpacking (packing and preparation, meal planning and cooking, water treatment)
-There are stream crossings on this tour
-Snowfields may be encountered
Only 30% payment due
at the time of booking!
Map and Elevation Profile
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Choose your own dates
Choose your own pace
Choose your own hiking buddies
Cerro Castillo Backpacking
*Estimated time is based on a pace of 4.2 km. per hour and 400 m. elevation gain per hour.
Time for stops is not included. Actual hiking times will vary.
Included in all packages
Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline
Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more
Carbon offsetting for your tour (1 metric ton per customer)
Unlimited time spent answering your questions
Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts
More time for the important things in life
*Last-minute booking fees apply when booked less than two months in advance:
Within 2 months of tour start date: 50€ per person
Within 1 month of tour start date: 100€ per person
Backpacking Gear Rental
(additional 40€ for solo camper)
Sleeping Bag (Marmot Trestles 15, -9°C, 1,525 gr.)
Tent (Salewa Micra II 2P, 2.3 kg.)
Sleeping Pad (10 mm. thick, 200 g.)
Paddling Excursion to Marble Caves
1 extra night in Cerro Castillo
Transportation to and from the Marble Caves
Kayak gear rental
All prices are per person
Emergency response and rescue