There are 2 hikes in the first 6 days: the first is a 1 km hike with 100 meters of elevation gain at 4500+ meters high; the second is a 2.5 km hike and 300 meters of elevation gain. Although these distances are small - we will prepare for a slow and steady pace in order to allow everyone to get used to the high elevation and to be in time for the sunrise spot. Guides will be at both the front and back of the group.
Day 1: The distance to the first campsite with gear is 700 meters long, and we have to gain 145 meters of elevation. The distance from there to the first viewpoint is 2,5 km, and we have to gain 350 meters. This will be done with only our camera gear
Day 2: Distance to first campsite will be 1,5 km with 350 meters of elevation gain.
Day 3: Distance to campsite with gear 1,2 km with 170 meter elevation gain. The distance from there with only our camera gear to the viewpoint will be 2 km with 270 meters elevation gain.
Day 4: Around 2 km to our campsite with 300 meters of elevation gain. The distance to our viewpoint will be 1,4 km with 350 meters of elevation gain.
Day 5: We will not move from campsite but the distance to hour viewpoint will be 1,4 km with 350 elevation gain.
Day 6: The distance from our campsite back to the car will be 2 km with 300 meters of descending.
Day 1: 3,8 km - 360 meter ascending of which 1,5 km with only our camera
Day 2: 5 km of which 2,2 km with our full gear over flat terrain.
Day 3: 8 km with only our camera - 400 meters ascending + descending.
Day 4: exploring around
Day 5: 12 km with full gear over flat terrain. Shooting next to base camp
Day 6: 7 km with full gear - 180 meters of descending. Then a 200-meter hike from hotel with only camera gear.
Day 7 to 10: Small hikes in Torres del Paine.
The hiking during this tour can be considered as mostly easy. There is one longer hike though - which is towards the drei zinnen. This is over a very wide and well maintained hiking trail. The distance is 2,5 km to the main viewpoint - which means 5 km total. Depending on the group's fitness level, there are possibilities the group will be split in a group who want to go a bit further and a group who prefer to stay at the location. There will always be a guide with either group and both options will offer around the same photographic opportunities.