Trekking guide Navarion Isl , puerto Williams
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 1:34 PM Last Post By: beerfree
Feb 18, 2013 9:07 PM
Trekking guide Navarion Isl , puerto WilliamsWe want to do a couple of the longer treks on Navarino Island and are trying to track down a guide. We are not looking to get involved with a tour group, we have all our own gear and are experienced Trekkers, just looking for some one with local knowledge.
Feb 19, 2013 4:22 AM
1There is an agency just opposite the municipalidad which should be able to put you in touch with a guide. It's "Turismo Shila" and they have a website. There is also "Turismo Akainij", also with website. You'd be quite lucky to find a tour group in any case, not many people venture to Isla Navarino. I was there in late November and I think there were 5 of us travellers on the island!
I didn't do the Dientes Circuit as it was still far too snowy, and very hazardous. There are plenty of other trails but I hear conditions are very boggy (for instance Lago Windhond) and there's a lot of beaver damage on the island, too. It's a stunning place though. If you make it there a nice, friendly and cheap place to stay (cheap being relative of course, this is Patagonia!!) is Refugio El Padrino in Puerto Williams. Highly recommended.
Feb 19, 2013 1:34 PM