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Expeditions in and for wild places

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Expeditions in and for wild places

 

Via wilderness expeditions in Patagonia's newest national parks, we foster connections to the natural world, each other, and our best selves to drive action toward a wilder future.

Chulengo Expeditions begin with a vision: to share our favorite wild place (Aysén, Chilean Patagonia) with like-minded adventurers in a spirit that inspires commitment to relishing, understanding, and protecting all the places we love, be they wild, rewilding or wild only in spirit. Join us in co-creating a new form of outdoor experience


 

Why walk with Chulengo?

 

As adventurers, educators and conservationists, we believe in the power of wild beauty to inspire transformative experiences, on a physical, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual level. We find camaraderie and reflection, creativity and routine, epiphanies and synthesis through uninterrupted time living in the wilderness. Our project leans away from mass tourism in favor of a thoughtful experience. 

Our work with Tompkins Conservation, which protected over 10 million acres of wildlands as new Chilean national parks, gives us deep insights into Patagonia's history, land use, and ecology. These new parks offer ideal classrooms for exploring wilderness and land conservation

We teach outdoor skills that empower participants for their own explorations. Think of Chulengo as an invitation to co-create adventure. We handle the logistics and bring years of outdoor experience and local knowledge to share. But we'll ask you to carry your own weight, literally and figuratively, through difficult terrain and unpredictable weather. 

 
 

Need more convincing?

Read testimonials from participants. Straight from the horses's mouth, they report on their journeys in Patagonia. 

Ready to go?

We're looking for curious minds and willing legs to join the next series of adventures. A few spots remain for 2017 - 2018 season expeditions, and we'll share our plans for the 2018 - 2019 season soon. Learn more about our expeditions, and apply to join one

 
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What's in a name?


"Chulengo," explained

What's in a name?


"Chulengo," explained

 

What's in a name? A century ago, millions of guanacos and their young, chulengos, roamed Patagonia.  Expanding sheep ranching pushed these native camelids out of prime grasslands, and their population shrank. In Patagonia National Park, the spiritual launching point for our project, the chulengos of spring are symbols of restoration, as grasslands rebound from overgrazed ranch to national park. At Chulengo Expeditions, we trace our root system back to Tompkins Conservation, the team behind the restoration and protection of millions of acres in Chile and Argentina. Curious and energetic, each chulengo reminds us of the power in each of us to work toward a wilder world.

 
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Aysen, Patagonia


AYSEN, PATAGONIA

 

this REGION of chile spans ice fields and forests, peaks and grasslanDS. While its landscapes offer adventure, its culture and history offer complex INSIGHTS in land use. 

Aysen, Patagonia


AYSEN, PATAGONIA

 

this REGION of chile spans ice fields and forests, peaks and grasslanDS. While its landscapes offer adventure, its culture and history offer complex INSIGHTS in land use. 

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Conservation


ENCOMPASSING 700,000 acres, the future Patagonia National Park offers a living classroom in conservation, possibilities FOR EXPLORATION,and a SANCTUARY FOR reflection 

Conservation


ENCOMPASSING 700,000 acres, the future Patagonia National Park offers a living classroom in conservation, possibilities FOR EXPLORATION,and a SANCTUARY FOR reflection 

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Philosophy


We believe in the power of wild places.

We mourn the collapse of ecological systems.

 

Our project is to connect these dots.

 

Philosophy


We believe in the power of wild places.

We mourn the collapse of ecological systems.

 

Our project is to connect these dots.