Chulengo Expeditions offer...
A RUGGED, WILD EXPERIENCE: Our expeditions center on spectacular, newly protected landscapes -- 10.3 million acres of long-sought national parkland spanning ice fields, alpine forest, and sweeping grasslands. We encounter these places on their own terms, wading through glacial rivers, braving the Patagonian wind, and sleeping under the stars.
COMMUNITY AND REFLECTION: Our trips take time to reflect on our relationship to the non-human world and what a more sustainable, more resilient future might look like. We equip participants with the tools they need to be thoughtful advocates for conservation worldwide. Many of our participants tell us this is the most meaningful aspect of their experience.
LIGHTWEIGHT GUIDING: We bring local knowledge, logistical support, and wilderness experience. You bring your energy, enthusiasm, and outdoor skills. Together, we'll take on the work of life well-lived outside: navigating, making camp, cooking, and building outdoor skills along the way. Groups travel with no porters, carrying everything they need, and camp in simple backcountry spots each night. All trips include transportation, food, logistics and guiding.
Do you have a group you'd like to bring to Patagonia?
Every year, we work with schools and organizations to organize custom expeditions that meet their curricular needs and interests. You can read more about custom expeditions here. Please don't hesitate to contact us.
2018 - 2019 Expedition Dates
We'll add more dates as plans progress! Below are the first expeditions we've planned.
Early Season Exploratory Expedition
Saturday, November 17 - Saturday, November 24, 2018. $1800.
Springtime in Patagonia brings lengthening days, snow-capped peaks, delightful wildflowers -- in short, an invitation to explore. As part of Chulengo's first-ever Exploratory expeditions, you'll join the scouting team adventuring in a remote area and checking out a new route. This expedition is ideal for those looking to hone off-trail and backcountry skills, with an appetite for the wild and unknown.
Monday, December 24 - Monday, December 31, 2018. $1700.
As Patagonian summer arrives, we'll celebrate together with a traverse of Patagonia National Park, one of Chile's newest national parks. Side hikes will allow us to explore farther afield into some of the park's more remote corners.
Mid-Summer Exploratory Expedition
Thursday, February 14 - Friday, February 22, 2019. $1800.
Patagonia's Aysen Region is vast, offering endless possibilities for new routes and adventure. If Yvon Chouinard's phrase "it isn't an adventure until something goes wrong" gets you excited, this expedition will be a good fit for you. You'll join the scouting team checking out a new potential route for future Chulengo expeditions.
Saturday, February 23 - Saturday, March 2, 2019. $1700.
Join our first all-women's expedition, as we test our mettle, laugh, develop new skills and share new ideas in the backcountry of Patagonia's newest national parks. We're excited to build an intentional space for women to gather and explore.
Friday, March 22 - Friday, March 29, 2019. $1700.
Late March brings spectacular colors to Aysen, as the southern beeches turn red and the first snows dust the mountain peaks. This expedition catches one of the most magical moments of the Patagonian season for quiet reflection and inspired adventuring.