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Trekking Tour in Torres del Paine National Park

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Trekking Tour in Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park is one of South America's premiere destinations. With its granite spires, glacial lakes, and ice-capped peaks, it is no wonder why Torres del Paine is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Best-known for the granite massif of curved "horns" and "towers," Torres del Paine boasts over 1 million acres of breathtaking scenery. This trekking in Torres del Paine tour is a fully-guided 8 day tour, including 2 nights in Puerto Natales and 5 nights in the park's refugios.

NOTE: Trekking in Torres del Paine requires good physical fitness. Trekkers should be able to hike 5-7 miles daily on muddy, rugged trails. Everyone should come equipped with a spirit of adventure and willingness to pitch in and help with camp chores. Each night is spent in hotels, cabins, or refuges with bunk beds, so no camping is necessary. Be prepared for rain, mud, snow, and high winds, even during the summer season. Summer temperatures can go as high as 75F and low as 33F, and daylight lasts until 10pm. Trekking season is typically November-April.

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This tour includes:

  • 7 nights (2 nights in hotels in Puerto Natales, 4 nights in refugios and 1 night in cabin in Torres del Paine National Park)
  • All transfers to and from Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas
  • Guided excursions and daily trekking in Torres del Paine
  • Boat trip on Lake Grey, zodiac trip on the River Serrano, and cruise from Mt. Balmaceda to Puerto Natales
  • Drivers and bilingual guides
  • All breakfasts
  • Lunch boxes and dinners on day 2-6, lunch on day 7
  • All entrance fees
  • All taxes

Not Including:

  • Tips and optional gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Optional tours and other tour extensions
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • International or domestic airfare

Highlights:

  • Puerto Natales
  • Punta Arenas
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Cruise from Mt Balmaceda to Puerto Natales

Santiago skyline

Arrival in Santiago

Day 1

Meet your driver at the Santiago de Chile international airport and transfer to your hotel.  Enjoy your first night in this bustling capital city of Chile. 
Relax at your hotel and get ready to begin your fantastic adventure to Torres del Paine National Park.

Puerto Natales

Transfer to Puerto Natales

Day 2

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Punta Arenas. A driver will be waiting for you at the airport in Punta Arenas to transfer you to the bus station, where you will take a bus to the neighboring city of Puerto Natales. The road to Puerto Natales leads you through the typical Pampa Steppes of the Magellan Region. Along the way, you may encounter various animals like sheep, ñandus and a variety of birds.
In the afternoon you will arrive at Puerto Natales situated on the banks of the Última Esperanza Bay and overnight at a lovely hotel.

Mylodon Cave, Cerro Castillo & Torres del Paine

Day 3

After breakfast leave Puerto Natales and visit the Cave of the Mylodon on the way to Torres del Paine National Park.  This drive takes about 2.5-hours with a brief stop at Cerro Castillo (a border town close to the reserve). Enter the world famous Torres del Paine National Park and enjoy your first glimpse of the beautiful park. Dinner and overnight at Refuge Chileno in the Ascencio Valley.

Los Torres del Paine Base

Trekking to Base Torres Viewpoint

Day 4

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before heading out for your hike to the Torres Base Viewpoint. The first hour and half of the trail takes you through beautiful vistas past the Monte Almirante Nieto hanging glacier (2,670 m) and beautiful glacial lakes to El Chileno Lodge.  Drop off your equipment and continue your hike through an ancient native forest to the base of the glacial deposit. After about 45-minutes you will arrive at one of the reserve’s most breathtaking spots: the Base Torres lookout, famous for its view of the area’s impressive massifs and glaciers. (South Tower, Central Tower, North Tower, Condor's Nest and Torre.) Overnight at either El Chileno or Torre Central, depending on availability.

Lodge-to-Lodge Hike

Day 5

After breakfast, circle the Paine massif hiking along the base of the Almirante Nieto glacier for an hour and a half. Arrive at the Shortcut, a trail that leads to Los Cuernos lodge and continue your hike past vistas of Lake Nordenskjöld, hanging glaciers and native flora like ciruelillos and notros, which bloom with beautiful red flowers in December. About 4-5- hours later you will arrive at Los Cuernos, widely regarded as one of the coziest stops in the circuit. Overnight at El Chileno or Torre Central subject to availability.

Difficulty level: Intermediate.

French Valley in Torres del Paine

Hike to French Valley & Lake Pehoé

Day 6

Rise early and enjoy breakfast at the lodge before setting out for your next day of hiking! The first two hours are easy offering beautiful views of Lake Nordenskjöld all the way to the Italian Campsite. Contact CONAF personnel and leave your gear at the campsite before continuing with a smaller daypack to the French Glacier. The 1.5-hour ascent to the French Glacier lookout begins at French Valley, and continues up to the British Campsite and the British Lookout, which offers one of the most striking vistas in the national park. From here it is possible to see the Paine Grande, Catedral, Hoja, Máscara, Espada, Aleta de Tiburón and Cuerno Norte massifs. Hike on the same trail to the Italian Campsite and then to Lake Pehoé. Overnight at Paine Grande Lodge.

Difficulty level: High.

Lake Grey - Serrano River

Day 7

After breakfast, get ready for a hike to and back from the Grey Glacier lookout. After an hour of walking, reach the first lookout and see the glacier in the distance. The hike then skirts the west shore of Lake Grey for about 2-hours to the main lookout, for a spectacular view of the glacier, Mount Cordón Olguín and the icebergs in the lake. Lunch boxes are served along the journey. Head back on the same trail to Lake Pehoé and board a catamaran to Pudeto. (Departure is scheduled at 18:30 pm) Return trip from Pudeto to Puerto Natales. Transfer to your hotel in Puerto Natales

Note: It is also possible to end the hike to Grey Glacier on the 7th day with a catamaran ride along the lake, spending the night at Lake Grey Hotel. The next day, you will transfer from Lake Grey Hotel to Puerto Natales. From there, you will take a regular bus to Punta Arenas, where your driver will transfer you to the airport. This has an additional coast.

Sunrise in Torres del Paine Chile

Departure from Puerto Natales

Day 8

After breakfast in your Puerto Natales hotel, your driver will take you to the Punta Arenas airport for your flight home or to your next Chile adventure tour.


8 Days / 7 Nights

Trekking Tour in Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park is one of South America's premiere destinations. With its granite spires, glacial lakes, and ice-capped peaks, it is no wonder why Torres del Paine is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Best-known for the granite massif of curved "horns" and "towers," Torres del Paine boasts over 1 million acres of breathtaking scenery. This trekking in Torres del Paine tour is a fully-guided 8 day tour, including 2 nights in Puerto Natales and 5 nights in the park's refugios.

NOTE: Trekking in Torres del Paine requires good physical fitness. Trekkers should be able to hike 5-7 miles daily on muddy, rugged trails. Everyone should come equipped with a spirit of adventure and willingness to pitch in and help with camp chores. Each night is spent in hotels, cabins, or refuges with bunk beds, so no camping is necessary. Be prepared for rain, mud, snow, and high winds, even during the summer season. Summer temperatures can go as high as 75F and low as 33F, and daylight lasts until 10pm. Trekking season is typically November-April.

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