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Trekking In Torres Del Paine Tour

Country: Chile
City: Torres Del Paine
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 01: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park

At 14:30 hrs. Regular bus transport from the city of Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park, the trip takes approximately 2 hours (70 mi, 112 Km), with a little stop in Cerro Castillo (Villa Park located in the road border 54 km away from Puerto Natales). Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park is via the Laguna Amarga, in this place should come down and buy your ticket for the Park entrance, is subsequently transferred to the shuttles that are waiting for transfer to the area of Refugee and Towers. Overnight in Refugio Torre Central.

Day 02: Trekking Base Torres Viewpoint

We recommend starting at 09:00 hrs. The first stage is 1 1/2 hours of climbing with beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and hanging glacier of Monte Almirante Nieto (2,670 m.o.s.l.) up to Refugio El Chileno sector where they can recover energy. Subsequently, for about 1 hour through an ancient forest of beech, arrives at the base of the "Moraine" after whose ascent (45 min. App), we have access to one of the most impressive National Park: Base Torres Viewpoint, a great view of the imposing South Tower (2,850 m.o.s.l.), Central Tower (2,800 m.o.s.l.), North Tower (2,600 m.o.s.l.), Nido de Cóndor and Glacier "Torre". Return to Refugio El Chileno and accommodation.

Level of difficulty: High.

Duration: 6 to 8 hours.

Day 03: Trekking Refugio El Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos

Time recommended starting at 09:00 hrs. Moderate Trekking around the Paine Massif, circling the base of Mount Almirante Nieto, before half-hour walk leads to the display that indicates the so-called "Shortcut" on the right path towards Refugio "Los Cuernos".

Along the way you have beautiful views of Lago Nordenskjöld, hanging glaciers, and existing flora as "Ciruelillo" or "Notro" which from the month of December presents some features of red flowers. After a 4 to 5 hours hike, you reach the area "Los Cuernos", which is by far one of the nicest paradors around the Circuit (arriving early to rest and recover energy for the next day). Overnight in Refugio "Los Cuernos".

Level of difficulty: Medium.

Duration: 4 to 5 hours.

Day 04: Trekking to the French Valley - Pehoe

Recommended starting time 09:00 hrs. The first 2 hours are soft and overlooking Lake Nordenskjöld until the sector "Campamento Italiano". At this point, it is advisable to contact CONAF staff to leave their backpacks and start the climb with only a small backpack (with water, food, and shelter).

The rise is initiated by the French River Valley up to the "French Glacier Viewpoint", then continued the climb up the path to reach the "Campamento Británico" (British Camp) and then to the "French Valley Viewpoint," which offers the most shocking of all National Park views: "Cerro Paine Grande", "Catedral", "Hoja", "Máscara", "Espada", "Aleta de Tiburón" and "Cuerno Norte" is possible to observe from this viewpoint. The return is the same road to Camp and then to the Lake Pehoe sector where the Refuge is. Accommodation in Lodge Paine Grande.

Difficulty: High.

Duration: 10 to 12 hours.

Day 05: Trekking to Grey Glacier

Recommended starting time 09:00 hrs. Round Trip Trekking to Grey Glacier viewpoint, then 1 hour and a half will reach the first lookout, where we can see the glacier in the distance. Subsequently, a path that flows through the western shore of Lago Grey, reached after 1 hour and a half to the principal viewpoint with spectacular views of Glacier Grey, Cordon Olguin, and icebergs.

The return is along the same path until the Pehoe and goes to the pier where the catamaran sails across Lake Pehoe and bring to the Pudeto area, where transport will be waiting to take you back to Puerto Natales.

* It is important this day is calculated either walk hours to be at the time of sailing catamaran.

* Depending on the itinerary of the catamaran, it is possible the program could add an extra night stay at Lodge Paine Grande, which will be reported at the time of booking and the extra value added to the total program.


- 4 nights accommodation in refuges (sleeping bag or sheets depending on availability).

- Regular Bus Transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine and back.

- Transport connection Laguna Amarga - "Las Torres" sector.

- Catamaran Pehoé (Cross from Pehoe area to Pudeto to connect with regular bus to Puerto Natales).

- All meals in refuges (breakfast, box lunch, and dinner), day 1 dinner, Day 5 Breakfast, and Box Lunch.

Does Not Include:

- Air tickets.

- Services not listed in the program.

- Entrance ticket to Torres del Paine National Park.

- Personal travel insurance.

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