Trekking Torres del Paine


Torres del Paine Chile

A fantastic trekking holiday for those who love the great outdoors, this 9-day trip highlights the towering pinnacles, enormous glaciers, thick green forests, and dazzling blue crystal coloured lakes of Torres del Paine National Park.

Suitable for anyone with a good level of physical fitness, this Torres del Paine Trekking Expedition is available from November to March each year, and it can be customised to suit your exact needs and requirements.

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Santiago

Upon arrival at Auckland Airport, please clear immigration, collect your luggage, and proceed to the arrivals hall where you find access to taxis and public transport facilities. After self-transfer to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure

Overnight: Santiago

 

Day 2: Santiago – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, a transfer will await you to take you to Puerto Natales leading you through the typical Pampa Steppes of the Magellan Region.  You will encounter various animals on route to the Seno Otway where you will see the penguin-breeding colony, and after your first animal encounter, you will transfer to your hotel on the banks of the Ultima Esperanza Bay.

Overnight: Puerto Natales 3

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine   

After breakfast, you will leave Puerto Natales and transfer to the Torres del Paine National Park, the starting point of your trek.  It will be a spectacular walk to the base of the amazing “Towers” of the Paine Massif; the view onto the three pink granite towers that made the park famous, will fascinate you.

Overnight: Refugio Chileno Ascencio Valley

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4: Torres del Paine 

Today you will hike along Lake Nordenskjöld below the imposing granite walls of the Paine Massif to your hotel for the night.

Overnight: Refugio Los Cuernos 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 5: Torres del Paine   

After breakfast, you will start a great trek into the most beautiful valley of the park – Valle Francés.  The natural setting is magnificent; on your way up you will be surrounded by high peaks, huge granite walls and hanging glaciers on all sides.  In the afternoon, you will descend to Pehoe Lake to rest and spend the night.    

Overnight: Paine Grand Lodge 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 6: Torres del Paine   

Today you will enjoy a relatively easy hike to the immense Glacier Grey.  You will trek along the eastern shoreline of the Lake Grey through a beautiful landscape. Enjoy impressive views of the lake with its numerous giant icebergs.  In the afternoon, you will arrive at the glacier lookout to see the glacier wall ad vibrant blue icebergs close up.

Overnight: Refugio Grey 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7: Torres del Paine  

In the morning, you will cross the Lake Grey by boat and land on the beach at the southern end of the lake.  Here you will disembark and hike along the beautiful beach to the Hostería Lago Grey where you can take a rest and have a coffee.  From the Hostería you will be transferred to the western side of the park to arrive in the sector Serrano River in the afternoon.  

Overnight: Cabañas Del Paine 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 8: Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales   

After an early breakfast, you will leave Torres Del Paine and star your navigation down the Serrano River to Mount Balmaceda.  On the way, you will have great views of the Southern Ice Field. Go for a short hike below the towering Mount Balmaceda and have lunch before embarking the boat back to Puerto Natales in the early afternoon.

Overnight: Puerto Natales 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 

Day 9: Departure   

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Punta Arenas for your return flight to Santiago, and onward flight home.

 

Please remember, this itinerary is purely for inspiration.  

If you would like to find out more about this tour, or enquire about a similar tour, customised to suit your exact needs and requirements, please complete the contact form to receive a no-obligation tailor-made quote.

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