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José Arco, certified mountain guide expert hiker, invites you to join him in this amazing 13-day trekking tour to Torres del Paine where you will explore together the amazing landscapes the Chilean Patagonia has to offer.




13 Days


Jan, Feb




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Come with me to this fantastic trekking tour to Torres del Paine in Chile! We will spend 13 full days together exploring the wonderful landscapes and nature the Patagonia has to offer.

The hiking expedition follows a route which will take us through the landscapes of the National Park with the same name. Along the way, we will see huge glaciers, colossal towers and granite and rock horns.

Also, turquoise lagoons and a flora and fauna unique in the world.

The Park was created in 1959 and in 1978 the UNESCO declared it Biosphere Reserve. It is located in Chile, 145 km to the North of Puerto Natales, being the greatest exponent of the Patagonian sceneries.

In the reserve there are 242 thousand hectares comprised between the Andes and the Patagonian steppe. Its heights vary from 20 to 3050 meters.

The most interesting way of getting to know the park is walking through it. This trekking trip will take us to the famous Torres del Paine’s feet so as so appreciate their beauty in all its splendour.

We will also reach the Nordernskjöld lake. There we will rejoice by seeing the reflection of the astounding Paine Horns in the water.

In addition, we will pass through the French Valley with its fantastic glaciers hanging between the mountains.

The turquoise waters of the Phhoé lake and the white beauty of the Grey glacier and lake will add up to a beautiful route. And the journey will remain printed in your heads.

Although this trekking trip takes place in the mythic Patagonia, famous for its remoteness and its hostile weather, this is a low-altitude hike. Also, the infrastructure is really good so any person in good physical shape can take part, regardless of their experience.

So, come and join me in this wonderful and complete trekking tour to Torres del Paine in the Chilean Patagonia. I’ll be waiting for your contact. It will be a pleasure to be your guide and adventure with you to the insides of these majestic southern landscapes.


Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Punta Arenas

With flights coming from Madrid-Santiago de Chile-Punta Arenas, arrival at airport, welcome and transfer to the hotel in Punta Arenas.

Day 2: From Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales

Bus transfer to Puerto Natales. Spend the night there.

Day 3: Bus to Laguna Amarga. Trek to the base of Torres del Paine-Hosteria Las Torres

From the Hosteria Las Torres we will take a path to the valley. We will traverse a suspension bridge which crosses the Ascencio river. We will walk through the woods until reaching 700 meters over sea level. Here we will see the Eastern side of the lagoon with a splendid view of the three towers Central, Monzino and Dagostini and of the Peineta and Nido de Cóndores hills.

Day 4: Las Torres hut-Seron hut

From the Las Torres hotel we will start our trekking to the Torres del Paine. We will contemplate the Laguna Amarga and walk through plain areas. At our backs we will see the Balmaceda Mount, with its 2036 m. You will catch sight of the Blue Lagoon and the Paine river. We will finally arrive in Seron where we will spend the night.

Day 5: Seron Hut-Dickson Hut

From Seron we will advance among the prairie seeing unique flora. We will also explore the wildest and rockies lanscapes while enjoying the views of the Los Perros and Dickson glaciers. To the left of the Dickson you will be able to see the Torres del Paine and to the left of the Oggioni, with its 1697m, the Torre Central. We will finally reach the Dickson hut where we will speep that night.

Day 6: Dickson hut-Los Perros camp

We will leave the Dickson lake and glacier behind and walk along the Los Perros glacier moraine, where there is a splendid view of the lake and floating ice. We will reach Los Perros camp and we will sleep inside of our tents.

Day 7: Los Perros camp-John Gardner walkway-Grey hut

It will be the hardest trekking day. The John Gardner walkway is 1200 above sea level and it allows to cross to the Western part of the Park. While traversing you will enjoy the magnificent views of Campos de Hielo Sur and its Grey glacier. We will descend through a moraine. After leaving behind the Grey belvedere, we will arrive in the hut where we will spend the night.

Day 8: Grey hut-Paine Grande hut

The path will lead us to the emerald coloured Pehoé Lake. We will see the suoth beack of the Grey lake usually filled with ice blocks. We will then reach the Paine Grande hut, next to the Lake, where we will sleep.

Day 9: Paine Grande hut-The French camp

From the Paine Grande hut we will proceed to the French Valley, on the northern shore of the Lake Pehoé. We will catch sight of the Cuernos del Paine, the highest at 2600 above sea level.

We will pass through the base of Punta Bariloche and along the Skottsberg Lake. We will admire once again the Paine Grande with its 3050 meters, the most austral “three-thousands” in America. The route to the insides of The French valley commences at the Italian camp and will allow us to explore the most beautiful parts of the Park. From the La Piedra belvedere -1100 meters above sea level- we will admire the Espada, Hoja, Mascara, Cuerno Norte, Aleta del Tiburon, Cabeza del Indio, Fortaleza, Escudo, Trono Blanco, Catedral, Punta Catalina, Aguja and Cota, whose heights vary from 1700 to 2600 meters above sea level.

We will sleep inside our tents.

Day 10: The French camp-Las Torres hut-Laguna Amarga

From the Italian camp we will proceed along the northern shore of the Nordenskjold Lake, at the base of the Cuernos del Paine, with its granite walls. We will spend the night at the base of the impressive Cuerno Este (2200m). We will walk along the Bader valley, which takes us to the insides of the Cuernos. Then, again through Almirante Nieto’s feet and we will complete our trekking trip in Laguna Amarga. From there, we will be transferred by bus to Puerto Natales, where we will spend the night.

Day 12: Transfer Puerto Natales-Punta Arenas and flight to Santiago

We will sleep in Santiago de Chile.

Day 13: Flight Santiago de Chile-Madrid

Transfer to the airport.

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