Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Tour
Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Tour

Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Tour

7 days

Visit French Valley on Torres del Paine Adventure in Chile

Camp under the stars and spend 7 days discovering the glaciers and peaks of Patagonia

Come experience the mystique and majesty of South America on this 7-day guided trekking adventure through Torres del Paine National Park. Hike amid stunning views of glaciers, rolling tundra, and snow-capped peaks at the bottom of the world.

You’ll drive through the Patagonian Steppes, cross the Argentinian border into Chile and then begin your guided hiking tour through the Torres del Paine (Blue Towers) National Park. Inside you’ll find blue icebergs floating in Lake Grey, massive rocky spires rising 1000 meters from a glacier-fed lagoon, and the black and white striped Horns raising their gnarled peaks into the sky. Don’t miss this stunning adventure hike!

Highlights of the Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Tour

Discover the icy grandeur of the Towers and the Horns as you hike amongst the peaks at the bottom of the world.
Stand in awe before the immense power of Grey Glacier as you trek along the rim of Lake Grey and witness the valley it carved before flowing into the lake.
Marvel at the blue icebergs floating in the southern waters of the lake beneath the mountain peaks that scrape the sky above the glacier.
Experience the majesty of Paine Grande rising fully 2700 meters above you where you stand dwarfed on the valley floor.

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From $1,855USD
7 days
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Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Tour

Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at El Calafate

Welcome to Argentina! You’ll be met at the Calafate airport and head into town for check in at your accommodation. You’ll have the rest of your day free to enjoy exploring before your hiking adventure begins tomorrow.
Overnight Location: Hosteria Hainen, El Calafate, Argentina
Distance: N/A
Meals: N/A

Day 2 Scenic Drive to Torres del Paine National Park

You’ll begin bright and early with a gorgeous scenic drive to your camp in Torres del Paine National Park. You’ll follow portions of the old route 40 over the Patagonian steppes as you circle around the Sierra de los Baguales. These imposing peaks cut between El Calafate and the national park. You’ll cross the Argentinian/Chilean border at Cancha Carrera and Cerro Castillo and begin the final leg of the journey to the UNESCO World Heritage site Torres del Paine National Park.

Along the way you’ll be treated to sights of Paine Grande, the Horns, Admiral Nieto, and the Towers. Upon arriving in Torres del Paine National Park, you’ll get to stretch your legs from the long journey on an enchanting nature walk to familiarize yourself with the local landscape. Be sure to look for the many varieties of birds and wildflowers on your way. After the walk, you’ll hop back in the bus for the short journey to camp.
Overnight Location: Campsite, Torres del Paine National Park
Distance: 6-hour driving, 1-2 hour hiking
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Climb to Paine Towers via Ascensio River Valley

Your guided tour begins with a steep uphill hike to reach the Ascencio River Valley. Once inside, you’ll follow a trail sloping downhill toward Refugio Chileno, a picturesque mountain lodge, and continue on from there along the riverbank amidst a beech forest. One final push will bring you to the magnificent Paine Towers viewpoint, where you’ll see a glacier-formed lagoon and the three giant spires thrusting 1,000 vertical meters from the glacier itself. If you’re not out of breath from the climb, the view will leave you gasping for sure! Return to your camp after this wonderful walk in Torres del Paine.
Overnight Location: Campsite, Torres del Paine National Park
Distance: 7-8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Catamarán across Lake Pehoe to French Valley

Today you’ll leave early for a short 1-hour drive to Port Pudeto where you’ll board the catamarán that will take you to the other side of Lake Pehoe. Once across, you’ll stop at your tent to drop off any items you don’t need, and then set off on a guided hiking adventure on French Valley trail. Along the way you’ll trek along the edge of the Paine Grande south slopes and Lake Skottsberg, through many and varied hills and valleys, until you get to the hanging bridge over the French River. There you’ll have a stunning westerly view of the southeast face of Paine Grande, while you’ll be dwarfed by The Horns rising their black, craggy heads to the east.
Overnight Location: Campsite, Torres del Paine National Park
Distance: 1 hour of driving, boat ride, 6 hours of hiking
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Glacier Grey Trek with Views

Today your guided adventure trek begins on the Lake Grey trail. You’ll hike along the edge of the lake, climbing and descending along the western slopes of Paine Grande and you’ll discover some of the most magnificent sights in the park. From the various viewpoints along the way you’ll see how the massive glacier, flowing 60 km from the Patagonian ice field, carved its way through solid rock and down into Lake Grey. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the blue icebergs gathering near the southern end of the lake, while the mountains touch the sky above the flowing ice. On your return, you’ll catch the boat back across Lake Pehoe to your accommodation in Puerto Natales, a quaint fishing town on the shores of the Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) fiord.
Overnight Location: Hostal Francis Drake, Puerto Natales
Distance: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 6 Scenic Drive to El Calafate

You’ll depart Puerto Natales early to return to El Calafate. You’ll head back across the Argentinian/Chilean border to El Calafate where you’ll be taken to your accommodation. You’ll be free to explore the town at your leisure and rest from your trek before you bed down at the lodge for one last night of South American hospitality.
Overnight Location: Hosteria Hainen, El Calafate, Argentina
Distance: 6 hours of driving
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Departing El Calafate

Breakfast will be provided and you’ll be transferred to the El Calafate Airport.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Adventure Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided walking tour to Torres del Paine depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

The best time to travel to Patagonia for this trek is during October-March.

Prices of Private Guided Torres del Paine Trekking Adventure

Have your own private tour with just your group! Please contact us with your preferred date, language and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you.

Dates and Prices to Join a Group Tour on Guided Torres del Paine Trekking Adventure

Make new friends and join a group trekking to Torres del Paine. Prices below are per person staying in double room*.

*Please refer to Accommodation section to find the pricing for single and dormitory-type of accommodation.

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Accommodation on Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Adventure

This tour is based in Lodges and full-service campsites. The campsites are already set up upon arrival each day and will be outfitted with comfortable igloo-style tents that can sleep 1 or 2 travelers. Inside you’ll find an insulation mat and sleeping bags. The camp also features a large tent for dining, a kitchen tent, chairs or benches, tables, and a complete set of table/kitchenware.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
If you are a solo traveller willing to join a tour, here are your options:

  • If you want to have a private room during the trip (where possible) – the supplement is $360 USD per person.
  • For those single travellers that want to stay in hostel accommodation, with shared rooms, you will receive a discount of $105 USD. Please note, that the accommodations for dormitory-type of rooms are not the same as the ones listed below.
  • If you are willing to share a double room with another hiker, please let us know and we can try to match the solo travellers up where possible.

Please note, that the same pricing applies to people travelling with a group, but willing to stay in different type of accommodation.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hosteria Hainen in El Calafate

Stay in a cozy lodge in El Calafate near Argentinean Lake with stunning views of the surrounding Andes Mountains.

Night 2-4

Full camps along the trail

Camp under the stars in the Patagonia Wilderness in these camps that will be setup before your arrival.

Night 5

Hostal Francis Drake, Puerto Natales

Stay in comfortable freshly renovated hotel in Puerto Natales with beautiful views of the lake nearby. The rooms are spacious and clean and the owners are very friendly!

Night 6

Hosteria Hainen in El Calafate

Stay in a cozy lodge in El Calafate near Argentinean Lake with stunning views of the surrounding Andes Mountains.

What’s included in the Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Adventure?

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 box lunches, 3 dinners

Accommodations

Accommodations for 3 nights in Full Camps and 3 nights in Lodges.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage from El Calafate airport to the El Calafate Lodge. Transport to each new Lodge or Full Camp. 2 Boat trips across Lake Pehoe. Private and regular bus transit.

Also Included

  • Arrival reception service
  • Bilingual tour leader during all days for groups of 6 or bigger, bilingual guides for activities and trekking guides for trekking days regardless the size of the group
  • Mountain guides while trekking in the park

Not included

  • Entrance fees to National Parks
  • Medical and life insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Flights or airport taxes
  • Port tax at Ushuaia
  • Optional excursions
  • Services not explicitly stated

Frequently Asked Questions about Torres del Paine Guided Trekking Tour

Camino Abierto was founded in 1993 and have focused on adventure travel in Patagonia. With offices in both El Chalten and Buenos Aires, Camino Abierto offers tours throughout Patagonia, including to Ushuaia and Torres del Paine in Chile.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate the difficulty for this tour as a 3 / 5. Includes hiking durations up to 8 hours and frequent elevation changes.

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