The Torres Del Paine Trek is a 100 km circuit that takes you around and up into the heart of stunning mountain scenery. The pink granite towers, coated with crystalline snow and ice, protrude skywards from the core of the massif, which itself is almost completely encircled by mighty lakes and gleaming glaciers. Here you are surrounded by glaciated mountains but with the added bonus that altitude is not a factor as the highest point of the trek is the John Garner Pass at just 1300m. Twice on the trek we leave the ‘ring road’ and head inwards to the centre of the circle, up the Valle Frances and then the Rio Ascencio for amazing close up views of the teeth-like, granite towers such as the Hoja (Blade) and the Espada (Sword).
The start and finish is from the renowned Ecocamp’s Camp Torres where you may choose to upgrade to stay in one of the award winning ‘domes’. Fixed camps and refuges provide accommodation for trekkers along the way, and a team of porters will accompany you, enabling you to enjoy the walking without too much weight to carry. This is a ‘must’ for any serious walker – you cannot hang up your boots until you have done this one!
Why not continue south to Tierra del Fuego after the Torres del Paine trek – various itineraries available – or consider one of our other Extensions. Please contact our office for more information
This trip will operate with just 1 person, but supplements will be payable if the group is less than 4 people. More dates available, please ask for details.
You will be joining clients from other countries in Chile and will be led by a local Chilean guide. This trip can now be started from either El Calafate or Punta Arenas