DEL PAINE GUIDED EXCURSIONS
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Full Paine (vehicle
This is the best way to get to know the National Park by visiting
its most famous attractions and enjoying some beautiful walks
where you will get to know more about the flora and fauna of
the marvelous mountains that form part of the Paine Massif.After
enjoying a lunch outdoors we will take you to Lago Grey where
you will have the option to take a walk around the lake shore
or take the navigation and get close up to the Grey Glacier.
Lunch included. Difficulty – easy; duration - 7-10 hours.
Torres, Ascencio Valley (trekking or horseback riding/trekking):
One of the most visited places in the park, from Las Torres
Lodge you will go through the Ascencio Valley to the Chileno
mountain refuge. For the next 2 hours you will trek through
a Nothofagus forest. You will climb to a spectacular viewpoint
on the ridge of a moraine. From there you will have a view of
the three towers, the Condor Nest and the south face of Mount
Almirante Nieto. Optional horseback ride to the Chileno refugio
from where you will continue on foot. Lunch included. Difficulty
– strenuous; duration - 7 to 9 hours.
Cuernos, El Camino del Arriero (trekking or horseback riding):
This will take you along the east side of the Ascencio Valley
and will offer magnificent views of Mount Almirante Nieto and
Lake Nordenskjold. You will get to the base of Los Cuernos del
Paine (the horns). Lunch included. Difficulty - medium; duration
- 6 to 8 hours.
del Puma (trekking or horseback riding):
Leaving the hotel you will border the west side of Cerro Paine
getting a spectacular view when you reach the top of this hill.
You will have the possibility to appreciate the hydrologic network
of the Park, the Nothafagus forest, and views of the most impressive
formations of the park.
The scenery you get at the peak of this hill is one of the most
spectacular of the entire park at an
altitude of 1.509m. Lunch included. Difficulty - medium; duration
- 8 hours.
Valley (horseback riding):
From Las Torres you will go to the east side of Cerro Paine
with a fantastic view of the Seron Valley. Most of the trip
will be through a Nothofagus forest. On the way back you will
be beside the Rio Paine. Good opportunity to see and learn about
horses and life on the estancias. Lunch included. Difficulty
- medium; duration - 6 to 8 hours; some experience required.
Sendero de los Lagos (vehicle and trekking):
Depart by vehicle to the Lazo Ranch. From here you will begin
a light trek towards Lake Toro with great views of the Macizo
Paine and the different lakes of the area. Excellent site for
bird watching. From Lake Toro, it is possible to have a panoramic
view of the park, with its mountains, lakes and glaciers. Excellent
photo opportunities. Lunch included. Difficulty - medium; Duration
- 6 to 8 hours.
la Feria (vehicle or hiking):
You will explore the hidden landscapes of the Nothofagus forest
that will open up at moments to let see the magnificent view
of the Paine massif. You will end the hike on the lakeshore
of Sarmiento Lake where you will be able to appreciate the impressive
calcium rock formations, which are part of a unique view inside
the Torres del Paine Park. Lunch included. Difficulty –
medium; duration - 7 to 8 hours.
Valley/Grey Glacier (vehicle/trekking/boat):
Great view of the French glacier, its valley and the granite
spires behind the Horns of the Macizo Paine. You will be transferred
by private vehicle to the Pudeto area, from where you will cross
Lake Pehoe by boat. You will hike through a Nothofagus forest
and around Lake Skottsberg. The imposing Valle del Frances continues
on in the distance, penetrating between the Paine Grande to
the west and Los Cuernos (the Horns) to the east. Lunch included.
Difficulty - strenuous; duration – 12 hours. November
until March only.
You will get to Pudeto by vehicle. Here you will get on board
of the “Hielos Patagónicos” Ferry and cross
the Pehoe Lake, After a 30 minute navigation you will start
the trek towards the Grey Glacier View Point. You will walk
through rocky areas, evergreen and deciduous forests. You will
finally be able to get a wonderful view of the Grey Glaciar
and the lake by the same name filled with centenary icebergs.
Lunch included. Difficulty - strenuous; duration – 10-12
hours. November until March only.
Nordenskjold Lake (trekking or horseback riding):
3-hour trek designed to offer close contact with the wildlife
of the south side of the Rio Paine. This tour is the best option
to be contact with mammals and birds of the park. Difficulty
- medium; duration - 3 hours.
Although the summit is located at almost 5,000 ft and mountaineering
experience is required to ascend it, those with average physical
abilities can reach the lookout at 2,000 ft. You will hike through
a meandering landscape full of lakes, mountains and lush vegetation,
arriving at a point where you can identify many of the park's
lakes as well as the Pingo and Grey Glaciers.
This excursion is designed for those who would like to learn
about the Aonikenk culture (the Tehuelches). You will visit
places and valleys where these indigenous people used to live.
This excursion is also a good option for bird watching, especially
scavengers. Difficulty - easy; duration - 4 hours.
is a special excursion for flora lovers. Along with your guide,
you will explore the Lenga woods near the Las Torres Lodge.
Difficulty - medium; duration - 3 hours.
Excursion designed to have a full view of Macizo Paine with
light trekking for about four hours through Nothofagus forests.
You will hike into a spectacular Lenga and Ñirres forest,
ending at Sarmiento Lake, where you will observe Calcareas rock
formations. Difficulty - medium; duration - 6 to 8 hours.
Heading north from the Hotel, you will border the south side
of the Paine Hill going into a beautiful lenga forest. Here
you have a chance to see Magellanic woodpeckers, Chilean flickers
and a wide range of birds that are related to the park’s
forest. You will get to a great viewpoint of the Laguna Azul.
Difficulty - easy; duration - 3 hours.
From Las Torres you will ride beneath Mount Almirante Nieto,
having excellent views of Lake Nordenskjold and of the Andes
beyond. T excursion was especially designed to help you learn
more about horses and ride along with the local baqueanos who
will show you a special way of riding in Patagonia. Difficulty
- medium; duration – 3-4 hours; minimum experience required.
Riding through the Estancia:
On this excursion guests will experience an approach to the
horses, with or without previous experience. Guides and baquianos
will teach you how to ride properly and experience local culture.
Difficulty - easy; duration - by the hour; no experience required.