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25 day hikes in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Pehoe lake, Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine Nationwide park is among the highlights of Patagonia and is certainly value of visiting even in the event you’re not a seasoned hiker and somewhat favor to remain in the consolation of a lodge than sleeping in a tent. Fortunately right here you’ll be able to mix consolation and journey – staying in a pleasant lodge and exploring the park by doing day hikes. Torres del Paine boasts two multi-day trekking routes; the W trek and the O circuit – a number of elements of those routes might be walked as day hikes from totally different elements of Torres del Paine. In case you’re planning to remain for a few days in the park and do a number of day hikes we’d recommend first to determine what routes you need to stroll earlier than reserving your lodging. 

Value of trekking in Torres del Paine

  • Transport – bus Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine (return) – CLP 15 000/US$23*. Bus Laguna Amarga – Lodge Las Torres – CLP 3000/US$5, free for lodge visitors. Catamaran Pudeto – Refugio Paine Grande – CLP 18 000/US$28 a method, CLP 28 000/US$42 return.
  • Renting a automotive – on the airport in Punta Arenas from US$30 per day, relying on a automotive and rental interval.
  • Entrance payment – CLP 21 000/US$32 in season, off season (Might – September) – CLP 11 000/US$17. Ticket is legitimate for Three days throughout which you’ll be able to enter and exit the park a number of occasions. There isn’t any additional cost for automotive.
  • Lodging – motels contained in the park begin at US$250 for a double room, relying on the situation and amenities. It’s cheaper to remain outdoors the park or in Puerto Natales. In close by inns you’ll find dorm. beds  – from US$50 and personal double rooms from US$120. In Puerto Natales hostels are from US$20 and rooms from US$40. 
  • Meals – consuming in lodge eating places (contained in the park) – between CLP 11 000/US$17 and CLP 16 000/US$25 per meal. Some inns have packages that embrace three meals and keep.
  • Excursions in Torres del Paine – boat journey Lodge Lago Gray to Gray glacier – from CLP 70 000/US$107 pp.; ice hike on Gray glacier – CLP 125 000/US$200 pp.; kayaking to Gray glacier – CLP 85 000/US$128 pp. for a 2,5-hour tour. Horse driving tour – CLP 50 000/US$75 pp. for a Three-hour tour.  

* You’ll be able to examine up-to-date foreign money conversion right here.

Sensible info for mountaineering in Torres del Paine

  • Entrance ticket for Torres del Paine is legitimate for Three consecutive days. Keep in mind each time you exit the park ask on the gate to stamp your ticket. After Three days it’s a must to pay the doorway payment once more and purchase a brand new ticket.
  • Park entrance payment might be paid solely in native foreign money (Chilean Peso) and solely money.
  • In excessive season – December – February it’s beneficial to guide motels very long time beforehand as they is perhaps typically absolutely booked.
  • Should you’re planning to remain for a number of days in the park print your reserving affirmation and take your passport with to point out them on the entrance.  
  • In the event you’re planning to go to totally different elements of the park – the easiest way to maneuver round is to lease a automotive. There’s a public bus that goes to Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales nevertheless it stops solely at three most important park entrances, to get to some inns and climbing path you’ll want one other transportation.
  • Consuming water may be discovered all through the park; a number of creeks, rivers and waterfalls, it’s stated to be good high quality however if in case you have a delicate abdomen fairly convey UV filter or lifestraw with.  
  • In December and January it will probably get very windy in the park be sure to have proper clothes; windproof jacket, beany, sun shades and so on.

Info on multi day trekking routes in Torres del Paine yow will discover in our posts W trek information and O circuit information.

Dawn at Pehoe lake, Torres del Paine, Chile

Staying inside Torres del Paine vs staying outdoors the park

Staying inside Torres del Paine

Execs

  • You save plenty of time on driving to the park and again on a regular basis, particularly should you keep in Puerto Natales.
  • You might have unimaginable surroundings round you 24 hours.

Cons

  • Staying in the park (in inns or refugios) is sort of a bit costlier examine to staying outdoors the park.
  • In addition to consuming in the park is sort of expensive.

Staying in Puerto Natales

Execs

  • In Puerto Natales yow will discover finances and center worth vary lodging.
  • There are a number of outlets and eating places in Puerto Natales meals is just not an enormous expense right here.

Cons

  • Puerto Natales is 112 km away, it takes between 2-Three hours to get to Torres del Paine from there after which 2-Three hours again.
  • You may save on lodging however spend fairly a bit on petrol should you drive a few occasions.

Compromise choice

Should you don’t need to pay quite a bit and on the similar time keep near the park examine some motels and hostels simply outdoors Torres del Paine. It’ll prevent a number of driving time you can moderately spend on climbing and will probably be cheaper than staying contained in the park.

Hotel Explora Patagonia - Torres del PaineLodge Explora Patagonia – a luxurious keep in Torres del Paine. Photograph – reserving.com

Inns inside Torres del Paine

Lodge Explora Patagonia – this isn’t a finances choice in any respect, however an amazing place for a romantic keep in one of the lovely corners of the park – Pehoé lake, proper at Salto Chico waterfall. Solely all inclusive packages for Three+ day can be found, they embrace; lodging, three meals a day with drinks for dinner, park entrance payment and a selection of 40 actions from a horse driving to a ship journey. It’s a 5-star resort inside Torres del Paine Nationwide park – you keep right here will probably be unforgettable. 

Lodge Lago Gray – one other luxurious keep in the park. Completely situated at Lago Gray excellent spot to discover the lake, Gray glacier and do some off the crushed monitor hikes that begin proper behind the lodge. This a part of the park is much less busy and touristy not one of the multi day climbing route goes by way of this space. You possibly can take pleasure in tranquility and great thing about surrounding space, take a ship journey to the glacier or perhaps even go on ice climbing journey. All rooms are huge with good views over the lake or forest, snug and properly adorned. Wonderful continental breakfast is included. 

Lodge Las Torres – a superbly situated lodge gives snug rooms with personal loos in the guts of Torres del Paine. The situation is ideal to discover japanese a part of the park. Rooms are spacious with massive snug beds, lovely views, personal rest room with bathtub and bathe, continental breakfast included in the worth. There’s a magnificence remedy with spa and sauna for friends’ use. 

The next motels inside Torres del Paine might be booked solely by means of their web sites, reservation  via different reserving methods is just not obtainable.

Hotel Las Torres, Laguna Amarga, Torres del PaineLodge Las Torres, Laguna Amarga, Torres del Paine. Photograph; reserving.com

Lodges outdoors the park

Goiien Home – one other finances place to remain, situated very near Laguna Amarga entrance provides bunk beds in dormitory rooms with shared rest room. Very primary place for its worth however probably the most price range choice in such proximity to the park. Good location if you wish to discover the  japanese a part of Torres del Paine.

Most close by lodging choices might be discovered in a small village Villa Serrano, south of Torres del Paine, near Administration park entrance.

Konkashken Lodge – in all probability probably the most finances choice to remain close to Torres del Paine this place provides cabins and household cottages with personal toilet, situated in a wonderful environment, solely Three km away from the Administration entrance. There’s a dormitory room with shared amenities for a extra price range keep.

Konkashken lodge, Villa SerranoKonkashken lodge, Villa Serrano, inns outdoors Torres del Paine. Photograph; reserving.com

Vista al Paine Refugio de Aventura – second price range place to remain simply south of Torres del Paine, near the Administration entrance. There are double rooms with personal and shared rest room in addition to bunk beds in dormitories. Good location, good views, very useful and pleasant employees.

Lodge del Paine – a bit costlier than two earlier locations presents double and triple rooms with personal toilet, good, snug and comfy place. Lovely views from the lodge, buffet breakfast is included. There’s a small inside pool for visitor. Very useful employees.

Pampa Lodge Quincho & Caballos – Superb luxurious place to remain. It presents spacious double rooms with huge home windows overlooking the mountains. All rooms have personal toilet, free toiletries, heating, massive snug mattress, lovely view and so forth. Massive continental breakfast is included. It’s an awesome place to loosen up after an intensive mountaineering day.

Río Serrano Lodge & Spa – one other nice larger finish place to remain simply outdoors Torres del Paine, 15 min. drive to the Administration entrance. This lodge presents each all inclusive keep and primary room+breakfast. The panoramic view on the Paine large from the pool is beautiful – what might be higher enjoyable in a spa after an extended mountaineering day.

Hotel & Spa Río Serrano, Torres del PaineSwimming pool with a shocking view, Lodge & Spa Río Serrano, Torres del Paine. Photograph – reserving.com

Motels in Puerto Natales

For finances lodging – Refugio Hoshken is an effective choice. They’ve dormitories and double rooms with shared toilet. Good, clear and really social place, nice for solo vacationers. The hostel options wi-fi, scorching bathe, shared kitchen, heating, backyard. laundry service and so forth. Breakfast included.

Hostal Treehouse Patagonia  – tremendous good and comfy place in center worth vary, they’ve double rooms and dorm beds. Dormitory has solely Four beds when you’re a household or a gaggle of pals you possibly can have the entire room for your self. Very snug place with good amenities; scorching bathe, heater, wi-fi, absolutely quipped kitchen, situated in the middle. The kitchen right here is superior; wooden range, picket furnishings and all you want for cooking. Continental breakfast is included in the room worth.

What might be higher than checking into a comfortable room after every week of mountaineering and tenting in the wild!? In case you’re not on a really tight finances Toore Patagonia is a superb place to think about their bungalows look very inviting and have good amenities; personal toilet, absolutely outfitted kitchen, wi-fi, huge mattress, heating and so forth. The surface backyard with BBQ is a superb place to chill out and rejoice the top of the trek with wine.

What to pack for trekking

You will discover an entire packing record together with garments and kit suggestions in this submit. ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

The best way to get to Torres del Paine 

There’s a public bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine that stops at three important entrances; Administration, Pudeto and Laguna Amarga. In excessive season buses depart twice a day, in off-season solely in the morning. The journey takes between 2h30min. and three hours. Worth CLP 15 000/US$23 return.

You will get again from Torres del Paine to Puerto Natales the identical method.

To get  from Pudeto to Refugio Paine Grande take a catamaran (ferry). It takes 30 min. to get to Paine Grande. Worth CLP 18 000/US$28 a method, CLP 28 000/US$42 return. Notice! First it’s a must to get off at Laguna Amarga (the primary bus cease) to pay the doorway charge after which get again to the identical bus (it’ll be ready there) and go to Pudeto (the second cease). You possibly can’t pay park entrance and register at Pudeto.

To get to Lodge Las Torres from Laguna Amarga take a shuttle bus, its departure time is linked to the arrival time of buses from Puerto Natales, the journey takes 10 min. Worth CLP 3000/US$5 a method. 

Map of Torres del Paine, Patagonia, ChileTorres del Paine park map

To make it simpler we determined to divide the park into three areas; japanese, western and southern elements. You possibly can determine if you wish to base in one a part of the park and do day hikes accessible out of your lodge or transfer round extra and go to totally different areas of the park.

Japanese half trails

This a part of the park has each; off the crushed path path and a number of the hottest routes which might be elements of the multi-day hike. You get an awesome probability to see a few of the highlights and hidden gems of Torres del Paine.

*Word! Refugio Los Cuernos is situated proper at Skottsberg lake and may be accessed solely strolling both from Lodge Las Torres or Refugio Paine Grande.

1. The Fauna Path (Portería – Portería)

An off the crushed trekking route in Torres del Paine the place you possibly can see many guanacos, condors gliding in the skies and even spot a puma at dawn or sundown. The path begins and finishes at totally different Porterías to get again to your automotive you’ll should stroll again. As an choice you’ll be able to stroll half of it and switch spherical and stroll again, the surroundings could be very comparable all the best way and probabilities of recognizing animals in totally different half are even.

  • Distance – Eight km
  • Required time – 2-Three hours
  • Closest lodge/campsite – Lodge Las Torres
  • Start line – Portería Lago Sarmiento
  • Ending level – Portería Laguna Amarga (may be walked both means)
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – straightforward

Guanacos, Fauna Trail, Torres del PaineGuanacos on the Fauna Path in Torres del Paine, Chile

2. Laguna Azul

Trails in this a part of the park are fairly off the crushed path examine to the paths on the multi day climbing routes. You’ll see few individuals and lots of guanacos, birds and when you’re very fortunate at early morning time even a puma. The hike is brief and straightforward, good choice for households with youngsters. The surroundings on the best way just isn’t actually particular, however the view over the lake with the Towers on the background is beautiful.

  • Distance – Eight km return
  • Required time – 2-Three hours
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Las Torres
  • Beginning/ending level – Porteria Laguna Azul
  • Accessibility – by automotive, 45 min. drive from Laguna Amarga entrance.
  • Problem – straightforward

Three. Laguna Cebolla

The trek begins on the similar place because the earlier one, at Porteria Laguna Azul. You stroll the identical route and after the lake proceed strolling for an additional 6 km until you attain Laguna Cebolla lookout. A simple stroll that may be executed with youngsters, simply observe the space. Laguna Cebolla is far smaller than Laguna Azul. The path just isn’t actually marked however clear and straightforward to comply with.

  • Distance – 20 km return
  • Required time – Four-5 hours
  • Closest lodge/campsite – Lodge Las Torres.
  • Beginning/ending level – Porteria Laguna Azul
  • Accessibility – by automotive, begins on the similar parking spot as Laguna Azul hike.
  • Problem – straightforward

Four. Mirador Las Torres

Probably the most iconic sight of Torres del Paine and the climax of multi day hikes, on the similar time one of the crucial troublesome day hikes. The best way to the Mirador is one lengthy and steep ascend to Laguna and Las Torres, the final couple of kilometers it will get very steep. After that a descend all the best way again to the lodge. Strolling sticks are extremely advisable for this route. Take water and snacks with you’ll spend most a part of the day climbing. There’s a restaurant/store at Chileno campsite.

  • Distance – 19 km, return
  • Required time – 6-7 hours
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Las Torres
  • Beginning/ending level – Lodge Las Torres
  • Accessibility – by bus/automotive
  • Problem – troublesome

Mirador Las Torres, Torres del Paine day hikesWell-known “Towers” of Torres del Paine – a day hike to Mirador Las Torres

5-6. Lago Nordenskjold

A pleasant stroll with lovely view over Nordenskjold lake, part of multi-day mountaineering routes anticipate to see fairly lots of people. This path may be achieved both means from Lodge Las Torres or Refugio Cuernos. It’s attainable to finish this route on horses from Lodge Las Torres in the event you really feel drained from strolling or need to expertise the park in a unique means, driving a horse is an effective choice. Take meals or snack with there might be no store or restaurant on the best way.

  • Distance – relying the place you begin and the way far you go. From Lodge Las Torres to Refugio Los Cuernos – 11,6 km a method. You don’t need to go all the best way to Los Cuernos, stroll in 5 km take pleasure in lovely lake surroundings, flip round and stroll again to the lodge – about 10 km in complete.
  • Required time – Four-5 hours.
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Las Torres, Refugio Los Cuernos
  • Start line – Lodge Las Torres, Refugio Los Cuernos
  • Ending level – Lodge Las Torres, Refugio Los Cuernos
  • Accessibility – by automotive/bus, Los Cuernos accessible solely on foot
  • Problem – average, a number of ascends and descends on the best way

7. Mirador Francés

Stroll alongside lovely Nordenskjold lake to the point of view from the place you’ll be able to respect the beautiful great thing about the world. Take water and snacks with there will probably be no locations to purchase meals. You’ll be capable of get water on the best way from streams and small rivers.

  • Distance – 14km, return
  • Required time – 6 hours
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Los Cuernos. 
  • Beginning/ending level – Refugio Los Cuernos
  • Accessibility – on foot
  • Problem – average, Los Cuernos – Italiano – comparatively flat, Italiano – Mirador Frances – steep ascend.

Eight. Mirador Británico

To stroll all the best way to this viewpoint is sensible solely in good climate, if it’s cloudy you gained’t see a lot up there. The view is unimaginable and nicely value of effort. We’d advocate to aim this trek provided that you’re good climbing form and used to stroll quite a bit, in any other case flip round at Mirador Francés. Most individuals stroll it as part of the W-trek or O-circuit from Italiano campsite which is true initially of the climb.

  • Distance – 21 km, return
  • Required time – Eight-9 hours, be sure to have sufficient time to get again earlier than the darkish.
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Los Cuernos
  • Beginning/ending level – Refugio Los Cuernos
  • Accessibility – on foot
  • Problem – troublesome, lengthy and steep ascend to the point of view – 2-Three hours.

Mirador Británico, Torres del PaineSurroundings on the best way to Mirador Británico, Torres del Paine

Southern half trails

Most hikes in this a part of the park are fairly brief and straightforward however hold in thoughts that it could actually get very windy right here, more often than not the paths undergo open non-protected areas – be sure to have proper clothes e.g. windproof jacket, beany, sun shades.

9. Mirador Condor

A simple and brief stroll to the point of view from the place you possibly can see Laguna Negra and Pehoé lake.

  • Distance – Four km
  • Required time – 1h30min.
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Explora Salto Chico
  • Beginning/ending level – Pehoe campsite
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – straightforward

10. Mirador Cuernos

A fantastic route that begins at lovely turquoise Pehoé lake and spectacular waterfall Salto Grande and after an hour finishes at Nordenskjold lake – some of the lovely straightforward to entry viewpoints in the park.

  • Distance – 5 km
  • Required time – 2 hours
  • Closest lodge – Hosteria Pehoe
  • Beginning/ending level – Salto Grande
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – straightforward

Mirador Cuernos, Torres del PaineMirador Cuernos, day hike in Torres del Paine

11. Mirador Lago Toro

One other brief and straightforward hike to some extent from the place you possibly can benefit from the view over Laguna Toro – an enormous turquoise lake surrounded by grinish hills and pampa.

  • Distance – Four km, return
  • Required time – 1h30min.
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Explora Salto Chico
  • Beginning/ending level – 15 minutes drive from the Administration entrance
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – straightforward

12. Laguna Verde 

Should you proceed strolling farther from Mirador Lago Toro for about 2 hours you’ll attain Laguna Verde, the path finishes at Guardería Laguna Verde however we´d advocate to show round earlier as you continue to need to stroll all the best way again.

  • Distance – 20 km, return
  • Required time – 5 hours
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Explora Salto Chico
  • Beginning/ending level – 15 minutes drive from the Administration entrance
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – average

13. Lago Gray

A simple stroll that may lead you to Lago Gray and the ferry (catamaran) that goes goes to Gray glacier and Refugio Gray so you possibly can mix it with the boat journey.

  • Distance – 5 km
  • Required time – 2 hours, return.
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Lago Gray
  • Beginning/ending level – Guardería Gray
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – straightforward

14. Glacier Gray (catamaran journey)

Glacier Gray is likely one of the most important highlights of Torres del Paine and is certainly value visiting. It’s one in every of a handful of locations in the world the place you will get that near the glacier on a brief boat journey. You are able to do a return journey together with getting off at and spending a few hours there or you’ll be able to keep at Refugio Gray and take a catamaran again in a day or two. Affirm ferry timetable at Lodge Lago Gray to make it in time, a method stroll is a hour. In excessive season (1st October – 30th April) catamarans depart each Three hours. Worth; a method – adults – CLP 70 000/US$105, youngsters – CLP 35 000/US$52; return – adults – CLP 80 000/US$120 , youngsters – CLP 40 000/US$60. 

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  • Required time – Three hours return boat journey
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Lago Gray
  • Beginning/ending level – Rio Pingo
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – straightforward; enjoyable and pleasurable boat journey

Catamaran trip to Grey glacier, Torres del Paine, ChileGray glacier from catamaran, Torres del Paine, Chile

15. Mirador Ferrier

A troublesome hike-climb to the point of view with beautiful panoramic views over the lake, the glacier and the valley and just about all of the lakes and rivers of this a part of Torres del Paine. Good climbing footwear and rain jacket are extremely advisable for this route. Don’t overlook to take water there isn’t any water on the route. Earlier than you begin it’s essential to register on the Guardería.

  • Distance – Three km, return.
  • Required time – Four hours
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Lago Gray
  • Beginning/ending level – Guardería Gray
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – troublesome, very steep lengthy ascend to the Mirador – 700m/2300 ft with the next descend again to the street.

16. Cascada Pingo

One other huge waterfall however this time with much less individuals examine to Salto Grande. To get right here is sort of a stroll however nicely value of the trouble as you get an opportunity to discover the waterfall and luxuriate in tranquility of this a part of the park. The path is well-marked and straightforward to comply with. At first you’ll stroll previous an deserted campsite and refugion take a look at the view on Cerro Paine Grande from there. Take sandwiches or snack with there might be no locations to purchase something on the best way.

  • Distance – 20 km, return
  • Required time – 5 hours
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Lago Gray
  • Beginning/ending level – Guardería Gray
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – average, fairly an extended distance

17. Mirador Zapata

In the event you proceed strolling farther from Pingo waterfall in 2,5 km you’ll get to Zapata campsite – an deserted campsite on the river financial institution. The stroll is comparatively flat and straightforward. From the campsite it’s one other Three km to Mirador Zapata – a viewpoint from the place you possibly can see Pingo lake and the glacier. The a part of the path between the waterfall and the point of view isn’t probably the most spectacular it’s value to proceed strolling provided that you’re planning to go all the best way to the Mirador in any other case flip round on the waterfall and return.

  • Distance – 30 km, return
  • Required time – 7-Eight hours.
  • Closest lodge – Lodge Lago Gray
  • Beginning/ending level – Guardería Gray
  • Accessibility – by automotive
  • Problem – average/difficult as a result of lengthy distance, no steep ascends or descends.

Pingo river, Torres del PainePingo river, Torres del Paine

Western half trails

This a part of the park might be probably the most busy – each mountaineering routes – W trek and O circuit undergo this space, be prepared to satisfy many individuals in excessive season.

18. Mirador Pehoé

Straightforward stroll from the lodge in the direction of the Administration entrance alongside Pehoé lake to the second Mirador (the primary one is on the opposite aspect of the lake, at Hosteria Pehoé). You possibly can stroll so far as you would like there’s a viewpoint about Three km away from the lodge.

  • Distance – 5-6 km, return
  • Required time – 1h30min.
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Paine Grande
  • Beginning/ending level – Paine Grande
  • Accessibility – by boat
  • Problem – straightforward

19. Mirador Lago Skottsberg

One other viewpoint not removed from the lodge, first by means of the burnt forest after which alongside Skottsberg lake, when strolling subsequent to the lake verify sometimes reflections of the mountains in the water. This hike could be accomplished as part of an extended hike to Mirador Francés.

  • Distance – 5 km, return
  • Required time – 1h30min.
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Paine Grande
  • Beginning/ending level – Paine Grande
  • Accessibility – by boat
  • Problem – straightforward

Skotsberg lake, Torres del PaineSkotsberg lake, Torres del Paine

20. Mirador Francés

An extended stroll first to Campamento Italiano and from there steep ascend to the point of view. First half of the stroll is alongside lovely Skottsberg lake, second half previous smallish lakes. There are some ascends and descends on the best way to Italiano however not very steep, final hour is a steep uphill stroll. Take meals or snacks with there might be nothing on the best way.

  • Distance – 20 km, return
  • Required time – 6 hours
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Paine Grande
  • Beginning/ending level – Refugio Paine Grande
  • Accessibility – by boat
  • Problem – average, steep ascend to the Mirador and steep descend again.

21. Mirador Británico

This can be a very difficult hike with an extended a steep ascend to the point of view, really helpful for match and powerful hikers. It is sensible to stroll all the best way up solely in good climate if it’s overcasted go as much as Mirador Francés and return again you gained’t be capable of see something from Británico anyway. On a superb day the view from the highest is beautiful – it’s thought-about among the best viewpoints in this a part of the park. Take meals with there’s nowhere to purchase or get something on the best way – campsite Italiano is a free tenting spot with primary amenities, no store or restaurant there. You’ll be capable of get water on the best way, we’d recommend to fill you bottles at Italiano earlier than you begin the climb.

  • Distance – 26 km, return
  • Required time – Eight hours
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Paine Grande
  • Beginning/ending level – Refugio Paine Grande
  • Accessibility – by boat
  • Problem – troublesome, steep and lengthy ascend to Mirador Británico and steep descend again.

22. Mirador Gray

This viewpoint is situated proper in the center between Refugio Gray and Refugio Paine Grande. From the point of view you’ll have the ability to see Lago Gray and Gray glacier in the space. Should you stroll from Paine Grande you’ll stroll previous small and delightful Laguna Los Patos (a pleasant spot to cease for relaxation and snack) and a waterfall simply earlier than the lake on a proper hand aspect.

  • Distance – 11 km, return
  • Required time – Three hours
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Gray, Refugio Paine Grande
  • Beginning/ending level – Refugio Gray/Refugio Paine Grande
  • Accessibility – by boat
  • Problem – average

Laguna los Patos, Torres del PaineLaguna los Patos, day hikes in Torres del Paine

23. Glacier Gray viewpoint, suspension bridge 1

The stroll begins at Refugio Gray in the direction of Campamento Paso, up the hill. This route is the a part of the O circuit and it provides you an opportunity to admire the immense measurement of the glacier Gray. Stroll throughout the suspension bridge from there you’ll be able to see the glacier and the lake surrounded by mountains with snow peaks. Right here you’ll be able to flip round and stroll again to the Refugio or hold strolling until the subsequent suspension bridge.

  • Distance – 5 km, return
  • Required time – 2 hours
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Gray
  • Beginning/ending level – Refugio Gray
  • Accessibility – by boat
  • Problem – average

24. Glacier Gray viewpoint, suspension bridge 2

From the primary bridge you possibly can proceed strolling in the direction of Paso campsite until you attain the second suspension bridge, after the bridge there’s a viewpoint from the place you’ll get beautiful view over Gray glacier. The space just isn’t lengthy nevertheless it’s fairly a steep ascend all the best way to the bridge and descend on the best way again. Take a snack with there’s not place to get meals on the route.

  • Distance – 10 km
  • Required time – Four hours
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Gray
  • Beginning/ending level – Refugio Gray
  • Accessibility – by boat
  • Problem – troublesome, lengthy steep ascend with a subsequent descend again to the Refugio.

25. Glacier Gray ice climbing

It’s an unforgettable expertise and actual journey, particularly when you have by no means walked on ice in crampons and with ice axe. It’s not a price range exercise – CLP 125 000/US$200, it consists of; boat switch, information, ice axe, crampons, harness. Excursions depart 3 times a day at Eight.30am, 10.00am and 14.30pm from October to April.

  • Distance – about 10 km, return (ice hike + strolling to the glacier)
  • Required time – 5 hours in complete; 2h30min. ice mountaineering itself, 2 hours to stroll to the glacier and again, 1 hour return boat journey.
  • Closest lodge – Refugio Gray
  • Beginning/ending level – Refugio Gray
  • Accessibility – by boat
  • Problem – average

Grey glacier, day hikes in Torres del PaineView on Gray glacier from a viewpoint, day hike from Refugio Gray

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