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Torres del Paine Patagonia Walk



A truly legendary destination for hikers.

From towering mountain peaks to gushing waterfalls to stunning glaciers and fjords, our Patagonian tour offers an unparalleled hiking and kayaking adventure of this unique region.

Torres del Paine's most famous hiking route is a 74 km (46 miles) hike done over 4 or 5 days. The main highlights include hiking to the base of the Towers, the French Valley and its hanging glacier, and Lago Grey

Our local operator’s vast knowledge of the area allows us to take you to discover paths off the beaten track, where you will be able to see the park from different perspectives and observe its flora and fauna at its best.




Torres del Paine Patagonia Walk

  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • Max group size: 14, plus 1 local guide and 1 local host
  • Min group size: 4
  • Activity level: 3-4 moderate
  • Trip start: Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Trip end:  Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Distance: 74kms
  • Cost: AUD$9,895 / single supplement: AUD$1,995


*This departure has reached minimum numbers and is guaranteed to run.


Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Puerto Natales - Guided Patagonia Tours


Arrive in Puerto Natales

Upon your arrival in Puerto Natales, a private transfer will be waiting to meet you and take you directly to your hotel. 

After checking in, you'll have the afternoon free to unpack and take a leisurely stroll around the town to pick up any last-minute items you may need for your adventure.  Meet in the lobby at 6pm for our Welcome Meeting before heading to dinner that night.

Remota Patagonia Lodge

Meals included: 

Kau Rio Serrano Lodge, Patagonia Hikes
Torres Del Paine National Park - Guided Hiking in Patagonia


Torres del Paine – Lago Toro Hike

Approximately 5 hours walking

Transfer by van to Torres del Paine National Park. This drive crossing typical Patagonian ranches. We stop at Mirador Lago Toro, the biggest lake in the region. The Toro lake viewpoint offers an incredible view of the Torres del Paine massive. 

Today hike begins directly from this viewpoint where we will ascent through a trail towards the South-East, we enter a Lenga, and Notro (Firebush) forest. The hike is uphill with soft elevation to have views of Lake Toro and its islands to the South, as well as a vast panorama of mountain chains and native forests full of flowers and birds during summertime.

After walking along winding trails surrounded by old trees and lagoons, we will have one of the most impressive views towards the Paine Massif, Glacier Grey, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice-Fields, and the Serrano Valley. We will begin a descent crossing a series of hidden lagoons, opening up the trail until we reach a ridge full of pre-Andean shrubland and Legan forests where it is possible to observe the Magellanic Woodpecker, having as a background the Serrano Valley. From here is 15 minutes hike to reach our Torres del Paine base beside the Serrano River.

Kau Rio Serrano Lodge

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hiking Torres Del Paine - Guided by Nature


Torre Base

Approximately 8-10 hours walking

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, hop into our comfy van as we embark on an incredible journey to the eastern end of Torres del Paine National Park. 

Once we arrive at Torres del Paine, get ready for an epic adventure! We'll kick things off with a 2-hour trek up into the Ascencio Valley, making a stop at Refugio Chileno along the way. Take a short break here to soak in the surroundings before continuing on for another hour through a magnificent forest of native Lenga (Beech) trees until we reach the glacial moraine.

From this point, it's just one more hour to the top, where you'll be treated to a close-up view of the awe-inspiring three vertical towers. These towering structures will leave you in awe of nature's grandeur. Don't forget to capture some amazing photos!

Heading back down is a bit easier, and the return trek takes about 4 hours until we reach the end of the trail. Once we've completed this rewarding journey, we'll provide transportation back to our base beside the picturesque Serrano River, where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Get ready for an unforgettable day filled with stunning landscapes, thrilling hikes, and mouth watering meals. Let's make some incredible memories in Torres del Paine National Park!

Kau Rio Serrano Lodge

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Kayaking in Patagonia - Guided Hiking Tours
Guided Hiking in Patagonia & Torres Del Paine


Grey Glacier, Ice Hiking and Kayaking

Approximately 3-4 hours walking

We'll start our day with a transfer to Pudeto, where we'll embark on a thrilling catamaran ride across the mesmerizing Pehoe Lake. Once we reach the other side, get ready for an enchanting trek along the stunning Lake Grey. The trek lasts around 3 to 4 hours, covering a distance of 11 kilometres. Along the way, you'll be treated to magnificent views of Glacier Grey and its mesmerizing floating icebergs. Don't miss the chance to visit the glacier lookout point and the lakeshore for an up-close view of the vibrant-blue icebergs. It's no wonder that "Paine" means "blue" in the Tehuelche Indian language.

After the trek, we'll embark on an exciting kayaking adventure. A short walk will lead us to the Bigfoot Patagonia basecamp, situated on the northeast coast of Lake Grey. Here, our knowledgeable guides will introduce us to the necessary equipment and provide a thorough safety briefing. Then, we'll carry the kayaks approximately 20 meters to the edge of the lake, and the real adventure begins! Paddling around the floating icebergs in the lake is a remarkable experience. We'll continue our journey towards the eastern side of the Grey Glacier, marvelling at the spectacular scenery in this extraordinary place. If weather and conditions permit, we may even paddle closer to the glacier for an even better view. 

Tonight, we stay at a traditional hiking refugio right off the track. Unwind and relax in charming surroundings before enjoying a traditional Chilean dinner in the refugios in-house restaurant.

Please note, If you are travelling in a group or couple, you will be split into gender-based rooms for the night.

Grey Refugio 

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ice Hike - Torres Del Paine Hiking Patagonia
Grey Glacier, Torres Del Paine - Guided Hikes


Grey Glacier and Ice Hiking

Approximately 5 hours walking

After a satisfying breakfast, our guides will gather everyone for an informative chat about Ice Hiking. They will discuss the route, estimate duration of the tour, and ensure that all equipment is properly tested and adjusted for each participant's comfort and safety.

Once we're all set, we'll hop aboard a zodiac boat for a thrilling 15-minute ride to the west side of the Grey Glacier. Upon arrival, we'll disembark on the island (known as a nunatak) situated at the glacier and embark on a scenic hour-long walk until we reach the ice itself. Before stepping onto the glacier, our guide will provide a comprehensive safety briefing, including the proper techniques for navigating the ice and how to correctly utilise the equipment.

With the safety briefing complete, we'll begin our exploration of the majestic Grey Glacier, an experience that will last approximately 3 hours. During this time, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the glacier's captivating features, such as cracks, rivers, lagoons, and tunnels, each displaying a stunning array of blue tones. It's a truly mesmerizing sight that will leave you in awe of nature's wonders.

After our unforgettable time on the glacier, we'll return to the zodiac boat and cruise back to the base camp.

Following lunch, get ready for another incredible adventure as we navigate on the Grey III catamaran. For two magical hours, we'll sail across the pristine lake surrounded by icebergs. The boat will take us on a circuit that brings us up close to the front of the glacier, allowing you to admire its grandeur while sipping on a refreshing pisco sour served with glacial ice. It's the perfect way to take in the breathtaking scenery.

After this scenic journey, we'll transfer you from Grey Lake to the Kau Rio Serrano lodge, where you can relax and unwind after an exhilarating day of exploration.

Prepare yourself for a day filled with awe-inspiring ice hiking, breathtaking glacier views, and memorable moments surrounded by the beauty of nature. 

Kau Rio Serrano Lodge

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hiking French Valley - Torres Del Paine


French Valley

Approximately 7-8 hours of walking

After a delicious breakfast, get ready for an exciting day of exploration! We'll transfer you to Pudeto, where you'll board a catamaran for a 25-minute ride across the stunning Pehoe Lake to reach Refugio Paine Grande.

From there, it's time to embark on a 2.5-hour trek to the entrance of the French Valley. Brace yourself for a jaw-dropping experience as you encounter hanging glaciers and an incredible amphitheatre of granite walls and spires. The views throughout this trek are simply amazing, and the further you venture into the valley, the more breathtaking they become.

There are amazing views throughout this trek and the further you trek into the valley the better they become! For this day we will reach reaching the French Valley Main Lookout, from this point you can appreciate the whole natural amphitheater created by glaciers millions of years ago, it is absolutely breathtaking.  You will have hiked for 5-6 hours and completed 16km. 

On the return journey you will notice the extraordinary turquoise colour of Lake Pehoe. Cross Lake Pehoe by catamaran where we will be transported back to our Torres del Paine base beside the Serrano River for our final night dinner to share stories or our time together.

Kau Rio Serrano Lodge

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wildlife - Hiking Torres Del Paine Patagonia


Depart Puerto Natales

On our last day together, we'll start with a delicious breakfast to fuel up for the journey ahead. We will transfer back to Puerto Natales airport, ensuring a smooth transition for your departure.

Safe travels, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more extraordinary adventures in the future! 

Please note, please book your flight after 12pm

Meals included: 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Fully hosted walking journey with experienced guides
  • Small group
  • Pre-trip customer care service available to answer any questions
  • Airport transfers on Day  1 & 7
  • 6 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Twin share accommodation at carefully selected premium hotels
  • All meals and non alcoholic beverages as per itinerary
  • Glass of wine per night when staying at Kau Rio Serrano Lodge
  • Kayaking & Ice Hiking equipment
  • All porterage
  • All transportation from the beginning until the end of trip
  • All permits and entrance fees to National Parks.

Please Note: Whilst every effort will be made to secure the accommodation as detailed in the itinerary, there may be circumstances where Guided by Nature provides a similar accommodation standard.


  • Travel insurance
  • Hiking equipment - you will need to bring your own daypack and hiking gear (a full gear list will be provided)
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Meals and drinks not listed in itinerary
  • Any visa requirements
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 4 guests, three months prior to departure. The maximum group size is 14.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for this walk. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. Please see our Booking Terms & Conditions for details and contact us if you have any questions.
  • Our walks have a minimum age of 16. All guests under 18 years old must share a room with a parent or guardian. Our walks have no upper age restrictions. Please check the terms and conditions of your travel insurance as they may place age restrictions on your policy.

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