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Custom Patagonia: Torres del Paine Trek

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Custom Patagonia: Torres del Paine Trek

Renowned as one of the most unspoiled places on our planet, Torres del Paine National Park is brimming with wildlife, dazzling landscapes and incredible trekking opportunities!

What is Custom Travel? The itinerary below is only a small sample of Chile tour options available through IE. Every traveler can envision their ideal way to see the world. International Expeditions’ experienced Custom Travel Planners create individually tailored tours that match your style of travel, budget and timeline. Tell us the dates you wish to travel, and we’ll take care of the details.

The sample itinerary below can be customized to take full-advantage of your travel time and interests.

Please Note: This adventure may be operated as a private adventure or as part of a small-group experience with other travelers.

Daily Itinerary

Custom Torres del Paine Trek Sample Itinerary

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  • Day

    US / Santiago, Chile

    Fly to Santiago, Chile.

  • Day

    Santiago / Puerto Natales / Torres del Paine

    Connect with your flight to Puerto Natales, and drive across the countryside to Torres del Paine. Spend tonight at Las Torres Hotel. (D)

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    Torres del Paine: Trekking to Base Torres del Paine

    Start with a steep climb to Refugio El Chileno, enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Nordenskjöld and the hanging glacier of Almirante Nieto Mountain. Hike through a millenary Lenga forest to our next ascent. This challenging climb takes you to the Base of Torres del Paine Lookout for views of Torre Sur, Torre Central, Torre Norte and Cerro Nido de Cóndor. Spend tonight at Refugio El Chileno. (7-8 hours; Strenuous) (B,L,D)


  • Day

    Torres del Paine: Trekking to Los Cuernos

    Today’s scenic trail winds past the base of Almirante Nieto Mountain — part of the Paine Massif. Especially during December, the wildflowers — like fire bush — are spectacular. It takes us 4-5 hours to reach the base of Los Cuernos, where the charming Refugio Los Cuernos is located. (4-5 hours; Moderate) (B,L,D)

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    Torres del Paine: Trekking to French Valley

    A morning’s trek takes us to Campamento Italiano and on to the French Glacier Lookout.  See its hanging glacier and possibly even small avalanches. Continue onto Campamento Británico and one of the most overwhelming spots in the Circuit: Mirador Británico. Return to Campamento Italiano and the Pehoé sector, spending tonight at Refugio Paine Grande. (10-12 hours; Strenuous) (B,L,D)

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    Trekking to Grey Glacier / Puerto Natales

    Our trail meanders past the Paine Massif with impressive views to Grey Lake, seeing Grey Glacier in the distance. Return to Pehoé Lake, cruising a catamaran to the Pudeto sector and Hotel Lago Grey, home for two nights. (8-9 hours; Moderate). (B,L)

  • Day

    Grey Glacier Navigation

    Enjoy a full day of lush greenery and imposing mountains. Take in all the beauty and magnitude of the ice walls, which tower over 20 meters in height. Marvel at this mass of ancient ice before sampling a whisky or Pisco Sour served with glacial ice. (B)

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    Puerto Natales / Santiago / Depart

    Transfer to the airport, connecting in Santiago for your overnight flight. (B)

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    Arrive Home

    Arrive home. (Meals Aloft)



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9 Days, 8 Nights
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Trip Highlights

  • IE's Custom Travel Planners can create individually tailored tours that match your style of travel, budget & timeline.