Depart from Puerto Natales at 7.00am to Estancia Cerro Paine in “Las Torres” area of the National Park, starting point of our trekking path. After an instructive talk with your guide you will begin your hike.
This demanding hike is worthy of its famous reputation. After crossing the Ascencio river over a suspension bridge, we will hike approximately 2.5km in a continuous ascent, where we will have a panoramic view of the pampa, the lakes to the south and the valley itself.
The first hour and a half walking is steep, we will enjoy fantastic views of lake Nordenskjöld and Almirante Nieto Mn (2.670 m.s.n.m), until we reach Refugio El Chileno. We continue the trail through a millenary Lenga forest (1 hour) until “the moraine” base, and there a challenging ascent (45 min) take us to one of the most impressive viewpoints in the park: “Base of Torres del Paine”.
From this point we can enjoy amazing views: Torre Sur (2,850 m.s.n.m.), Torre Central (2.800 m.s.n.m), Torre Norte (2.600 m.s.n.m) and Cerro Nido de Cóndor.
After relaxing in this unforgettable scenic context we will start our descent over the same trail until we reach our starting point. Transfer back to Puerto Natales.
Distance: 18 Km
Maximum altitude: 870 m
Lenght: 8 hs
IMPORTANT: all participants MUST attend to a BRIEFING the day before their tour, where all the instructions and operability of this excursion will be explained by your professional guide.
Estimated Schedule itinerary:
7:00 Departure from your hotel in Puerto Natales.
8:30 Estimated arrival to Laguna Amarga. Torres del Paine National Park entry. (entrance NOT included – cash only) - 94 MASL
9:00 Arrive to starting point. Equipment delivery and final instructions. Start hiking. - 123 MASL
10:40 Arrival to Refugio Chileno. (10 minute break) - 419 MASL
13:00 Ascend morrena frontal. (300 mts elevation in 1km) - 564 MASL
14:00 Estimated arrival to Las Torres Base. (45MIN break – subject to weather conditions) - 875 MASL
14:00 Lunch (BOX LUNCH)
BOX LUNCH INCLUDED / 45MIN stage
14:45 Instructions and return to starting point over the same trail.
19:15 Estimated arrival to our vehicle - 123 MASL
20:45 Estimated arrival to Puerto Natales / transfer to your hotel.
**Estimated times – they may vary according to weather conditions and physical conditions of the group - Moderate to high Physical demand
Tour Includes: Shared transport, Bilingual guide, Briefing before the tour, Trekking canes, Box Lunch, leggins and rain cape