Enjoying The Cuernos to the Max

This itinerary will allow you to explore Torres del Paine with a Guide, enjoying the main highlights, as well as an ice hike on Glacier Grey and remote hiking around the Cuernos. You will be camping under the stars every night, porter support is available for an additional cost.

6 Days

$2,221

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Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Hike across softly rolling hills to an amazing viewpoint of Lake Pehoe before arriving at Paine Grande
  • Admire Glacier Grey, the park's most famous glacier 
  • Walk along Lake Skottsberg until you reach the French Valley, enjoy spectacular views of Lake Nordenskjold and the hanging French Glacier
  • Hike to Bader Valley located between Almirante Nieto and Los Cuernos, set up camp before taking time to explore deeper into the valley
  • Head towards Refugio Chileno, located in the Asencio Valley , before finally reaching the amazing granite peaks known as Las Torres

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on Enjoying The Cuernos to the Max

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Take-in the views of the Paine Massif!

Early in the morning you and your guide will leave Puerto Natales heading towards Torres del Paine National Park. You will be taken to the park's administration office and be given a bit of time to look around and fill up your water bottles before beginning your hike.

The hike is across softly rolling hills and will lead you to an amazing viewpoint of Lake Pehoe and the well-known Cuernos. It is approximately a five-hour walk and you will arrive at Paine Grande just before dinnertime.

Length of hike: 5 hours

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio Paine Grande


Day 2: Visit the park's famous glacier!

In the morning you will leave Paine Grande and begin walking towards Glacier Grey. The hike to the first lookout is approximately 2 hours and the hike to the second lookout is approximately 4 hours.

Whether or not you arrive to the second lookout (or just the first) depends on your speed, energy level, and desire. In the evening you will return to Paine Grande to spend the night.

Length of hike: 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio Paine Grande


Day 3: Admire the park's French Valley!

Shortly after breakfast you will begin hiking towards Campamento Italiano. This camp is 2.5 hours away. Along the way you will walk along Lake Skottsberg and admire the tremendous Cuernos in front of you. Once you arrive to Campamento Italiano you will leave your large pack at camp and you will hike into the French Valley with just a small daypack. You will hike across a moraine and through a forest until you come to a clearing.

Here you will be blown away by both the wind and the spectacular views of Lake Nordenskjold, Lake Skottberg, Lake Pehoe and the hanging French Glacier just ahead of you. After leaving the lookout you will return to Campamento Italiano to gather your large pack and continue another 2.5 hours to Los Cuernos, where you will spend the night.

Length of hike: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio Los Cuernos


Day 4: Explore Bader Valley

In the morning you will prepare to hike again. You will leave Los Cuernos and walk towards Bader Valley, located between Almirante Nieto and Los Cuernos. Once you enter Bader Valley you will continue to the campsite and set up camp before taking time to explore deeper into the valley. Tonight you will spend the night just behind Los Cuernos.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Camping, Bader Valley


Day 5: Walk along Lake Nordenskjold

Today after breakfast you will have another opportunity to explore Bader Valley and enjoy the remoteness of the area. When you and your guide decide you will depart the valley and hike back down to the marked trail. There will be a few rivers to cross over by hopping across rocks. Tonight you will spend the night at Refugio Las Torres.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio Las Torres


Day 6: Visit the Torres of Torres del Paine

In the morning you will have breakfast and then prepare to hike again. You will leave Refugio Las Torres and walk for two hours towards Refugio Chileno, located in the Asencio Valley. After taking a quick break you will continue your walk up Almirante Nieto, first hiking about an hour through a dense Lenga forest.

After leaving the forest, you will approach a moraine and climb to see the amazing granite peaks known as Las Torres. After a bit of time admiring the view you will hike to the foot of Almirante Nieto, where you will catch a shuttle to the park entrance and then catch a bus back to Puerto Natales.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Departures can be set up on a date of your choice for a minimum of 2 people, subject to availability.

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,221 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

The price of the trip is CLP $1,460,000 per person for a group of 2 people

The price of the trip is CLP $1,185,000 per person for a group of 4 people

The price of the trip is CLP $1,090,000 per person for a group of 6 people

Includes

  • 1 night of camping in Torres del Paine [double-occupancy tent + sleeping mats included]
  • 4 nights in a refugio in Torres del Paine [shared room + shared bathroom]
  • Guide on days 1-6 o Porter(s) on days 4-5 [to carry shared gear]
  • Meals indicated in itinerary
  • Bus to / from Torres del Paine
  • Entrance for Torres del Paine
  • Shuttle from Las Torres to Laguna Amarga

Excludes

  • Accommodations not listed above
  • Meals not listed above
  • Transportation not listed above
  • Airline tickets
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Sleeping bag [available for rent at additional cost]
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Tips for staff or at dinner
  • Travel insurance

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