The Bader Valley lies between the Cuernos and Las Torres, the dominant peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. The path up this valley is nothing like the main trails of the popular W Trek - it's more of a little track, and the park rangers don't let people head up here without a guide.
The route is challenging in parts and not always clear, but once you clear the Nirre trees you're rewarded with fantastic views of the beautiful Lago Nordenskjold. There is a small camp at the top and a makeshift hut used by the climbers. You can carry on from here to the base of Cuerno Norte and a glacial lagoon.
See our off-the-beaten track guide for more on the hidden valleys and passes of Torres del Paine.
Map of Valle Bader
Trips that visit Valle Bader
Paine Circuit Half and Half
A mix of guided and unguided hiking. You walk the tougher northern section with a guide, heading over the John Garner Pass with the unmatched views of Grey Glacier and the Pingo mountain range that make the full circuit so…
- 8 Days
Extended 8 Day W Trek
Take 8 days hiking not only the famous W trek, but also off the beaten track on the little visited unmarked paths of the Silencio and Bader valleys. This trek also takes you deep into the French Valley, far deeper…
- 8 Days
Self-Guided W + The Bader Valley
Independent exploration and trekking around Torres del Paine's classic "W", followed by a guided hike into one of the Park's quieter and more restricted valleys. This W+Bader adventure combines the best of both: autonomous discovery and local…
- 6 Days