The Pingo Valley lies to the west of Lago Grey in Torres del Paine National Park and is visited by very few people, which is wonderful for the Huemul deer and the few people who get out there. The initial trek into the valley is pretty easy going and well marked, and you'll come across a couple of impressive waterfalls. The first section is through an open valley and then you'll pass through a lenga forest.
Once established in the valley, you can explore the Pingo Glacier and the Zapata Glacier (which lies right on the edge of the Ice Cap) from a basecamp in the valley. However, a guide is definitely needed.
Tom was trekking out here in 2017 and didn't see a soul the whole time he was. Beware of the wild baguales and the mosquitos!
Map of Valle Pingo
Trips that visit Valle Pingo
Find Luxury Off The Beaten Track
Venture into the unknown each morning and come home each evening to a sumptuous spa treatment. With this trip you will discover the best kept secrets in and around Torres del Paine, including the delightful lake-side hotel where you will…
- 5 Days
Pingo Valley Trek
Explore this wild and secluded valley all for yourself. Enjoy spectacular views of Paine Grande, the Olguin Range and the mighty Zapata mountain. Wild camp amongst ancient…
- 3 Days
Winter Highlights of Torres del Paine
Private cabins with hot tubs and transport between highlights makes trekking in winter a really special experience. See the towers and the enormous Glacier Grey, and make a stop at the rarely-visited Pingo Valley. You'll have the snow-covered park almost…
- 3 Days