Winter Highlights of Torres del Paine

Private cabins with hot tubs and transport between the highlights makes trekking in winter a really special experience. See Las Torres (The Towers), the enormous Glacier Grey, and make a stop at the rarely-visited Pingo Valley. You'll have the snow-covered Torres del Paine National Park almost all to yourself – something that few people ever experience. Private cabins with hot tubs and transport between the highlights makes trekking in winter a really special experience. See Las Torres (The Towers), the enormous Glacier Grey, and make a stop at the rarely-visited Pingo Valley. Read more...
3 Days
$895

Winter Highlights of Torres del Paine - 3 - $895

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine; Hike to Las Torres (The Towers) viewpoint

Day 2: Half-day hike to Lake Grey; Half-day hike to the Pingo Valley

Day 3: Half-day hike to Los Cuernos viewpoint; Half-day hike to Cerro Condor

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on Winter Highlights of Torres del Paine

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine; Hike to Las Torres viewpoint

Early in the morning (7am) we will drive to Torres del Paine National Park. We begin our first full day trek, heading to the base of the Towers viewpoint following the Ascencio River before entering the Ascencio Valley. Our walk will be uphill for 1hr, stopping to observe the first glimpses of the valley and panoramic views of the Lake Nordenskjöld.

During the following 2hrs, we’ll walk through unbelievable forests of tall deciduous beech (Nothofagus Pumilio) and waterfalls, and then continue ascending through a huge terminal moraine up to a photographic view point (900m).

From here we will be surrounded by three giant granite towers (2,850m) and a lagoon with slurry waters resulting from glacial erosion. We will stop here for lunch, taking our time to enjoy this astonishing scenery, before our descent returning along the same path back. 

Length of excursion: 2hr transfer, 7hr hike 

Meals: Picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Night at Mountain hut or Hotel


Day 2: Half-day hike to Lake Grey; Half-day hike to the Pingo Valley

Early in the morning we start our day by going up Lake Grey, with its impressive glacier of the same name, forming part of the South Patagonian Ice Field, third largest reserve of ice in the world, 350km long. We will make a short, flat walk, through a mature beech forest with possible sightings of Chilean flickers, austral parakeets or torrent ducks.

We will cross a stony beach to arrive at a view point on a peninsula from where we can see deep blue icebergs surrounded by forests In the afternoon we start a hike to the Pingo Valley for a walk to the 'Cascada los Salmones' where we’ll stop to take in the view before returning back along the same trail, with a chance to find the elusive Huemul (Andean deer). Then we take a transfer back to our accommodation.

Length of excursion: 30min transfer, 2hr morning hike, 3hr afternoon hike

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Night at Mountain hut or Hotel


Day 3: Half-day hike to Los Cuernos viewpoint; Half-day hike to Cerro Condor

We make a stop at the Salto Grande waterfall to do our first hike to a viewpoint of the Paine Grande (3,050m) and the Nordensjköld Lake. After enjoying a good picnic, we start a walk to the Cerro Condor, a path with panoramic glimpses of the park. This area is known for viewing the flight of the condor. After these hikes we start our drive back to Puerto Natales.

Length of excursion: 1hr transfer, 2hr morning hike, 3hr afternoon hike

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

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What our customers think

Ran like clockwork. Pre-trip yarn by guide useful, Victor was a legend, proper invested guide. Accommodation recommendation spot on in town and very adequate refugio.

Steve August 2016

Breathtaking! The treks through the park were the highlight. Our guide was extremely competent and knowledgeable. Everything ran seamlessly and the trip was amazing.

Morwena June 2016

My highlight was our walk into the French Valley; Torres del Paine certainly is an amazing place and our guide was great, I couldn’t fault him.

Peter May 2015

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The trip price varies according to the group size, as below:

4-8 people: USD $895per person

3 people: USD $995per person

2 people: USD $1,195 person

Departure dates between May and August are available on request. Please contact us to discuss your preferred date.

Additional Notes

Accommodation upgrade – An upgrade to Hotel Lago Grey is available. Please ask when enquiring about availability.

Extra days – An option to add on an additional two days, including horse riding and kayaking, is available at the cost of approximately USD $700. Please see the itinerary.

Includes

  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Two nights at mountain hut (1 room with 6 bunk-beds)
  • All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide/driver

Excludes

  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Accommodation on additional nights
  • Backpack (day-pack/65ltr minimum size)
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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