Things to consider
- Do you want to walk well-trodden trails through the highlights, or to explore off the beaten track?
- Take a group tour, or do self-guided or private trekking?
- Would you prefer to return to a comfy bed each night, or do some multi-day trekking, staying in refugios or camping under the stars?
Where can I hike in Patagonia?
Where to go trekking in Patagonia
Torres del Paine - Patagonia's most famous national park you, with mile-high granite peaks and world-famous multi-day trekking
El Chalten & Fitz Roy - Walk straight out of your hotel onto trails to beautiful lakes, glaciers and viewpoints of Mt Fitz Roy. You can also choose longer more challenging treks or even an expedition onto the South Patagonian Ice Cap.
Tierra del Fuego - This southernmost region of Patagonia is home to wild landscapes and dominating mountain ranges, including the Dientes de Navarino and the Cordillera Darwin.
The Lake District - Here you can trek among the abundant lakes, forests, and mountains, or to the top of one of the region's volcanoes.
A great way to experience the highlights of Patagonia's iconic hiking trails with the support and camaraderie of a group and guide, and the flexibility to add in extra hikes and excursions if you want to cram in as much as possible!
Chloe O'Keeffe Patagonia Specialist
Types of tours
Group trekking tours in Patagonia
Patagonia is a hiker's paradise. Whether you're looking to see the highlights on the famous W Trek or go off the beaten track somewhere more remote, there are group trekking trips in every region of Patagonia.
Most group trekking tours come packaged with fixed itineraries, dates and prices, making them easy to plan around. Group sizes tend to be around 15 travellers at most, and you'll really get to know each other as you discover Patagonia's scenery together.
Self-guided and private hiking
If you have a little more experience hiking and like the sound of exploring on your own schedule, there are lots of trails which you can explore either independently or with a private guide. These range from multi-day hikes to day hikes from a base, and often mean you can get a little off the beaten track.
For those for whom hiking is a passion, ask us about linking together hikes in a few different destinations. Your itinerary could combine treks through rainforest, over the ice cap, climbing mountains, traversing steppe and skirting lakes and volcanoes in the lake district.
Our most popular group treks in Patagonia
Our most popular self-guided and private treks in Patagonia
Hiking destinations in Patagonia
Hiking in Torres del Paine
World famous trekking awaits in Torres del Paine National Park. Each valley, peak and pass hides its own treasures, be it hanging glaciers, vast pampas, twisted metamorphic rock or…
Trekking in Los Glaciares
Trek amongst jagged, snow-capped peaks and electric-blue lakes, venture out into open valleys and private reserves, or visit the icy glaciers that roll from the Southern …
Hiking in Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego is a land of extremes. Swathes of isolated steppe are punctuated with windswept trees, endless peat bogs and craggy outcrops crowned with glaciers. Here is …
Hiking in Aysen
Dramatic snow-capped mountains, glistening glacial lakes and lush forested valleys make for superb trekking in this unsung region. Explore the fantastic hiking routes in Aysen's …
Hiking in the Argentine Lake District
From the ice capped peak of the staggering Lanin Volcano to the challenging slopes of the Cathedral mountain or the gentle trails around glistening lakes, the Argentinian Lake …
Hiking in the Chilean Lake District
This area of Chile offers trekking for all levels from easy day hikes to more challenging multi-day hikes. Hike up smoking volcanoes, climb granite peaks, trek past cascading …
Off the Beaten Track in Torres del Paine
There is more to trekking in Torres del Paine than the W trek or the Circuit. Going off-the-beaten-track can take you scrambling up peaks for views of the icecap, or searching for …
Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy Hiking
These tours combine our two favourite trekking spots in Patagonia: the Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares national parks. They involve either the classic W-Trek or …