A view of a snow covered mountain with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Puerto Natales - Hiking in Torres del Paine

Enjoy a hike toward Torres del Paine National Park enjoying photo stops and view points along the way.

  • Photo stop at Mirador Lago Sarmiento viewpoint.
  • Viewpoint at Mirador Laguna Amarga (photo opportunity).
  • Walk to Salto Grande and Los Cuernos Viewpoint.
  • Stop for refreshments.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration

    9hrs30

  • Max. passengers

    60

  • Booking code

    A-PNT6

  • From

    259 €

  • Notices

    Special clothing/equipment needed/recommended: It is recommendable to wear warm layered clothing, and windbreaker waterproof and good walking shoes.

The excursion begins early in the morning from Puerto Natales, 60 kms. away with a technical stop in the village of Cerro Castillo, where there are possibilities for shopping, enjoy a coffee or just for a break. 

Continuing the trip toward Torres del Paine National Park, visitors will be able to enjoy the most diverse landscapes, such as, the Magellanic deciduous forest and the vast Patagonian steppe dominated by the wind and aridity. On the way is possible to find two species members of the local fauna: the Patagonian guanaco, South American camel and relative of Llama, and the endemic lesser Rhea (Ñandú), relative of the African Ostrich. Once we get to the park, which is a biosphere reserve with a surface over 242.000 hectares, the landscape changes drastically becoming unforgettable due its dozen lakes populated by marine birds, and in the background granite picks dominating the area. Turquoise lakes, waterfalls and mountains covered by ice are the predominant landscape inside the park.  

The trip continues through the park, the return is done by the same road. An approximately 90-minute walk is necessary towards the Salto Grande and from to the Mirador Cuernos Lookout, which grants a spectacular view out over the water and mountains. 

Practical information

  • Language: English and German.
  • Included: 2 bottles of mineral water on the bus.  2 sandwiches, 1 bottle of mineral water, 1 juice box, 1 little chocolate bar, 1 cereal bar, 1 fruit, 1 bag of dried fruit. 
  • Remarks: Special clothing/equipment needed/recommended: It is recommendable to wear warm layered clothing, and windbreaker waterproof and good walking shoes.   
  • Walking information: Trekking in the park over uneven terrain and flat soil.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No.