Puerto Natales: Base of the Towers Day Hike

4.7 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: Paine Travel / ChileTour

Puerto Natales: Base of the Towers Day Hike

Activity provider: Paine Travel / ChileTour
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Starting at Puerto Natales, embark on an advanced trip to the base of the Paine Towers of the Paine National Park, passing through a Millenial Lenga forest and the beautiful Lake Nordenskjöld

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Duration 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off are limited to hotels in or near Puerto Natales.


  • Spring into action for a mesmerising all-day hike
  • Marvel at the unparalleled glacier streams
  • Take in the Patagonian fireland beech forest
  • Admire the beauty of Almirante Nieto Mountain
  • Reward yourself with stunning views from on high
Full description

Go a full-day 18 km trek and discover the breathtaking scenery leading to the granite pillars of Torres del Paine National Park, including the Lake Nordenskjöld and the Almirante Nieto Mountain.

After transportation to the national park, your trek starts at the gateway just before Hotel Las Torres beginning with a downhill walk towards the Valle del Ascencio, until reaching El Chileno Mountain Lodge.

The trial continues through a Millenial Lenga forest until the base of the rock formation where you will begin the challenging ascent to the base of Torres del Paine for panoramic views of Torre Sur, Torre Central, Torre Norte and Cerro Nido de Cóndor.

Once you are done sightseeing and enjoying the beauty that Torres Del Paine has to offer, walk down to Hotel Las Torres. From there which you can relax and rest your legs as you are driven back to the hotel in Puerto Natales.

  • Pickup and drop-off (Puerto Natales)
  • Trekking poles
  • Certified bilingual local guide
  • First aid kit
  • Safety briefing
  • Food and drinks
  • Torres del Paine National Park entry
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People over 70 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking pants

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The trek is advanced with inclines and uneven terrain
  • The activity is subject to variations or cancellations due to unsafe weather
  • Travel/medical insurance is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

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This day hike is once in a lifetime and a must do in Chilean Patagonia. Our guide Francesca (Fran) was a very knowledgeable guide and was with us every step of the hike. The park is really amazing and has awesome viewpoints. Fran made sure the group was staying together and also got some short breaks on the hike (because it is fairly long and takes all day). I would recommend this tour for anyone interested in exploring and seeing one of the great parks in the world.

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March 28, 2023

Only having enough time to hike 1 day I went with this group. It’s could not have been better. They come right to your door to pick you up and take you to the park. Our guides Fran and Cris couldn’t have been better as well. They were both incredibly knowledgeable, observant to peoples paces, and all around fun and interesting people to talk to which genuinely added very much to my experience.

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March 28, 2023

Not much time to stop and take pictures cause we were a big group and us stopping all at the same time would have blocked the path. The guides were trying to keep us all together and going at a slow pace, so it's ideal if you are not really fit. They just made sure that everyone was getting to the top sooner or later.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 419260