TOUR BASE OF LAS TORRES

Full day

from $48.000 (CLP) per person

TOUR BASE LAS TORRES TREKAn intense but spectacular hike on the trail that runs up the Ascencio River valley to the base of the famous towers of Torres del Paine National Park. This is the most breathtaking lookout point in the park.

Detalle

This is without a doubt the most exciting trek in all of Torres del Paine National Park, which was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and includes an area of 242,242 hectares. The outing begins at the Las Torres lodge, at the foot of Almirante Nieto mountain. We take the trail to a suspension bridge that crosses the Ascencio River, which will be close by during our entire trip. At this point we begin a demanding ascent towards the first summit whare there is a lookout point for views of the surrounding lakes and valleys. After another hour uphill we come into the river valley itself and reach the hut called Refugio Chileno, where we will take a rest.

The path continues up into the forest that provides some protection from the wind, with mild ups and downs. This is a good area to observe the flora and bird life, which includes carpinteros (woodpeckers), cachañas (austral parakeets), zorzales (song thrushes), churretes (Dark-bellied cinclodes), y jilgueros (Patagonian yellow finches), among others. In this sector we first come to a young forest recovering from forest fire, and then into a mature lenga forest and finally to the Torres campsite. At this point we turn and scent a steep moraine of loose rock left behind by a glacier. After about an hour we reach a basin featuring a lake with turquoise waters and the lookout point for the spectacular towers of granite that rise to 2800 meters. We will take our time to appreciate this extraordinary panorama and then begin our return by the same route.

Torres del Paine Caminata Base Mapa

Itinerario


06:30 - 07:30
Pick up - Departure Puerto Natales
10:00
Arrival at Las Torres hotel
10:15
Start trekking
12:15
Refugio Chileno
13:45
Torres Camp
14:30
Mirador Base de Las Torres
15:00
Return
19:00
Arrival to Hotel Las Torres y departure to Puerto Natales
21:00
Arrival to Puerto Natales - Drop Off


Tarifa


Rates per person
Sept 2019 - April 2020
 passenger
$40.000 - USD 60


Important:

  • 2 passengers minimum.
  • Transportation, English-speaking guide, Hiking sticks are included.
  • Torres del Paine National Park entrance fee is not included.


Preguntas Frecuentes

Necesitarás ropa abrigada ojalá en varias capas. Zapatos cómodos para caminar. Gorro y guantes, sobre todo en el invierno.