Discover the most spectacular viewpoint of Torres del Paine in one day
Pick up at your accommodation in Puerto Natales between 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Drop off at your accommodation in Puerto Natales between 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Base Torres del Paine hike is one of the most famous guided group tours that you can do in Puerto Natales. It is the perfect alternative for travelers who only have one day to visit Torres del Paine and do not want to miss the incredible views from the Base Torres viewpoint. This tour is offered all year round, even in winter with crampons, to guarantee the safety of the group of up to 15 people.
In addition to transportation and mountain equipment, the tour includes a guide and an assistant, so that all travelers will always be accompanied, regardless of the speed at which they walk.
Difficulty: Medium - 20 Km (8 hours)
Starting altitude: 90 masl
Maximum altitude: 870 masl
Pick up in Puerto Natales
The tour starts with the pick up at the accommodation, depending on the location we will be picked up between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m.. When the group is assembled, the guide will give us the trekking poles and explain how the whole tour will be, especially the trek to Base Torres. We will then head towards Torres del Paine National Park.
Entrance to Torres del Paine
After the two-hour minibus ride, we will arrive at the entrance of the National Park, in the Porteria Amarga sector. There we will enter the Torres del Paine National Park and we will be able to enjoy the impressive views of Torres del Paine.
On the way to the Base Torres Viewpoint
It is at this point that you will begin the trek to the Hostería Las Torres sector. During a journey of approximately 4 hours, we will cross the Ascensio Valley and a cozy lenga forest. The road runs between trees, we will observe the Almirante Nieto hill through the different slopes of our way. At the end of this section, we will have to climb a glacier moraine, a rocky path with a steep slope, until we reach our goal, the Base Torres viewpoint.
With these incredible views, we will have lunch, take pictures and go down to the small beach formed by the lake to touch its waters. After this stop, the whole group will meet and begin the descent, about 3 hours approximately. We will get to the minibus that will be waiting for us to start the return trip to Puerto Natales. Between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., the minibus will take us to our lodging where we will put an end to this day full of energy and memories of the Base of Torres del Paine hike.
The departure of the tour is subject to weather conditions. In case it is not possible to do the tour due to the weather, you will be offered 3 different options: refund of the total amount of the reservation, an alternative route for the same day or a change of date to do the tour in the following days.