glacier grey and grey lake in patagonia
grey lake with paine grande in the background
travelers hikking in torres del paine
torres del paine trail
grey lake with gray glacier in the background
trevelers hikking in torres del paine
torres del paine pond and lanscape
landscape of glacier grey and grey lake
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Mirador Glacier Grey

Enjoy the views of the Mirador Glacier Grey and the journey to it.

✅ Tour in private service, ask for a quotation

Puerto Natales
1 day
English and Spanish
Starts: From your lodging in Puerto Natales at 6:00 a.m.
Ends: To your accommodation in Puerto Natales 12 hours later
Free cancellation!


In the Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile is the Grey Glacier. The glacier is composed of a lake full of icebergs and surrounded by mountains. Our plan is to cross the glacier walking until we reach the Mirador Glacier Grey, a unique lookout point where unparalleled views await us. Do you want to know all the details? Keep on reading.

Tour details


  • Bilingual local guide only for the group
  • Private transportation
  • Trekking poles

Not included

  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park ($34 USD)
  • Pudeto catamaran ticket ($50 USD
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and drinks

Important information

Boat ticket and entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park are not included and must be paid in cash at the destination.

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Mirador Glacier Grey

Duration: 15 hours
Distance: 16 miles (26 kilometers)
Difficulty: Medium - High

6:00 am

Glacier Grey from Puerto Natales

Our trek begins in Puerto Natales, where we will meet the guide and the rest of the group. Once we have picked up our trekking poles, we will board a van in the direction of Torres del Paine

paine grande lodge in torres del paine

Trekking Glacier Grey

Once we arrive at the Paine Grande lodge, we begin our trek to the Grey Glacier viewpoint. On the way we can observe the Paine Grande mountain, the Quebrada de los Vientos or the Grey Lake. We will continue walking until we reach the Mirador Lago Grey in Torres del Paine. The views and the pictures we will take will make the trip worthwhile. We will also take advantage of the stop to rest and have lunch before our return.

treveller hiking in glacier grey

Return and catamaran through Pudeto

We continue with the Mirador Grey hike, but this time back along the same trail we have come. After walking 26 kilometers and arriving at Paine Grande, we board a catamaran through Pudeto until we reach our van that will take us back to where we started, where our  trekking to Mirador Glacier Grey will have come to an end.

boat of gray glacier tour

What to bring to Mirador Glacier Grey

  • Trekking clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection
  • Hiking boots
  • Cash USD
  • Food and drinks

Where does the tour Mirador Glacier Grey start

The tour starts in the city of Puerto Natales. If you are traveling from Santiago de Chile the best option is to take a flight to Punta Arenas, and from there you can take a bus that in only 3:15 hours will take you to the bus station in Puerto Natales or hire a private transportation service with us.

If you are traveling from El Calafate (Argentina), there are buses that connect directly to Puerto Natales in a 5 hour trip or you can book a private service with us.

Questions & Answers

  • Do you want to do this tour in private?

    If you prefer to do this tour without a larger group and accompanied only by the guide, contact us.
  • Do I have to carry all my luggage to the trek?

    No, from Howlanders we recommend you to take only what you need for the trek and leave the rest of the luggage in the luggage room of your accommodation in Puerto Natales.
  • Do I have to bring any documents?

    Yes, it is very important that you carry your passport and the immigration card that you will be given when you enter Chile.
  • How difficult is the Mirador Glacier Grey hike?

    The difficulty of this trek is medium - high. We recommend having experience in mountain hikes and a good physical condition, as some trails can be more complicated.
  • What is the extra cost of the entrance fee to the Park and the catamaran?

    The round trip by catamaran has a cost of $50 USD, and the entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park has a cost for foreigners of $34 USD. Both will be paid at the destination, so remember to bring cash.

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