"base torres" hike

Torres del Paine National Park

Hike the most well-known path in Torres del Paine National Park and reach the most famous (and closest) viewpoint of the incredible and wonderful Paine Towers. Enjoy the feeling of being at a unique place in the world.

We arrive at Torres del Paine National Park through Laguna Amarga entrance gate and drive to Hosteria Las Torres (Welcome Center area). From here, we start the hike up into the Valle de Ascencio. We enter a dense lenga forested area that brings us up to the moraine ascending towards the Paine Towers viewpoint, at 890 m.a.s.l (2,950 ft). We then return along the same path to Hosteria Las Torres where the bus awaits and we drive back to Puerto Natales.

USD 77 per person


Location: Torres del Paine National Park (see map).

Availability: Year round.

Level of difficulty: Moderate-high (total trekking distance: 23 kms / 14.9 miles round trip).

Duration (*): 12 hours (4 hour drive + 8 hour hike).

Departure time: From 6:30 am from Puerto Natales.

Returning time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm to Puerto Natales.

(*) Timings may vary according to weather conditions and physical condition of the participants.

For a private excursion please contact us: tours@apatagonia.com

Included / Not Included

Included: Pick up from hotel (urban area), transport, local English-speaking guide and trekking poles.

Not included: Torres del Paine park entrance fee, food (please take your own picnic) and personal accident insurance during the hike.

Torres del Paine entrance fee, check here.


We recommend good physical condition.

Equipment recommendations: Technical, warm and waterproof clothing (different layers), trekking waterproof footwear, sunglasses and sun block, cap/hat, scarf or buff, gloves.

During winter season: Please bear in mind that rain, wind, snow and temperatures below zero are part of the experience. It’s highly recommended to wear gaiters. Crampons may be required, as for the last hour of the ascent you will probably need to walk over compacted snow or ice.