Puerto Natales: Base of the Towers Trekking Experience

4.6 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: W Circuit Patagonia

Puerto Natales: Base of the Towers Trekking Experience

Activity provider: W Circuit Patagonia

From US$ 90 per person

The Base of the Towers viewpoint is one of the most iconic and beautiful places in Chilean Patagonia. Hike along the most-hiked path in Torres del Paine National Park, and be captivated by the Patagonian scenery until you reach our goal.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in Puerto Natales city only; please provide your hotel name and address.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Experience the Base of the Towers viewpoint
  • Go forest trekking at Torres del Paine
  • View the mountains and pristine landscapes
Full description
Following a 2-hour drive you will arrive to Hotel las Torres. Following a safety briefing from your guide, the excursion will begin. The track takes you up into the Asencio River Valley, and 2 hours later you will arrive in El Chileno, a camping site where your hike will continue through a dense forested area. There you can also admire a small stream which flows from the Almirante Nieto peak. The path brings you to a moraine, where the slope steepens until the Paine Towers viewpoint, which sits at 890 meters above sea level. At the viewpoint you will enjoy incredible views of the three towers, and will also have some time to have lunch and rest for your return journey. If weather conditions permit it, you will be able to observe one of the most spectacular views worldwide. You will return along the same path to “Hosteria Las Torres”, where your bus will be waiting. Your approximate time of arrival back to Puerto Natales is 9:00PM.
  • Return transfer from your accommodation in Puerto Natales
  • Experienced and certified local guide
  • Hiking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical or other personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to the Torres del Paine National Park
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with low level of fitness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Wear warm and comfortable clothes (layered clothing if possible)
  • You should be in good physical condition for the hikes
  • Wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and waterproof shoes
  • If you have any illnesses, keep your medication close at hand
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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Impressive hike with attentive guides. We were lucky with the weather and perfect view. The guides gave us trekking poles and spikes for our shoes as there was snow further up. It was a great day. The effort was worth it. You should bring stamina and some hiking experience in uneven terrain.

November 2, 2022

The two guides Anna and Felipe were super nice, helpful and took great care of the whole group. The last kilometer of the hike was very tough, so it was amazing that they both motivated you and everyone could hike at their own pace. Nevertheless, the two made sure that the group stayed together. A great trip and the view at the end makes up for the effort before! We can only recommend the provider!

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March 18, 2020

This was a fantastic hike. Antonio was a great guide. We went at a good pace and Antonio stayed back with some of the slower hikers so everyone still felt part of the group.

October 9, 2022

Product ID: 320648