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Torres del Paine Best hikes

Moser Active - 5 days

  • Torres del Paine Best hikes
  • 5 days / 4 nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Torres del Paine
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> Enjoy soft hikes in Torres del Paine National Park 
> Torres Granite Needles - French Valley - Grey Glacier
> Boat ride: Catamaran on the beautiful, emerald green Pehoe Lake
> Enjoy wonderful views of the Patagonian Icefield
> Get to know the local wildlife: guanacos, condors, and ñandus
> Visit the Patagonian pampa and interact with gauchos

This trek is designed for those who want to visit the Torres del Paine National Park but want to take it easy. This trek takes you to the famous highlights of the W-trek but at a slower pace. Catamaran rides and public shuttles will help to shorten the trekking time so that you have more time to relax and recover before the next day's adventure!

Explore on diversified day hikes the highlights of the famous Torres del Paine National Park. You will come across a multifarious fauna and flora while you watch the gliding flight of the condor. While crossing Lake Pehoe you will get a stunning view on the enormous mountain ranges of the National Park. This tour will be an unforgettable experience for everyone who wants to discover the many-sided Patagonian beauty. Your hikes to the rising Torres Towers and to the vast Grey Glacier will stay in your minds forever as a dream of granite and ice.

Important: Trek available from September to April.


What's the plan?

Day 1
Upon arrival in Puerto Natales, you meet our trekking-guide for a short briefing about the next days.  You spend the first night in a guesthouse in Puerto Natales in a double room with private bathroom. (-/-/-)

Day 2
In the morning you take a regular bus to the Torres del Paine Nationalpark and will see some of the native wildlife of this fantastic region like Guanacos and Ñandus. Upon arrival in the park, you cross the beautiful Pehoe-Lake with a catamaran (approx. 30 min). The Lodge / Camp Paine Grande will be your "base camp" for the next two days. In the afternoon you walk along the Black Lagoon (Laguna Negra) and the Path of Winds (Camino del Viento) to the viewpoint on the Grey Glacier. Depending on weather and season you come across various birds and plants. You have more or less 4 hours to walk and an elevation of approx. 350m.

Overnight: on campsite Paine Grande in tents (fully equipped). (B/-/D) 

Day 3
Today, you walk along the splendorous Lago Skottsberg to Campamento Italiano. Subsequently, you move towards the French valley and its viewpoint “Mirador” where you gain deep insight into the mountains. With a bit of luck, you witness ice cracking off the Paine Grande (3,050m) sounding like a rumble of roaring thunder. After 6-7 hours of walking, you come back to Lago Pehoe. The elevation is about 600m ascent/descent. After having crossed Lago Pehoe with the catamaran, a public shuttle brings you to the Las Torres sector.

Overnight: on campsite Central in tents (fully equipped). (B/BL/D)

Day 4 
Today, you will hike to get an excellent view on the no. 1 highlight: The famous Torres Towers. At first, it leads you up to the Ascencio Valley where you take a break at the Refugio Chileno next to the lovely Ascencio River. After 2+ hours and a tough ascent, you are rewarded for your efforts: You will stand in front of the impressive Needles with a green lagoon lying at your feet. After this challenging hike, you take the regular bus back to Puerto Natales and say goodbye to our local trekking-guide.

Appr. walking time: 8 hours
Walking distance: 19 km (11,8 miles)
Elevation gain of approx. 950 m (3,120 ft) ascent and descent.
Overnight: Guesthouse in Puerto Natales in a double room with private bathroom. (B/BL/-)

Day 5
After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the Puerto Natales bus station (without a guide) (B/-/-)

What's Included


All public transfers as per the detailed itinerary are included in the price of the trek. The trekking company will take care of all the arrangements.

√ English and Spanish speaking trekking guide
A local English/Spanish speaking certified trekking guide will be with you at all times during the trekking expeditions in Torres del Paine.

√ Accommodation
You will spend 2 nights in a guesthouse in double rooms with private bathroom and 2 nights in roomy, high-quality 3-person-expedition-tents (to be used by 2 people; equipped with sleeping bags and sleeping mats) 

√ Meals
All meals described in the itinerary are included in the price of the trek. These include: 4 x breakfast, 2 x box lunch, 2 x dinner.

 Permits and Entrance Fees
The entry fees to Torres del Paine National Park are included in the price of the trek.

 Boat ride
The boat rides over Pehoe Lake in Torres del Paine are included in the trek.

√ Emergency equipment
Emergency equipment including a first-aid kit and satellite phone / VHF-equipment will be available during the whole trek.


× Airfare
You have to make your way to Puerto Natales. The total amount is exclusive of flights to and from Chile. 

Single supplement
The single supplement for single accommodation has an extra charge of  $60 USD / 50 EUR p.p. 

× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Private transfer
Instead of taking public transport to the entrance of the National Park, you can choose a ride in private transport. Private transfer IN/OUT of Torres del Paine National Park has an extra charge of 200 USD/ 180 EUR per person.

× Personal Expenses
Personal expenses during the trek, as well as meals and beverages not indicated in the itinerary,  are not included in the price of the trek.

× Optional trips
Optional excursions are not included in the price of the trek.

× Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is mandatory and must be purchased prior to the start of the trip. Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek. 

× Tipping
Tipps for the guide and porter are not included in the price of the trek. You decide how much to tip, but if you got a good service from your guide, be generous.

Note: We will match solo travelers with another traveler of the same gender to avoid extra charge for single supplement, except the client wants a guaranteed single occupancy. IF WE ARE NOT ABLE TO FIND SOMEBODY TO SHARE, SO WE WILL CHARGE ONLY 50% OF THE SINGLE OCCUPANCY.



You will spend 2 nights in a guesthouse in double rooms with private bathroom and 2 nights in roomy, high-quality 3-person-expedition-tents (to be used by 2 people; equipped with sleeping bags and sleeping mats) 

Note: We will match solo travelers with another traveler of the same gender to avoid extra charge for single supplement, except the client wants a guaranteed single occupancy. IF WE ARE NOT ABLE TO FIND SOMEBODY TO SHARE, SO WE WILL CHARGE ONLY 50% OF THE SINGLE OCCUPANCY.



What’s the best season for trekking in Torres del Paine?
You want nice weather when trekking in Torres del Paine National Park. At the park is situated in the Southern Hemisphere, one has to be mindful of the seasons there. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is actually summer in the deep South. Hence, the best trekking season for Torres del Paine National Park is during the summer months: From November to early March. However, Spring (September-November) are and Autumn (March-May) are also favorable trekking and hiking seasons, as the crowds are fewer and the natural scenery is colorful. Think fresh colors in Spring and stunning brown colors in the Fall months. Winter lasts from June to August and it is then that Torres del Paine National Park and the rest of Patagonia is quiet. At this time of the year, most attractions are closed for maintenance. Regardless of your choice in trekking season, make sure you bring enough layers for during your hike. 

Do you make it to your destinations as planned? Often this depends on the unpredictable weather in the mountains. However, it can also depend on your own physical condition.

A good physical fitness is a necessary requirement for this tour. Furthermore, you should be able to walk with your daypack (35l to 40l) up to 6-8 hours a day with some strenuous ascents and descents. 

Do you like walking, have you done trekking at an altitude more often and do you sport twice a week on average? With a little extra training, you’ll soon be ready for this beautiful trekking in Patagonia.

Is this the first time that you are trekking in the mountains? Make sure you are well prepared. This is important for your safety, but also for that of your team. Make sure you start six months in advance with an hour’s walk twice a week. Read this blog post and get fit for trekking in Patagonia

Packing List

Packing List

Trekking in Patagonia requires decent gear. Especially the basics like a 40-50l backpack and quality trekking socks. Read an extensive blog here about what to bring with you. Here is a recommended packing list from Moser Active for your Torres del Paine trek:

• Duffel bag for all the rest of your luggage, which you do not need during the trek (to leave locked at your guesthouse) 
• Backpack of 40-50 liter (8-10 kg / 17-22 lbs) for the trek 
• Rain cover for your backpack 
• Passport pouch or money belt 

• Bring a few lightweight, easily washable items for travel and evening wear during nights spent in hotels or refugios
• Windstopper fleece jacket 
• Hiking pants, lightweight, synthetic and loose-fitting – quick dry 
• Long sleeve shirts, synthetic or merino 
• T-Shirts, synthetic or merino 
• Breathable underwear, polypropylene or merino or similar 
• Hiking socks, blister-free

• Rain jacket, waterproof and breathable (Goretex, Sympatex etc.) 
• Rain pants, waterproof and breathable, side-zip pants are highly recommended 

Clothing Accessories 
• Sun hat – Bandana – Scarf 
• Hat (warm) - Beanie
• Gloves – Fleece 
• Gaiters, knee-high (optional, recommendable for tours in November) 

• Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken in, aggressive tread - over the ankle 
•Sandals or flip-flop or Crocs Important

Travel Accessories 
• Water bottle – 500ml 
• Headlamp and batteries 
• Sunglasses and retainer strap 
• Sun blocker + 20 and lip balm 
• Toiletry kit 
• Trekking towel 
• Hand sanitizer gel 
• Personal prescription medication 
• Insect repellent / Mosquito repellent 
• Watch with alarm or travel clock 
• Ziploc with toilet paper 

Optional equipment 
• Camera, memory cards and batteries 
• Small binoculars for bird watching 
• Thermos 
• Spare contact lenses or glasses 
• Earplugs 
• Several Ziploc plastic bags
• Trekking Poles

Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine is one of Chile's most important natural reserves and it is situated just below Los Glaciares National Park, on the Chilean side of the Andes. Fun fact about this park:
 Paine means "blue" in the native Tehuelche language and is pronounced PIE-nay.

This park is famous for its nature and the breathtaking rock formations that gave the park its name: the Towers. The Torres del Paine are the distinctive three granite peaks of the Paine mountain range. Moreover, in the park, you can find plenty of rivers, lakes, valleys, and glaciers that are part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.



Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgement, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. All our guides are enthusiastic trekkers, nature lovers and experts in their country and its people. They have a profound knowledge of the local life and traditions, speak at least two foreign languages and love to share their passion for the destintion with other trekkers. It goes without saying, that they are all well trained in wilderness first aid (WFR).

Moreover, we provide all trekkers who visit the mountains of Chile are provided with excellent equipment. We buy equipment from well-known manufacturers that certify best test results even under extreme weather conditions.

Moser Active

Moser Active

Moser Active is one of the leading adventure tour operator specialized in guided outdoor active journeys across Chile’s most iconic regions: the Atacama Desert and Altiplano, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Activities range from hiking, trekking, mountaineering, kayaking, and multisport excursions; featuring a combination of physical activities, interaction with nature, cultural exchange and local gastronomy.

Moser Active was established by Christian Moser in 2004, after falling in love with Chile during a 6-month hiking and backpacking trip and immigrating to the country in 2000. The company began operating group trips to Chile’s Patagonia region in early 2005 and was the first tour operator to develop the trekking trail around Isla Navarino and offering wilderness trips in the area. In 2009, MOSER Active expanded its operation to the northern part of the country to offer trekking tours and mountain expeditions in the Atacama and Altiplano regions. The company, which is based in Puerto Natales in the southern half of Patagonia, offers outdoor active trips across northern and southern Chile, as well as Argentina’s Patagonia area. Trips vary in activity, length of time and physical level.   

When traveling with us, we guarantee that you will experience the most unique and authentic places, taste Chile’s best culinary highlights, interact with local cultures and marvel at the natural beauty of each region. Meeting local residents often leaves the deepest impressions as you get to know the customs and traditions of the indigenous people and learn about their way of living. Follow us away from the beaten paths and the highly frequented towns to discover the unexpected!

How to Book

How does it work?
On you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case, you can proceed to book. For the Patagonia products, you can book your trek by paying 15% of the total amount. However, 45 days before your trek, you must pay the remaining 85%. If you book within 45 days of your trip, then you must pay the full amount. 

This is so because the trekking companies must pay for the accommodation in refugios beforehand in order to secure your spots. Once the accommodation has been booked, it cannot be refunded. uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all the necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy
You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. If you cancel your trip within 45 days before the trek, then the amount is non-refundable. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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