Torres del Paine (National Park)

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Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, as it has a privileged flora and fauna. This place is preferred by people who like trekking, hiking and all the experience goes around the two towers of the park, or two mountains that stand strongly in the landscape.

See detailed map of the entire circuit

Both the food and the accommodation here is very expensive! so we recommend you to rent a tent in Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas (hopefully the lightest because you will have to carry it all the way) and also buy lightweight and nutritive food in advance, along with a pot or pan and the necessary stuff to cook (take with you cereal bars, rice, lentils, tuna, etc.).

W circuit

It is the most recommended for people who are not used to long treks as it is shorter, you don’t have to carry with you your backpack every day (since you can leave some in campsites bases) and there is more infrastructure available. Its duration is of about 5 days.

Circuito Torres del Paine W

Circuit details

O Circuit

This is a longer circuit (about 12 days) and you will have to carry you backpack between 6 and 8 hours a day, so it’s harder. In this circuit you will go through the full circle of the towers, including all the W as well. It is important to trek as light as possible, to have good treking shoes (previously softened), food and warm clothing.

Torres del Paine circuits details

Circuit details

See the official map of the Torres del Paine whole circuit


Transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine

The main Conaf entry access to vehicles and buses are three:

  • Laguna Amarga: 129 kms. from Puerto Natales (single access buses on scheduled www.busesgomez.com)
  • Porter Lake Sarmiento: 112 kms. from Puerto Natales
  • Rio Serrano Goaltending: 80 kms. from P. Natales (newest and shortest route)

How to get from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales

Between Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales there are 250 kilómetros.

If you want to get to Puerto Natales by bus these are the main bus companies (in general they also get to Torres del Paine, Calafate y Argentina):

www.busesfernandez.com
www.busespacheco.com
www.bus-sur.cl

Visita al parque por senderos y circuitos W y O (Trekking)

Visiting the park to get to the trails, W and O circuits (treking)

If you want to visit the park to get to the trails and W circuit and also the whole O circuit, you have the following regular buses and services. Also you can take ships (expensive) through the Pehoe Lake and Grey Lake that will take you to the starting and finishing points of the excursion.

REGULAR SCHEDULE TO THE TORRES DEL PAINE PARK FROM PUERTO NATALES
FROM PUERTO NATALES TO TORRES DEL PAINE PARK (TDP) Schedule 1  Schedule 2
Departure from Puerto Natales  07:30 14:30
Stop at Laguna Amarga  09:45 16:30
Stop at Pudeto (Catamarán) 10:45 17:30
Arrival to Administration (Conaf) 11:45 18:00
     
FROM TORRES DEL PAINE PARK TO PUERTO NATALES Schedule1/Return Schedule 2 
Departure from Administration (Conaf) 13:00 18:00
Stop at Pudeto (Catamaran) 13:30 19:00
Stop at Laguna Amarga  14:30 19:45
Arrival to Puerto Natales  17:00 22:00

Bus operator: www.busesgomez.com

Regular buses both outward and return from Puerto Natales to the park access only by Laguna Amarga (Transfer connection to Las Torres area) and then to the Administration Center (Conaf), stopping at Pudeto (Lake Pehoe catamaran crossing ).

SCHEDULES CATAMARAN LAGO PEHOE CROSSING (PUDETO – LODGE PAINE GRANDE)
Schedule according to season Departure from Pudeto (vehicular access) Departure from Lodge Paine Grande (trek)
November 16th – March 15th  09:30 10:00
12:00 12:30
18:00 18:30
March 16th – March 31th 12:00 12:30
18:00 18:30
April 1st – November 15th 12:00 12:30
     
Prices in Chilean Pesos    
One Way ticket  $12.000  
Round Trip ticket $19.000  

 

NAVIGATION SCHEMAS GREY LAKE AND ONE WAY SEGMENTS
  Departure time Return time
Horario 1 (RT) 08:00 11:00
Horario 2* (RT/OW) 12:00 15:00
Horario 3 (RT) 15:30 18:00
Horario 4* (RT) 18:30 21:00
* Deprture with stop at Refugio Grey (departure or end of the W). Return from Refugio Grey at 13:00 (one way)
** Departure at 18:30 hrs. it’s only fro groups and with previous reservation
(RT) Round Trip, (OW) One Way

More info at : info@hielospatagonicos.cl

More info at : www.turismolagogrey.com

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