Torres Del Paine Basecamp Tour
Puerto Natales, Chile
- New Trip Offering
- Towering Granite Spires
- World Class Hikes
- Premier Camping
- World famous National Park
- Glaciers & Lakes
- Amazing Natural & Cultural History
- Scenic Boat Shuttles
Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most pristine and remote wilderness areas the world. Our Patagonia Basecamp Tour allows us to explore the Parks world-class hikes while enjoying some of its world class campgrounds. The dramatic granite towers and spires will draw you in, and in you shall go! The “TDP” basecamp will take you along the shores of stunning glacial lakes encompassing electric blue icebergs. You will experience sheer rock spires as tall as the sky and the magnificent, southern Patagonian ice cap. A scenic boat shuttle will get you up close to the famed Grey Glacier on our last day!
The beauty of this raw and dramatic landscape will help you understand why the park is designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Wildland Trekking is an active partner of the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund, which helps educate local children, is creating a local recycling program, conducts trail restoration and much more. Keep your cameras ready and get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Wildland Trekking.
$200 Single Supplement
On this trip the single supplement includes single private rooms in the hostel we stay at before and after the camping portion of the trek. It also includes a private tent in each of the camping accommodations. Otherwise rooms at the hostel are either dbl. or quadruple occupancy and tents will be dbl. occupancy. Different sexes will never be asked to share a room or tent unless they are traveling together or we are in communal lodging with several people in one room.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
Torres del Paine National Park is not a high elevation park, so although this tour has hikes with significant elevation gain and loss, elevation is not a factor. What gives this trek a Level 3 difficulty is the length of the hikes, one as far as 16 miles.
Up to 16 mi
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 2,430 ft
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 15-25 lb backpack for 10-12 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- River and creek crossings
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Patagonia hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have as much as an hour of solitude at a time while hiking.
For our Patagonia treks we recommend flying directly into Puerto Natales, Chile on the day the trip begins. LATAM Airlines, Sky Airline, & Jet Smart offer direct flights from Santiago to Puerto Natales. However, you can also fly into Punta Arenas.
Flights to and from Chile are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas, but there are no direct flights from U.S. or European cities. Most flights connect through Lima, Santiago, and/or Puerto Montt, Chile. The duration of these multiple-stop flights, including layovers, is normally between 20 and 28 hours.
If you choose to fly into Punta Arenas several bus companies have options to get to Puerto Natales. Drive time is usually 3 hours.
Your departure flight the day after the trip can depart anytime and transportation to the airport will be the responsibility of the guest.
Please Note: When you enter Chile, you will be issued a document called a PDI (tourism card). Please do NOT throw this away. You will need it to exit the country and nearly every lodge we stay in also asks for a copy.
We require a minimum of 2 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, or be refunded your payments in full. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 2
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply
Private 10+ Guest Patagonia Trips
On all Patagonia trips for private or custom groups of more than 10 guests, a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total trip cost is needed to secure the group’s reservations.