Hiking in Patagonia


The mountains of Patagonia, crossing both Chile and Argentina, boast some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world without the high altitudes of other mountainous regions. 


On a 2 1/2 week trip in February of 2018 we hiked in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and in the El Chalten sector of Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. The trip ended with a mini-trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier outside of El Calafate, Argentina.


A Day in Santiago
Most international travelers pass through Santiago on their way to or from Torres del Paine. The Bario Bella Artes is a colorful neighborhood to rest up in before your onward journey.
A day in Punta Arenas
The closest airport to Torres del Paine, this true Patagonia town offers penguins and a fascinating cemetery.
Cruise through the Fjords of Patagonia
Photos from a 2010 cruise through the fjords from Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaía, Argentina.
Kayak en Patagonia – One Day Trip to Grey Glacier, Torres del Paine
Before our trek, we experience this iconic park in a different way.

Torres del Paine Logistics and Other Information
Sleeping and Dining in Puerto Natales, Gateway to Torres del Paine
Trekking Tips, Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine with Dittmar Adventures – Review

The following posts are a day by day account of a 7 day/6 night guided hike in Torres del Paine National Park with Dittmar Adventures. We followed the modified O trek which connects camps Japones and Dickson over the Oggioni Pass. As this part of the trail is not marked, it can only be done with a guide.
Hotel Las Torres to Camp Japones
Camp Japones to Refugio Dickson
Refugio Dickson to Camp Los Perros
Camp Los Perros to Refugio Grey
Refugio Grey to Refugio Paine Grande
Refugio Paine Grande to Refugio Los Cuernos via French Valley
Refugio Los Cuernos to Hotel Las Torres


El Chaltén Logistics and Other Information
Bus from Puerto Natales, Chile to El Chaltén, Argentina via El Calafate
Sleeping and Dining in El Chaltén
El Chaltén with Walk Patagonia – Review

Four days of hiking with Walk Patagonia.
Day Tour with Walk Patagonia to Glacier Huemul and Cruise on Lago del Desierto
Hike in Los Huemules Reserve to Refugio Puesto Caliero
Los Huemules Reserve sits adjacent to the National Park and offers beautiful hikes without the crowds. This post includes connecting three shorter trails ending at Refugio Puesto Cagliero on the bank of Lago del Diablo.
El Pilar Trail to Camp Poincenot
Catching the Sunrise on Mt Fitz Roy
The last two days were through the El Chaltén sector of Los Glaciares National Park, camping at the Poincenot private campground at the base of Mount Fitz Roy.

El Calafate
Mini Ice Trek with Hielo y Aventura on the Perito Moreno Glacier
One of my favorite experiences in South America. If you have the time, this one is not to be missed.
Review of Kosten Aike Hotel