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Patagonia Hiking Tours

Explore the wild & breathtakingly vast landscapes of Patagonia on hiking tours with expert local guides.
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Iconic hikes
Push yourself on world-class trails.
W trek trips
The most famous trek in the Torres del Paine range.
O Trek hikes
A crowd-free journey around Torres del Paine.
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Hike, bond, make life-long memories.
A hiker near a glacier in Patagonia.
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The most famous trek in the Torres del Paine range.
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A crowd-free journey around Torres del Paine.
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Patagonia hiking tours

James Fry

“Julian is the best guide we have had to date.

After backcountry trips ranging from New Zealand to Norway we have seen a lot and Julian put together a terrific trip for Patagonia. We spent 4 nights and 5 days in the El Chalten backcountry lucking into near perfect weather with sun and mild winds.

This was a family trip with 6 of us so we did not technical climb but did glacier trek and reached many of the hardest to hike points in the range area. As a bonus, we also learned a lot on the geology and fauna of the area while we rested as Julian explained in detail how this remote area came about.

The private campgrounds were well run, the food was terrific and we even had wine and champagne available for New Years. I heartily recommend Julian as your guide to anyone including those like us on a family trip to those looking to summit Poincenot or Fitz Roy.

You will also quickly learn he is the unofficial \””Mayor of El Chalten\”” because everyone in the backcountry and around town knows him.

Lastly, congrats to Julian who learned he earned a scholarship for an advanced avalanche forecasting course taught in Alaska later this year. Might be enlisting him for some backcountry skiing soon.”

Discover South America’s trekking paradise

Legendary hikes at the end of the world

Nestled at the southern tip of South America, Patagonia is a land where jagged peaks pierce the sky, colossal glaciers grind their way down mountainsides, and turquoise lakes reflect the otherworldly scenery. From the windswept steppes to ancient cypress forests, Patagonia offers a kaleidoscope of landscapes for the adventurous soul.

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A journey just for you

Tackle the classics

  • The W Trek and O Circuit are classics for a reason. Explore trails that most hikers have been dreaming about for a lifetime.

Make bonds, break boundaries

  • Trek Patagonia with a group of like-minded adventure addicts. They’ll share your thrills, help you when it gets tough, and push you to overcome your challenges!

Experienced Patagonian guides

  • Escape the crowds and uncover the natural secrets of Patagonia safely and confidently with the help of expert local guides.
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The best hikes in Patagonia

Torres del Paine W Trek
This classic 5 to 7-day circuit is considered one of the most scenic hikes in the world. It takes you through dramatic mountain scenery, past glaciers, lakes, and forests, with iconic views of the Paine Towers.

Torres del Paine O Circuit
A less popular and more challenging cousin of the W Trek, the O Trek takes you around the entire Paine Massif, offering even more stunning views and diverse landscapes. It’s typically completed in 7-9 days.

Laguna de los Tres Trek
This shorter (1-3 day) hike is a great option for those who want to experience the majesty of Fitz Roy up close. The trail leads you to Laguna de los Tres, a beautiful glacial lake reflecting the iconic peak.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiking in Patagonia

  • Patagonia is a geographical region located at the southern tip of South America, shared by the countries of Argentina and Chile. 

  • Overall, Patagonia caters to various hiking levels, from easy family-friendly walks to challenging multi-day expeditions.

    Patagonia’s best hikes range from easy strolls to challenging treks. Popular routes like the W Trek are moderate to difficult, while hidden gems offer diverse experiences, some even family-friendly. Research your chosen trail, assess your fitness, and pack appropriately for an unforgettable Patagonian adventure!

  • Yes, beginners can definitely hike in Patagonia! While it’s true that Patagonia is famous for its challenging treks like the W Trek and O Circuit, there are also plenty of beginner-friendly hikes available. Here are a few examples:

    Laguna de los Tres: This hike in El Chaltén National Park offers stunning views of Mount Fitz Roy. The trail is well-maintained and has a moderate elevation gain.

    Mirador Cóndor: This short hike in Torres del Paine National Park offers panoramic views of the park. The trail is paved and has no elevation gain.

    Cascada de los Alerces: This easy hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park takes you to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is well-maintained and has a gentle slope.

    With a little planning and preparation, beginners can amazing hiking trips in Patagonia.

  • Patagonia’s unpredictable weather demands dressing in layers for optimal comfort and adaptability. Here’s what to pack:

    • Moisture-wicking long and short base layers
    • Insulated fleece or down jacket
    • Waterproof & windproof jacket – consider Gore-Tex
    • Quick-drying, breathable hiking pants
    • Synthetic or merino wool underpants
    • Well-fitting, moisture-wicking socks
    • Sun cap & warm hat
    • Sunglasses & sunscreen
    • Light gloves for added warmth when needed

    Remember: Weather in Patagonia can change rapidly. Check the forecast before your hike and pack accordingly. It’s always better to have extra layers than not enough.

  • Hiking in Patagonia can be generally considered safe, but it’s important to be aware of potential risks and take necessary precautions to minimize them. 

    Patagonia boasts low crime rates & no particularly dangerous wildlife (apart from the exceptionally rare puma encounters). The biggest risk here comes with the tunpredictable and often harsh weather. Be prepared for strong winds, sudden rain or snow, and rapidly changing temperatures.

    To stay safe while you travel Patagonia, make sure to do the following:

    • Research your chosen trail
    • Inform someone of your plans
    • Check the weather forecast
    • Bring proper gear
    • Hike with a buddy or expert guide
    • Stay mindful of your surroundings
  • Whether you need a guided tour for Patagonia depends on your preferences and experience level. Here are just some of the benefits of going with a Patagonia local guide:

    • Expert Knowledge: Guides offer insights into the region’s history, geography, and flora and fauna, enriching your experience.
    • Navigation & Safety: They ensure you stay on the trail, navigate challenging sections, and handle emergencies, especially in remote areas.
    • Logistics & Planning: They handle logistics like permits, transportation, and accommodation, saving you time and effort.

    If you’re a first-time visitor, a hiker with limited experience, or you’re just seeking a structured & transformative adventure, choosing a Patagonia guided tour package is your best bet.

  • Patagonia is a hiker’s paradise, but it also offers a variety of other things to see and do, depending on your interests. Here are a few highlights:

    Glaciers: Patagonia is home to some of the most impressive glaciers in the world, including the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can take a boat tour to get up close to the glaciers, or even go ice trekking on them.

    National parks: Patagonia houses several stunning national parks, including Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. These parks offer a variety of hiking trails, as well as opportunities for wildlife viewing, camping, and fishing.

    Wildlife: Patagonia is also home to a variety of interesting wildlife, including penguins, whales, dolphins, guanacos (a relative of the llama), and condors. You can go on a wildlife watching tour, or simply keep your eyes peeled while you’re exploring the region.

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