Hiking in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine ~ Video!

Hiking in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine was one of the absolute highlights of my South America trip.  And believe me: South America is full of highlights.  But Torres del Paine National Park is truly SPECTACULAR.  The video in this post takes you on the Park’s most iconic hike, one that people travel from all over the world to complete: Mirador Las Torres.  The pay-off at the end of the hike is the soaring “towers” that you see below, & that Torres del Paine was named for. 

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WE MADE IT!!!! My Irish hiking buddy Siobhan, with the famous “towers” of Torres del Paine behind her.


Author’s Note: This post WON’T give you technical hiking information.  I’ve already written a comprehensive post about the Mirador Las Torres hike, which you can find here. If you’re curious to know how much my Patagonia trip cost: read this article.

Hiking in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine ~ Video!

The video starts out in the gateway city for Torres del Paine: Puerto Natales, Chile.  If you’re hiking anywhere in the park ~ you’ll likely spend at least one night there.  Puerto Natales is set right on the water, offering incredible views of the Torres in the distance.  You’ll see this view right at the start of the video.  From there, we take an early morning bus ride up to the base of Mirador Las Torres, then head up the mountain for epic Patagonia views… 

The video is sequenced in the exact order we did the hike.  From setting up my friend Siobhan’s tent at Camp Central (at the base), to the half-way point at Refugio Chileno (a good place to stay if you want to see the Torres at sunrise or sunset).  And finally, to the towers themselves.  I hardly took any pictures on the way down, because frankly: I was EXHAUSTED!! 

But the horses in the pasture were too beautiful to pass up…

Video Length = 3:17,  Song = “Running to Stand Still,” by U2 

Hike Length = 7-10+ hours

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Long hike? Yes. But views like this are once-in-a-lifetime. The video cuts off the top of this picture, which is my favorite of the entire hike…

What You Need in Patagonia

Warm Winter Jacket

I wore a thick, winter coat in February (summer in Patagonia) ~ & I needed it!

Collapsible Walking Sticks

90% of the people hiking in Patagonia have walking sticks; these are ultra-light

Video of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine

Thanks for checking out this video!  If you’ve got an upcoming trip to Patagonia, I’m JEALOUS!!!  It’s one of the most stunning places on the planet.  For more travel videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel

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