Patagonia Trekking Tours & Itineraries

Explore 14 trekking trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Patagonia.

To say that there are many options for long-distance trekking in Patagonia is an understatement. You could opt to visit Chilean Patagonia’s most famous national park, Torres del Paine, and embark on its most well-known trek: the W Circuit. Then there are all those unforgettable hikes in Argentina, be it in Los Glaciares National Park or in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. The latter is located on the far south of the continent and features the jagged mountains of the Dientes de Navarino. Or combine both the Argentine and Chilean highlights on an epic trekking adventure that visits both Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine.

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Trekkers enjoy exciting views in Patagonia
Map of Torres del Paine "W" Circuit Trek - 7 Days
Torres del Paine "W" Circuit Trek - 7 Days

Hike in some of the most stunning landscapes in the Western Hemisphere, located at the extreme of the South American continent. This itinerary will be sure to challenge even experienced hikers, and offers stunning views of sharply-defined peaks, azure lakes, and vast ice fields.

Torres del Paine, Chile
Map of Patagonia Adventure with Classic Antarctic Cruise - 21 Days
Patagonia Adventure with Classic Antarctic Cruise - 21 Days

There's no other way to state it plainly: this three-week journey to the end of the world is the trip of a lifetime. Massive glaciers, towering snow-capped mountains, and gorgeous national parks are just a few of the highlights you'll enjoy during your adventures in Patagonia and Antarctica.

Los Cuernos, or “the Horns,” in Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Patagonia's W Trek & Marble Caves - 15 Days
Patagonia's W Trek & Marble Caves - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary packs a lot of punch for those keen on experiencing as much Chilean nature as possible. Start off with some urban culture before flying south to frolic with thousands of penguins. Next, you’ll spend several days trekking in one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Finish in northern Patagonia's Aysén region for glaciers and marble cave formations you won't soon forget.

Catch a sunrise at Lake Pehoe on your multi-day trek
Map of Wonders of Chilean Patagonia - 10 Days
Wonders of Chilean Patagonia - 10 Days

This 10-day tour combines Chile's most picturesque attractions with a nice mix of relaxation and physical exertion. After starting in the cosmopolitan capital, you'll head to a lakeside village (adorned with a snowcapped volcano) before continuing south to Patagonia. Then it's time for the "W Trek" in Torres del Paine, one of the most scenic national parks in the world. Here you'll hike past turquoise lakes, emerald forests, roaring rivers, and a massive glacier to get to the best view in the house: Paine Massif.

Trekking Northern Patagonia - 9 Days
Map of Trekking Northern Patagonia - 9 Days
Trekking Northern Patagonia - 9 Days

Northern Patagonia is full of beautiful scenery, and there's no better way to experience it than trekking. This 9-day itinerary is based around hiking, and also incorporates a number of other outdoor activities, such as kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing, and canyoneering. It's said that a change is as good as a rest, and this action-packed trip is sure to invigorate you long after you return home.

Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
Map of Torres del Paine "O" Circuit Adventure - 11 Days
Torres del Paine "O" Circuit Adventure - 11 Days

This 11-day trip achieves the Paine Massif Circuit—commonly called the "O"—in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. More adventurous than its sister trek, the "W" (which follows a portion of this trek), the "O" is suited for those seeking a lesser-visited and more challenging route. You'll also get two nights in Puerto Natales and an arrival day in Chile's capital with just enough time to check out the sites.

Grazing Mustangs in Chile's Laguna Azul
Map of Patagonia's W Trek & Laguna Azul - 8 Days
Patagonia's W Trek & Laguna Azul - 8 Days

Starting in Chile's capital, most of this itinerary takes place in Torres del Paine—the crown jewel of national parks in Patagonia. Here you will embark on a multi-day hike known as the W Circuit through Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the imposing towers of Las Torres. Finish off with a relaxed (yet no less beautiful) excursion to Laguna Azul to round out this adventure.

The Fitz Roy Massif near Argentina's El Chaltén
Map of Trekking in Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days
Trekking in Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days

Experience the best treks in Patagonia on this 15-day adventure, including two UNESCO-listed national parks. Start off in Argentina's Los Glaciares with 13 major glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Across the border, you'll take the "W Trek" in Chile's Torres del Paine for snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. Kick off the whole trip in Buenos Aires for some big-city culture.

Famous peaks in Torres del Paine
Map of Trekking in Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 12 Days
Trekking in Chilean & Argentine Patagonia - 12 Days

Chile and Argentina's far south is a trekker’s dream. This is where Patagonia's craggy mountains, massive glaciers, and rushing waterfalls create countless opportunities for exploration on foot. After a day in Buenos Aires, head to Los Glaciares National Park for some ice trekking on Perito Moreno, a glacier that is actually advancing. You'll then head to Torres del Paine—the crown jewel of national parks in Patagonia—for a multi-day hike through Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the imposing towers of Las Torres.

A four-day trek along the southern tip of Chile
Map of Patagonia's Navarinos Teeth Trek - 7 Days
Patagonia's Navarinos Teeth Trek - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure highlights an important trail on the very tip of South America. Part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve called Cabo de Hornos, Chile’s Navarino Island is the home to human settlements of Yagan people—one of the last native groups on the continent. After getting a taste of urban Santiago, fly south for a four-day guided trek while experiencing a range of Sub-Antarctic ecological wonders.

Lake District & W Trek Adventure - 12 Days
Map of Lake District & W Trek Adventure - 12 Days
Lake District & W Trek Adventure - 12 Days

This extensive 12-day itinerary covers the major highlights of central and southern Chile: the Lake District and Torres del Paine National Park. The Lake District is justifiably famous for its charming villages, Prussian-blue lakes, and snow-capped volcanoes. Torres del Paine, on the other hand, is the crown jewel of national parks in Patagonia, and here you will embark on a multi-day hike known as the W Circuit Trek. Throw in a visit to a Patagonian penguin colony and a jaunt to the mystical and beautiful island of Chiloé, and you have the perfect recipe for the trip of a lifetime.

Los Torres in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Torres del Paine Modified W Trek Adventure - 7 Days
Torres del Paine Modified W Trek Adventure - 7 Days

Have you ever dreamed of trekking through one of the most famous and beautiful protected areas in the world? If so, then this quick seven-day itinerary is for you. In just a week, you can jet off to Chilean Patagonia and partake in the famed "W" circuit trek—a multi-day hike that covers the furthest reaches of the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park. Be sure to get in shape beforehand, because this is the very definition of an active adventure.

Lake Pehoe, Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile's Puerto Varas & W Trek - 11 Days
Chile's Puerto Varas & W Trek - 11 Days

This 11-day adventure combines sightseeing in central Chile with a multi-day trek in Patagonia's most scenic national park. Kicking off in Santiago, you'll head to a German-style village known for its volcano views and breweries before continuing south to Torres del Paine for the W Trek. Here, you'll hike past turquoise lakes, emerald forests, roaring rivers, and a massive glacier to get to the best view in the house: Paine Massif.