Hiking The Rio Ascensio

The MOST popular hiking trail in Chile.

Northwest of Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, the Torres del Paine National Park is located on a section of the Patagonian steepe and is the most popular park in Chile.

The Rio Ascensio route is a 9 mile hiking trek with vistas of the 3,000 feet cliffs of the Torres del Paine, one of the most photographed spots in Chile.

To reach Torres del Paine National Park, plan to use inter-country airline, LAN Airlines, to fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas. Rent a car from Turismo Southland (011-56-61-241-143). Then drive 155 miles north to Puerto Natales. Then another 90 miles northwest to the park. Note, there may be bus service available from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales.

Overall, Rio Ascensio is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 4 hikes in Chile.

Refugio Pehoe, Torres del Paine NP (CHILE)

Refugio Pehoe, Torres del Paine NP (CHILE)

Rio Ascensio Hiking Map

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Local Contact(s):  Tourism (202) 785-1746

Recommended Book:  "Trekking The Patagonian Andes" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Nov. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Casa Newen B&B, Santiago; Hotel Remota, Puerto Natales; Hosteria las Torres (56) 61-246054

Luxury Loding:  Lago Grey Lodge, Torres del Paine; Explora Hotel

Reference Source:  click here http://www.torresdelpaine.com/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/18/2016

ID:  13185

Rio Ascensio Hiking Map

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