7 Day EcoCamp W Trek - Day Five
Torres del Paine, Chile
The fifth day of this seven day trek will be a truly memorable experience, completing one of the finest trekking trails in the Torres del Paine National Park, the jewel in Chilean Patagonia's crown.
This promises to be a spectacular day of walking, starting out from the EcoCamp and heading towards the base of the spectacular Torres (Towers) trek, the gateway to your ascent to Ascencio Valley on the Towers’ eastern face.
All the way, the valley scenery promises and delivers outstanding views, ranging from mountain ridges to beech forests and small rivers. You’ll pass along a steep ‘moraine’, a huge pile up of glacial formed boulders, that lead you to the iconic base-view of the Towers - three huge granite formations. The tough uphill climb, is absolutely worth it when the Towers come into full view, rising majestically before you, with the glacial lake below. For many, this sight is the highlight of their time in Torres del Paine National Park. It’s also one of the world’s finest picnic spots and you’ll pause here for lunch.
Afterwards, backtrack along the trail through the Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp for a well-deserved dinner.