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Zapata Pingo

Torres del Paine National Park

Zapata/Pingo Overview

Length: 3 days

Difficulty: Medium

Activity: Hiking

Hiking Group size: max 6 people

This 3-days program will take you to one of the remote and quiet areas within the National Park Torres del Paine; The Pingo Zapata valley. A valley where you can only enter with a certified guide. This makes it possible to walk through forests and valleys in still pristine conditions. A area that will give you a real Patagonian feeling.

2022- 2023 Prices

What's Included:

2 guests: USD $ 700 per person
3-6 guests: USD$ 500 per person

Single Tent Supplement - USD$ 100 per person

If you would like your own tent, instead of sharing, there is a single tent supplement. This also means you will be carrying your tent, instead of splitting that weight with a tent-partner. If you are placed in a one person tent by your guide no extra cost will be added.


Porter Services - USD$ 150 per day

Porters can be hired to support you on our guided programs. Porters can carry up to 15 kilos of your pack weight. This is a great way to reduce your pack weight and trek with ease. The porters are a real part of our team and help out with setting up the tent.

Experienced/ certified mountain guide.

All transportation

All meals during the trek.

Entrance and camping fees

Camping/ cooking equipment: 4 Season tent, sleeping pad, stove, cooking utilities

***Your trip does not include:

Personal Equipment and trekking gear ( clothing, backpack, sleeping bag )

Mountain equipment ( trekking poles )

Alcoholic beverages

Lodging in town 

Travel insurance

Personal first aid 


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

On our first day, we will drive for about two hours until we reach the southern entrance of the National Park Torres del Paine. This scenic route brings you close to many of the historical places within the last hope region. After entering the park, we will head west towards the Pingo Zapata valley. This is where we will find the beginning of the trail, which will take us to the camping ground ¨campamento Zapata¨. This 5-hour trail goes through open green fields, untouched forest and passes by big waterfalls. This spectacular hike will be an unforgettable memory. Arriving at the camp, we will set up our tents for the night and prepare dinner.


Day 2

We start the second day with a 3-hours hike in the morning with daypacks. This 3-hour round trip will take us to the viewpoint ¨Zapata¨; one of the best views of this valley. This is a wide-open area flattened and carved out by glaciers. We will be able to see Glacier Pingo and Glacier Zapata, both coming off the Southern Patagonian ice field. Together with the highest mountain in the park ¨Paine Grande¨ in the distance, this is a view you cannot miss. Arriving back to camp, we will have a well-deserved lunch. Afterwards for those who want to join there will be a short class about the birds of Patagonia and how to identify them while birdwatching.  After the short class there will be some time to explore the neirby area on your own or to just hang out around camp until dinner is served.


Day 3

After breakfast on our third day we pack up camp and pick up our big backpacks again. This day we get back to Puerto Natales. We will follow the same 5-hour trail back through the Pingo valley to get to our transportation. From here, it will take us around 2 hours of driving back. We will  arrive back at Puerto Natales around 18:00 that afternoon.

2022 - 2023 Dates
On request

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