Senderos Aonikenk & Nordenskjold: Guided Hike Trail

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Discover cave paintings from 6500 years ago on this hike through Torres del Paine National Park. Experience a day of flora and fauna in Patagonia and witness the iconic viewpoints of the Paine Massif.


  • Explore the most beautiful landscapes that the National Park has to offer
  • Follow the trail of hunter-gatherers in Patagonia with your local guide
  • Get to know the home of the famous Puma Concolor on this trek
  • Take the hassle out of your experience with an included hotel pickup
  • Marvel at the various kinds of flora and fauna you can spot on your hike


Rise and shine very early and get the day's adventure under way with a pickup from your accommodaiton. Drive to the Sarmientos gate, located in the eastern sector of the Torres del Paine National Park. Arrive and begin your first hike of the day of 7.2 kilometres, of low/medium intensity, called the Aonikenk Trail (The Aonikenk were the hunter-gatherer ethnic groups that inhabited Patagonia). Walk through the Patagonian steppe, an area of vast plains and small bushes. This is a sector where you will be able to appreciate a diversity of flora and fauna such as guanacos, foxes, Andean condors, and even Puma Concolor. Continue on your journey to the middle of the path where a small cave features a painting that dates back 6500-years. Head back to the Pehoe Campiong which is located in the central sector of the National Park. Enjoy an hour to have lunch with the best postcard view of the Pehoe Lake and the Cuernos del Pais. After your break, head for a short trek to the Pudeto sector where your second hike begins. Spot one of the most famous waterfalls of the National Park called Salto Grande. After a 3km walk, reach the foot of the Nordenskjold Lake. Enjoy a scenic and impressive view of the entire Paine Massif, where you will recognise peaks such as Admiral Nieto, Cuernos, Paine Grande, and Valle del Frances. After taking the necessary photos of this beautiful viewpoint, return to the vehicle along the same path before heading home to Puerto Natales.


Pickup and drop-off at the hotel Trekking poles Snow crampons (only if required) Local certified guide

Important Information

  • Wildlife encounters are not guarateed
  • Tours are not cancelled due to weather (rain or snow)
  • It is advised that you eat breakfast before the tour
  • You will receive confirmation the day before the tour
  • Please be sure to bring the appropriate equipment and clothing

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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