Ascencio Valley Horseback Riding in Torres del Paine - Las Torres Reserve

Ascencio Valley Horseback Riding

Horseback riding

Explore some lesser known places in the Las Torres Reserve.

Ascencio Valley Horseback Riding

7 km / 4.3 mi
3 hrs total
Easy

Ride towards the valley on the little known trails that the colonists and baqueanos used in Patagonia’s early days. You’ll look up at imposing rock walls and a spectacular view of the Las Torres Mountains, while feeling truly connected to the horse and the environment around you. Skirting the slopes of Mount Paine, we’ll make a stop to enjoy the landscape, where you’ll note a unique microclimate and distinct vegetation. After the valley, you’ll have glorious views of Mount Almirante Nieto and feel the serenity of Lake Nordenskjöld. If you’re lucky, you’ll see traces of puma as you pass by the “Puma Cave” on the way back to the stables. Guided by our baqueanos, riders of all levels will love getting a glimpse into the culture and heart of Patagonia.

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Ascencio Valley

This valley builds increasing excitement, as its magestic views lead to Las Torres Base Viewpoint. It features the Oggioni Mountains in the distance, a windy river below, a grassy slope on one side, a rocky incline on the other, and a trail that gets steeper and steeper until you enter a native forest of lenga and Antarctic beech trees.

Mount Almirante Nieto

Located right between the emblematic Las Torres and Los Cuernos Mountains, various hanging glaciers tumble from its summit and its beauty deserves its own attention. It has the special feature of facing multiple directions and having a unique look from each – if you see it from one angle, you likely won’t recognize it from the next!

Lake Nordenskjöld

Uniting Pudete with Paine Grande, this turquoise lake serves as the starting point for ecstatic trekkers. It sits under the Los Cuernos Mountains and has an average depth of 200m / 650ft and covers an area of 28 km² / 11mi². It is named after Otto Nordenskjöld (1869-1928), a Swedish-Finnish explorer who dedicated himself to the study of Antarctica, Greenland, Chile, and Peru.

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What does it include?

All of our tours include an expert and friendly bilingual guide who is thrilled to make your experience the best it can be! Feel free to ask questions and learn as much as you can about the special place you are visiting.

  • 1 Fun horseback riding experience apt for beginners
  • 2 Guided by local baqueanos and guides
  • 3 Helmet and gaiters
  • 4 Don’t forget to bring your camera, with its batteries charged and space on the SD card, so you can capture the unforgettable moments!