Experience the glistening Grey Glacier in the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. Adjacent to Grey Lake, not only will you be able to view the scenery, you will also hear the loud crashes as pieces of the glacier fall into the lake below. There are plenty of activities to experience this natural beauty, including hiking the glacier, cruising the lake, or kayaking between icebergs.
No matter how you chose to explore Grey Glacier and Grey Lake, you will certainly be mesmerized by the scenery and surrounding landscape of Torres del Paine.
We offer a variety of guided activities so you can explore the glacier however you want. Whether you chose to kayak, hike, or take a short cruise around the lake, we can assist in planning your tour and help ensure all of the pre-trip worries are taken care of for you.
At Keteka, we want you to get an authentic travel experience. More than just seeing another culture, we try to help you immerse yourself in a different way of life. In Patagonia, we work with vetted local guides and operators so all our tours are safe, high quality, and have a local impact. Wherever you go in Chile, Keteka helps connect you to the authentic travel experiences that make the best memories.
Glacier Grey is an incredible, vibrant blue glacier, which in summer you can even take a boat right up to and get a closer look. If you prefer to be up close and personal with the ice, kayak around Grey Lake and look up to see the towering glacier above.
There are also plenty of hikes in the surrounding area for you to explore the flora and fauna of Patagonia. The W trek takes a minimum of four to five days depending on fitness, while the O is usually best done in eight or more days. A very ambitious person could probably attempt it in less, however, we recommend taking your time to enjoy the fantastic scenery along the way, or even spending two weeks in the park.
Keteka offers a variety of Self Guided and Guided Tours in Torres del Paine. However, if you don’t have enough time for the W or O Trek, there are still plenty of day hikes in Torres del Paine. Check out our list of Torres del Paine Day Tours to get a better idea of what Patagonia has to offer.
The most popular time to visit Grey Glacier is in the summer months of Chile, roughly October to March. Peak season is November to February, and so you will find the region to be pretty busy. If you are planning to travel during these months we strongly suggest you book four to five months in advance in order to secure your place.
The best months to travel are October and March, because they are just at the beginning and end of the season, so weather is still pleasant but there will be fewer people.
Weather in Patagonia is known to change rapidly, and you can experience all four seasons sometimes in one day! While planning your trip, take this into consideration and make sure to pack clothes that are rain and wind-resistant as well as warm layers for the evening.