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Torres del Paine is probably one of the most popular hikes you can do in Chile. When I first heard of Torres del Paine when I was researching places to hike in Patagonia, I always imagine that I would have to do a multi-day trek (W-Trek) but when I arrived in Chile, the trek was already fully-booked well before the hiking season begins, which is a big problem for most Patagonia hikes as it is very crowded and if you want to do the full trek, you will have to book months in advance.

What if I tell you that you don't really need to trek multiple days to see Torres del Paine and its iconic Patagonia 3 Towers? That is exactly what I did, hiking the Torres del Paine trail independently to this iconic location in one full day without having to book anything in advance.

Here is a backpacking guide to hike Torres del Paine in one day for those who want to see the 3 towers but are not so keen on fighting for a camping spot doing the multi-day trek. Let's hike!

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