Patagonia, Torres del Paine

Mirador Británico

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Mirador Británico is a stunning viewpoint located in the heart of the French Valley in Torres del Paine National Park. This vantage point offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding granite peaks, glaciers, and verdant forests, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts seeking to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring landscapes of the park.

The hike to Mirador Británico typically begins at Campamento Italiano and is approximately 8 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 2,568 ft. The hike takes roughly 2 to 3 hours each way, depending on your pace and the time spent admiring the views.

If you are in a great shape, you can squeeze this hike into either the afternoon of your Grey → Francés day, or the morning of your Francés → Chileno day. We are in average shape and still managed to do it on the same day we hiked from Grey and cut our entire trip by one day. One important tip here that makes this possible is that you can drop your bags at Campamento Italiano and do this entire hike much more easily.

But if you don't feel like hiking 10 hours in one day, just make the hike to Mirador Británico as a whole day experience by spending extra night in the area. Italiano or Francés areas are both great, but not Cuernos since you'll have to hike back and forth for a few extra hours.