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Posted on 03/10/2020 Inspirational Trips & News

Hiking Torres del Paine: Something For Everyone

Torres del Paine is considered by many to be South America’s finest national park. It is located in the Extreme South region of Patagonian Chile and sits at the southern tiers of the Andes Mountains. Originally part of a large sheep estancia, it was recreated as a national park in 1959 and has been part of UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve system since the late 1970s.

The “Torres del Paine” name refers to the three distinctive granite peaks of the Paine Mountain Range that soar more than 6,500 feet (nearly 2,000 meters) into the sky. The park welcomes more than 250,000 visitors every year with the majority of them coming to explore the “W” trek, Patagonia’s most famous hiking route.

Hiking Torres del Paine is a challenge, but rewarding. We offer multiple tours for those looking to experience Torres del Paine’s W trek. These various options were created to accommodate the different interests and skill levels of every visitor, ranging from first-timers to the most experienced hikers. Read through some of our favorites below to see which one would be your top choice.

  1. Patagon
  • Difficulty Level: Low
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Tour Highlight: rich with information pertaining to the area’s Aonikenk (Tehuelche) culture and bird watching
  1. Laguna Azul
  • Difficulty Level: Low
  • Duration: 3-4 Hours
  • Tour Highlight: unforgettable Torres del Paine views and a visit to Laguna Amarga
  1. Lago Nordenskjold
  • Difficulty Level: Medium
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Tour Highlight: adventurous trek across rivers and sandy dunes with beautiful views of Nordenskjold Lake and Almirante Nieto Mountain
  1. Valle Encantado
  • Difficulty Level: Medium
  • Duration: 6-8 Hours
  • Tour Highlight: exploring Cerro Paine on horseback through forests, streams and open prairies
  1. Huella del Puma
  • Difficulty Level: High
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Tour Highlight: challenging hike to the top of Cerro Paine with the best views Torres del Paine has to offer
  1. Mirador Grey
  • Difficulty Level: High
  • Duration: 10-12 Hours
  • Tour Highlight: boat across Pehoe Lake to hike through rocky areas, evergreen forests before reaching Grey Glacier Lake filled with icebergs

Get in touch in you have any additional questions about Torres del Paine, to learn more about the various tours we offer, or to book!

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