One of the most beutiful places in Patagonia. This park located near “Puerto Natales” is the perfect place for those who loves nature. You can enjoy different landscapes while hiking.
You will be amazed by the flora and fauna. Also the fields, mountains, lakes and glaciers make the perfect scene to take the best pictures and the experience of your life!
If you want to know the park deeply, there are two ways to walk around it:
- “W” circuit: it is short way and takes around 4 to 5 days
- “O” circuit: Is the longest way and takes around 7 to 8 days.
- Day trips: for the ones who are not in trekking lifestyle. They have this option to go to specific places in a one-day journey.
How to get there:
You must take a flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas. Then pick up a bus to Puerto Natales, where you can rent a car or take a bus to the National Park.
what you must see:
- Torres del Paine
- French Valley
- Gray Glacier
- Gray Lake
- Dickson Glacier
- Cuernos lookout
- British Lookout
- Nordenskjold Lake
- Dickson Lake
- Lake Pehoé
Among many others.
You will have the pleasure of sharing with the diverse fauna of the place and see more than 120 types of birds, 250 types of plants and 25 mammals, all protected by the Law. The best known are the condor, puma, huemul, ñandú or chingue .
Accommodation in the park:
There are 2 kind of shelters and campsites. In one hand we have private places who are paid, and in the other we have free-sites that belongs to CONAF.
Please notice that you must book in advance your stay. If you don’t have a reservation your access to the circuit is forbidden.
Here are some tips that will help you in your visit to the park:
- Bring cash: You must pay the entrance ticket with cash and there are not ATMs inside the park.
- How to dress: Weather is cold and can change quickly. So take with you warm sportive clothes with your trekking shoes. Also bring a waterproof coat, gloves and a beanie.
- To sleep: you must carry with you a tent to resist the extreme weather. Also a good sleeping bag of synthetic fiber with a pad to isolate the cold. Also is important that you consider the weight of your equipment. (if you are going to do only day trips, there are a lot of hostels and hotels to spend the night.)
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