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National Park Torres del Paine, Patagonia Chile

Travel guide to Torres del Paine, Chile. Information about the National Park providing tours, hotels, trekking and hiking programs, horseback riding, maps, pictures and more.

TORRES DEL PAINE National Park: Declared by the UNESCO Biosphere World Reserve. Located 113 kilometers to the north of Puerto Natales, between the Andes and the plateau. With a surface of about 242,000 hectares in whose central part is the mountain range of Paine, formed by a series of hills of up to 3,200 meters high, some with a very particular form, as the famous horns. This group of hills in Torres del Paine is surrounded by lakes and glaciers: to the north the lakes Dickson, Paine and the Azul lagoon. To the south, the lakes Grey, Pehoé, Nordenskjold and Sarmiento. To the east, the Amarga lagoon. Inside the National Park there are approximately 100 kilometers of circuits to travel in car and several paths to do trekking, even one for those most trained ones that it surrounds the towers. Through them you will be able to visit lakes, rivers, water falls and glaciers of an absolute beauty. Torres del Paine Trekking / hiking: people of all parts of the world arrive to carry out this activity. The park possesses countless and beautiful paths of different grade of difficulty and with journeys of different duration. It is advisable to go accompanied by expert guides since the sudden climatic changes can alter the physiognomy of some paths (they cover of snow), causing the walker's disorientation. In general all the paths skirt the solid and the horns of the Paine traveling lakes, lagoons, rivers, mountains and glaciers.

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TORRES DEL PAINE TREKKING & HIKING / additional information
Trekking the Great Circuit

A program specially designed for those who, during almost two weeks, would like to know intensively the greatnesses of the whole area.
This adventure includes night in campgrounds combined with a comfortable hotel in Puerto Natales.

Trekking the viewpoints

This program is designed for those who would like to be amazed by a quick overview of Torres del Paine’s most famous panoramic viewpoints, and be the spectator of beautiful sunrises. Trekking and hiking.
How to visit the National Park

The two basic options to visit the National Park are: by car and walks (trekking or hiking). By car they can be traveled near 100 kilometers of circuits, very well equipped being able to observe in the voyages beautiful landscapes, going by jumps of water, rivers, lakes, lagoons and more.
As for the Torres del Paine trekking trekking or hiking, there is a lot of variety of journeys, going by paths carefully layouts, signed and equipped and with itineraries and duration that can go from some hours, until, for example, to give the complete turn to the imposing Massif of the Paine crossing valleys, hills, rivers and going by glaciers and lakes, voyage that can be prolonged up to 10 days.
To go accompanied by guides for the realization of these walks by the wonderful National Park is highly recommended.
Trekking the 'W' Circuit

Famous trekking program.
Combining trekking and camping, this program is designed for those who, in a few days, would like to discover the most of the park, getting to know the principal attractions of the area.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Fauna: There are 25 species of mammals approximately in the area among those that stand out the gump, the puma, the gray fox, the chingue patagonico, the huemul and several others.
They also inhabit more than 110 species of birds among those that are condors, eagles, swans, flamingos, taguas, caiquenes, ducks and ñandues.
Flora: it can be divided in four well differentiated groups: 1) heath pre-andean heath, in the area of the lake Sarmiento, Salto Grande and mirador Nordenskjöld 2) magellan forest, in lake Grey, Azul lagoon, valley Pingo, Amarga lagoon, valle del Francés and glacier Grey 3) magellan Tundra (mosses), in diverse sectors and 4) desert of height, open vegetation and little developed that it goes disappearing as the height increases.

Torres del Paine

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