Granite giants shaped by the force of glacial ice also known as Paine Massif or Mountain Ridge. They stand in the southern Patagonia of Chile in the Torres del Paine National Park.
UNESCO designated Torres del Paine as a Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and many regard this region as the Eighth Wonder of the World. This is one of the favorite destinations of travelers who visit Chile.
An ideal destination for nature and adventure lovers, it is well-known by the trekking activities available, with two different circuits. The W trail is a 4-7 day tour exploring the main attractions of the region: the Ascencio Valley, the Francés Valley and the Grey Glacier Valley. The O trail is a 7-10 day hike across the marvels of Torres del Paine. This is a 93 km / 58 mi trek that sets off at Laguna Amarga and surrounds the whole famous massif.
Maximum temperatures can raise up to 20 ºC / 68 ºF in summer and drop down to 0 °C / 32 ºF in winter.
You can visit the Park all year long, but from October through April you can expect to have 16 hours of daylight.
The rest of the months of the year, some services are unavailable; however, the reduced flow of tourists is a plus for those in search for a tranquil trip.
We recommend taking at least a 2-night stay at the destination.
Comfortable clothes, light rain cape, sunglasses or sunscreen and sunblock protection.
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