Walking through one of the wildest places on the planet made up of a small group of iceberg-strewn, azure and jade lakes, white rivers with astonishing waterfalls, and the largest glaciers outside the Antarctica. Those red granite peaks piercing the sky, you can see all of this in the Torres del Paine national park that is located in the Patagonia, Chile.
This incredible reserve is close to the small town Puerto Natales, which is located some kilometers away of the southern part of Puerto Montt, and you can get to this place either by bus or ferry. If you have time, then you should definitely try to take a ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales because, in this way, you will be able to see icebergs and whales as you go through the route of Charles Darwin’s Beagle.
From Natales, you will have to take a four-hour bus drive along dirt roads in order to get to the park entrance. Once inside the park, some trekkers may decide to take the Paine circuit, which takes six to eight days, but the trek to the soaring pines (Torres) is one that you can’t miss as it’s the one that gives the name to the park. This circuit will take you around the incredible Paine massif, where the scenery improves as you walk; therefore, you will be able to see some lush meadows, small rivers and stunning lakes like Lago Dickson or Laguna Siete Perros.
If you’re looking for some luxury in this place, then we highly recommend you the Hosteria Grey, which is a lodge located on the shores of the Lago Grey, it’s the perfect place for the end of your trek.
Just for you to know
It’s important that you know that if you want to trek the Paine circuit you will have to either camp or sleep in huts. Also, if you’re planning to stay at the Hosteria Grey, then you will have to book before you start this whole trip. Last but not least, the best months to go to Torres del Paine is from December to March.
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