MACIZO DEL PAINE
Know Macizo del Paine
The Paine Mountain is the little darling of the Patagonia. A unique place that offers beautiful landscapes that include rivers, mountains, lakes, valleys, lagoons and a great environment for those who like to practice sports and enjoy of an exciting vacation. The Mountain itself -made of granite- is a visual wonder, especially when the sun reflects on it and the water nearby, creating a gorgeous play of colors. The Cuernos, Paine Grande and Las Torres are the highest points of this mountain.
Attractions: Different rocky reliefs.
Activities: Hiking, high mountain tours, climbing, rappeling, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway.
Punta Arenas-Puerto Natales: Land route, by Route 9 north.
Puerto Natales-Paine Mountain: Land route.
Santiago- Puerto Montt: Land route and airway.
Puerto Montt-Puerto Natales: Seaway.
When to go: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December.
Weather: Trasandino weather, with ice in high places. The summer media temperature reaches 10,8°C, with a maximum media of 23,5°C and a minumum media of 0,85°C in the same season.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, information center.
Surroundings: Las Montañas Channel, Castillo Hill, W Network: Torres del Paine Base- Valle del Frances-Grey Lake, network: Cordillera Paine Lake, Puerto Natales seashort, Dos Lagunas, Calvo Fjord, Bories cold-storage plant, Balmaceda Glaciar, Gulf of Almirante Montt, Balmaceda Lake, Azul Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Paine Mountain, Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument, Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Antonio Varas Peninsula, Puerto Natales, Alacalufe National Reserve, Serrano River, Ultima Esperanza Inlet.
Entrance in Torres del Paine National Park, which has different prices depending on the season:
-Between October and April: $3000 Chilean pesos for national adults and $8000 Chilean pesos for foreing adults. Kids pay $500 Chilean pesos.
-Between May and September: $1500 Chilean pesos for national adults and $3500 Chilean pesos for foreing adults. Kids pay $500 Chilean pesos.