TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
Know Torres del Paine National Park
Located over 100 kilometers away from Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park has amazing landscapes in almost 243000 hectares. It´s the ideal place to practice entertaining and sport activities, if the weather conditions allow it. It has different geographic attractions; one of them is Paine Mountain and the Cuernos del Paine. The park is a Biosphere Reserve, and it has an incredible vegetation where you can find lengas and coigue forests, calafate, estepa and the mata barrosa. When it comes to animals you can see condors, culpeos, guanacos, ñandus, pumas and gray foxes. The fluvial resources of Torres del Paine National Park are great for those who like to kayak and raft; meanwhile, the mountains are the favorite spot to practice climbing and high mountain tours. The walks are another alternative because the park, including its paths, are protected by CONAF.
Attractions: Flora and fauna. Amazing topography and fluvial resources. In 1978 was declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Activities: Hiking, trekking, high mountain tours, climbing, show trekking, kayak, rafting, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway.
Punta Arenas-Puerto Natales: Land route, by Route 9 north.
Puerto Natales-Torres del Paine National Park: Land route.
Santiago- Puerto Montt: Land route and airway.
Puerto Montt-Puerto Natales: Seaway.
When to go: All year long.
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 centers, forest ranger, camping.
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 varies 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.