TORRES DEL PAINE
Know Torres del Paine
Located more than 100 kilometers from Puerto Natales, This national park has incredible landscapes and 242.242 ha surface. It's the ideal place to practice entertaining and sport activities, if the weather conditions are the best. Torres del Paine has different geographic attractions; one of them is Paine Mountain and the Cuerno and the Torres of the Paine. The park is a Biosphere Reserve, and it has an incredible vegetation like lengas and coigues forests, calafate, estepa and the mata barrosa. In the other hand, also it´s possible find condors, culpeos, guanacos, ñandus, pumas and gray foxes. Torres del Paine fluvial resourses allow the kayak and rafting practicing; meanwhile, the mountains are the favorite ones to practice climbing and high mountain tours. The walks are another alternative because the park, including its paths, are protected by the CONAF.
Attractions: Flora and fauna. Amazing topography and fluvial resourses. In 1978 was declared Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO.
Activities: Hiking, trekking, high mountain tours, climbing, show trekking, kayak, rafting, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there:
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.