Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. The park borders Bernardo O’Higgins National Park to the west and the Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentine territory. Paine means “blue” in the native Tehuelche (Aonikenk) language while Torres means “towers”.

The Torres del Paine have the distinctive three granite peaks, known as Torres d’Agostini, Torres Central and Torres Monzino.

Torress Del Paine is quite popular for two hikes: W Trek and Full O Circuit, both of which I hadn’t done because I wasn’t fit enough. You can do the hikes on your own either camping or staying in refugios. You can also take a tour (which is why there is no photo of the three peaks) with a company like G Adventures who will make the necessary arrangements for your hikes.


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