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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Las Torres Circuit Trail, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile

Top trail elevation:
9514 ft/2900 m high
One of the world's famous sites:
The three towers
Torres del Paine is located in Southern Patagonia and is one of the numerous spectacular national parks in Chile. It was created in 1959 and UNESCO has listed the location as a Biosphere Reserve since 1978. This place is a wonder land for hikers from all over the world.

Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic subpolar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia.

Las Torres Circuit Trail starts from the Laguna Amarga ranger station, leading to the Cerro Paine ranch. After that, you hike up to the Chilean camp and onwards to the base of Torres del Paine at 1980 ft/603 m high. The towers, are three incredible granite spikes, which the highest of all stands at 9514 ft/2900 m high, part of the Cordillera del Paine.

It is one of the world’s famous sites in Patagonia. The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. You can hike this trail all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February.

There are many campgrounds and refugios along the Las Torres Circuit Trail, where you can spend the night. Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Punta Arenas
151mi/244km, 4hours and 28min
Drive from Bulnes towards Los Flamengo, make an open left turn onto Carlos Ibanez del Campo, continue straight onto Ruta Nueve, then onto Routa 9 N, turn right to remain onto Routa 9 N and continue straight onto Pedro Montt
BY CAR FROM Puerto Natales
68ml/110km, 2hours
Drive from Pedro Montt towards Ruta 9, make an open left turn on Camino A Puerto, turn right to remain on Ruta 9 N, then left to remain on the same road, turn left on Y 150 and continue straight onto Y 156
BY AIR
Consorcio Aeroportuario Magallanes,
151ml from the city of Punta Arenas

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