Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Circuito Pingo-Zapata Trail, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile

Hiking time:
About 23hours
Trail lenght:
45 mi/72 km
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 wanderland 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.

Circuito Pingo-Zapata Trail, is 45 mi/72 km long, about 23 hours hiking and it takes four to five days to complete. It is a remote trail, leading you right into the Patagonian wilderness to the Zapata Glacier via the low hills of Pingo Valley and back.

The nature around you is over whelming 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.

You can spend the night to Camp Zapato. 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.