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

Top elevation:
2640 ft/804 m
Trail length:
6.8 mi/11 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 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.

Laguna Verde Circuit Trail starts from the Administration Office and leads you towards Sierra del Toro mountains peak (2640 ft/804 m) and down again, until you reach Laguna Verde ranger station, where you can admire the crystal clear waters of the lake. The trail is 6.8 mi/11 km long, about four hours hike, one way.

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 would 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.

Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and 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.