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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Paine Lake Circuit Trail, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
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.
Paine Lake Circuit Trail starts from the ranger station at Laguna Azul, leading you to Cebolla lagoon and then on to Paine Lake. 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. You can spend the night at the refugio at Paine Lake. 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.