For its privileged landscape, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the world’s favorite destinations. The park turned 60 and did so with huge numbers in tow: in the last decade, the number of people who entered the compound annually doubled.
The Park has also established itself as a tourist destination not only for Chileans, but also for foreigners. In 2018 alone, more than 250 thousand people enjoyed the beautiful places and nature offered by the enclosure located in the Magellan region.
Due to the high demand, the National Forestry Corporation (Conaf) requires visitors who want to stay in the Park have a confirmed prior reservation to be able to enter.
What to know
To know one of the wonders of the world, there are still confirmed quotas until January 2020 in GreatChile.com, to perform the W trekking circuit and the solid Oal Paine trekking circuit; the latter is the most complete to discover, tour and live the Park. The circuits include 6 days of trekking, accommodation in shelters or camping, full board and transfers to and from Puerto Natales.
Torres Base, the Valley of the French, the Grey Lake Viewpoint, the Los Perros Glacier, the Jhon Gardner Pass and Lake Nordenskjold are some of the most memorable places on these tours, with beautiful postcards to immortalize.
Along with the classic trekking circuits, you can also hire other activities to get to know the Park. Like, for example, an ice walk through the Grey Glacier, an unforgettable experience where you will travel ravines, cracks and moulins of incredible depths and colors, internal streams and you will also get an exceptional view of Grey Lake and the Field of Southern Patagonian Ice.
You can also take a Sailing on Grey Lake, from which you’ll enjoy an unrivalled landscape composed of floating icebergs, lush vegetation and towering mountains. Or an expertly guided kayak ride, an adventure that will bring you closer to the Grey River enjoying unique panoramic views of the Paine Massif, its mountains and granite walls.