Torres del Paine Things to Do

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    Mirador Cuernos - Horns(Cuernos) Viewpoint

    by elpariente Updated Apr 15, 2007

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    Es un paseo de un par de horas muy agradable y sencillo que empieza en las cascadas de Pehoe y se va por un bosque magallánico , lleno de arbustos y flores (zapatitos de la virgen , calafates...) hasta llegar al mirador desde donde se ven los impresionantes Cuernos
    It is a walk of a pair of hours very nice and easy that starts in the Pehoe waterfalls and you go cross a Magellan forest , full of bushes and flowers ( Little shoes of the virgin , calafates...) up to reach the viewpoint to see the impressive Horns ( Cuernos )

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    Cascada - Paine - Waterfall

    by elpariente Written Apr 15, 2007

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    En el río Paine está la cascada con el mismo nombre que tiene unas vistas espectaculares de las Torres
    In the river Paine is the waterfall with the same name that has spectacular views of the Towers

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    Porterías - Torres del Paine - Main gates

    by elpariente Written Apr 15, 2007

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    Hay tres Porterías de acceso al parque : Laguna Azul , Laguna Amarga y Lago Sarmiento .
    En ellas te dan información del parque , se sacan los billetes , se toman los autobuses...
    También hay una Sede Administrativa del CONAF donde te pueden dar todo tipo de información y ayudarte a organizar tu visita y además hay un pequeño museo y se pueden ver películas como la del Puma
    There are three main gates to the park : Laguna Azul , Laguna Amarga y Lago Sarmiento .
    There they give you information about the park , you get the tickets , take the buses...
    There is also a CONAF Administration Center , where they may give you information and they may help you to plan your visit an additionally there is a small museum and you may see films as the one of the Puma

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    Cementerio de tempanos - Ice floes Cemetery

    by elpariente Written Apr 15, 2007

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    Los témpanos que se desprenden del Glaciar Grey se desplazan al fondo del lago hasta una playa que la llaman cementerio de témpanos
    Para llegar hay que cruzar un bosque , un puente colgante y dar un buen paseo por la playa
    The ice floes that are broken from the Grey Glacier , they move to the bottom of the lake up to a beach that is called the ice floes cemetery
    To arrive you need to cross a forest a hanging bridge and you must take a good walk in the beach

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    Los Cuernos del - Paine - Horns

    by elpariente Written Apr 15, 2007

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    Los Cuernos del Paine , que se pueden ver desde muchos sitios del parque , son impresionantes
    Los cuernos que se ven son : Este(2.200m) , Principal(2.600m) , Norte(2.400m) , Máscara(2.300m) , Hoja (2.200) y Espada (2.500m)
    Durante la época de los glaciares la erosión progresiva en las paredes de las montañas dio lugar a lo que se conoce como cuerno (horn). Estas torres de granito tienen la parte superior oscura que es la que no estaba en contacto con el hielo del glaciar y sometida a la erosión y de color claro aquella que sufrió la erosión producida por el desplazamiento de los glaciares
    The Horns ( Cuernos) that you may see from different areas of the Park are impressive .
    The horns that you see are : Este(2.200m) , Principal(2.600m) , Norte(2.400m) , Máscara(2.300m) , Hoja (2.200) y Espada (2.500m)
    During the Glaciers era the mountains progressive erosion originated what is called Horn(Cuerno). This granite towers have the upper part in dark colour as they were not in contact with the glacier ice and they did not suffer the erosion and in clear colour the one that suffered the erosion produced by the glaciers displacement

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    Las Torres del - Paine - Towers

    by elpariente Written Apr 15, 2007

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    Desde muchas partes del parque se pueden ver las torres : la Sur (2.850m) , la Central (2.800m) , la Norte(2.600m) y delante de ellas está el Almirante Nieto (2.640m) y el Ventisquero Torres
    La vista es espectacular y el día que estuvimos aparecían y desaparecían por culpa de las nubes
    From many parts of he Park you may see the towers : the South(2.850m) , the Central(2.800m) , the North(2.600m) and in front of them the Almirante Nieto(2.640) and the Ventisquero Torres
    The views are spectacular and the day we were there they appeared and disappeared because of the clouds

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    La fontera / The border

    by elpariente Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Si vas a cruzar por carretera hacia Argentina , la frontera está en Cerro Castillo y vas por el paso fronterizo Río Don Guillermo
    Pasamos el día que murió Pinochet
    If you are crossing by road to Argentina , the border is in Cerro Castillo , and you go by the border pass Río Don Guillermo
    We crossed it the day that A. Pinochet died

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  • Hike the Valle Frances

    by morto24 Written Feb 22, 2007

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    View from near Campamento Britanico

    This hike from Refugio Pehoe is well worth the effort if you are lucky enough to have good weather. The hike starts with a series of small up and downs to get to the Italian Camp and then continues with a steep uphill section to reach a good viewpoint of the mountains and a small glacier. You can then continue along an easy track through the forest to reach a clear area near the Campamento Britanico where you get a fantastic view of the granite peaks.

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    See guanacos

    by amy312 Written Jan 11, 2007

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    One of the best places to see guanacos is on the bus ride into the Laguna Amarga park entrance. On the bus you go by them pretty quickly, but by car you can stop and take photos. We also saw a few near Laguna Verde.

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    Salto Grande (Big waterfall)

    by amy312 Written Jan 11, 2007

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    The hike to this waterfall is short, about 15 minutes. To get there, you'll need a car or you can go before or after taking the catamaran across Lago Pehoe. It's worth a visit, not as much for the falls themselves as for the views in general.

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    Boat trip on Lago Grey

    by amy312 Written Jan 11, 2007

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    A gorgeous trip, but pricey. We took the boat from Refugio Grey to Hosteria Grey, about 2 - 2.5 hours in total on the boat. Great views of Glaciar Grey and iceburgs, as well as pisco sours made from glacial ice (touristy, but fun). This is a great way to finish (or start) the W trek.

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    Los Torres del Paine - view the granite peaks

    by Trekki Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Torres del Paine

    Torres del Paine are the granite peak formation which gave the PN it's name. A bit they resemble the "Drei Zinnen" in Northern Italy.
    The hike there is more or less easy, will take approx. 6 hrs (round). You start at the Hosteria Las Torres (northeastern in the park), turn right hand at the little signpost (the left hand way leads to the famous "W"). The path continues uphill, through nice heath covered area. When you arrived on the ridge, don't miss to look back for a magnificent view on Lago Sarmiento. Continue the path, you pass Albergue El Chileno, then a campsite, and finally arrive at the base of the moraine for the TDP lookout. Take care when climbing up - walking sticks are highly recommended !!

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    Salto Grande - Pehoe - Big Waterfall

    by elpariente Written Apr 15, 2007

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    Por medio de este salto se comunican el Lago Nordenskjöld y el Lago Pehoe
    5crWith this waterfall the Lake Nordenskjöld and the lake Pehoe are communicated

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    See wildflowers

    by amy312 Updated Jan 11, 2007

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    We saw lots of wildflowers on our visit in late November. Many plants were in bloom, including orchids and fire brush plants. The flowers really added to the experience.

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    Storyin Torres del Paine

    by storyin Updated Jun 21, 2005

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    Torres del Paine from Refugio Chileno

    We can see Torres del Paine from Refugio Chileno .

    sleeping on the big rock and listen to the sound of river in the afternoon ~~~so ~~so ~~so comfortable ~

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