Torres del Paine

Chile's Premier National Park and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park

By Rudolf Abraham

Guidebook to trekking Chile's 10 to 11-day Torres del Paine Circuit, one of the world's great treks. Also included are a shorter Half Circuit (4 to 5 days), further treks and day walks in the Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks, centred around Puerto Natales. Includes information on linking routes, travel and accommodation.

Seasons

December-April. January-February is high season, when most visitors arrive, so can be a little crowded. Overall March is best.

Centres

Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine, and also the base for short trips to the Balmaceda Glacier and Sierra Baguales. There are multiple bases in the national park itself.

Difficulty

No technical difficulties, but the Torres del Paine Circuit is a long and, at times, remote undertaking from which there is no convenient exit point half way through. Sudden changes in weather, gale force winds and torrential rain can turn it into a far more difficult undertaking.

Must See

The magnificent granite spires of the 'towers' (Torres), and distinctive, banded form of the 'horns' (Cuernos); vast glaciers (Grey, Tyndall and Dickson) spilling out from the largest sheet of ice in the southern hemisphere outside Antarctica; beautifully unspoilt southern beech or lenga forest; rich and varied animal and birdlife; remote valleys and immense, cloud-streaked skies.
ISBN
9781852848408
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Published
Published
11 Aug 2016
Reprinted
11 Sep 2018
Edition
Second
Pages
192
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm
Weight
240g
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Rudolf Abraham

Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia, Central and Eastern Europe. He is the author of over 10 books, and his work is published widely in magazines. He first visited Croatia in the late 1990s, returned to live in Zagreb for two years, and continues to make several trips a year to his favourite country in Europe.

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