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TORRES DEL PAINE

Torres del Paine National Park is located in the Magallanes Region in Chilean Patagonia. It borders the famous Los Glaciares National Park in Argentine Patagonia.
Its situated at 51°S Latitude South, the same if we compare it to the Northern Hemisphere, it would be the location of the cities of London in Europe and Calgary in North America.

It can be visited throughout the year, with the months of October to March being the ones with the highest amount of tourists. These months have the longest daylights, reaching during the month of December up to 18 hours of light. It also fits with the famous hurricane winds of Patagonia reaching the strongest gusts up to 120 km/h (75 m/h). These months coincide with the arrival of migratory birds, flowering and the birth of guanacos. Between April and September are the calm months, fewer tourists on the trails, less wind (although there is wind all year round, in these months the frequency is less), it is when is possible to hear the silence.

Autumn is a very beautiful time in the park, the autumn colors of the Nothofagus when changing the leaf gives a shade of different colors to the Park. In winter, where in June you can get up to 8 hours of daylight, it's like being in a black and white postcard. Being all covered in snow, it is also easier to see the Puma around.

It is known worldwide for the W and O trekking circuits. The first of them can be completed between 3 to 5 days and the second between 7 to 8 days, depending on logistics. It is necessary to have the necessary reservations to do these trekking circuits, months in advance. During the months of May to September it is mandatory to have a guide accredited by the park rangers to do the W. The O circuit is closed due to weather conditions.

Apart from being famous for these circuits, the park has other amazing treks for all types of visitors and physical condition.
It is a paradise for lovers of photography, fauna and flora sighting. Lately it has become very famous for being the park with the highest concentration of Pumas in the world.

 

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