The Torres del Paine National Park is situated in the wilds of deepest southern Chile, between the windswept Patagonian plain to the east and the vast Continental Icecap to the north-west. To the south-west are the fjords and islands of the Chilean Archipelago.
Torres del Paine is one of South America´s most spectacular national parks and takes its name from the Cordillera del Paine, the youngest mountain-range on earth. Created in 1959, the Park was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. The Park's 935 square miles (2,422 square kilometers) display many of southern Patagonia´s most spectaular and idiosyncratic landscape features: immense glaciers, soaring granite spires, jewel-like lakes, and dense Magellanic forest.
The breathtaking granite wall of the Paine range is first viewed from afar on the approach from Puerto Natales (120 kilometers to the south) and its various distinct features come into sharp focus on rounding the eastern shore of Lake Sarmiento. There is something otherworldly about the fantastically contoured three granite peaks that form the ‘Torres' or Towers (9,514 ft / 2,900m), which rise abruptly from a low-lying plateau and form the centrepiece of the park. Other prominent peaks include Paine Grande (10,006 feet / 3,050m) and the aptly named Los Cuernos, The Horns, (from 2,200 to 2,600 meters / 7,217 to 8,530 feet).
With regards to wildlife, Torres del Paine contains many different eco-systems, each home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else on earth. There are over 40 species of mammals in the Park, including guanacos, mountain lions (pumas), huemul deer, and Patagonian grey foxes. Birdlife is also rich with 100 species of birds to found in the Park. These include black-neck swans, ibis, pygmy owls, austral parakeets, and southern lapwings.
Trekking in the Park takes hikers to the pristine heart of one of world's most breathtaking wilderness areas. The ferocious westerly winds that buffer this region throughout the trekking season (November-March) are an integral part of the Paine experience. These are due largely to the nearby presence of the vast South Patagonian Icefield.
On the Argentinean side of the Patagonian region lies Los Glaciares National Park, characterized by a host of granite spires and needles which mark the Fitz Roy Massif. Francisco ‘Perito' Moreno, an Argentinean explorer, named the mountain in honour of Captain Robert Fitz Roy, captain of Charles Darwin's Beagle expedition, who charted large parts of the Patagonia, Fitz Roy was probably the first European ever to set eyes on what had previously been called ‘El Chalten' (Smoking Mountain) by the Telhuelche Indians. As well as being scenically breathtaking, the area is rich with bird-life-including condors, torrent ducks, and Magallanic woodpeckers-and is home to the endangered huemul, a type of sturdy Andean deer, and the mara, or Patagonian hare.
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