Trekking - Torres del Paine


This attractive pocket guide covers the famous treks and walks of the Patagonian national parks in Chile and Argentina, ranging from 14 days to day excursions.

Trekking - Torres del Paine

Trekking - Torres del Paine
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Guidebook to walking and trekking in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, areas of Patagonia. Eight different walks and treks are described, including the 10-11 day Torres del Paine Circuit, one of the world’s great treks, as well as the shorter Half Circuit (4-5 days). The guide also includes other multi day treks and several day walks, as well as excursions from both Puerto Natales and El Calafate.

The 140km Torres del Paine 'O' Circuit in the far southern Andes is a long-distance trek of staggering beauty, as it circuits the Paine massif. This route typically takes 10-11 days to complete and is suitable for competent trekkers. While Torres del Paine National Park offers a remote wilderness, walking is easily accessible with clear trails, good public transport and regular mountain huts and campsites. 

The guidebook helps walkers and trekkers venture into Patagonia with confidence, and includes advice on getting to and around the regions, languages, visa, currency, accommodation facilities in the National Parks as well as useful guidance on what to take and expect on the treks. Full background information on the geology, history, wildlife, flora and cultures of the regions are also explored, resulting in an excellent companion guide to walking and trekking in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Walk 1: Torres del Paine circuit (the ‘O’) - 14 stages.
Walk 2 Torres del Paine half-circuit (the ‘W’) - 5 stages.
Walk 3 Salto Grande and Mirador Los Cuernos.
Walk 4 Puente Weber.
Walk 5 Mirador Lago Toro and Laguna Verde.
Walk 6 Mirador Cóndor.
Walk 7 Río Pingo and Mirador Zapata - 3 stages.
Other walks within the national park: Laguna Amarga – Portería Sarmiento, Laguna Azul and trail to Lago Dickson.
Excursions from Puerto Natales: 1 Cueva del Milodón, 2 Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers (Bernard O’Higgins national park), 3 Sierra Baguales.

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Excursion from El Calafate: 4 Perito Moreno glacier.
Walk 8 Cerro Fitzroy (El Chaltén) and Cerro Torre - 5 stages.

In colour with good maps.

By Rudolph Abraham.

Card cover with clear plastic sleeve, 17cm, x 11.5cm, 186 pages.

Second edition 2016.

ISBN: 978-1-85284-840-8.

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