Trip to las torres del paine was an unforgettable experience. It is an ultimate heaven on earth. It is one of the place you must travel and see before you die.
On this occasion, as my main goal was to make the trek to the W, the best thing was to carry in a backpack comfortable and lightweight only the bare minimum for a journey that one must walk about 55 kms in 4 days. He had previously booked accommodation and some meals in the shelters.
Arrive Torres del Paine
I arrived at the Park for Laguna Amarga. From there I took a transfer to Refugio Torre Central (www.fantasticosur.com) located in the Las Torres. In the Shelter received me with a meal and an exquisite reponedora “Calafate Sour”. A drink based on this fruit of purple, typical of the area of Patagonia.
After dinner I went to meet the bedroom, where they share with people from all over the world.There are of all ages, all travel thousands of miles and are on this earth … the end of the world, and everyone has something in common: the desire to discover a new world, cover beautiful landscapes that unfold at the feet of Torres . That’s what everyone hopes also rest a little and carry the body of energy and it comes a new day, the first day of trekking.
El Refugio Torre Central was an excellent choice, there could enjoy a comforting rest and a nutritious breakfast, very necessary for daily walks that exceed an average of 6 hours.
Trekking Day 1: Refugio Las Torres Base Towers and Return (9 kms, 18 round trip)
In the first leg of the trek, I walked two hours to the refuge El Chileno, in the place I made a short stop and then continued walking half an hour more to the base of the Towers.It was a spectacular way, because the front was opened at its best a thick forest of beech. The day was rainy and cold. Although many would have thought the picture I thought it was terrible almost a dream. I started walking with a great desire, through this wonderful forest while the rain fell without mercy on my head and shoulders. I walked eager, sometimes I even run in my quest to reach the end.
At the end comes a promotion and I finally found at the base of the Towers. To my surprise the sky had settled clouds that covered the top of both. At first I was a bit disappointed but I went at once, as has happened in many other trips … well … nature is fickle, you can not predict … also knew this park had many other wonders that show.
After returning the same way I arrived at Refugio Torre Central ready to rest to regain energy.
Day 3: Hike from Refugio Valley Horns to French and then to Lodge Paine Grande (15 kms.)
I started walking driven by power other. I felt I was walking with the rich soul, full …… I felt that this place was captivating.
To Camp Italiano, which initiates the entrance to the French Valley, walked two and half hours.Within the valley the day was cold and raining. The trip was to walk along the river also called French and then contemplate the glacier also carries the same name. While walking I experienced a show maybe something scary, there were a series of avalanches causing shuddering.
I went down happy, and proud, was fulfilling my goals.
Upon arrival at the Lodge Paine Grande felt a sense of relief. The place was comfortable, warm, and rich food. I renewed my energy. I rested for the fourth and last day of trekking in the W.
In Torres del Paine lived four days magical, unforgettable, who will remain forever in the memory. This experience meant to me growing in many ways: walked about 60 kilometers each achievement meant a satisfaction inexplicable met many people from different countries, which allowed me to open up to different cultures and worlds in the farthest corner of the world. And finally keep in touch with nature in its purest form: intense, unique, colors, sounds, tastes and sensations that only occur in Torres del Paine.
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