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Backpack Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
February 3 @ 12:00 pm - February 10 @ 9:00 pm EST
Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
“With apologies to Grand Canyon’s Grandview Point, Rainier’s Disappointment Cleaver, and Mt. Whitney’s summit, the Torres del Paine circuit will give your eyeballs a whole new gauge for “the best view you’ve ever seen.” Here, blue glaciers saw into the earth, exotic animals–like the llama-esque guanacos–dot the hillsides, and the mountains themselves take on wild, seemingly impossible shapes. 1,500 miles south of Santiago, encircles the Torres del Paine–8,000- to 10,000-foot granite monoliths that twist and curl like frozen waves of rock above glacial lakes studded with icebergs. Go ahead, linger at each pretty spot: The sun doesn’t set until 10 p.m. in summer”. Backpacker Magazine
The “Big W” is a 5 day backpack of 52 miles through the park located in the heart of Chilean Southern Patagonia in Torres Del Paine National Park. It is one of the most impressive natural geographical spectacles on Earth. You will stand and stare in amazement at the unbelievable sight of this monumental cluster of mountain peaks that appear to stand on their own in the middle of an otherwise flat plateau. For outdoor lovers Torres del Paine is a must see before you die.. Among the best treks in the world……
Meet: 12:22 PM Feb 2,2019
Hotel Milodón , Puerto Natales, Manuel Bulnes # 356 Chile
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