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Los Torres Campsite and Torres Del Paine Chile
South America

Los Torres Campsite in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. This park is becoming world famous for the amazing hiking and views on offer, one of the highlights being the 'Torres' (Towers) themselves.

This Panorama shows the summer view from the Torres camp ground with a view up to the mountains including the distant peaks of the towers (to the right of the snow/glacier area).

One of the most popular hikes in the park takes you from this campground up to the base of the towers for the most famous view (do a web search for "Torres Del Paine" images and you will see what I mean). From this camp ground it's an 8 hour, 16km (10 mile) round trip, 1000m ascent (3300ft) including a scramble over a boulder field for the last 350m (~1000ft). A strenuous hike but possibly the best hike I have ever done.

The Torres campgroud has two parts, across the river you can see the tents and shower/toilet block, and behind to the east you can see the refuge (refugo). The Refuge is an impressive building, it has dorm rooms for those without a tent, and it has an fantastic dining hall with great food. If you eat your meals here then you have luxury camping!

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Uploaded: 22/02/2009
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Tags: torres del paine; tower of pain; patagonia; chile; hiking; campsite; south america
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