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25 photos that will make you want to hike Torres del Paine in Patagonia

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If you ever had any doubts about traveling to Patagonia and to hike Torres del Paine this Photo Essay will take them away! The pictures shown here were taken during my 7 day hiking adventure in the national park – follow me along the trail by scrolling through the pictures.

This article is part of a whole series of free guides for Backpacking in South America. There you can also find the trekking guide for Torres del Paine!

After publishing all the videos from my time in the park it was about time to show you also the photographs I took at the numerous stunning lookouts. As you can imagine it is quite a challenge to make a selection of only 25 pictures – but I somehow managed to do it:

I decided to walk into the park by adding one day - therefore I hiked along the Rio Grey and got rewarded
I decided to walk into the park by adding one day – therefore I hiked along the Rio Grey and got rewarded
..by this view to the Cuernos mountains with the blue Lago Pehoe - seing this at the first day increases your motivation
..by this view to the Cuernos mountains with the blue Lago Pehoe – seing this at the first day increases your motivation
At the end of day 1 I reached the Camp & Refugio Paine Grande which is located at the Lago Pehoe
At the end of day 1 I reached the Camp & Refugio Paine Grande which is located at the Lago Pehoe
Tents at the campsite Paine Grande - we were quite lucky with the weather, though the winds have been strong
Tents at the campsite Paine Grande – we were quite lucky with the weather, though the winds have been strong
Sunrise seen from Camp Paine Grande
Sunrise seen from Camp Paine Grande
The Valle del Frances has been on the itinerary for day 2
The Valle del Frances has been on the itinerary for day 2
..in the valley you are surrounded by mountain peaks
..in the valley you are surrounded by mountain peaks
On day 2 and 3 I walked along Lago Nordernskjöld
On day 2 and 3 I walked along Lago Nordernskjöld
Los Cuernos has been my campsite for the 2nd night
Los Cuernos has been my campsite for the 2nd night
Day 3 started early and it has been sunny
Day 3 started early and it has been sunny
Day 3: At the end of this Valley you make you way up to the fab Torres!
Day 3: At the end of this Valley you make you way up to the fab Torres!
..and then I saw them - the Torres del Paine made me stay and look at them for 2 hours at the end of day 3
..and then I saw them – the Torres del Paine made me stay and look at them for 2 hours at the end of day 3
Day 4 started rainy - I made my way back down to get to the backside of the park
Day 4 started rainy – I made my way back down to get to the backside of the park
The Valley along Rio Paine can only be seen if hiking the circuit - my campsite Seron was located close to the river
The Valley along Rio Paine can only be seen if hiking the circuit – my campsite Seron was located close to the river
next stop on day 5: the campsite at Lago Dickson, the most beautiful located in the park, but too many mosquitos - I needed to continue
next stop on day 5: the campsite at Lago Dickson, the most beautiful located in the park, but too many mosquitos – I needed to continue
Day 6: We did it! We reached the top of the John Gardner Pass
Day 6: We did it! We reached the top of the John Gardner Pass
..the weather up here has been rough
..the weather up here has been rough
..but the view has been totally worth the climb on day 6!
..but the view has been totally worth the climb on day 6!
The southern Patagonian Icefield can only be seen this way if you go for the circuit trek
The southern Patagonian Icefield can only be seen this way if you go for the circuit trek
Endless ice - standing right next to the edge of the ice shield makes you feel pretty tiny
Endless ice – standing right next to the edge of the ice shield makes you feel pretty tiny
Day 6 has been the best day and one of the longest
Day 6 has been the best day and one of the longest
The campsite Grey has been my destination on day 6 - located next to the Lago Grey
The campsite Grey has been my destination on day 6 – located next to the Lago Grey
..where you find massive icebergs floating in the water
..where you find massive icebergs floating in the water
..and this is the source of those icebergs - the Grey Glacier
..and this is the source of those icebergs – the Grey Glacier

Isn't it tempting? If you want to go hiking in Torres del Paine have a look at the ultimate  Trekking Guide Torres del Paine with all informations needed to experience this awesome park on your own.

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