(Trek in the Torres del Paine National Park - Chilean Patagonia - January 2001)

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Bus transfer from the Hosteria Las Torres to the Laguna Amarga (free, since we camped one night at the Hosteria).

By the bus stop, a guanaco is kindly posing for the numerous tourists...

Bus transfer (free) to the second bus stop : the Refugio Pudeto (Watch out : contrary to the indication of the LP guide " Trekking in the Patagonian Andes " 02/98, there is no new refugio, but only a very basic hut. Free camping is allowed. Toilets near the bus stop. Water in the toilets). This bus stop is by the boarding area of the catamaran boats going to the Refugio Lago Pehoe.

A short walk (1 h) from the Refugio Pudeto will take you on the shore of lake Nordenskjöld, where we have a fantastic view towards the Cuernos del Paine. A great little walk, not to be missed (and without the rucksack !)

(Have I already mentionned the wind ?).

One must take a short detour to see the Salto Grande, where the water from the lake Nordenskjöld fall into the lake Pehoe (and one must brace against the very strong wind - but maybe I have mentioned that before...)


A few pratical informations
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