Often described as the End of the Earth, Patagonia hosts some of the most impressive and un-touched landscapes on our planet.
Located at the southern most tip of South America, the Patagonia region stretches across both Chile and Argentina and offers a sublime range of landscapes. From green alpine meadows and glacier fields to deserts and lush lakes, Patagonia is a trekkers paradise.
Thanks to treks such as The W circuit at Torres del Paine and the Monte Fitz Roy Trails, Patagonia is seeing a dramatic increase in trekkers to the region. If you want to experience the wild land-scape in peace and solitude, we suggest heading there soon before the secret gets out!
Whether you’re looking for an easy warm up hike or a strenuous challenge across rough terrain, Patagonia has it all! To help you decide on the right trek for you, we have listed our top 5 hikes in Patagonia. To see our favourite day hikes in Patagonia click here.
W Trek Torres del Paine
Covering over 181,000 hectares in Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is a stunning area of natural beauty. Declared a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1978, the park is home to a wide array of landscapes and is internationally recognised as one of the least contaminated places on earth.
The 5 day trek winds its way between the Magellanic sub-polar forests and the Patagonian steppe in a ‘W’ shape.
Trekkers will get fantastic views of the giant granite monoliths that make up the Cordillera del Paine, one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The trail is best hiked from west to east to give hikers the best possible views from Los Cuernos peaks.
Although camping is certainly an option, most trekkers stay in the refugios where you can eat, rest and enjoy the comfortable interiors of the lodges.