Torres del Paine National Park Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and was taken by reurinkjan

Torres del Paine National Park-reurinkjan84

Creative Commons License Photo credit: reurinkjan

This Chilean National Park features mountains, glaciers, lakers and rivers. Located in Southern Chile, the highlight of the park is the Cordillera del Paine mountain group, which is a popular destination for hikers and tourists. Hikers often take the “W” route because it’s the most scenic, however, it is a day hike so make sure to come prepared. The paths are well-maintained and easily accessible. It is a Biosphere Reserve with breathtaking views. Best times to visit are in the southern summer from late December through February. The entire park is 2,400 square kilometers large and has about 150,000 visitors a year. The Torres del Paine gets its shape from glaciers that eroded the area thousands of years ago.  Fires and other natural disasters have destroyed some of the area overtime.  The area is a popular site for geological and biological studies because of the rock formations and beautiful vegetation that feeds the many animals that live inside Torres del Paine, foxes, pumas, and Guanacos. There are many rest stops and visitors centers throughout the park incase you need food, a place to stay or  information about the park or a map of the trails. Torres del Paine is a great place for tourists, backpackers, hikers and everyone else to visit. With its breathtaking beauty and amazing scenery, it’s a one of a kind place to go to that’s worth visiting.