Cuernos Sector Trail - Reserva Las Torres

Cuernos Sector Trail

Hiking

Get up close and personal with the famous Los Cuernos towers on this tour that hikes along the edge of the Paine Massif.

Cuernos Sector Full Day Tour

23.2 km / 14.4 mi
6-8 hrs total
Mid-High

Take a breathtaking hike between the ominous Mount Almirante Nieto and the ice blue north shore of Lake Nordenskjöld. As you walk along the lake, pristine streams fed by hanging glaciers slash across the rocky trail leading you to the Cuernos sector. You’ll cross a hanging bridge over the Arriero River, make a stop to see the deep blue Inge Lagoon, and see moon-like rock and land formations. Located just below a cluster of jagged peaks called Los Cuernos, this area offers incredible, contrasting views of the Lake Nordenskjöld, towering granite peaks, and a thick, deep green treeline. You’ll likely see the renowned “foehn” winds that look like little tornadoes buzzing from one part of the lake to another.

¿Qué podrás conocer?

Los Cuernos

These three mountains put up a fight with the Las Torres Mountains over prettiest in the Park. Standing at 2600m / 8500ft, 2400m / 7900ft and 2200m / 7200ft, the different types of rocks that make up this massif create a stark, beautiful, and multi-colored contrast. A 700m / 3000ft wide slab of granite crosses the middle of these uniquely shaped mountains.

Paine Massif

A small but striking mountain range that beholds the majority of the Park’s top sights, including the Las Torres Mountains, Mount Cerro Paine, Ascencio Valley, and the Francés Valley.

Mount Almirante Nieto

Located right between the emblematic Las Torres and Los Cuernos Mountains, various hanging glaciers tumble from its summit and its beauty deserves its own attention. It has the special feature of facing multiple directions and having a unique look from each – if you see it from one angle, you likely won’t recognize it from the next!

Lake Nordenskjöld

Uniting Pudete with Paine Grande, this turquoise lake serves as the starting point for ecstatic trekkers. It sits under the Los Cuernos Mountains and has an average depth of 200m / 650ft and covers an area of 28 km² / 11mi². It is named after Otto Nordenskjöld (1869-1928), a Swedish-Finnish explorer who dedicated himself to the study of Antarctica, Greenland, Chile, and Peru.

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What does it include?

All of our tours include an expert and friendly bilingual guide who is thrilled to make your experience the best it can be! Feel free to ask questions and learn as much as you can about the special place you are visiting. Transport and a delicious box lunch are also included.

  • 1 Guided hike
  • 2 Lunch
  • 3 Don’t forget to bring your camera, with its batteries charged and space on the SD card, so you can capture the unforgettable moments!