Native Lenga Forest - Reserva Las Torres

Native Lenga Forest

Hiking

Learn more about Patagonia’s famous lenga forests.

Native Lenga Forest Half Day Tour

8 km / 5 mi
3-4 hrs total
Low-Mid

Hike part of the O Circuit trail around the eastern edge of the massif, into a magical old-growth lenga forest. One of Patagonia’s iconic trees, the Nothofagus pumilio thrives in areas with low temperatures and heavy snow. Lenga woodland provides a habitat for many animals and if you keep your eyes peeled, you have a good chance at spotting Magellanic woodpeckers, Austral parakeets, Chilean flickers and other forest birds. While it is unlikely to see them during the day, be on the lookout for our “Andean Lion”, as pumas are known for roaming this forest. You’ll walk along the foothills of Cerro Paine, crossing little streams and arrive at a gorgeous valley that is filled with daisies during spring. Finishing with a walk along the turquoise Paine River, you’ll enjoy the deep visual contrast of forest and pampas. The trail also features great views of Azul Lagoon, Guido Mountain, and the Sierra Baguales Range on the eastern side of the Massif.

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Native Lenga Forest

One of Patagonia’s iconic trees, Nothofagus pumilio thrives in areas with low temperatures and heavy snow. Lenga woodland provides a habitat for many animals such as Magellanic woodpeckers, Austral parakeets, Chilean flickers and other forest birds.

Azul Lagoon

Located on the east side of Torres del Paine, it is a less traveled part of the park despite having one of the best views of the iconic towers. It is the only place in the Park where you can get a full view of the Las Torres Mountains without having to hike.

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.

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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. Snacks are included.

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