There is so much to see and do in Patagonia. It’s often difficult to figure out what to do and which hikes to do because a lot of the info you’ll find online is diverse at times conflicting. Today we’re going to clear that all up for you. After several trips to this most unique holiday destination we have shared the hikes that we have done time and time again.
Patagonia is basically hiking paradise! It stretches from Argentina to Chile, and it’s filled with trekking routes full of adventure. The area from Torres del Paine National Park to Monte Fitz Roy is know for its breath taking mountains, deserts, volcanoes, forests, glaciers and lakes.
We’ve put together a list of the top 3 hikes in Patagonia. There’s something for everyone in this list, from short hikes to multi-day adventures.
The W Circuit
This is Patagonia’s most famous hike. It’s called the W circuit because of the way the trail is shaped on the map. It’s not one for people who don’t like a challenge. On this 4-5-day hike you’ll come across, glaciers, lakes and even the famous granites spires. If you only choose to do one hike in Patagonia then you should choose the W circuit, it’s the most famous hike here for good reason indeed – one not to be missed!
The Torres del Paine Circuit
This classic hike is absolutely magnificent. The hike takes ten days to complete and it incorporates both the W hike and circling round the Torres del Paine. The Paine is without question one of the most spectacular trails the world has to offer; it’s remote wilderness, soaring mountains, the rivers and lake of Chile’s Torres del Paine National park, all add up to give you some truly epic scenery.
The Mount Fitz Roy Trek
The epic granite spires of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre in Patagonia are probably, in my opinion, one of the most jaw dropping summits in the world (I think you’ll be of the same opinion once you lay eyes on them!) This trail is definitely not for the beginners out there and should only be attempted if you have a good guide and level of experience. It’s in the top 3 most advanced hike in Patagonia, and certainly one of the most spectacular on offer. The four-day hike will take you all the way from Argentina to Chile and then back again. It is also includes spending several days on the world famous Southern Patagonian Icefield.
Have you been to Patagonia or are you currently planning your trip? It would be great if you could share your experiences and tips with everyone. If you are planning to go then maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask, I am sure as a travel community we can all help each other out. Just put everything you want to share or ask in the comment box below. Looking forward to reading everything guys.