Hotel Lago Grey Excursions
To enjoy all the wonders that the National Park Torres del Paine has, Lago Grey Hotel has a team of tour guides who offer various excursions such as sailing the Grey Glacier, trekking into the park and tours by vehicles, to help you enjoy the main attractions. All excursions make it possible to come in full contact with nature, discovering every corner of flora and fauna of the Chilean Patagonia.
GREAT WATERFALL & HORNS LOOKOUT
calafate (Berberis Microphyla), The Mata Barrosa (Mulinum Spinosum) and the marked burnt forests of Lengas (Nothofagus Pumilio) and Ñirres (Nothofagus Antarctica), that were burnt in the
fire in 2011. We arrive at a viewpoint with an impressive view of Lake Nordenskjöld, with the Horns of the Paine behind in all their magnitude.
Also to the left, we have an excellent view to Big Paine Mountain and to the right to Admiral Nieto. Back on the trail, we take a detour on the last stretch of our route and pass through one of the park’s main waterfalls, the imposing Great Fall.
After visiting, we go back to the Van and return to the hotel. The return leg lasts approximately 45 min.
ORIGIN OF LIFE
A very interesting part of this excursion is the possibility to witness remnants of the native Aonikenk culture through cave paintings displayed on the walls of the mountain.
The excursion ends with a visit to Lago Sarmiento. This lake may be considered as a shelter of one of the most primitive life forms on the planet.
The amazing panoramic view you have there is definitely one of the main reasons to visit this place. What is more, a native forest and flora together with lagoons with a considerable variety of birds make this hike an ideal and unique opportunity to explore and learn.
Once we reach Lago Toro lookout point, we begin our way down alongside a steep trail, it is highly necessary to use trekking poles (which will be lent by the guide).