Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... [read more]
Date: February 25th 2011
Torres del Paine (TdP) is a mountain range in southern Chile, independent of the Andes. Trekkers have been known to experience four seasons in one day - ranging from snow, to rain, wind and strong sun (the ozone is particularly weak in southern Patagonia). In order to visit the park we stayed in Puerto Natales (115 km south of Torres del Paine) before getting a bus to the mountains.
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