A medium difficulty hike with spectacular vistas of one of the least known area of Ultima Esperanza; conquering Cerro Castillo summit (1190m) means marvelling at the one of the most impressive view of Magallanes region with lake Toro, Maravilla and Porteño at our feet and Torres del Paine National Park in the background. Approximately at one hour drive from Puerto Natales, this trekking leads you through pastures, shrubland and patches of Magellanic forest till reaching the walls of Cerro Castillo that will be conquered via a narrow passage before the last bid to the summit. Enjoy the views of Toro lake, the Patagonian Andes and Torres del Paine National Park.
08:00 - Departing from your hotel in Puerto Natales, we drive for about 1 hour through the valley of Prat river and near the Milodon Cave till reaching our trekking starting point.
09:30 - The trekking starts crossing pastures where cattle grazes till reaching a small hill which we ascend diagonally through shrubland and small portions of Magellanic forest. There is no marked trail in this area therefore bushwhacking is required. After approximately a couple of hours we should be reaching the premises of the conglomerate walls that form the core of Cerro Castillo; on our left we can appreciate great views of three lakes, Maravilla, Toro and Porteño while eagles and condors soar above our heads. We find a narrow passage through the rocks and reach the central part of the massif before the last bid for the summit. What an amazing location for a picnic, being fulfilled by the beauty of Mother Nature: Paine Massif, the Patagonian Andes, the Southern Patagonian Icefield and the lakes created by Paine and Las Chinas rivers. Descent will be along the same route, taking us approximately one hour less.
17:00 - Arrival at the Estancia where we had left the car. Driving back to Puerto Natales and drop-off at your hotel. End of activity.More...
- Difficulty : Moderate.
- Equipment : Recommend equipment for low tempetures.
- Important : Recommend travel insurance.
- Recommendation : For hikers with good physical condition.
- Notice : The activities require a minimum of 2 pax.
- Round trip by car.
- Certified Bilingual trekking Guide (English - Español).
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