"TORRES DEL PAINE : SUGGESTED ROUTE A / DAY 3" Chile Things to Do Tip by swesn

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  Mountains around Valle de Las Frances
by swesn

DAY 3 : Leaving your tent and main backpack at CAMP ITALIANO, hike up the route to Valle de Frances or The French Valley with your day-pack. It takes about 3.5 hours.

First, you walk along the beautiful river with the melting glacier from the amazing mountain at the top. The route will ultimately get you BEHIND this mountain.

The hike up is mostly sheltered through the woods. Follow the marker as at some points, the route is not obvious. Finally, you reach CAMP BRITANICO.

You will soon arrive at an open flat space surrounded nearly 300 degrees by gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous string of mountains. Spin round and round here. It is a magnificent view.

You need about 30 minutes of more hiking to reach the Mirador. There is a fantastic, breath-taking view there but there is not much room available. Savour the ecstasy of reaching this point.

The route back to CAMP ITALIANO is the same.

If you are up for it, pack up your tent and walk 2.5 hours through marshy flat grounds to CAMP PEHOE.

Total hiking time = about 9-10 hours

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2003
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