Top spectacular natural landmarks of the world (P.207) Torres del Paine: Chile’s world wonder

20-06-2023

(WorldKings.org) The snow-capped granite peaks of more than 3,000m high reflecting the calm lake, found in the near-terminal strip of South America, are the reason why Torres del Paine increasingly attracts adventurous tourists.

The landscape of Torres del Paine is comprised of beautiful valleys, majestic glaciers, pristine lakes, towering mountains, chilly rivers, and rushing waterfalls.

The Paine mountain range is the heart of the park which delivers a series of three spectacular granite summits lining together in a row creating the picturesque Torres del Paine. The three summits are known individually as Torres d’Agostini, Torres Central, and Torres Monzino reaching heights of over 2,500 m.

 

The surrounding valley landscape is amplified with lakes and glaciers. Grey, Pehoe, Nordenskiold, and Sarmiento are the most prominent lakes with Grey, Pingo, and Tyndall serving as the most significant glaciers. The Paine River is the primary river traversing through the national park.

 

The four valleys are known as French Valley (Valle del Frances,) Bader Valley (Valle Bader), Ascension Valley (Valle Ascencio), and Valley of Silence (Valle del Silencio). Cerro Catedral is a tall cliff that resembles a cathedral that rises sharply 2,000 m as the central point of French Valley. The neighboring Cerro Cota rises to similar heights and further accentuates the stunning landscape.

 

Cerro Fortaleza and Cerro Escudo are massive granite walls that face each other looking across the Valley of Silence. The western faces of Torres del Paine are also seen from within the valley.

Ascension Valley is the typical path to experience the lookout for the Torres del Paine summits, which are the iconic peaks of the park. Although not one of the specific three summits, neighboring Paine Grande is the highest peak at 2,884 m.

 

The national park also is a bird lovers' paradise featuring 15 different birds of prey. The Andean condor is the pinnacle of the well-known species. The Chilean flamingo, Magellanic woodpecker, coscoroba swan, and Magellan goose are some of the other popular bird species.

According to the Internet


Brian (Collect & Edit) - WORLDKINGS (Source of photos : internet )

 

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