Day 2 - Refugio El Chileno to Refugio Los Cuernos
Recommended time to begin the trek: 9am
A moderate trek around the Macizo Paine, circling the base of Mount Almirante Nieto. From Refugio El Chileno, and after half and hour’s walk, the traveler arrives to the “Atajo”, a path on the right that continues towards Refugio Los Cuernos. Along the journey the traveler can take in the incredible sites of Lake Nordenskjöld, the hanging glaciers and local flora, including the “ciruelillo” or “notro” trees, which delight in displaying their characteristic red flowers from December onwards. After a four or five-hour walk, the traveler will arrive to the area entitled, Los Cuernos, which is considered by many as one of the most welcoming spots along the entire circuit.
Level of difficulty: Medium.
Time: 5-6 hrs ( 11 Km )
NIGHT 2: Refugio Los Cuernos.