Trekking in the mystical Sierra Baguales, a route of marine fossils with more than 50 million years of history
You will get to know its jagged reliefs and reddish mountains that amaze any of its visitors. There are few places that can match the haunting beauty of this isolated volcanic mountain range. Between the border of Argentina and Chile, in the middle of the mountain range, is Sierra Baguales. It is located 65 km northeast of Torres del Paine NP and 134 km from Puerto Natales. This region that was the bottom of the sea for more than 50 million years and today amazes us with the surprises of the remote past.
Our tour begins with the pick-up of the passenger at his hotel, in the city of Puerto Natales. Then, we will start the transfer to the mysterious Sierra Baguales. After 2 hours of travel in the direction of Torres del Paine Park, we make a detour to Sierra Baguales, which is located about 60 kilometers to the northeast. Once we arrive at the rural tourism ranch in Sierra Baguales, we will enjoy a welcome coffee and a talk about Patagonia and the hacienda. We will talk about the process of colonization of Patagonia, history of the first human occupations of the place, customs and social importance of the place for the first inhabitants of the region such as the Tehuelches or AonikenK.
We will start our Trekking Sierra Baguales,which is divided into two sections in order to discover all the attractions offered by the 6,000 hectares where the activity takes place. In the first stage, we will take a short half-hour walk to visit Laguna Irene, an ideal place to observe and photograph the surrounding birds, where Andean condor, stands out.
Then we will board our vehicle to go to where we will start the Trekking Sierra Baguales, which will cover an approximate distance of 12.5 km. We will take a medium intensity trail, with a view of the Bagual mountain rage, an area where pumas, guanacos and wild horses live. After a little more than 3 hours of walking, we will find marine fossils, which are more than 50 million years old. The tour continues to a viewpoint located 1,200 meters above sea level, from where it is possible to have a panoramic view of the entire Sierra Baguales. With a bit of luck during our trek we can run into a herd of Baguales horses that inhabit the area. We will enjoy our box lunch, and then we will return to the ranch, to board the vehicle that will take us back to Puerto Natales.
Minimum age required: 14
This excursion is not recommendable for pregnant women because of high demanding of the walk)
Season and minimum of passengers :
September 2022 up to April 2023 (except DEC 25 & JAN 1st) : Departures Wednesdays & Saturdays only with 2 passengers minimum
Pick up at hotel, shared transportation, guide, lunch box, trekking poles.
Departure: 7:30 am approx. / Return: 6:00 to 6:30 pm approx.
Is the Trekking Sierra Baguales suitable for everyone?
This activity is not suitable for everyone. The participation of pregnant women is not allowed and it is not recommended for people with knee and/or spinal problems and people with respiratory and/or heart problems. In addition, the minimum age required is 14 years.
What to bring to the Trekking Sierra Baguales?
Waterproof mountain shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, hat for the sun, hat and gloves for the cold, short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts, fleece-type warm clothing and waterproof jacket and pants.
September 2022 to April 2023
(Except DEC 25 & JAN 1st)
Prices per person:
$ 125.000 CLP