Lake Sarmiento / Lago Sarmiento


  • Operated: All year
  • Start: CONAF Hut - Portería (Entrance) Lago Sarmiento
  • End: CONAF Hut - Portería (Entrance) Laguna Amarga
  • Trek Time: 3 hours
  • Distance: 6 km approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Experience Required: None
  • Altitude Gain: 200 m


A wonderful and unforgettable excursion that connects two of the four entrances that the Torres del Paine National Park has, allowing you to see and experience lots of wildlife.

From the moment of entering the park through the Portería Lago Sarmiento, you will start the trail with a slight inclination that offers a lateral view of Lake Sarmiento, which is the preferred hunting area for the puma. Also, from here you will have a spectacular view of the Torres del Paine massif.

After an hour of walking you will arrive to a rocky conglomerate where there are more than 20 cave paintings that date back around 6,000 years ago. The activity continues towards Laguna Blanquillos, which is a nesting and feeding place for different endemic bird species in Patagonia

After 3 hours of walking you will arrive at the main access to the Torres del Paine National Park: the Laguna Amarga entrance.

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