Cuernos del Paine
Where to find them
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
What are they?
The Cuernos del Paine or 'Paine horns' is a collective name given to a set of spiky granite peaks in Torres del Paine National Park, all of which stand at over 2000 metres high.
The spikes have fittingly sharp names: to the north, the Aleta de Tiburón (Shark's Fin), to the east, from north to south, Fortaleza (Fortress), La Espada (The Sword), La Hoja (The Blade), La Máscara (The Mask), Cuerno Norte (North Horn), and Cuerno Principal (Main Horn).
The Cuernos del Paine also lend their name to one of the park's 'refugios' or 'lodges', Refugio and Camping Los Cuernos.
How can I see them?
The Cuernos are located in the middle of the W Trek, the most popular route for trekking in Torres del Paine National Park. Best views are from the top of Valle Frances, often hiked on day 3 of a traditional W Trek.
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Map of Cuernos del Paine
Trips that visit Cuernos del Paine
Paine Circuit Half and Half
A mix of guided and unguided hiking. You walk the well-marked W Trek unaided, meet your guide for the tougher northern section on Day 4 and head on to the John Garner Pass with the unmatched views of Grey Glacier…
- 8 Days
Self-guided W Trek (5D/4N)
Hiking without guides or groups keeps down costs and lets you set your own pace, allowing you to wait at scenic stops for that perfect shot. We'll help you plan your route and save you stress by organising accommodation and…
- 5 Days
Puma Tracking from Luxury
Professional trackers will search for the elusive puma so that you can, fingers crossed, get that perfect shot! Whilst they do, you'll be led by photographer Pia Vergara to the best photo-spots in Torres so that you can capture…
- 6 Days