Los Cuernos (Lago Nordenskjold)
The 'Cuernos' of Torres del Paine are some of the most impressive peaks in this beautiful national park. Along with the Towers of Paine, The Cuernos are one of the main highlights visited on the W Circuit hike which takes 4-5 days to complete. The Cuernos form a cirque of impressive cliffs at the top of the French Valley.
The walls of Cerro Cota 2000 rise sharply to the west. This mountain gets its name from the fact that its highest contour line is about 2,000 m (6,562 ft). Cerro Catedral is named so because its east face resembles a cathedral's facade. To the north stands the granite spire called Aleta de Tiburón or Shark's Fin, to the east, lie La Fortaleza (Fortress), La Espada (The Sword), La Hoja (The Blade), La Máscara (The Mummer), Cuerno Norte (North Horn), and Cuerno Principal (Main Horn). Some of the best photos of Los Cuernos are taken on board the boat across Lake Pehoe, directly beneath Los Cuernos.
Find out more about visiting these impressive mountains and trekking in Torres del Paine.
Map of Los Cuernos (Lago Nordenskjold)
Trips that visit Los Cuernos (Lago Nordenskjold)
Self-Guided W + The Bader Valley
Independent exploration and trekking around Torres del Paine's classic "W", followed by a guided hike into one of the Park's quieter and more restricted valleys. This W+Bader adventure combines the best of both: autonomous discovery and local…
- 6 Days
9 Day Torres del Paine circuit
The only full circuit route where porters carry the camping gear, leaving you to take the John Gardner pass and the park's wilder northern sections with just a day pack. We recommend an upgrade to dome accommodation on certain nights…
- 9 Days
Luxury Camp W Trek
Paine's most famous trek from the base of a relaxed, friendly geodesic dome camp for 4 of the 6 nights. Hike with expert guides and only a day pack, returning to a comfortable bed, a wood-burning stove and en suite…
- 7 Days
FitzRoy and Paine Hiking Tour
This action-packed small group trekking tour combines the best hikes in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. Enjoy the best treks in Southern Patagonia, discover Perito Moreno Glacier via small boat expedition, enter Torres del Paine by zodiac…
- 12 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
4 Day W Trek
Hike the full W trek in just 4 days, including the iconic hikes of the Base of the Towers and the French Valley, in a small group with an experienced mountain guide. You will end the trek with a boat…
- 4 Days