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)

Glamping W Trek

Discover Torres del Paine's famous treks with expert guides, combining refugios with comfortable and unique accommodation. Trek to Los Cuernos, explore the French Valley and hike to the famous viewpoint at the base of the Towers, whilst also visiting the…

  • 7 Days
  • $2,795
The Original Torres del Paine W Trek

Hike the original W Trek and experience the highlights of this unique region. Trek to the best lookout points for stunning views of the Torres del Paine and explore the French Valley surrounded by hanging glaciers. Follow this with a…

  • 5 Days
  • $2,395
9-Day Torres del Paine Circuit

Tackle Patagonia's most iconic circuit trail, fully supported with porters and a local guide. Cross the John Gardner Pass, explore the park's remote northern sections, revel in the stunning French Valley and finish at the Towers viewpoint – this itinerary…

  • 9 Days
  • $3,195
4-Day W Trek

Hike the full W Trek in just four days. This trip includes a boat ride across Lake Grey, trekking in the French Valley and along the shore of Lake Nordenskjöld, plus the iconic hike to the Base of the Towers.…

  • 4 Days
  • $1,995
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
  • $1,062