Meet the new trekking route that crosses 2,800 km of protected areas and beautiful landscapes

Among the pristine forests of southern Chile is the longest scenic trekking route in the world. Dubbed the Patagonian Parks Route, it is a 2,800-kilometer trail that passes through 17 National Parks. 11.5 million hectares of scenic beauty, a refuge for endangered species and home to more than 60 communities that still preserve their culture and traditions.

The Patagonian Parks Route links the Austral Highway with the Patagonian Channels and the End of the World Route. It is a journey that allows you to appreciate ancient forests, walk through glaciers, climb mountains and navigate rivers by kayak.

This incredible trail is a project based on tourism as a consequence of conservation. Promoted by Tompkins Conservation and Imagen Chile, its objective is to guarantee the protection of the biodiversity of the area, inhabited by 140 species of birds and 46 species of mammals; and strengthen the country's global positioning as a destination of natural beauty in a framework of sustainability.

Here is a list of the national parks that are included in the Patagonian Parks Route:

  • Alerce Andino
  • Hornopirén
  • Douglas Tompkins
  • Corcovado
  • Melimoyu
  • Pumalin & Queulat
  • Magdalena Island
  • San Rafael Lagoon
  • Cerro Castillo
  • Patagonia
  • Bernardo O'Higgins
  • Kawésqar
  • Torres del Paine
  • Pali-Aike
  • Alberto de Agostini
  • Yendegaia
  • Cabo de Hornos

On the website of the project, there are downloadable maps, suggested excursions, information about the area, accommodation tips, pictures and more than 50 GPS traced paths. 

Chilean Patagonia is one of the least populated places in the world, one of the few corners of the planet that remain peaceful and in calm. This route is a gift for the world and an unmissable panorama for mountaineers, climbers, and adventure-tourism lovers.

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