Discover the Magical Lakes of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park

Lago grey, Patagonia, Chile.
Lago grey, Patagonia, Chile. Photo by Rodrigo Flores on Unsplash

If you only have enough time to visit a single national park while in Chile, Torres del Paine National Park should make the cut. From snow-capped mountain peaks to magnificent glaciers, this national park is home to some of Chile’s biggest natural wonders, and its breathtaking lakes are top of the line.

Grey Lake

If you want to go glacier hunting while in Chile, Grey Lake should be the first lake you visit while exploring Torres del Paine. The lake itself isn’t the only tiny miracle you’ll witness here—you’ll be able to see icebergs and glaciers from its shores and you can even hike in the area to get up-close.

Lake Pehoé

Located near Grey Lake, Pehoé is set against a scenic mountain backdrop and it’s truly a sight to behold. The mountains of the Cuernos del Paine perfectly reflect in its bright blue waters, making it one of the most picture-perfect spots in this national park.

Nordenskjöld Lake

Speaking of picturesque lakes that you’ll stumble upon while exploring Torres del Paine, Nordenskjöld also deserves a moment of your time and the area around is perfect for hiking. The Salto Grande waterfall, that’s also connected with Lake Pehoé, will make you appreciate it even more.