It is an impressive group of mountains dominated by steep granite towers, the photogenic horns and the stunning Paine Grande. The mountain massif is crowned by glaciers and surrounded by aquamarine, emerald, turquoise, sapphire and lapis lazuli lakes. The area’ s microclimate sustains a rich flora and a lot of wild fauna that freely wander around lagoons and beautiful forests of leafy trees.
Pehoe Lake is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, it was established in 1959 and declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. It is located in the province of Última Esperanza, 145 km north of the city of Puerto Natales, in Patagonia. There are many activities to do and most of them are very close to our campsite. Only a few meters away, you will find the path that leads to the viewpoint of Condor (45 min.) from where you will be able to enjoy a great panoramic view of the entire Torres del Paine mountain range.
Pudeto is located a few kilometers away (2 hours walking). From here you can admire the beautiful Salto Grande and see where the Patagonian Ice Catamaran crosses Lake Pehoe daily (30 min.) to reach Paine Grande, which is part of the famous W excursion (4 to 5 days) or to go to the Grey Glacier sector (2 days).
If we continue beyond Pudeto we reach the Laguna Amarga area (1h15 by car), where the famous large Paine circuit (7 to 10 days), the W (4 to 5 days) and the mandatory walk to the Torres base (6 to 7 hours) begin.
Other attractions: Las Cornizas ( short trekking of 50 min.), Salto Chico (1-hour walk), Cascada Paine (1h10 by car), Laguna Azul (1h30 by car), Lago Toro Administrative Headquarters (20 min. by car), Sector Serrano (40 min by car), Lago Grey (1h20 by car).
For more information, you can download the Torres del Paine park map here
Tours y excursions
In Camping Pehoe we have all the necessary information about options within the park and we also have contacts with different service providers, such as horseback riding, Serrano river descents, kayaking, ice walks, transfers and more.
Ice Trekking on Serrano Glacier
If you want to hike on ice on the Serrano glacier, you must reach the town of Serrano (40 min from the campsite by car) where you have to take the zodiac boat that goes down the Serrano river to Mount Balmaceda (2 hours navigation). This is the starting point for the ice walk in this area, after entering Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and taking a 20-minute walk along a magical path between lengas and coigües.
All horseback trekking tours are done in Serrano area. There are options depending on the experience of the rider: 2, 3 4 or 5 hours. You can visit places like Nutri River, Jote Lagoon, El Salto, Monte Donoso lookout, Lago Toro and Lago Brush among others.