For those who thrive on mountains and nature, a great international destination is the Torres del Paine mountain region located in Chile. It is featured on many “must see” destinations lists and is truly a sight to be marvelled. To visit this unique mountain range and take in the beauty be sure that your passport has enough pages, if it is low go online and sign up for adding pages to passport to ensure no hassles when traveling. If you fear it may take too long go ahead and asking about U.S. passport expedite services so your added passport pages arrive on time. Then take off to the wonderful Chilean mountain range.
Anyone who is interested in doing overseas travel must first have a valid United States passport. Without a passport in hand you will not be able to leave the country for any reason whatsoever. In addition, if you are already abroad and happen to lose your passport or have your passport stolen, you will not be allowed to reenter the country until you obtain a replacement United States passport. Unlike in the past, this process is not very stressful or difficult. All that is required of you is to go online and find a passport service agency that can offer you the passport services that you need. Most of these online agencies also offer expedited adding pages to pass port services so you can get your new passport very quickly.
Torres del Paine is a national park that is comprised of mountains, a lake, a glacier, and is classified as an area rich in rivers that is located in the southern Chilean Patagonia. It is a vast expanse of mountain ranges that offer unique hiking and camping experiences. The Torres del Paine which translates as Towers of Paine is named for the granite pillars that jut out from the Patagonian steppe. These towers are flanked on either side by the summit of the Paine Grande.
In 1959 the park was established and given the name Parque Nacional de Turismo Lago Grey, or the Grey Lake National Tourism park. In 1970 the park was then deemed the Torres del Paine National Park and in 1978 UNESCO designated the park as a Biosphere Reserve. The park has suffered from three prominent fires in 1985, 2005, and 2011, mishaps from tourists. The governments of the tourists have offered restoration packages as apologies.
Visiting Torres del Paine
There are a multitude of different tour companies that put on guided tours for travelers. There are also plenty of other hiking routes that can last anywhere from a day to 9 days. Camping is also a popular activity. In addition to hiking there are many other activities including fly fishing, sailing, horseback riding, kayaking, ice-walking, and it’s a great opportunity to hone in on photography skills.