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Winter Hiking In Patagonia, 7 Days, Hike In Chile

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Explore a whole new side of Torres del Paine National Park with this hike in Patagonia tour. Beat the crowds and experience the pure wilderness of Patagonia in the winter. Soak in the serene snowfall and vibrant shades of gold as the austral sun hits the sharp peaks and glaciers during this 7-day hike in Chile expedition.

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Winter Hiking In Patagonia

Explore a whole new side of Torres del Paine National Park with this Hiking In Patagonia trip. Beat the crowds and experience the pure wilderness of Patagonia in the winter. Soak in the serene snowfall and vibrant shades of gold as the austral sun hits the sharp peaks and glaciers during this hike in Chile 7-day expedition.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Puerto Natales by 6pm*
Day 2: Depart for Torres del Paine National Park, day hike to the lookout of the Granite Towers
Day 3: Hike to Refugio Paine Grande
Day 4: Day hike to French Valley
Day 5: Day hike to Grey Glacier
Day 6: Complete the trek and travel to Puerto Natales
Day 7: Departures

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the hike in Chile trail.

 

Packing System: This hike in Patagonia expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear in your own pack.

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Punta Arenas
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Fleece pants or leggings
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Glove liners
  • Ski gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Yak trax or rubber cleated crampons
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sneakers (for walking around the lodges in the evening)
  • Day pack – should be light and easy to stuff in main pack when not in use
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (showers are available during the trek)
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0°F rating
  • Pack cover
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles (must fit inside pack for domestic flight)
  • Synthetic shorts
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy/protein bars (especially for vegetarians as non-meat sources of protein are scarce)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

May through September are Chile’s winter months so the weather will be cold in Torres del Paine National Park. During this season, the highs fluctuate around 40ºF and the lows can drop down below 20ºF. Expect a combination of wind, snow and sun!

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Natales
  • All accommodations on trek in refugios (shared bathroom)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Farewell dinner in Puerto Natales
  • Guide services
  • All ground transportation in Chile
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals

You may reach altitudes and experience high levels of physical exertion. No technical skills are required and first-time trekkers are welcome. Typical days require 5-10 hours of trekking and elevation changes.

Overall Rating
5/5
Sara J
Reviewed On 17/01/2017
5/5

I traveled to Patagonia, Chile this past November and the accommodations, food, guides, and trek truly exceeded my expectations. The company took care of all the planning for transportation and stays so it was great to not have to worry over all the details.

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