The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, the strong marine influence and the affect of the Southern Patagonia Ice field make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and even snow. Even in summer (December to March) you should come prepared to find strong cold winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfall. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºCmax, 2ºC min).
This trip does not demand physical activity, other than walking a maximum of two consecutive hours over rather flat terrain. We take as many stops as necessary depending on the rhythm of the group. Travelers doing the active excursions will find them sufficiently energetic. To enjoy these more active treks it is essential to be in shape before arriving. All trails visited in the programs are under 1,000 m / 3,000 ft high so passengers don’t need to worry about altitude.
What you need to bring
Passengers need to be prepared for summer and winter all at once. Essential equipment includes a one day backpack (10 liters – to carry camera, glasses, rain coat, etc), trekking or hiking boots, extra shoes for evenings or in case others get wet, waterproof jacket, two pairs of woolen socks, fleece jacket or sweater, shorts or comfortable loose pants, sun protection (glasses, hat, lip balm and screen) and optional capilene underwear for the upper and lower body.
US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres Del Paine NP
The weather in Patagonia can be difficult to deal with at times. We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.
Trekking Chart en Torres del Paine
trail French Valley Trail Grey Trail The Tower’s Trail
Starting point EcoCamp Patagonia Paine Grande Refugio EcoCamp Patagonia
Finishing point Paine Grande Refugio EcoCamp Patagonia EcoCamp Patagonia
(Trekking ends at Grey viewpoint)
Approx 8hr 4hr / 40min Lake Navigation 8hr
Distance 25km / 15mi 14km / 9mi 21km / 13mi
Max 300m / 984ft 300m / 984ft 300m / 984ft