The complete guide to hiking in Torres del Paine, Chile
The complete guide to hiking in Torres del Paine Chile

The complete guide to hiking in Torres del Paine, Chile


Torres del Paine is a really well-known and fashionable nationwide park in southern Patagonia, Chile. 1000’s of individuals come right here for trekking yearly, in consequence, it will get fairly crowded throughout the season. The park has a very good infrastructure; well-marked trails, designated campsites, picnic areas, eating places and retailers, ranger posts, and many others.

You may come to the park as a day customer and do quick day-hikes or enterprise to one of many longer routes; the W-trek or the O-circuit and spend trekking right here between 5 to eight days. The highlights of Torres del Paine; Las Torres (three sharp granite peaks), Gray glacier, Pehoe Lake, Salto Grande, Nordenskjold lake – it’s an excellent place for outside, mountain climbing and nature lovers. 

Torres del Paine Nationwide park information

  • The Nationwide park was established in 1959.
  • It’s situated in Southern Patagonia, Chile.
  • The overall space of the park – 181 400 ha.
  • It bought its identify after three granite peaks of the Paine mountain vary that appear like towers (Torres from Spanish is “tower”).
  • 289 745 individuals visited Torres del Paine in 2018, 60% of them have been foreigners.

Mountain climbing routes in Torres del Paine

The park is large, with a number of one-day and multi-day hikes, all trails are effectively marked and straightforward to observe. The W-trek and O-circuit begin at Lodge Las Torres, 7km from Laguna Amarga (the doorway) to get right here from the gate you’ll be able to take a bus (US$4,4) or stroll. 

A diagram with hiking routes in Torres del Paine
Mountain climbing routes in Torres del Paine; day hikes, the W-trek, the O-circuit, and the Q-trek
  • Day hikes – there are a lot of day-hiking trails in Torres del Paine, distances between 5 and 20 km.
  • W-trek – 100km path, Three to five days to finish. 
  • O-circuit – 134km, a loop that goes across the park, within the Southern a part of the park it joins with the W-trek, 7-9 days. Opened – November to March.
  • Q-route – 154km, it’s principally the identical because the O-circuit plus 20km extension; from Paine Grande to Administration exit, 8-10 days. Opened – November to March.

If you happen to’d like to go to the park and see most of its points of interest however don’t have sufficient time for trekking you’ll be able to go to Torres del Paine as a day journey from Puerto Natales. There are a number of day excursions from Puerto Natales together with mountain climbing to Mirador Las Torres, Mirador Gray, Valle Frances, and Lago Sarmiento in addition to a full day Torres del Paine tour and glacier Gray boat tour.

A map of the hiking trails in Torres del Paine
A map of the mountain climbing routes in Torres del Paine; the W-trek, the O-circuit, the Q-trek.

Obtain Torres del Paine map.

Which mountain climbing route in to decide on?

Relying on how a lot time you’ve got and what sort of expertise you’re searching for for you’ll be able to select any of the steered mountain climbing routes.

Day hikes

Benefits

  • You may stroll with a day pack, no want to hold a heavy backpack.
  • Staying in a lodge as a substitute of tenting (for tenting lovers it is likely to be a drawback).
  • You may select when and what you need to see in line with the climate circumstances.
  • You may spend extra time attempting to get an ideal shot or footage.

Disadvantages

  • It’s dearer, there aren’t any price range accommodations contained in the park however you continue to can camp.
  • It takes away an enormous adventurous a part of the hike.
  • You gained’t be capable to see some remotes components of Torres del Paine. 

W-trek 

Benefits

  • It’s a very good compromise between a day hike and every week circuit, takes between Three to Four days to finish, plus the route goes via the extra developed a part of the park with accommodations, eating places and many others.
  • You continue to have to hold meals and kit however just for 3-Four days.
  • If you happen to don’t thoughts paying extra you’ll be able to even keep in accommodations and eat in eating places. 
  • W-trek could be finished as a 5-day totally guided tour from Puerto Natales.

Disadvantages

  • This a part of the park may be very busy and will get fairly crowded within the season you don’t get an opportunity to get off the overwhelmed path.
  • There aren’t any free campsites on this route solely extra personal or accommodations.

O-circuit

Benefits

Disadvantages

  • It’s important to carry a heavy backpack with gear, meals, and garments for 7-Eight days.
  • If you happen to’re unfortunate with the climate it’ll be a really lengthy stroll within the pouring rain and powerful wind (it may possibly occur wherever in Patagonia not solely in Torres).

Q-trek

Benefits

  • The identical as for the O-circuit.
  • You see much more locations within the park.

Disadvantages

  • It’s a protracted hike, you’ll want 8-9 days to finish it – so much to hold in a backpack.
  • The extension a part of the path is just not a round route, it’s a return trek. The easiest way to finish this route is to take a catamaran to Paine Grande from Pudeto, CLP 18000/US$28 from there stroll the O-circuit and end with Paine Grande – Administration stretch.
Sunrise at the Mirador Las Torres, Chile
Dawn on the Mirador Las Torres one of many highlights of mountain climbing in Torres del Paine park

Sensible info for mountain climbing in Torres del Paine

There’s a CONAF workplace in Puerto Natales the place you’ll be able to e-book free campsites and get affirmation or you’ll be able to e-book on-line via the location. The workplace opened Mon – Thu from 8.30am until noon and from 2.30pm to 5pm; Fri from 8.30am until noon and from 2.30pm to 4pm; Sat., Solar. closed. The workplace’s situated on the nook of Baquedano and Yungay streets, close to Erratic rock hostel.

To get extra info on Torres del Paine and a few sensible ideas go to every day free discuss assembly at 3pm at Erratic Rock hostel, close to the CONAF workplace.

All mountain climbing routes within the park are well-marked and have indications, distances, maps and many others.

The O-circuit and Q-trek could be walked solely counterclockwise.

The O-circuit (the Q) is opened solely from 1st November to 30th March for the 18/19 season.

The W-trek could be walked in any route.

Many of the trails have a closing time, you gained’t be allowed to start out strolling a stretch after the required closing time. 

Trails (stretches) Distance Required time Closing time
Paine Grande – Campsite Italiano 7.5km/4.6mi 2h30min 6.30pm
Campsite Italiano – Mirador Britanico 5.5km/3.3mi 3h 3pm
Campsite Italiano – Campsite Frances 2km/1.2mi 30min 7pm
Campsite Italiano – Los Cuernos 5km/3mi 2h30min 5pm
Los Cuernos – Lodge Las Torres 11.6km/7.2mi 4h30min
Lodge Las Torres – Refugio Chileno 5km/3mi 2h
Refugio Chileno – Campsite Torres 3km/1.8mi 1h30min 6pm
Campsite Torres – Mirador Las Torres 1.4km/0.8mi 1h 6pm
Lodge Las Torres – Campsite Seron 13km/8mi 4h
Campsite Seron – Campsite Dickson 18km/11mi 6h 3pm
Campsite Dickson – Campsite Perros 12km/7.4mi 4h30min 5pm
Campsite Perros – Campsite Paso 8km/5mi 6h 2pm
Campsite Paso – Refugio Gray 7km/4.3mi 5h 3pm
Refugio Gray – Paine Grande 11km/6.8mi 3h30min 4pm

If you happen to’re planning to keep for an evening contained in the park you should e-book your lodging (campsite, lodge) beforehand.

Take printed campsites reserving affirmation with.

Convey your passport to the park. You’ll want your bookings are made in your passport particulars. To maintain your paperwork and cellphone dry on the trek use a water-proof pouch.

There may be no/very restricted mobile phone reception within the park.

Hikers in on a regular basis contained in the park should keep on established trails.

Tenting is just allowed at designated campsites, wild tenting is strictly prohibited.

No open fires are allowed contained in the park.

Utilizing a tenting range is allowed solely at designated areas, campsites.

Water within the park is drinkable, SteriPen or LifeStraw are elective.

All waste should be carried with you outdoors the park (some personal campsites have garbage bins).

Journey insurance coverage for mountain climbing in Torres del Paine

Mountain climbing like several outside exercise includes a dangerous half with the potential for getting an harm (even on a day hike) it’s all the time advisable to have journey insurance coverage that may cowl you in case one thing goes unsuitable. We’ve finished many hikes all around the world and by no means had any accidents (besides one time once I misplaced my backpack hitchhiking in Patagonia) nevertheless it’s all the time nice to know that if one thing occurs you’re lined. 

Out of many insurance coverage firms, we suggest World Nomads, they work all around the world and specialise in outside actions like mountain climbing. Torres de Paine is without doubt one of the high locations World Nomads cowl which implies they work with native firms quite a bit and can be capable to resolve a case with none issues. One other beauty of World Nomads is which you can purchase insurance coverage coverage on-line whereas touring (it takes a few minutes), their coverage may be very versatile it may possibly cowl the entire interval of your journey or solely the mountain climbing a part of it, even when it’s one or two days. Get a quote proper now!

Be aware! At all times ensure you rigorously learn the Phrases and Circumstances half.

Torres del Paine entrances and nearest mountain climbing trails

In season (October to April) entrance is from 7am to 10pm; low season (Might to September) – from 8.30am to five.30pm. There are three entrances to the park (which one to decide on is determined by your route.

Laguna Amarga. The O-circuit, the W-trek and day hikes (if it’s the closest entrance to your lodging).  You can begin mountain climbing from the doorway or catch one other bus that may get you to Las Torres – the official begin, 7km. The bus prices CLP 3000/US$4,50 pp.

Pudeto (catamaran). The W-trek (it may be walked both method), the Q-trek, day hikes (if it’s the closest entrance to your lodging), to get to the park it is advisable catch a catamaran, CLP 20 000/US$25 a technique.

The Administration entrance (close to Guardería Serrano). In excessive season it may be used just for exiting the park. The stretch Paine Grande – Administración can’t be walked the opposite method round.

Grey Glacier and Grey Lake, Torres del Paine
View of the Gray Glacier from John Gardner Go on the O circuit in Torres del Paine

The place to remain earlier than and after mountain climbing

If you happen to’re planning on doing day hikes within the park the most suitable choice is to remain contained in the park or in one of many close by locations, it’ll prevent a variety of time in comparison with staying in Puerto Natales and spending 4-5 hours daily driving to and again. For extra particulars and solutions on day mountain climbing trails in Torres del Paine and the closest accommodations go to THIS POST.

Lodging inside Torres del Paine

All of the accommodations contained in the park are fairly luxurious; rooms with good views, personal toilet, heating, TV, towels, snug beds, breakfast. Some have the choice of full board with Three meals included.

Staying in refugios is likely to be a little bit bit cheaper however in case you add up Three meals per day it really works out virtually as costly as staying at one of many fancy accommodations simply with much less consolation. You may hire a tent or camp with your personal gear contained in the park examine Tenting in Torres del Paine part for extra particulars on the choice.

  • Refugios Torre, Chileno, and Los Cuernos could be booked via Fantastico Sur. Worth US$116 per dorm mattress (no meal included).
  • Refugios Paine Grande, Gray, and Dickson could be booked via Vertice Patagonia. Worth from CLP 34 000/US$42* per particular person in a dormitory, no meal included. On their website value in USD is US$57 however in case you convert the worth in Chilean pesos in line with the present trade fee it’s US$42. I assume it’s higher in case you select to pay in Chilean pesos.

Locations to remain simply outdoors the park

There are some locations which can be situated simply outdoors Torres del Paine which makes it simple to entry completely different mountain climbing trails within the park. Like accommodations inside Torres del Paine, these locations are fairly dear and luxurious however a bit inexpensive.

Luxurious | Estancia Dos Elianas | Lodge Estancia El Ovejero Patagónico | Vista al Paine – Refugio de Aventura | Río Serrano Lodge + Spa | Konkashken Lodge | Patagonia Camp |

Locations to remain in Puerto Natales

If you happen to’re planning on doing one of many multi-day hikes in Torres del Paine then staying in Puerto Natales might be the most suitable choice. There are lots of locations for various budgets from campsites and backpackers to fancy guesthouses and accommodations. Puerto Natales is a city the place you will discover all it is advisable put together for mountain climbing; ATMs, retailers, gear rental locations and many others.

Campsites in Torres del Paine

Contained in the park there are three completely different firms working the campsites; CONAF (the Nationwide Forest Company) – runs free campsites; Italiano, Paso, and Torres (closed for 18/19); Vertice Patagoniapaid campsites; Gray, Paine Grande, Dickson, Los Perros, and Fantastico Surpaid campsites; Torre, Los Cuernos, Frances, Seron and Chileno.

Campsites in Torres del Paine that belong to CONAF, Vertice Patagonia and Fantastico Sur
Campsites in Torres del Paine Nationwide park in line with the businesses that run them

All of the campsites could be booked on-line; e-book CONAF (as for November 2019 there are only a few spots left for December and January); e-book Vertice Patagonia; e-book Fantastico Sur. Don’t neglect to print it and take your reserving affirmation and passport with you.

Paid campsites have significantly better services however within the peak season, they get overcrowded to make use of any of the services e.g. bathe or bathroom it’s important to watch for some time. There are 9 paid campsites in Torres del Paine Nationwide park they’re run by two firms; Vertice Patagonia and Fantastico Sur. 

Map of the campsites in Torres del Paine, Patagonia
A map of the campsites in Torres del Paine Nationwide park, Chile

CONAF (free campsites)

There are two free campsites that belong to CONAF, they’ve very fundamental services and are situated subsequent to the rangers stations. To get a spot in one in all them within the peak season (December, January, February) you could e-book lengthy upfront.

Free campsites Paso and Italiano in Torres del Paine
CONAF campsites (Paso and Italiano) in Torres del Paine) and their services

Vertice Patagonia (paid) campsites

These campsites have higher services than the free ones and the worth is average in comparison with the opposite campsites within the park. The value for tenting with your personal gear is between rice – between CLP 5500/US$7 and CLP 6500/US$8.

Vertice Patagonia campsites in Torres del Paine
Vertice Patagonia campsites sin Torres del Paine and their services

Fantastico Sur (paid) campsites

These are the most costly campsites in Torres del Paine. The present value is CLP 16 000/US$21 per particular person (in case you’re two individuals) for tenting with your personal gear. If you happen to’re one particular person there’s an additional cost of US$11, in whole you pay US$33 for one particular person to camp at Fantastico Sur campsites with your personal gear.

Fantastico Sur campsites and their facilities, Torres del Paine Chile
Fantastico Sur campsites in Torres del Paine and their services

Campsites outdoors the park

Campsite Pehoe is an effective cease for guests with their very own automobile who’re planning on doing day hikes in Torres del Paine. The campsite is situated at Pehoe lake.

Pehoe campsite and its facilities
Pehoe Campsite and its services. Positioned simply outdoors of Torres del Paine

Attending to Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales and again

You’ve gotten a number of choices for attending to Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales; taking a bus, renting a automobile or hitchhiking. If you happen to’re planning on doing day hikes in Torres del Paine and need to go to a number of places contained in the park renting a automobile would be the best choice. Public buses cease solely at three park entrances, some trails are accessible solely by personal automobiles which implies you’ll must do a tour or drive there your self. If you happen to’re a few individuals renting a automobile it’s going to work out cheaper than becoming a member of a tour. Get an instantaneous rental quote.

If you happen to’re planning on doing some multi-day hikes then taking a public bus is the most suitable choice. Buses depart daily at 7.30am (we’d counsel being there earlier to get a spot on the primary buses) and 2.30pm from Puerto Natales, most hostels and accommodations promote bus tickets. It takes between 2-Three hours to get to Torres del Paine (relying on the place you’re going to). Worth CLP 10 000/US$12 a technique pp. The bus makes Three stops in Torres del Paine; Laguna Amarga, Pudeto and Administration.

Bus Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine Bus 1 Bus 2
Leaves Puerto Natales 7.30am 2.30pm
Arrives at Laguna Amarga 9.45am 4.45pm
Arrives at Pudeto (catamaran) 10.30am 5.15pm
Arrives at Administration 11.45am 6pm

To get to Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas you could first get to Puerto Natales after which take a bus to the park, identical from different cities within the space. 

Hitchhiking is likely to be troublesome within the peak season there are a lot of individuals on the street all is determined by your luck, it’s higher to start out early. We hitched in March and have been fairly fortunate to get to the park in two rides, it took us Three hours in whole simply 1 hour longer than by bus. 

To get to Lodge Las Torres (the place to begin of the O-circuit and the Q-trek and a few day hikes), from Laguna Amarga take a bus to Lodge Las Torres. Its departure time is linked with the arrival time of the bus from Puerto Natales. It takes 10min., value CLP 3000/US$4. It’s potential to stroll this stretch, it’s about 7km.

To get to Paine Grande (the place to begin of the W-trek and a few day hikes), first, take a bus from Puerto Natales and get off at Pudeto. Second, take a catamaran (ferry) from Pudeto to Paine Grande. The journey takes 30min., value CLP 20 000/US$26 a technique.

Catamaran Pudeto – Paine Grande Paine Grande – Pudeto
Departure 1 9am 9.35am
Departure 2 11am 11.35am
Departure 3 2pm 2.35pm
Departure 4 4.15pm 5pm
Departure 5 6pm 6.35pm

To get again to Puerto Natales from Torres del Paine take a bus, there are two every day buses from the park. They cease at three completely different entrances. The value is CLP 10 000/US$12. Journey time 2-Three hours.

Bus Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales Bus 1 Bus 2
Leaves Administration 1pm 6.00pm
Leaves Pudeto 1.30pm 7pm
Leaves Laguna Amarga 2.30pm 7.45pm
Arrives in Puerto Natales 5pm 10pm

Value of mountain climbing in Torres del Paine

Transport – bus Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine (a technique) – CLP 10 000/US$12. Bus Lodge Las Torres – Laguna Amarga (for the O, Q, and W-trek) – CLP 3000/US$4, elective. Catamaran Pudeto – Paine Grande (W trek) – CLP 20 000/US$25 a technique. 

Entrance price – CLP 21 000/US$26 in season, low season (Might to September) – CLP 11 000/US$14; the worth is fastened and doesn’t rely upon the length of your go to; irrespective of in case you keep for a few hours or every week.

Lodging – accommodations between US$130 and US$350 for a double room, relying on the situation and services. Hostels – between US$60 and US$80 per mattress. Non-public campsites – between CLP 5000-13000/US$6-16. Presently, there are solely two free campsites in Torres del Paine.

Meals – cooking your personal meals – US$10 per day per particular person; consuming out – between CLP 11 000/US$14 and CLP 16 000/US$20 per meal.

Gear rental (elective) – to hire tenting gear (tent, sleeping bag, cooking range, and many others.) in Puerto Natales will value you between CLP 13 000/US$16 and CLP 20 000/US$25 pp. per day, relying on what you hire. At most paid campsites you’ll be able to hire a tent, mat, sleeping bag nevertheless it’s dearer than within the city. 

Excursions in Torres del Paine (elective) – boat journey to Gray Glacier – US$120 pp.; hike on Gray glacier – US$154 pp.; kayaking to Gray glacier – US$100 pp.

Tour operators cost; for a day tour from Puerto Natales from US$60 per particular person, for a 5-day W-trek –  round US$1000 (together with transport, lodging, meals, gear, park entrance price), for a 7-day O-circuitUS$2000 (together with transport, lodging, meals, gear, park entrance price). 

Mountain scenery in Torres del Paine park
The attractive surroundings in Torres del Paine Nationwide park

Guided tour in Torres del Paine vs unbiased go to

Mountain climbing independently

Professionals

  • It’s less expensive, particularly for longer treks.
  • It’s extra adventurous.
  • You’re extra versatile.

Cons

  • You carry a heavy backpack with gear and meals for the entire trek.
  • You pitch and break down a tent, make meals, pack and many others.

Guided tour

Professionals

  • The preparation stage is simple; no must e-book campsites, discover buses, hire gear or pack – all it’s important to do is to discover a good firm and pay. 
  • The trekking half is less complicated as effectively; no carrying a heavy backpack, pitching a tent, cooking, packing, and many others. You stroll with a day-pack and your guides do the remaining.
  • Normally, it’s extra enjoyable to affix a bunch in case you journey alone however in Torres del Paine there are a lot of individuals possibilities of you mountain climbing and tenting by yourself are principally non-existent.  

Cons

  • It’s dearer.
  • It takes away the adventurous half.
  • All the paths within the park are well-marked and straightforward to observe, you don’t actually need a information to point out you the way in which or to seek out the campsites.

Urged excursions and actions in Patagonia

What to pack for mountain climbing in Torres del Paine

Regardless in case you’re planning on doing day-hikes or a multi-day trek you’ll want good mountain climbing sneakers (males’s mannequin). It’s all the time advisable to put on your sneakers earlier than you go on a long-distance hike to attenuate the possibilities of getting blisters. As for selecting between mountain climbing boots and mountain climbing sneakers, it’s a matter of private preferences, e.g. I don’t like sporting excessive boots, my final two pairs of mountain climbing sneakers have been Merrell. It’s higher to have waterproof sneakers particularly in case you’re planning on doing one of many multi-day routes rains are fairly frequent in Torres del Paine even in summer time.

Socks would possibly appear like not an important merchandise however since we began utilizing merino wool socks we don’t need to return to put on regular cotton socks when mountain climbing. Merino wool socks don’t soak up odors which is nice on multi-day hikes usually you don’t have an opportunity to clean your socks daily. They shield your toes and assist to forestall blisters which is one other good thing. They usually final endlessly, not like low cost cotton socks we used to put on that have been completely finished after of hike.

A wind- and rainproof jacket (males’s mannequin) is one other necessary merchandise to have for mountain climbing in Torres del Paine. If you happen to’re going out of the summer time season packing a rain poncho is likely to be a good suggestion.

For long-distance routes, I often pack two units of mountain climbing outfits; two pairs of mountain climbing pants (males’s mannequin), two shirts (males’s mannequin), two pairs of socks, and many others.

For extra particulars on mountain climbing garments for Patagonia for various seasons for women and men examine our Patagonia packing checklist put up. There we elaborate so much on each merchandise.

If you happen to’re planning on doing the O-circuit or the W-trek you’ll want tenting gear you’ll be able to deliver your personal gear (which I’d suggest doing in case you’re planning on doing extra hikes within the area), hire gear in Puerto Natales or in case you don’t really feel like carrying tenting gear with you’ll be able to hire it at each paid campsite within the park.

If you happen to’re planning to journey with your personal gear put money into shopping for a very good light-weight tent and sleeping bag these will serve you for a few years to come back. Presently, we use MSR Hubba Hubba tenting tent and out of a number of tents we’ve had this one is the most effective; very mild, packs tremendous small, waterproof and straightforward to pitch.

As for a sleeping bag, we had fairly just a few as effectively and after attempting artificial and down bag determined that down sleeping baggage work higher for tenting in chilly climate. They’re very heat, mild and pack actually small.

Having a correct backpack for mountain climbing is essential it must be snug, simple to regulate, light-weight and have a rain cowl.

Extra particulars on tenting gear for Patagonia you will discover in THIS POST.

Bringing your personal tenting gear vs renting it in Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine

Let’s’ examine costs of tenting gear on Amazon.com and renting tenting gear in Puerto Natales and on the paid campsites in Torres del Paine. If Torres del Paine is the one place you’re going to hike renting tenting gear is the simplest possibility in case you’re planning on doing extra hikes it’s price bringing your personal gear.

The best possibility for multi-day hikes in Tores del Paine is to hire tenting gear at each campsite you keep on this case you don’t have to hold heave gear with nevertheless it’ll work out dearer than renting it in Puerto Natales.

As for small stuff like a tenting range, pots, mountain climbing poles, and many others. in case you don’t deliver it with you from residence it’s higher to purchase them in Puerto Natales renting small objects for 5-7 days will value you as a lot as shopping for them. After the hike, you’ll be able to attempt to promote that stuff for much less to different hikers.

  • *Costs are for Amazon US.
  • **Rental costs at Rental Natales and Erratic Rock in Puerto Natales
  • ***Gear rental costs at Vertice Patagonia campsites

Finest time for mountain climbing in Torres del Paine 

If you happen to marvel when it’s the finest time to go to Torres del Paine right here is a few weather-related information that will help you planning. To characterize Patagonian climate in a single phrase I’d say “unpredictable” – it may possibly change in a blink for an eye fixed from good and sunny to stormy and wet.

Patagonia has 4 well-defined seasons; Spring – September to November; Summer time – December to February; Fall – March to Might; Winter – June to August. Summer time and the start of fall is the most effective time for mountain climbing in Patagonia. Temperature; December, January, and February are the warmest months when even evening temperatures are fairly snug. April and November – are shoulder season; warmish days and never chilly nights. 

A diagram with yearly low and high temperatures in Torres del Paine, Patagonia
Common excessive and low temperatures in °C in Torres del Paine, Chile
A table with average temperatures in Torres del Paine in °F
Common month-to-month temperatures in Torres del Paine in °F

On this a part of Patagonia wind, not rain is the principle downside, it will get very windy which turns to pitch a tent or cooking to a sophisticated activity. The start of summer time November – January are the windiest months in Torres del Paine. February is essentially the most snug in sense of wind and temperature. April to September is the least windy interval nevertheless it’s too chilly for mountain climbing, plus lengthy treks are closed for offseason.

Number of windy days in Torres del Paine a months
A graph that reveals possibilities of a windy day each month all year long

As you’ll be able to see possibilities of rain are fairly even all year long, summer time and fall months get fairly a variety of rain, February once more is the most effective month for mountain climbing in Torres with the least rainfalls. In winter the possibilities of rain are fairly small although it may possibly snow.

Number of rainy days in Torres del Paine a month
A graph that reveals possibilities of a wet day in Torres del Paine all year long

Day length in summer time in Patagonia is sort of lengthy, as much as 18 hours of daylight! You’ve gotten lengthy mountain climbing days even in case you begin later you’ll have sufficient time to finish a stretch with the solar nonetheless excessive up. November – February it principally will get darkish round 11pm, the solar rises between 4am and 5am. In winter sunlight hours are half so long as in summer time.

Monthly daylight hours in Torres del Paine
A graph with sunlight hours in Torres del Paine for each month of the 12 months

From all of the above you can also make a conclusion that February is the finest month for trekking in Torres del Paine; heat, little wind and rain, lengthy days nevertheless it’s the busiest month for the park with essentially the most guests coming right here. November, December, and March is likely to be a greater possibility if you wish to skip the crowds, plus all mountain climbing trails are already or nonetheless opened, however these months get fairly a bit extra rain and are windier. We hiked in March and have been fortunate with the climate, out of seven days within the park we had only one wet day and it wasn’t pouring rain, the wind didn’t hassle us an excessive amount of.

The number of visitor hiking in Torres del Paine every month
A pie chart that reveals the variety of guests in Torres del Paine in line with the month

Wildlife in Torres del Paine

In excessive season probabilities to see wild animals within the busy a part of the park (W-trek, day hikes) are fairly small however you continue to could be fortunate. We noticed most animals on the O-circuit, in additional distant components of the reserve. If you happen to’re fortunate you’ll be able to see a puma and our buddies did see one strolling close to tenting Serron one morning. Gray and crimson fox – you’ve got good possibilities of recognizing them on the longer routes. Huemul – native deer, we noticed a few them however from far. Guanaco – an even bigger and wilder model of a llama. There many smallish mammals; Patagonian skunk, dwarf armadillo, condor, rabbits, and mice.

Really helpful books and guidebooks

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