Questions and answers

How do you hike the W in Torres del Paine?

How do you hike the W in Torres del Paine?

How to get to the W trek from Puerto Natales

  1. Take a bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine.
  2. Get off at Laguna Amarga entrance (first stop) to pay the park entrance fee – CLP 21 000/US$26.
  3. Get back on the bus.
  4. Get off at Pudeto (second stop).
  5. Take the catamaran (ferry) from Pudeto to Paine Grande.

How do I book Refugios in Patagonia?

To make a Torres del Paine camping reservation or to book a dorm reservation in a refugio with Vertice Patagonia you need to follow this link to the booking page on their website. Bookings for the 2019-2010 season are now open.

How difficult is the W trek in Patagonia?

The W Trek is not a difficult or technical trek. Hiking the W Trek doesn’t require you to be a pro, but some hiking experience is highly recommended. Compared to lots of other hiking destinations in South America – especially in the Andes mountains – Patagonia is low altitude.

How much are Refugios in Torres del Paine?

Refugios make trekking considerably easier but are expensive: a made bed and full board costs between $81 and $112 per person. Meals are filling but certainly not gourmet.

How difficult is Torres del Paine?

About the Mirador las Torres Hike in Torres del Paine National Park. From here, the Torres del Paine towers hike is just shy of 21 km/13 mi round trip and takes 8- 10 hours to complete. The hike to Mirador de las Torres is rated difficult/strenuous and has an elevation gain of 901 m/2956 ft.

Can you hike Torres del Paine without a guide?

If it’s your first time visiting Patagonia, a trip to Torres del Paine will most likely be on your itinerary, and with good reason. This spectacular Chilean region offers some of the best trekking in the world. Though many people hike with organized tour groups, hiking independently is very possible.

How do I book campsites in Torres del Paine?

Reservation of free camping areas: CONAF

  1. Make your reservation as soon as possible via Torres del Paine’s website (still not open for 2019-20)
  2. Select the date you plan on spending the night at the campsite. You can choose maximum one night.
  3. Enter your information.
  4. Save and print your confirmation email.

What is a refugios?

refugio masculine noun. english translation of REFUGIO: refuge, shelter. swoop definition of REFUGIO: warm, friendly, convivial places with shared dorm-style rooms for 6 people, and hot meals and showers.

Is Torres del Paine safe?

Ah, yes you can. You do have to be rather dedicated to the cause but people do get lost and never found in Torres Del Paine. It’s a massive national park with animals that will gladly nibble on your limbs if you get lost and die.

Is there cell service in Torres del Paine?

Hiking in Torres del Paine means complete disconnection from your electronic existence. You’re unlikely to take your laptop hiking with you and there are many places within the park where there’s no cell phone signal at all.