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A Week Long Trek in Torres del Paine

A January 2006 trip to Torres del Paine National Park by TwoIdiots

Refugio Chileno Photo, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile More Photos
Quote: A daily account of our "W" trek in Torres del Paine National Park during the peak of the summer season.

A Week Long Trek in Torres del Paine

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Lake Nordenskjold Photo, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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There are so many ways to enjoy the Chilean Patagonia, from day hike to treks that can last for weeks. We did the most popular "W" trek. And we indeed got to see the most spectatcular granite towers along with the crazy Patagonia weather.Quick Tips: If you plan on doing the "W" and staying in the refugios in the peak of the summer season, you better book ahead of time. You can do so on the internet and pick up your vouchers and bus tickets at Puerto Natales.If you plan on camping, bring your own tent instead of renting it from the refugios because some campers found out that they have leaky rental tents the hard way.Best Way To Get Around: We got ourselves over to Puerto Na...Read More

A Week Long Trek in Torres del Paine

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Refugio Chileno Photo, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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Day 1 and 2 – Start with the TowersWe arrived at Torres del Paine to do the "W" in late January. Most people opted to do it from left to right (like the way you would write a "W"), but we wanted to get the toughest section out of the way first and therefore, did it from right to left. It wasn't that bad since we stayed at the refugio and did not carry a full pack. The first two hour of the trail from Hosteria Las Torres to Refugio Chileno was a constant uphill, so we rested often (it took us 3 hours). After that, we just relaxed at the lodge. Next day, we tackled las Torres (the Towers). It was a pleasant hike until the last stretch where we had to scramble over boulders and met the wind hea...Read More

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