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Questions to ask yourself:
What kind of experience are you looking for?
Do you mind crowds?
Are you more interested in Wilderness or Iconic views?
Is seeing wildlife important to you?
Are you intrigued by Cultural interactions?
How much ground transport can you tolerate?
Can you deal with Bad weather?
Do you like planned itineraries?
Do you want to select what you trek each day depending how you feel.
Are luxury accommodations important to you?

  Torres FitzRoy Futaleufu
Trails Over Crowded
Peak Season
Crowded Peak
Other trekking
groups rare
Feel Iconic View Internationally Known National Park Iconic View Internationally Known National Park Isolated Undeveloped Region of Patagonia
viewed Wildlife
Guanacos and Birds Guanacos and Birds Birds
Culture Most fellow trekkers are English speaking Most fellow trekkers are English speaking or Argentines Pioneer cultural immersion
Travel Time from nearest airport 5 hrs driving
Punta Arenas
3 hours driving Calafate 2 hours driving
Over Crowded in peak season Crowded in peak season No Campgrounds
Do it yourself Not recommended
in peak season
Not recommended
in peak season
Not recommended
Lodging Comfort Luxury Eco Camp, hotels or refugios
on the trail
Luxury hotels and hosteria’s in Chalten Remote working
ranches on the trail
Bragging Rights Famous UNESCO heritage site
iconic view
Famous UNESCO heritage site
iconic view
Generally undiscovered except in
whitewater world
Wind Unpredictable ice field winds Unpredictable ice field winds Wind only a factor during storms
Shoulder seasons Shoulder seasons Dec 15, Jan, Feb/March
Difficulty Set routes – W moderately difficult Marked trails
for tourists
Need a guide,
unmarked trails
Multisport Available Glacier walks and kayaking available Glacier walks available Rafting, kayaking, biking, horseback available

Variety of Trip Options:

Season are reversed from the Northern Hemisphere. Dec is like June, January like July and February like August. Our trekking season runs from November to April. For trekking in Patagonia, Dec 15 to Feb 28, correspond to high summer and are defined as peak season.

How far in advance should I make a trekking reservation?
The further in advance you make reservations the better. Especially in cases of the most popular trekking destinations like Torres del Paine or for holiday weeks over Christmas and New Year 7 months in advance will save you money on the air tickets.

What is the weather like in Patagonia, Chile?
The weather in Southern Patagonia near the ice fields is know for for extreme variability and at times high winds. Days can range from sunny with temperatures in the 70s to rain, hail, and occasionally even snow in Torres del Paine and while trekking FitzRoy. Trekkers should come prepared for all possibilities and equipped with good quality rain gear. Nighttime temperatures in the FitzRoy and Torres often drop down into the 30s. North of the ices fields we call Northern Patagonia and the weather is warmer and winds not so common. For more information consult our Patagonia Weather page.

Do I need a backpack or sleeping bag
In the Futaleufu valley headwaters we will be staying in remote ranches, sleeping bags are not needed. A day pack for you personal belongings is ideal. On trips of 5 and over, trips we may use a horseback pack horse. For Torres del Paine and FitzRoy trekking vacations we ask that you bring a waterproof duffel bag for most of your gear and trek with a small day pack.

What kind of accommodations should I expect?
This will depend on your individual Patagonia trekking itinerary. In Torres the eco camp is a special place. In El Chalten you can choose the type of hotel you want to stay at. In the Futaleufu headwaters you will be staying at remote ranches.

What kind of food should we expect during the trekking in Patagonia?
Expediciones Chile takes the handling and preparation of food very seriously. We have an internationally trained gourmet chef working out of our lodge in Futaleufu and we serve fresh produce directly our of our company greenhouse. However, when away from Futaleufu the menu will vary depending on the trek and location. Many of the lodges and inns offer a menu consisting of a wide range of food items especially popular trekking areas. Guests should take the normal travel precautions when in these areas.

Is altitude a problem on your Patagonia trekking vacations?
Fortunately most treks in Patagonia are within a few thousand feet of sea level. However, there are a few treks that offer the option of going high. But most are all significantly lower than hiking or skiing in the American Rockies.

How many hours will I need to walk per day during the trek?
Futaleufu Culture Trail of Lakes and Torres W can be up to 6 hours a day. Day treks you can chose the difficult of the hike daily.

How difficult is the trekking in Patagonia? Do I need to be in physically good shape?
IF you feel you are not in good shape, or you have a lower body injury choose a trip that allows you to select how far you hike each day. that you can be.

Should I begin an exercise program before trekking in Chile?
Yes, it will make your trekking vacation experience much more enjoyable. Regular bicycling, cross-country skiing, walking up hills will benefit and prepare your knees and legs. You will notice results within a month.

Multisport Options
Non-trekking companions have complete access to the entire Expediciones Chile multisport Adventure Vacation menu- call us for a package price!

How do you pronounce Expediciones Chile? Torres del Paine and Futaleufu?
The correct pronunciation is: "Ex-ped-ish-she-oh-nays". "Expediciones" is the Spanish version of the English word "Expeditions". In North America we are inclined to pronounce "Chile" the the same way we pronounce "Chili" but the correct pronunciation is "Chee-lay". Torres del Paine is pronounced: "Tor-rays-del-pine-ay" Futaleufu is pronounced: "Foo-tah-lay-oo-foo". Futaleufu is a Mapuche word meaning Big Big River - the two "fu"s, one at the beginning and one at the end, connote this meaning.

Years of Experience:
We started running trips in Chile over the North American winter of 1985/86 and have over 20 years experience operating in the countries of Chile and Argentina. During that time we have delivered world class vacations with an impeccable safety record.

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Sea Kayaking in Chile Go Sea Kayaking in Chile from the Andes to the Ocean on Lago Yelcho. Fjords, hotsprings, extinct volcanos, temperate rainforest. Experience the Glaciers and Fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Raft Guide School Thinking about a rafting guide job on the Futaleufu? Check out our whitewater guide school & swiftwater rescue training course.
Fly Fishing in Chile and Argentina Go fly fishing in Chile from our ranch or lodge in Chilean Patagonia. Fly fishing trips on Lago Yelcho. Fly fishing trips on Rio Grande.Patagonia Fly Fishing
Custom EcoTours in Chile Custom ecotours through Chile’s Patagonia and the Futaleufu valley that include bird watching and nature treks.

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Honeymoon Cabin Our Condor Nest Ranchito is the perfect honeymoon cabin located beneath the Tres Monjas towers.
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Canyoning Chile canyoning and rappelling day added on to your custom trip. Chilean Culture Immersion Experience genuine Chilean Cultural Immersion on our adventure travel horseback riding and trekking vacations.
Patagonia Mountain Biking Experience a genuine Chile Mountain Biking through Chilean Patagonia and Argentina. Rafting en el Río Futaleufú con las mejores aguas blancas de clase mundial (5,4,3,). Kayak de mar, mountain biking, cabalgatas, sit-on-top kayaking canyoning, caminatas, pesca con mosca y mucho más aventuras podrás encontrar en el corazón de la patagonia Chilena, y desde el confort de nuestro nativo y caluroso Hotel. Rafting en el Río Futaleufú en Español.
Expediciones Chile has been running adventure travel trips in Patagonia since 1985. Try rafting Chile on the Futaleufu river. Trekking Patagonia in Torres del Paine, Cerro Fitz Roy and Los Glaciares National Parks. Sea kayaking Patagonia from the Andes to the Ocean or take lessons at a world class paddling school. Kayak Futaleufu whitewater from our kayak eco camp. Mountain biking in Patagonia wilderness. Earn a swiftwater rescue certification on the Futaleufu river. Fly fishing Chile and Argentina on the famous Lago Yelcho. Snow Skiing in Chile & Argentina. Eco tours and yoga travel vacations. Information about weather Patagonia, Patagonia travel and maps of Chile on our website.

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