Chile, Part 2 - The "O", Patagonia - A Paradise at the End of the World, world travel

Day 4: Sunrise on Las Torres!

The night sky was full of stars and I don’t recall seeing the moon. We both wore our headlamps which seemed to send a beam of light straight into heaven when we look up. It was super cool. Our trail quickly led us into a thick patch of woods, and it was pitch black around us except for...

Chile, Part 2 - The "O", Patagonia - A Paradise at the End of the World, world travel

Day 3: A long day from italiano to Chileno

Day 3 was our longest trekking day on this trip. We planned to hike 22 km carrying our big packs from camp Italiano to camp Chileno over 7 hours. We had the option to...

Chile, Patagonia - A Paradise at the End of the World, world travel

Everything You Need to Pack for Hiking Patagonia

Since trekking the “O” of Torres Del Paine is really a 7 days long camping trip, you will want to carefully evaluate every item you carry with you. As a rule of thumb, you want to keep things that stay dry, keep you dry, and have a backup plan when things are not dry.

Chile, Part 2 - The "O", Patagonia - A Paradise at the End of the World, world travel

Day 1: Catamaron Across Lago Pehoe and a Day Hike to Camp Grey

Today marks the first day of our trek of the O. Our bus left Puerto Natales bus station promptly at 7:30 am. The bus ride was about 2 hours long. Before the bus even get to the entrance of the park, I had a glimpse of the Torres. The excitement on our bus was palpable...

Chile, Patagonia - A Paradise at the End of the World, world travel

How To Plan Your Self-Guided Trek in Patagonia

A self guided trek in Patagonia, whether you are trekking the W or the O, requires quite a bit of planning. As I mentioned in my previous post, I started making plans for our November trek of the O as early as February that year just so that I know I have all the camping spots reserved properly. Here are some major questions you need to think about if you want to trek Torres Del Paine of Chilean Patagonia without a guide.

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4 Big Considerations Before Planning a Trek in Patagonia

I remember seeing Patagonia for the first time on a photograph years ago. It was a picture of towering peaks enshrouded by stormy clouds reflected perfectly in a pristine lake. It was so majestic. I was instantly hooked...