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.

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Hiking Na Pali Coast: exploring the valley and 11 miles outbound

Our friends from Vancouver decided to hike out today even though they had permits to stay another night. They figured that the hike in- split into two days- was tough enough that they wanted a cushion day just in case the weather turns on them. We debated on that plan and decided...

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.