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Overview:
The Futaleufú river is in Northern Patagonia at relatively low altitude (1,300 ft dropping to 60 ft above sea level) mountain environment 53 miles inland from the ocean in a microclimate that is drier than the terrain closer to the ocean.  Many of our trails are 2,000 -3,000 ft above sea level. Storms can blow in quickly bringing with them cold rainy spells. The sun can also be very intense for several weeks in a row.  December, January, February and March is the best season with little wind.

Torres del Paine is adjacent  to the Southern Patagonian ice fields. This tends to create winds during the peak summer season. The shoulder seasons are a little less crowded and less wind. See the packing list for Torres.

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Trekking Gear

Day backpack
Lightweight waterproof hiking boots. (you can wear these on the plane)
(1-2) Hiking shorts  mens    womens
(1-2) Trail pants outdoors  mens  womens
(1-) Pile jacket or wool sweater  mens  womens
Water/windproof Gore tex jacket or poncho    mens       womens
Water/windproof pants (recommended, optional)    mens       womens
Wool or fleece hat

General Clothing (some of these items can be worn to Chile on the plane.)

Crocs   Optional
(3) Pair Wool socks  mens      womens
(4) Underwear
(1) Long pants nice for the plane
(3) T-shirts
(2-) Long sleeved shirts one to be worn on the plane.

Toiletries

Hanging small shower kit
Hairbrush or comb
Toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss
Small biodegradable bar of soap & shampoo
Antiperspirant/ Deodorant
Sunscreen (Waterproof 50 spf minimum)
Lip balm containing sun block
Extra contact lens and enough lens liquid and cleaning solution. Some people have found that wearing light-weight, sturdy, plastic glasses helps protect their contacts from being flushed out by the big waves.

Personal first aid kit that includes:

EpiPen Anaphylaxis kit if you have severe reactions to bee stings
Your own prescription medications
Antihistamine for anyone with allergies
Vitamins if you take them
A few simple Band-Aids
Adhesive Tape (for blisters) or NuSkin (optional, for blisters)
Small Pepto Bismol (bottle or tablet)
Tampons or sanitary napkins (enough for the entire trip)
Extra contact lens and enough lens liquid and cleaning solution. Some people have found that wearing light-weight, sturdy plastic glasses helps protect their contacts from being flushed out by the big waves.
Optional,you may choose to bring a prescription antibiotic. Consult your doctor.

Extra Essentials

Small personal dry bag  
Sunglasses
Floating Retainer Leashes for Sunglasses
Headlamp Waterproof Storm
Cell phone with camera with whatsapp. Enroute guidance for your route  saved on it.
Optional Lifeproof Case for you cell phone turns it into a waterproof camera
PayPal account for tips and for paying for online bus tickets or services in Chile or Argentina.
Money belt RFID Blocking Travel Wallet Passport Holder
Charge card and  US dollars to exchange.

Documents

Passport
US Drivers License
Spanish dictionary
Patagonia maps,
Waterproof journal
Printed enroute guidance

Luggage


Soft Duffel with shoulder straps

 

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Expediciones Chile has running adventure travel trips in Patagonia since 1985. Try rafting Chile on the Futaleufu river. Trekking Patagonia in Torres del Paine, Cerro FitRoy and Las 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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