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Season
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Season
The National Park is open all year round; however, the best season to visit the park, is from October to April, which is Spring and Summer in the southern hemisphere. This season has more sunny days with less rain and more than 16 hours of natural light as a result of the position of the earth.

How to Get There
Daily Lan Chile (One World Member) flights from Santiago, the capital of Chile, to Punta Arenas, capital of Region XII. Overland, it is 3100 kilometers from Santiago, 2300 kilometers from Puerto Montt, 1600 kilometers from Coyhaique. People arriving from abroad by plane must pass through Santiago's modern airport (Comandante A. Merino Benítez). Entry with passport, no prior visa required.

Language

Chile's official language is Spanish. Companies devoted to tourism, however, have staff who speak English and other languages. We believe that a visit to Chile is a good opportunity to learn or practice Spanish. In the Torres del Paine area, you will be able to find guides that speak your language or are your fellow countrymen or women.


Entry to the Torres del Paine National Park

The fee for foreigners is $ 18.000 chilean pesos (USD $38), or $ 5000 for chileans (USD $10,5) in high season, in low season the fee is $5000 (USD $10,5) for foreign tourists and $ 3000 (USD $6) for chilean people; this is a one-time fee regardless of how long you stay. For further information, contact CONAF (Chile's National Forestry Commission), www.conaf.cl, Regional Telephone (56-61) 247845.


Currency

Chilean pesos. There are 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 peso coins. And 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 peso bills. 1 US dollar is equivalent to about $500 chilean pesos and 1 Euro to about $625.

Weather and Temperature Chart

The weather in Patagonia in an important factor that must b e taken into account. The maximum temperature in summer is 20 C° and it drops to below 0° in winter. The windchill factor sometimes makes the ambient temperature drop 6 or 7 degrees. The temperature of the water is normally between 4 and 5 degrees Celsius.


Automatic Teller Machines

There are several bureaus of change in Puerto Natales and 3 Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) in the branches of the Banco Santander and Banco de Chile, as well as one in the Gaming Casino. There are no Automatic Teller Machines in the Torres del Paine Park.

Safety

The Torres del Paine area is particularly safe. You will find Chilean Police posts and Park Ranger offices in all sectors.

Teléfonos útiles:

Police: From any phone 133 www.carabinerosdechile.cl
Conaf: (56-61) 247845 www.conaf.cl

Proper Clothing

Since there are strong winds, rain and snow on some days in the area, it is very important to have the proper clothing for these occasions.

Upper Body
. Quick-drying T-shirt: The advantage of special fibers is that they dry very quickly and, hence, the body does not chill.
. Polartech or fleece jacket: Essential, it keeps you warm and protects you from the wind.
. Water repellent jacket: Gore-Tex protects from the rain, while at the same time allowing perspiration to evaporate, so that the body does not chill.
. Polartech gloves: Ideally, take two pairs.

Legs
. Leggings or stockings of quick drying fiber
. Water repellent trousers (Gore-Tex).
. Shorts for when it is hot
. Polartech trousers for campsites

Head
. Woolen or polartech cap (two)
. Polartech neck warmer
. Sunglasses with UV protection
. At least factor 45 Sunblock
. Lipsalve

Feet
. Polartech or polypropylene socks.
. Trekking shoes, preferably calf length to avoid sprains. Try them out at least a week beforehand to ensure that they are comfortable.
. Comfortable shoes for resting: For base camps and to rest your feet.
. Gaiters (optional): To cover the bottom of the trousers and boots and prevent mud, water or snow from penetrating to your socks and wetting your feet.

For Sleeping
. Sleeping bag: The only thing that works without any problems in Patagonia is synthetic fiber. Sleeping bags from 0° to 20° are enough. . Sleeping mat. Portable, lightweight, that isolates the cold and wet from the ground. These can be leased in Puerto Natales or from the tourist
agencies themselves.


Distances

 



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