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Trekking Torres del Paine in Winter

Multi-Activity Winter Trips

Winter from a Comfortable Base

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What our Customers Think about Winter in Paine

We had a very good time, beautiful park, nature absolutely great, transport there and back, all very well organised. We'd like to come back next year!

Marcel in May 2014

I loved my time in the park! The itinerary was great, Swoop was great, thanks again for helping me have such an amazing experience in Patagonia.

Thomas visited Torres del Paine in July 2013

The highlight of our South American trip was definitely Patagonia! We were both very happy with the personnel and running of the trek and if anything, wished it had been longer. Many thanks to Swoop for timely and supportive help with organising everything! 

Helen and Hamish visited in July 2013

Each day brought a different hike and ever changing views to be in awe of. Thanks again for all of your help, Our family had an absolutely outstanding trip! 

Mitch and his family visited in June 2013

Hiking in Torres del Paine in Winter: Your Questions Answered

Can I Use Bus Transport?

Services are reduced in the Winter as fewer people visit the park, but there are ways to make your trip work if you plan carefully around the timetables. We are more than happy to help you with this.

Can I Stay In Refugios?

Most refugios in the park are closed which generally leaves 2 options: camping or staying in the more expensive accommodation. However, our winter treks make use of the few refugios that are open. You will need to be prepared for fairly basic lodging and potentially unreliable heating and hot water. Again, we can help you choose the best options to suit your itinerary and preferences.

What about travelling on a Budget?

It's very difficult for operators to organise small group tours in winter with fewer visitors to the park and most people want to stay somewhere warm rather than camp. This means trips for 1 or 2 people are less economical for the operator to run. That said, nothing is impossible, and Swoop will work to find other people for solo travellers to join up with in order to guarantee your departure date and keep costs as low as possible.

Can I travel in Luxury?

Most luxury lodges are closed from late April until late September due to reduced demand, but we do know of a few that stay open throughout the winter months, so please do get in touch if you'd like more information.

Alternatively, to see hiking trips available in Patagonian summer (Nov-Mar), visit our Trekking Torres del Paine page.

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Whatever your budget, group size, length of stay, preferred activity or appetite for adventure, we can help.