Thomas recently embarked on a trip to Torres del Paine in Winter. He returned in July, and here is what he had to say about their 5 Day W Trek…
How was your experience overall?
I loved my time in the Park, the itinerary was great, wouldn’t want it any shorter though, not because I felt rushed but because I would have liked to spend more time there!
How were your guides?
Carlos, the guide, was one of the best things about the hike. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, open and easy going- a great guy. Not sure what to say, he was just fantastic!
What was your highlight of the trip?
It’s hard to pin any one thing down as the highlight of the trip, so I would say it was that overall isolation and rugged terrain of the park in Winter. Without the crowds it felt much more off the beaten path and an authentic experience.
Do you have any advice or recommendations for other travellers?
I don’t really have any tips for travellers, I felt like all the information I was provided from Swoop was sufficient.
My only recommendation would be to reiterate to prospective tourists that visiting Torres del Paine in Winter is a beautiful in its own right, and has many benefits as opposed to the Summer trips.
There is a lot of negative information on the Internet about visiting in the Winter, and it would be easy to be scared off.
Is there anything you would change about your trip?
Not really unsatisfied with anything in the trek, except that bad weather made it difficult for us to experience Valle de Frances, but this isn’t really avoidable.
How did Swoop do?
You were great – thanks again for helping me have such an amazing experience in Patagonia.