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You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

See current weather conditions for Paine Grande here.

See current weather conditions in Santiago here. 

Packing System: This expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear in your own pack. For the day hikes, we suggest you bring a small lightweight backpack which stuffs easily into your larger bag. 

Note on bags: For your domestic flight, you may have 1 carry on bag and 1 checked bag (23 kg/50 lb). Any additional bags and fees associated will be on the onus of the traveler. There is secure storage at both the hotel in Santiago and Puerto Natales to store any luggage and belongings not needed on the trail. 

Rentals Available: 

  • Not available on this expedition. 

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Santiago
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Santiago - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Small lightweight backpack (for day hikes; see example here)
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Waterproof medium-weight gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals (for walking around the lodges in the evening)
  • Day pack – should be light and easy to stuff in main pack when not in use
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (showers are available during the trek)
  • Sleeping bag w/ 30°F rating
  • Pack cover
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles (must fit inside pack for domestic flight)
  • Synthetic shorts
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy/protein bars (especially for vegetarians as non-meat sources of protein are scarce)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables