How many people will be on my expedition?
We generally cap our group departure dates at around 10, though some may be slightly larger depending on the expedition. We guarantee all group departure dates whether there are 1 or 10 travelers signed up. We recommend asking our team how many people are in your group when you sign up for a departure date. Keep in mind, travelers may join or cancel at the last minute! If you are the only one in your group, we are happy to work with you on changing your travel dates if no deposits have been made.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.
If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.
All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.
DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE?
DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE?
Tips are always appreciated. We have developed this chart to act as a guide. Averages below are based on per person recommendations.
- Head Guide: $6-8/day
- Assistant Guide: $2-5/day
DOES SOMEONE CARRY MY PACK?
You are responsible for carrying your backpack during the entirety of your trip. Some days you will be able to leave your large pack at the refugio and only carry a daypack if you are returning to that refugio.
CAN I LEAVE SOME OF MY LUGGAGE IN THE HOTEL DURING THE TREK?
You will be staying at the same hotel before and after your trek in Puerto Natales. Leaving an extra bag at the hotel during your trek is free of charge.
HOW SHOULD I TRAIN FOR MY TREK?
While the elevation is not much of a factor on this trip, daily mileage can range from 7-13 miles and 5-10 trekking hours per day. This expedition requires above average physical fitness. No technical skills are required, and first-time trekkers are welcome. We always recommend that travelers break in their hiking boots before the expedition. Taking training hikes that mimic the mileage and amount of time you will be trekking in Patagonia is recommended.
WHAT IS THE ELEVATION? IS ALTITUDE A CONCERN?
The highest elevation you will reach on your trek is 3,608 ft. Trekking at high elevation is generally not a concern below 10,000 ft.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
Weather in Patagonia is always unpredictable which is why we recommend a slightly more comprehensive packing list. A sunny warm day can turn on a dime and end in rain or snow. It never hurts to prep for both!
Visit the terrain section above to see average temperatures and weather forecasts for Torres del Paine National Park.
ANY OTHER TIPS?
We always ask that you stay safe on the trail by drinking plenty of water, eating well, and communicating openly with your guide about any issues that arise. Be sure to take care of your belongings, be respectful of your travel companions, practice your Spanish with people you meet along the way, and respect the natural landscape that you're exploring.