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How to pack for Patagonia

It's impossible to predict the weather if you are traveling to Patagonia (That's what makes it so exciting). We never completely trust the weather prediction because you can feel 4 seasons in one day. The wind coming off the southern ice field creates a very erratic and unpredictable weather pattern. So, the best way to enjoy your time in Patagonia is to be prepared and bring layers. This brings a whole new meaning to "layers". If you are looking at weather online, is the most reliable for TDP.

The below packing list is specifically for our 5-day W Trek. You can leave your main luggage in Puerto Natales in our guest house so all you need to bring with you on the trek is your clothes, toiletries, and gadgets. We organized the list below in sections to make it clear.


-One long sleeve thermal shirt

-One fleece

-5 sports bras

-One sleep shirt

-One short sleeve wicking shirt

-One tank top


-One pair trekking pants

-One pair thermal leggings

-5 pairs underwear

-One pair hiking or running shorts


-Hard shell jacket (waterproof/wind resistent)

-Rain pants

Shoes and accessories: (Not all pictured)

-One pair hiking boots (waterproof)

-Shower shoes

-3 pairs wool hiking socks

-Camping towel

-Hair brush

-Thin gloves

-Winter hat or thermal headband to cover ears


-Neck warmer

-Ball cap (to protect from the sun)

-Camera and chargers

-Passport (very important)

Gear: (Not all pictured)

-Trekking poles

-Drawstring backpack or small fold up bag (for day 3 of the trek you can leave your bag at Campamento Italiano and only bring the small sack with water and snacks for the leg to Britanico.

-Waterproof rain cover

-50L Backpack


-Sleeping bag liner

-Water bottle


-Small shampoo and soap

-Sun screen

-Insect repellant


-Travel size toothpaste and toothbrush

-Band-aids, blister band-aids, moleskin, handages, gauze and pre-wrap

-Triple-antibiotic ointment (neosporin)


-Personal medications

Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions about specific gear or what to pack! Now you are ready to take on the W!


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