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Location

The Torres del Paine National Park is located in the heart of the Chilean Patagonia region , 400 kilometers north of Punta Arenas. It encompasses 598,000 acres and is located at 51°7’ latitude south and 79°59’ longitude west.
Because of the unique formation of its mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, flora and fauna, this region is considered among the most beautiful in the world.

Climate
The park features microclimates, but the general climate in the region is maritime, with pleasant temperatures during the summer and winter. During the rainiest month, precipitation rarely exceeds more than 3.3 inches (85millimetres). There is snowfall during the winter, but it is usually light to medium, and seldom impedes excursions.
Wind is an important factor, because it can blow as strong as 110 km per hour (70 mph), producing continually changing climactic conditions. It can be raining and in a short while the wind will blow out the clouds, leaving the resplendent sun. Winds typically blow in from the west and are strongest during the end of spring and during
summer. There is hardly any wind during the winter, save the occasional storm, and days are typically radiant and clear. The majority of snow is found at higher levels or the park, and lower levels and lake areas only see a few weeks of thin snow cover per year.
When to Go
You can visit Patagonia any time of the year, in  summer, The average temperature is 10.8 C and during winter it  Fluctuates between 12 C and below 0 .C with rainy and Snowy weather conditions, in the summer the lights lasts Fore more thsn 18 hours and in winter the days are shorter and darker.
What to bring
Warm clothes such as jackets, pants,thermal underwear and socks;Windbreakers , trekking shoes, sneakers and waterproof outer lsyers.You should also bring a hat, earmuffs, sunglasses with sun protection,Sunglasses with sun protection, sun lotion with at least SPF 30. For Thermal spas it is importnt to bring a sunhat and a swimsuit.
Money

In Patagonia you will find  cash machines and Banks in major cities(Puerto Natales, Coyhaique, and Punta Arenas ). Credit card, like Visa, Master,Diners ,American Express are also accepted on cruise ships.

Communication

In major cities such as Coyhaique and Punta Arenas, public phones and cell Phone  connections are available. There  are good connectiond and satellite Communication in hotels and lodges.

Internet
Some hotels and lodges have wi-fi connection and there are cyber cafes
in small towns.
Electricity
220V, 50 Hz
 
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