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What to wear in mid April in Patagonia

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What to wear in mid April in Patagonia

We are doing the following tours in mid April:

1) Hiking and Canoeing in Tierra del Fuego and Maritime Excursion in Ushuia

2) Glacier tour in El Calafate

3) Big Circuit Tour Bariloche

4) Andean Lake Crossing Bariloche to Chile

What clothes and footwear do we need? Is a rain jacket with several layers sufficient or a thick parka is required? Do we need boots or ordinary running shoes will do?

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1. Re: What to wear in mid April in Patagonia


I would take a pair of good hiking boots (ankle support is a must, IMO) and a parka.

The average temperature for Tierra del Fuego in April is 5º Celsius.

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Hola Epping!

I agree with Vero and I think trekking boots are a must, but if you are doing a lot of hiking. As far as I can see in the only excursion you have some trekking involved is the excursion on Tierra del Fuego National Park. You should check, but I think it is about 1 1/2 walking time. Although still trekking boots are the recommendables ones, if you are going to carry them just for this excursion, might be too heave. There are some models lighter but designed for outdoor that would be good enough for an activity like this.

A good jacket, preferable water prooff, so that if you have bad weather on your excursions you still can have fun.

For the Maritime excursion in Ushuaia (I guess it is the boat trip on the Beagle Channel) you don't need specific cloths, as the boat itself is very warm and you can stay inside. There are some boat trips that make a stop of one hour for a walk in one of the islands. In this case the jacket will be very useful also.

For the glacier tour in Calafate, you don't really need specific clothes unless you are taking the Minitrekking or the Big Ice.

For the regular excursion I suggest sun glasses (for the glaciar reflection), scarff, hut and gloves. Dress like an onion with many lyers.

The Andean crossing includes buses and boats, but doesnt really involve any walking. Althoug it is rainning and cold, will be good to keep warm (again, dress like an onion!).

I hope it helps!

Have fun!! Sounds a great itinerary!


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Thank you for your help

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