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Need help with TDP trip plan

dallas
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Need help with TDP trip plan

Planning to visit TDP this December for 3 days and like to do some day hiking on W trek (not the whole trek), We re not planning to rent a car.

Our plan is that on the day we arrive hike upto Refugio Grey and stay there. Need some help with the plan for next 2 days.

Should we move to Camp Italiano and hike upto Mirador Frances on Day 3 or should we transfer to Refugio Las Torres and the hike upto Mirador Las Torres on Day 3.

We are planning to leave TDP on Day 4 to Puerto Natales

Questions:

1. Is there any internal transportation that we can use to transfer from Lake Pehoe (Pudeto) to Refugio Las Torres ? How frequent is this service

2. Which Hike is better: Hike to the Mirador Frances or Hike to Mirador Las Torres

Thanks

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1. Re: Need help with TDP trip plan

Hi! Have a look at this site. It is a little old but the facts are still quite valid. If you plan to spend the first night at Refugio Grey, you probably have to go to the Hosteria Grey and take the boat across to the refugio. From there you can hike to Paine Grande and catch the ferry to Pudeto. I would rather do it that way than the other way around since the boat from Hosteria Grey is based there, not at the Refugio and I have heard of people getting stuck there waiting for the boat. I do not know if your 3 days include the trips to and from the park. If it does, that is about as much as you will be able to do. If not, you could walk from Paine Grande to Los Cuernos and on to Las Torres but you might not have time for the French Valley.

www.kimsteinbacher.com/torres_del_paine.html

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