Patagonia Weather: What to wear for excursions

The unpredictable Patagonia weather means we must be well-prepared when we go out on excursions. During a hike it’s not unusual to experience sunshine, rain, wind and even snow. For this reason we are sharing some recommendations so that you can choose the proper clothing before starting your journey to the extreme south of the world.
November 16, 2020

Diego Salas

Torres Del Paine national park, Chile, Patagonia
photo:Adam Clark

To visit the Torres del Paine National Park in person is an experience that is sure to captivate anyone who visits Chile and Patagonia.  For some, the excursions within this beautiful place serve as a personal challenge which involves physical and motivational preparation.  Regardless of your motive for visiting, it’s important to take your clothing and gear into proper consideration before embarking on your journey, since the Patagonia weather is unpredictable.

Infact, the weather in Patagonia can change constantly.  It is very common to experience rain, wind, snow and sun within the same day, in certain seasons.  For this reason, it is best to be well prepared with adequate clothing for the sporadic climate.

To help you prepare for your trip, and the typical Patagonia Weather, we have created this video with some important recommendations.  For example, we’ll tell you why having a good pair of trekking shoes is absolutely essential, and how the layering method works to maintain our body temperature during a long hike, among other useful tips.

We hope this information will be useful when it comes time for you to start packing to come visit Tierra Patagonia, and to help you enjoy the diverse excursions that our guides have prepared for you.  You can find out more about Torres del paine weather here. If you have any questions, you can write to us at

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