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Hiking in Patagonia

The wilderness of Chilean Patagonia is a natural refuge at the end of Earth able to cure the weary soul

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It is amazing to find oneself eventually in the natural open space of Chilean Patagonia. The area is covered with world-famous hiking trails embracing every possible landscape including green meadows and temperate rainforests, arid steppes and deserts, the formidable Andes and volcanoes, endless ice fields and glacial fjords, numerous lagoons, lakes, and waterfalls.

Hiking in Patagonia in Chile - Best Season
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Needless to say about its amazing flora, which is best displayed during the fall months when the trees' foliage changes colours, and fauna that features llamas, pumas, foxes, deer, birds, and also sea mammals abound. The most popular treks include Torres del Paine, Futaleufu River Valley, and Monte Fitz Roy.

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Generally, sum​me​r from November to March is considered the best time to hike in Patagonia, but autumn is also good due to milder temperatures and less wind than in summer. Keep in mind that the most popular treks get slightly crowded from December on, so you might want to arrive few weeks before the others.

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