Why Autumn Should be Your Time to Visit Patagonia Camp
This season is explosive with brilliant autumnal arboreal hues, from crimsons and yellows to chocolates and burnt oranges, made all that more mesmerizing when framed by the towering snow-capped peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Visitors to Chilean Patagonia in autumn will experience surprising landscapes — and a surprising lack of other tourists.
Autumn is one of the best times to plan a stay at Patagonia Camp, Chile's premier luxury glamping experience at the doorstep of Torres del Paine National Park. During the autumn shoulder season, hotel rates are at their most optimal, while crowds are at a minimum. Temperatures run cooler, around 40 to 50 degrees, but still far from the chilly winter weather. Spend a day with the mountains, fjords, meadows and rivers as your own, personal playground before returning to the cozy warmth of one of 20 luxury yurts that overlook the famous Paine Massif.
Photographers, too, will love Chilean Patagonia come autumn, especially with the change in light. At this time of year, sunlight shifts to cast a paler glow, giving the region the sense of perpetual dawn. Photographers and photographers-
The change in seasons visible not only on land each autumn, but on local lakes, as well. Fall is the time of year when the lakes of Chilean Patagonia begin to gradually freeze, making iceberg exploration possible. Explore these natural frozen behemoths on foot and get lost in a world of organic ice sculptures, especially within Torres del Paine National Park. Patagonia Camp offers a wonderful opportunity to take in these glaciers by water on Grey Lake, one of the most captivating places in Torres del Paine. The route plied by tour boats allows visitors to appreciate a unique landscape combining backdrops of vegetation, mountains and icebergs. Travelers will be mesmerized by the towering cliffs and dazzling blue tones of ancient Grey Glacier.
Outdoor adventurists will enjoy perfect weather for exploring Patagonia's natural scenery during autumn, as well. Kayaking and trekking are at their best in this part of the world during the fall months. At Patagonia Camp, there are a range of trekking options that range from easy to high difficulty, so everyone from novices to the most experienced trekkers can make the most out of the landscape. Or experience the treasures of Patagonia Camp from the water. The camp's team of guides gives travelers instructions on basic paddling techniques before hitting the shores of Lago Toro, the largest lake in the region. Paddle around protected bays and islets, paired with the extraordinary view of the surrounding landscape.
The fact of the matter is that there is no wrong time to visit Chilean Patagonia. Each season provides its own trove of natural treasures. Autumn is no exception and, in fact, is one of the most naturally stunning and crowd-free times to immerse oneself in this breathtaking part of the world.