Location: O’Higgins #965, Puerto Natales, Chile - Cel: +56 9 77318157

Don’t leave home without:

  1. Passport (Check expiry date)
  1. Money (debit/credit cards - note that some banks require advance notice of travel)
  1. Local Currency (US Dollars can easily be exchanged in Chile, sterling/euros much harder)
  1. Airline tickets or booking codes
  1. Emergency phone numbers for your travel insurance, local operator and booking agent

Camping trip:

What’s provided?

  1. Cooking and eating utensils
  1. Stove and fuel
  1. First aid kit
  1. Tents (Mountain Safety Research, dome-style tents)
  1. Kitchen / dining shelter
  1. Tables and chairs etc
  1. Food and limited wine (meals are prepared by the guide and assistant cook)
  1. Saddelbags for personel belongings to take on the ride (rain cloth, lunch, etc.)

What’s not provided?

  • Sleeping bag with stuff sack (rated to 0 or -5)
  • Sleeping mat (Thermarest or similar for comfort and insulation)

We can rent sleeping bags and mats on request at $10 per night (Sea to Summit down) for a bag and $5 per night (Therma-rest) for a mat. Sleeping bag price includes a cotton sleeping bag liner.

Note: Sleeping bags are also required in refugios


What clothes/gear should I bring?

  1. A few lightweight, easily washable items (layering is always best).
  1. Midweight fleece or wool sweater.
  1. Midweight fleece or wool pants.
  1. Long-sleeved shirts or tees for layering.
  1. T-shirts.
  1. Underwear and personal items (for women we recommend a good sports bra for riding).
  1. Wool cap or other warm hat (choose one that can be used under your riding helmet).
  1. Scarf or neck warmer.
  1. Comfortable footwear for general walking.
  1. Set of thermals for cold nights (CAMPING).
  1. Wool sweater or fleece.
  1. Sun hat or visor that can be worn with your riding hat.
  1. Water bottle (one litre bottle or a Camel-bak).
  1. Sleeping bag with stuff sack (CAMPING).
  1. Camping mat (CAMPING).
  1. Camera, spare batteries and a spare memory card.
  1. Waterproof camera bag.
  1. Flashlight/torch with spare batteries (Maglite or similar).
  1. Sunglasses (preferably with a neck string).

  1. Sunscreen and lip salve.
  1. Insect repellent.
  1. Small towel.
  1. Personal toiletries.
  1. Any personal medication.
  1. Riding trousers (Half or full chaps can be provided if required).
  1. Pair of insulating and quick-drying riding gloves.
  1. Riding helmet: We strongly recommend riders bring thier own BHS/ISO approved hard hat. Hard hats save lives and can prevent serious head injury. Riders who do not wear a helmet do so at their own risk and will be asked to sign a waiver.
  1. Socks (including knee-high pairs for riding).
  1. Riding boots (well broken in) or ankle-high multi-purpose boots which work well when worn with half chaps and can comfortably be worn for walking too.
  1. Waterproof and windproof jacket (Gortex or other suitable fabric) with a hood and no leaks. Some clients wear long Australian stock coats. No plastic ponchos please!
  1. Waterproof trousers (make sure they have an under-foot stirrup to stop them riding up the leg).
  1. Riders should also bring spare plastic bags/ziplock bags for storing non-waterproof items such as cameras, binoculars etc in the saddle bags. These are made of tough hessian and will not repel heavy rain.

Useful items:

  1. Spanish phrasebook or dictionary
  1. Travel alarm clock
  1. Swiss army knife
  1. Small camping pillow (CAMPING)
  1. Wet Ones or similar travel wipes
  1. Tissues
  1. Tracksuit trousers or comfortable walking trousers for optional hikes and for relaxing at camp or Hotel
  1. Reading material

  1. Electrical adapter (Chile uses a 2-pin, 220 volt outlet)
  1. Spare contact lenses or glasses if necessary
  1. Small binoculars
  1. Swimsuit (for the hardy and also Estancia Tercera Barranca have a hot tub!)
  1. Ear plugs for light sleepers