This is the info for this season of the Catamaran at Pehoe Lake. Remember that you get there at 11:00 hrs with the regular buses time to go to Salto Grande, the catamaran is very punctual on the departure. If there is too much people they would make two trips more if necessary
|Season 2011 / 2012||From Pudeto||From Paine Grande|
|Salida desde:||Salida desde:|
|1st October – 15th October 20011||12:00 PM||12:30 PM|
|16th October – 15th November 20011||12:00 / 18:00 pm||12:30 / 18:30|
|16th November – 15th March 2012||9:30 /12:00 / 18:00||10:00 / 12:00 / 18:00|
|16th March – 31th March 2012||12:00 / 18:00 pm||12:30 / 18:30|
|APRIL||12:00 PM||12:30 PM|
|30 APRIL||END OF SEASON|
TICKETs $ 12.000 ONE WAY
$19.000 ROUND TRIP
YOU HAVE TO BUY THE TICKET ON BOARD THE CATAMARAN NO NEED TO RESERVE OR BOOK. NOWHERE ELSE YOU CAN BUY THE TICKET.
Trips at 09:30 AM / 10:00 AM, DONT GO on days 25/12/20011 and 01/01/20012
This morning I wake up with this interesting new about, how Torres del Paine was chosen as the best trekking circuit in the World*.
But as a guide in Torres del Paine… make me think about it.. is really the best trek?? the world is humongous there are great places in the world with different environments and at the end is all how is the ” Personal Experience”.
I have had clients that always compare with Peru..probably the like more to be attended by the porters or the Himalayas with the tremendous mountains.. like the bigger the fish.. or the Denali.. or the Muirs Trail or the south Island. All of them have their mystery and prize.
Do I want to work in the best trekking circuit in the world?
NO… probably you are asking why.. it’s a lovely place..it’s great.. but some years ago NatGeo choose the best national parks in the world and we where second sharing it with the South Island and just below the Norwegian Fjords and the difference was the management in 2008 we have 141.026 visitors ( 39.190 Chileans 101.836 foreign). There are problems with sewer systems of the lodgings.. there are 22 park rangers for the 200.000 hectares, the trails are eroded, the roads are unpaved causing acoustic and dust pollution to the habitat of flora and fauna around them.
And I don’t even want to start talking about the business man’s and how they take advantage of the people. But working 12-14 hours shifts for 12 days and 3 days off… in this paradise.. is like birds in a cage
Despite this… the criteria* of how the choose it the what I like.. it seems to be partial. Some of them are writed by travellers others finance by magazines for a profit.
Is the best place where I can live and work
Torres del Paine Weather Forecast:
- Torres del Paine Massif www.meteoexploration.com
- Refugio Chileno
- Refugio Los Cuernos
- Refugio Lodge Paine Grande
- Refugio Grey
- Refugio Dickson
- Camping Los Perros
- Refugio Las Torres
The forecast is quite accurate (by my personal experience) the next 48 hours, the following days it give you a general idea.Cities of Patagonia
- Intellicast: Weather Forecast for Puerto Natales, and a online forecast from Puerto Natales Airport.
- Weather Forecast: Weather Forecast for Puerto Natales, check the Weather Maps it have a great info.
- Directemar: This is the site of the Chilean Navy, really good for synoptic charts and cloud cover images.