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5 Days in Patagonia, Argentina

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Last December, Beyond Clothing teamed up with Val from Voyages with Val to supply clothing for a group of 7 women embarking on a 5-day trip to Patagonia, Argentina. Let's hear what Val has to say about her experience!

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Beyond Clothing teamed up with Val from Voyages with Val to supply clothing for a group of 7 women embarking on a 5-day trip to Patagonia, Argentina.

Patagonia is one of the best mountain destinations in the world! With alpine lakes, impressive peaks, and peaceful mountains, it is one of the most beautiful places to go hiking! In December of 2023, I was lucky enough to spend 5 Days in Patagonia, Argentina, and here are all of my best tips and what to pack!

Val Pope from VoyageswithVal wearing a Geo-T Hoody in Patagonia.

(Val in the Women's Geo-T Hoodie and Women's Sojourn Pant)

Things to Know When Hiking in Patagonia

  • The weather changes fast!- The weather in Patagonia varies a lot and can change in an instant- even in summer! Make sure to always bring your rain gear and warm jackets, even if the weather is clear when you start your hike
  • Be prepared!- Always bring a first aid kit, plenty of water, and plenty of food in case an incident occurs on the trail.
  • Download your maps- Cell service can vary in Patagonia's mountains, so always download a copy of your map and/or bring a physical copy.
  • Consider booking a guide- I visited Patagonia on a guided group trip and thought it was the best way to go! This is especially helpful if you are a less experienced hiker or worried about making bookings in a foreign country.
Val Pope from VoyageswithVal wearing a women's Alpha Aura Jacket Hoody in Patagonia.

(Val in the Women's Alpha Aura Jacket)

Hiking Clothes to Pack

Sun Shirt: A sun shirt is essential in Patagonia, Argentina! The UV index is often above 10, which means you can burn very quickly. Always bring a sun shirt with UPF protection!

Mid Layer: While hiking, you may work up quite a sweat, but once you reach your final destination, such as a summit or mountain lake, it can be pretty windy, and you'll be glad for a light jacket. This is also handy around towns in the afternoon when it can cool off.

Rain Jacket: Patagonia is known for unreliable weather, so it may rain when you least expect it! Always have a rain jacket handy!

Rain Pants: If the rain is coming down heavy, you will also want a pair of rain pants to stay dry.

Heavy Layer: In the evenings and mornings, the temperature can get quite chilly and feel even colder with wind. So make sure to bring a heavy jacket to Patagonia.

Hiking Pants: You will want a good pair of hiking pants or two for your long hikes!

Hat: Don't forget a hat to help keep the sun off your face!

Beanie: Bring a warm hat or beanie if the wind picks up!

Gloves: If you're hiking in the shoulder season especially, you will want a pair of gloves to protect your hands

Thermal Base Layers: In winter and shoulder season, the temperatures can drop quite drastically. If you plan on visiting then, consider bringing thermal base layers to stay warm.

Other Hiking Gear to Bring

  • Backpack- Bring a good daypack to carry all your gear and layers.
  • Hiking Shoes & Hiking Socks- You will want a pair of hiking boots and hiking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Water Bladder or Water Bottles- Bring lots of water when hiking! The environment is dry and can dehydrate you fast.
  • First Aid Kit- Always bring a first aid kit in case of emergencies!
  • Sunscreen & Sunglasses- As mentioned, the UV index in Patagonia is exceptionally high in summer, so bring sunglasses and sunscreen to protect any exposed skin!
  • Hiking Poles- Hiking poles can be handy for more challenging treks. You can check them in your baggage or rent some in most towns.
  • Hiking Snacks- Bring lots of high-protein snacks on the trail!

Other Things to Pack

Documents

  • Passport
  • Plane Tickets
  • Copy of Reservations
  • Cash to Exchange

Electronics

  • Travel Adaptors
  • Phone and Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Headphones
  • Camera

Other Clothes to Pack

  • Sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Jeans
  • Tee Shirts
  • Sweaters
Val Pope

Val is an Oregon-based photographer who is passionate about the outdoors and travel. With a goal to give you the resources and inspiration you need to take beautiful trips of your own. We encourage you to check out her site, Voyages with Val!

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