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11. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 5y

If I remember correctly entrance to the park itself was about $30. You obviously have to get there which costs less than that and you need a boat across the lake when you arrive which isn't much either.

I budgeted $60 a day when I was there in 07/08 and I don't think I went over that when treking in the TDP. There is ZERO need for guides. The paths are some of the clearest and well maintained I have ever been on anywhere.

I'd suggest reading people's blogs on it if you can find them to get some more insights.

Certainly do not pay the big bucks for someone to point you in the right direction.

If you stay in one of the refugio's they will can provide a meal in the evening and make a packed lunch for you (at a cost).

I found the TDP one of the hardest things to get decent info on whilst in SA. I imagine this means that companies can then charge a large premium to take you round. But then I am cynical at times!!

12. Posted by A.Bozier (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

so the £1000 is what you pay for a package holiday. ill do as you say and pay the $60 all in and do it my own way with out a guide pointing saying mountain and pointing and saying big tree.

i wasn't go'na buy anything online, was going to pay for things when im there. just got a little worried when i keep reading prices on various websites.

but thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

so a budget of $60-$80 usd is a pretty good budget ?

13. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 5y

I've sent you a message mate.

Like you say, you don't need anyone to point out a firkin glacier, tree, lake, paine massif etc. It's blinking obvious.

You will no doubt meet fellow travellers in Puerto Natales and can go together. The info is scarce but it's out there. Fellow travellers often your best bet and with any luck someone who has done this more recently than I (3 years ago this month) will read this and offer some help.

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