I hope you can help with advice concerning the trip to Torres del Paine in August 2011.
Is it necessary to have a 4x4 or a normal car would do for transportation inside the park?
What kind of weather to expect? Is there any possibility of La Nina/El Nino influence on the climate in that region in August?
What inexpensive accommodation options are available at that period and who runs/books them?
I am particularly interested in strategically located Mountain Lodge Paine Grande and Hotel Las Torres.
Is it really necessary to book lodging in advance (any special rates maybe due to pre booking) or we can find the same prices upon arrival?
What day treks can be done in winter from various open accommodations?
Thank you in advance