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Torres del Paine campsites 2021/22 – an in depth information

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Torres del Paine Nationwide Park is an unimaginable place for trekking; breathtaking surroundings, untouched nature, and various wildlife. Right here you’ll discover a few of the greatest hikes in Patagonia. Planning climbing in Torres del Paine could be overwhelming particularly the a part of reserving campsites alongside the route. A number of questions often come up in the course of the planning; discover the proper campsites? e book campsites? What are the amenities? On this publish, we give detailed data on the campsites in Torres del Paine. Utilizing this information you’ll be able to plan your hike and select the campsites.

Within the 2021/22 climbing season the W trek is open from 20th October, the O circuit from 1st November.

You should buy on-line entrance tickets to Torres del Paine.

A small bar/cafeteria at Dickson campsite in Torres del Paine
Dickson campsite one of the remoted campsites in Torres del Paine

Common details about Torres del Paine campsites

There are 11 campsites inside Torres del Paine Nationwide Park. They’re run by Three totally different corporations: CONAF (El Paso and Chileno campsites), the federal government group, and two non-public corporations: Vertice Patagonia (Dickson, Los Perros, Gray, and Paine Grande campsites), and Las Torres Patagonia/Fantastico Sur (Central, Serón, Francés, Los Cuernos, and Chileno campsites).

CONAF campsites are freed from cost, they’ve fairly fundamental amenities, tenting in your individual tent is the one possibility right here. At present, for the 2021-2022 season, it doesn’t appear like the free campsites are open and it’s unclear once they’re planning to open. If you wish to plan your route and e book campsites now don’t discount on the free campsites and slightly e book the paid ones.

Personal campsites (Vertice Patagonia, Las Torres Patagonia) have good amenities and supply absolutely geared up tents for lease in addition to tenting spots. Some campsites have indoor lodging choices. There’s often a restaurant the place you’ll be able to preorder meals and a store.

CONAF campsites Vertice Patagonia campsites Las Torres Patagonia
(Fantastico Sur) campsites
El Paso Dickson Central
Chileno Los Perros Serrón
Gray Francés
Paine Grande Los Cuernos
Chileno
Campsites in Torres del Paine
Horses parked next to pitched tents at Chileno campsite, Torres del Paine
Horses parked at Chileno campsite

In our Torres del Paine climbing information you may get extra data on the park, totally different climbing trails, transportation, greatest season for trekking, value, and so on.

e book the campsites?

To e book paid campsites may be very simple; you do it on-line by the Vertice Patagonia and Las Torres Patagonia (Fantastico Sur) web sites. To finish a reservation you need to make a cost. Reserving with each corporations is open for 2021/22 climbing season.

Vital! For the O Circuit, it’s unimaginable to e book a separate campsite with Vertice Patagonia. Bookings could be made just for Three or Four campsites collectively. You may both e book Dickson, Los Perros, and Gray, or Dickson, Los Perros, Gray, and Paine Grande. Even when the El Paso free campsite (between Los Perros and Gray) is open, you’ll nonetheless should e book Dickson, Los Perros, and Gray. In my view, it’s simpler to e book paid campsites for all the O Circuit.  The Vertice Patagonia campsites (Gray and Paine Grande) for the W trek, could be booked individually.

Las Torres Patagonia (Improbable Sur) campsites for the O Circuit and the W trek could be booked individually. 

Free campsites could be booked on-line, however there’s usually some kind of an issue with the CONAF web site. When you attempt to e book and it doesn’t work out, strive once more later. As of November 2021, there isn’t any data on when the free campsites will probably be open. At present, it’s unimaginable to make a reservation on the CONAF web site.

How lengthy upfront to e book?

It’s higher to plan your route and e book campsites a few months upfront, much more, for those who’re going to hike in Torres del Paine within the peak season, January – February. Normally, reservations for the paid campsites (Vertice Patagonia and Las Torres Patagonia) for the subsequent climbing season are open from September. Free campsites (CONAF) are often open for reservation earlier than the brand new season begins.

When you’re on the lookout for one other excellent place for climbing and tenting take into account visiting El Chalten about 400 km north of Torres del Paine. It’s referred to as the climbing capital of Argentina. There are a number of climbing trails in El Chalten with gorgeous surroundings.

A map of the campsites in Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine campsites map
A map of the campsites in Torres del Paine. CONAF campsites: 1A – El Paso; 2A – Italiano. Vertice Patagonia campsites: 1B – Dickson; 2B – Los Perros; 3B – Gray; 4B – Paine Grande. Las Torres Patagonia campsites: 1C – Central; 2C – Serón; 3C – Francés; 4C – Los Cuernos; 5C – Chileno

CONAF campsites

There are 2 free campsites inside Torres del Paine. To camp on the free campsites, you want your individual tenting and cooking gear. As of 1st November 2021, there isn’t any risk to e book the free campsites on-line or any data in the event that they’re open.

1A. El Paso (the O Circuit) – situated within the western a part of the park, the primary campsite after John Garner Cross. The campsite is sort of small and has very fundamental amenities.

  • The closest points of interest – Glacier Gray, John Garner Cross
  • Value – free
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9am
  • Getting right here – strolling from Dickson or Los Perros campsites

2A. Italiano (the O Circuit, the W trek) – one of many many campsites within the southern a part of the park. It’s fairly massive and located in a foresty space.

  • The closest points of interest – Mirador Francés, Mirador Británico, Nordenskjord Lake
  • Value – free
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9am
  • Getting right here – strolling from Paine Grande, Francés, Los Cuernos, or Central campsites

Tenting amenities

Amenities El Paso Italiano
Bogs + +
Showers
Electrical energy
Energy sockets
Store
Restaurant
Gear rental
Resort
CONAF free campsites and their amenities, Torres del Paine

There was another campsite (Torres) nevertheless it was closed a few years in the past. It was the closest campsite to the well-known Mirador Las Torres. Staying there was the one strategy to see the dawn on the Mirador. You needed to begin strolling not less than 1-1,5 hours earlier than the sundown to make it in time. These days the closest campsite is Chileno which is a few 2,5h stroll from the Mirador Las Torres.

Entrance to the free campsite in Torres del Paine
Italiano campsite, one of many two free campsites in Torres del Paine

Vertice Patagonia campsites

There are Four paid campsites in Torres del Paine which might be run by Vertice Patagonia. As of November 2021, all Vertice Patagonia campsites are open and could be booked on-line.

1B. Dickson (the O) – the far-off campsites within the northwest half on the O Circuit. It’s a pleasant open, grassy, and spacious campsite.

  • The closest attraction – Dickson Lake
  • Value – CLP 7000/US$9 per individual double occupancy, +US$6 for single occupancy (tenting with your individual tent)
  • Test-in time – 12pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am
  • Getting right here – solely strolling from Serón campsite

2B. Los Perros (the O) – one other campsite within the northwest a part of Torres del Paine on the circuit, subsequent on the route after the Dickson. It’s extra of a forest campsite with not a lot grass although higher shielded from the wind.

  • The closest points of interest – Los Perros Laka and Glacier, John Garner Cross
  • Value – CLP 7000/US$9 per individual double occupancy, +US$6 for single occupancy (tenting with your individual tent)
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am 
  • Getting right here – solely strolling from Dickson campsite
Administration building in the forest at Los Perros campsite in Torres del Paine
Los Perros campsite, Torres del Paine

3B. Gray (the O, the W) – a spacious open tenting space between Gray lake and the mountains. It’s the closest to the Gray Glacier campsite.

  • The closest attrations – Gray Glacier and Lake
  • Value – CLP 7000/US$9 per individual double occupancy, +US$6 for single occupancy (tenting with your individual tent).
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am
  • Getting right here – catamaran from Resort Gray (45min. can e book upfront), strolling from Los Perros, El Paso, or Paine Grande campsites

If you wish to see one other spectacular glacier and even do a glacier hike you’ll be able to mix your Torres del Paine journey with a go to to Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentinian Patagonia, 250 km north.

4B. Paine Grande (the O, the W) – situated within the southern a part of the park this campsite, for my part, has the very best surroundings. Paine Grande campsites is an open spacious grassy space. It’s an awesome place to remain if you wish to do day hikes in Torres del Paine. There are a number of routes that begin from the Paine Grande campsite.

  • The closest points of interest – Gray Lake, Pehoé Lake, and Skottsberg Lake
  • Value – CLP 7000/US$9 per individual double occupancy, +US$6 for single occupancy (tenting with your individual tent)
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am
  • Getting right here – catamaran from Pudeto (25 min., no advance reserving), strolling from El Gray and Itlaiano campsites, strolling from the Administración park entrance.

Tenting amenities

Amenities Dickson Los Perros Gray Paine Grande
Bogs + + + +
Scorching showers + solely chilly + +
Electrical energy + + + +
Energy sockets on the store,
restaurant
on the store on the store,
restaurant
just for
lodge visitors
Wi-fi* additional value additional value
Store + + + +
Restaurant + + +
Gear rental solely sleeping
bag
+ solely sleeping
bag
solely sleeping
bag
Resort + + +
Vertice Patagonia campsites and their amenities, Torres del Paine

*even when there’s wi-fi the Web may be very sluggish don’t anticipate an excessive amount of.

Camping area at Paine Grande campsite, Torres del Paine
Paine Grande campsite in Torres del Paine. One in all our favourite campsites within the park

Gear rental

It’s doable to lease a full tenting gear (tent, mat, and a sleeping bag) solely at Los Perros campsite, the one and not using a lodge. At different campsites, you’ll be able to lease solely a sleeping bag. When you don’t wish to carry tenting gear with you you’ll have to remain indoors at Dickson, Gray, and Paine Grande campsites.

Rental costs

  • a tent – US$29 max 2 folks, per evening
  • a mat – US$7 per individual, per evening
  • a sleeping bag – US$22 pp. per evening

Meal choices

It’s doable to order ready-made meals (breakfast, lunch/field lunch, and dinner) at Dickson, Gray, and Paine Grande campsites. All three campsites have a espresso store the place you should purchase sandwiches, pastry, snacks, tea, espresso, beer, and so on.

Meal costs

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch/field lunch, dinner) – US$56
  • Breakfast – US$16
  • Lunch/field lunch – US$17
  • Dinner – US$29

When you’re on the lookout for extra climbing and tenting adventures within the wild be sure to discover the well-known Carretera Austral, a highway in southern Chile that takes you to lesser-known corners of Patagonia.

Las Torres Patagonia (Fantástico Sur) campsites

This firm runs 5 campsites inside Torres del Paine. The campsites are located within the jap a part of Torres del Paine. These campsites are dearer than the Vertice Patagonia ones. Some campsites have wood decks for pitching a tent. When you arrive late you don’t should battle to search for a great spot. It’s doable to e book campsites individually for each the W trek and the O circuit. As of November 2021, all Las Torres Patagonia campsites are open and could be booked on-line.

1C. Central (the O Circuit, the W trek) – the closest to the Laguna Amarga entrance campsite. It’s a pleasant grassy spacious tenting space with lovely views over the mountains.

  • The closest points of interest – Nordenskjold Lake, Laguna Amarga
  • Value – US$21 per individual, double occupancy; +US$11 for single occupancy (if tenting with your individual tent). Totally geared up campsite (2-men tent, mat, sleeping bag, liner) – US$49 per individual, double occupancy, +US$14 single occupancy.
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am
  • Getting right here – by bus from Laguna Amarga, strolling from Laguna Amarga, strolling from Chileno, Italiano, Francés or Los Cuernos campsites.
Cabins and camping area at Central campsite, Torres del Paine
Central campsite and lodge, Torres del Paine

2C. Serón (the O) – the primary in a single day cease on the O Circuit. The campsite is located within the jap a part of the park. The tenting space is sort of spacious and grassy. This half is much less busy you have got a greater probability to identify wildlife, particularly within the morning. We noticed a puma not removed from the campsite early within the morning simply earlier than the sundown.

  • The closest points of interest – Río Paine, Pehoé Lake
  • Value – US$21 per individual, double occupancy; +US$11 for single occupancy (if tenting with your individual tent). Totally geared up campsite (2-men tent, mat, sleeping bag, liner) – US$49 per individual, double occupancy, +US$14 single occupancy.
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am
  • Getting right here – strolling from Central campsite.

3C. Francés (the O, the W) – this campsite is located within the southern a part of the park near the Italiano and Los Cuernos campsites. The wood decks for tenting sit on the slope of the hill surrounded by bushes.

  • The closest points of interest – Mirador Francés, Mirador Británico, Nordenskjord Lake
  • Value – US$21 per individual, double occupancy; +US$11 for single occupancy (if tenting with your individual tent). Totally geared up campsite (2-men tent, mat, sleeping bag, liner) – US$49 per individual, double occupancy, +US$14 single occupancy.
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am
  • Getting right here – strolling from Paine Gradne, Itlaiano, Central campsites

4C. Los Cuernos (the O, the W) – one other campsite within the southern a part of Torres del Paine, simply Three km away from Francés. The tenting spots are wood platforms within the forest.

  • The closest attraction – Nordenskjord Lake
  • Value – US$21 per individual, double occupancy; +US$11 for single occupancy (if tenting with your individual tent). Totally geared up campsite (2-men tent, mat, sleeping bag, liner) – US$49 per individual, double occupancy, +US$14 single occupancy.
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am
  • Getting right here – strolling from Paine Grande, Itlaiano, Francés, or Central campsites
Cabins surrounded by the forest at Los Cuernos campsite
Cabins at Los Cuernos campsite, an optionally available lodging for individuals who don’t need tenting

5C. Chileno (the O, the W) – the closest to the Mirador Las Torres campsite, about 4,5 km. It takes 2,5-Three hours to stroll to the Mirador. Because of this, the campsite may be very well-liked and infrequently absolutely booked. I’d suggest making a reservation at Chileno a few months upfront. The spots for tenting are within the forest subsequent to the river.

  • The closest attraction – Mirador Las Torres
  • Value – tenting with personal tent – US$21 per individual, double occupancy; +US$11 for single occupancy. Totally geared up campsite (2-men tent, mat, sleeping bag, liner) – US$49 per individual, double occupancy, +US$14 single occupancy.
  • Test-in time – 1pm
  • Test-out time – 9.30am
  • Getting right here – strolling from Central, Italiano, Francés, or Los Cuernos campsites.

Tenting amenities

Amenities Central Serrón Francés Los Cuernos Chileno
Bogs + + + + +
Scorching showers + + + + +
Electrical energy + + + +
Energy sockets
Wi-fi* additional value additional value additional value additional value additional value
Store + + + + +
Restaurant + + + + +
Tenting gear rental + + + + +
Resort + + + +
Las Torres Patagonia campsites and their amenities, Torres del Paine.

*even when there’s wi-fi the Web may be very sluggish don’t anticipate an excessive amount of.

Gear rental

It’s doable to lease tenting gear on the campsites for those who don’t wish to carry a tent and a sleeping bag with you.

Rental costs

  • A tent (max 2 folks) – US$39 per day
  • A sleeping bag + liner – US$30 per individual per day

Meal choices

You may get ready-made meals (breakfast, lunch/field lunch, and dinner) in any respect the campsites managed by Las Torres Patagonia.

Meal costs

  • Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) – US$80 pp.
  • Half-board (breakfast, dinner) – US$56 pp.
  • Breakfast – US$21
  • Field lunch – US$26
  • Lunch – US$39
  • Dinner – US$39
Seron campsite, Torres del Paine
Serón campsite, the primary cease on the O Circuit

The O Circuit itinerary and campsites

As of November 2021, two free campsites can’t be booked and there’s no data if they are going to be open within the coming climbing season. My suggestion is to not depend on the free campsites and slightly e book paid campsites alongside the route. The next itinerary embody solely paid campsites. You may at all times alter it if the CONAF campsites open later within the season.

When reserving the campsites it’s essential to keep in mind that the O Circuit could be walked solely counterclockwise; from Central to Serón to Dickson and so on. 

  • Day 1. Puerto Natales – Central campsite, Torres del Paine (bus). Central campsite – Serón campsite (Las Torres Patagonia), 13 km.
  • Day 2. Serón campsite – Dickson campsite (Vertice Patagonia), 18 km
  • Day 3. Dickson campsite – Los Perros campsite (Vertice Patagonia), 12 km
  • Day 4. Los Perros campsite – Gray campsite (Vertice Patagonia), 15 km
  • Day 5. Gray campsite – Francés campsite (Las Torres Patagonia), 20,5 km
  • Day 6. Francés campsite – Chileno campsite (Las Torres Patagonia), 20 km
  • Day 7. Chileno campsite – Mirador Las Torres – Central campsite, 14 km. Central campsite – Puerto Natales (2 buses).

You could find extra particulars on the route in our publish – The O Circuit in Torres del Paine.

The W trek itinerary and campsites

There’s one free campsite on the W trek – Itlaiano. As of November 2021 it could’t be booked on-line. Because of this, the next itinerary contains solely paid campsites. You may at all times change it and keep at Italiano as an alternative of Francés if the free campsite turns into out there for reserving.

The W trek could be walked both method; clockwise ranging from Central or counterclockwise ranging from Paine Grande/Gray. There are extra itinerary variations for this route.

  • Day 1. Puerto Natales – Paine Grande campsite, Torres del Paine (bus + ferry). Paine Grande – Gray campsite – Paine Grande (Vertice Patagonia), 22 km
  • Day 2. Paine Grande – Francés campsite – Mirador Francés – Mirador Británico – Francés campsite (Las Torres Patagonia), 22 km
  • Day 3. Francés campsite – Chileno campsite (Las Torres Patagonia), 20 km
  • Day 4. Chileno campsite – Mirador Las Torres – Central campsite, 14 km. Central campsite – Puerto Natales (2 buses).

For extra particulars on the route go to The W trek in Torres del Paine.

Mountains in Torres del Paine National Park
Stunning surroundings in Torres del Paine Nationwide Park

Indoor lodging in Torres del Paine

If there aren’t any campsites out there in your dates or you might be simply not an enormous fan of tenting you’ll be able to keep indoors. Indoor lodging (refugios) is out there for the W trek and partly for the O Circuit.  

Each corporations Vertica Patagonia and Las Torres Patagonia have indoor lodging choices. It may be a mattress in a dormitory, a lodge room, or a wood cabin.

Vertice Patagonia

Bigger rooms on the refugios was shared dormitories however because of Covid are rented out as non-public rooms with shared loos. You may e book lodging on-line.

Dickson campsite – Refugio, cabins for 3, 4, 5, or 6 folks. Value from US$114 for a triple room to US$228 for a 6-bed room. The rooms are fundamental: single beds with mattresses, shits, and pillows, no blankets. You need to use your individual sleeping bag or lease one on the Refugio for US$22 per individual per evening.

Gray campsite – Refugio, cabins for Four and 6 folks. Value – US$152 for a quadruple room, US$228 for a 6-bed room. The amenities are much like the Refugio at Dickson.

Paine Grande campsite – Refugio, cabins for two, 4, or 6 folks. Value from US$110 for a double room to US$330 for a 6-bed room. The amenities are much like the refugios above.

Las Torres Patagonia

Las Torres Patagonia has quite a lot of lodging choices from luxurious resorts to mountain hostels. All these lodging could be booked on-line.

Mountain hostels can be found at Central, Francés, Los Cuernos, and Chileno campsites. These hostels used to have shared dormitories for six folks. Because of Covid rules, solely reservations for total rooms are doable. Rooms have bunk beds with mattresses, sheets, and pillows. You’ll want your individual sleeping bag or you’ll be able to lease one on the hostel. Value US$700 for a 6-bed room.

Mountain cabins at Los Cuernos campsite. The wood cabins for 2-Three folks have fully-made beds and shared loos. Value US$180 per individual per evening.

Resort Las Torres at Central campsite. It’s a luxurious spa lodge with non-public ensuite rooms that function a jacuzzi, king-size mattress, wi-fi, bar, and so on. Value – November to March – US$660, October and April – US$570 for a double room.

Locations to remain in Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales is a gateway to Torres del Paine Nationwide Park. There are numerous lodging choices for various budgets from tenting and hostels to luxurious resorts. From our experience, after tenting for greater than per week in Torres del Paine it was very good to remain indoors.

Journey insurance coverage for Torres del Paine

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