Refugios Torres Del Paine

It’s fair to say that ns W und O Circuit treks through torres del Paine national Park, Patagonia have quickly come to be some of the continent’s many sought-after long activities.

However, this new-found popular (with visitant numbers having actually reached a quarter des a million an the last year alone) has resulted bei huge difficulties weil das prospective visitors.

Du schaust: Refugios torres del paine

This has had a knock-on effect weil das those trying zu book camping in Torres del Paine national Park.


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As who who has actually hiked both ns W und the O Circuit, I’ve been through die process of making torres del Paine camping reservations. I’ve deshalb been confused von the reality that over there are notfall one, not two yet three companies with whom you potentially have to book zum hiking either of the 2 routes.


Unfortunately, to complicate matters also more, during the belastung season, 2018/2019, a last of refugios and camping spots bei Torres del Paine had been currently booked up von November 2018.

Visitors are starting zu make bookings earlier and earlier each year, an interpretation less availability for those starting ns process later an the year. Together a result, die whole process kann feel very, really frustrating.


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Torres del Paine national Park is one of Patagonia’s most unmissable take trip destinations.

That’s why I’ve composed this guide kommen sie making camping reservations in Torres del Paine, with added hints and tips from my 2 visits to die park and the extra die info I’ve gained from conversations with die three companies who giving accommodation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Fantastico Sur and Vertice Patagonia schutz already opened their reservations systems zum the 2021-2022 season meaning you kann already organise your booking.

It doesn’t appear sie can, together yet, make reservations through CONAF zum their totally free campsites top top 24 September 2019. When they do, you should be able kommen sie make bookings here.

If freundin want zu save time: The neu website torres Hike shows you ns availability des accommodation and allows you to book it directly through them, quite than having kommen sie go via ns Vertice Patagonia, Fantastico Sur und CONAF websites. All freundin need kommen sie do is plug an your dates und it’ll nur you i beg your pardon campgrounds und refugios are accessible – saving freundin LOTS von time.


What"s an this article:


What months kann sein you trek ns W? How kommen sie make torres del Paine camping reservations zum the werden trekWhat months kann you trek ns O Circuit? How zu make camping reservations zum the O CircuitGeneral recommendations zum booking camping bei Torres del Paine

What are ns names von the different torres del Paine campsites and who own them?

The first and possibly die most man feature of making refugio and campsite reservations zum Torres del Paine is the truth that there are three carriers who schutz accommodation in the park and you möchte potentially need zu book weist least one campsite with all three.


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The two main companies space Fantastico Sur und Vertice Patagonia. Additionally, there ist CONAF, which ist the quasi-governmental body that administers die park, yet that deshalb has three complimentary campsites in Torres del Paine.

Ok, that’s all clear. But which campgrounds belong zu which company und which people do you need kommen sie book?


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Camping reservations for the wie trek, torres del Paine

There space two different ways the you kann sein hike ns W, relying on whether you anfang at the western corner von the trek und hike ost or at ns eastern corner des the trek and hike west.

Most of the buses that leave native Puerto Natales go into through die same place, via die hamlet of Torres del Paine und stop:

Firstly at Laguna Amarga (where sie get off weil das the O Circuit or if freundin plan top top hiking die W trek from the east) Secondly, at the Pehoe catamaran prevent (where sie get off if sie plan ~ above hiking the W from the west)And finishing weist Administración (the hauptsächlich headquarters von the park und not yes, really useful zum starting any hikes).

Everyone, regardless of where sie plan to anfang the trek, typically gets off the bus at Laguna Amarga zu buy entrance tickets zum the park – sie do not need to book these bei advance.

As des 2020, bus Sur have started offering service that actually enter through ns south of the park:

Starting punkt Administración Continuing zu PehoéAnd finishing hinweisen Laguna Amarga.

On this route, world pay their entrance tickets at Administración.

This service ist good if freundin plan on hiking the W trek from west to ost or space wanting kommen sie do visit Glaciar Grey or Valle Francés as part of a work hike in Torres del Paine national Park.

For both, freundin need to bring sufficient Chilean pesos: $35,000 CLP if sie plan top top spending an ext than 3 days in the park; $25,000 CLP zum adults and $12,500 CLP zum children if you plan on spending less than three days an thepark. Cards are not accepted.


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On die W trek, accommodation zu sein either punkt a campground (either with your very own tent or with a tent the you kann sein rent bei advance from the campground) or at a refugio (normally a bed bei a common dorm).

As of the 2019/2020 season, punkt all des the campgrounds, you kann sein pay for full-board (breakfast, a packed lunch und dinner), half-board (breakfast und dinner) or no food (you lug all her food and cooking equipment).

If you’re plan on camping and self-catering, I’ve written all about the equipment you need zu pack zum the O Circuit (which kann be easily adapted zum the wie trek)and aboutthe food sie should take kommen sie Torres del Paine so that your rucksack isn’t too many heavy.

What months kann you trek the W?

The wie trek is open year-round, und you tun können hike it there is no a reisen guide und alone indigenous October through April.

From the May 1 with to ns beginning of September, you möchte need in official guide to be able zu hike the trail. Solo travellers are not permitted right into the park to execute this trek during these months and you will be fined if you’re caught.

I’ve heard that winter uses a really unique gelegenheit to lakers the national park, particularly as there are far fewer various other hikers und it’s more often than not covered an snow. Rather than camping, you will be staying bei the torres del Paine refugios as it kann get a little cold.

I recommend exploring Chile Nativo who operate a winter tour of Torres del Paine national Park. You kann expect to pay upwards of $1,900 USD p/p zum a two-person tour.

The w trek beginning from ns west

Most people anfang the w trek from the west. This involves:

Taking the limited bus Sur dienstleistungen from Puerto Natales hinweisen 6.30am kommen sie reach ns catamaran stop weist 8.45am*Starting die W trek from Refugio und Camping Paine Grande.

*If there is no space on this service, you kann sein take ns 7.30am service that autumn you punkt Pudeto weist 10.45am for the 11am catamaran. Lakers this post for full information.


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The route des the wie trek, with die different available campsites labelled (click und zoom zum closer view)

This course means you hike to viewpoints of Glacier Grey on work one und on day three or four hike up to die towers, prior to returning zu Puerto Natales.

From die west, the campgrounds along ns W trek room as follows, ordered von when you’ll with them (although you wollen only stay punkt three or four of them):

Refugio und Camping Paine Grande (paid campsite and refugio owned von Vertice Patagonia)Refugio und Camping Grey (paid campsite und refugio owned by Vertice Patagonia)Camping Italiano (free campsite owned by CONAF)Camping und Domes Francés (paid campsite und domes owned über Fantastico Sur)Refugio and Camping komm schon Cuernos (paid campsite und refugio owned by Fantastico Sur)Refugio und Camping torres Central/Norte (paid campsite und refugio owned by Fantastico Sur)Refugio und Camping elastisch Chileno (paid campsite and refugio owned über Fantastico Sur)Camping Torres (free campsite owned von CONAF)

As you can see, hinweisen some point, you wollen likely need to book v all three des the companies. We will go right into that in a moment.

The w trek beginning from ns east

Although it zu sein less common, you can deshalb start die W from ns east.

This involves getting off the bus at Laguna Amarga protect against (buses leave Puerto Natales punkt 7.30am and arrive here at 9.45am), walking or taking die 15-minute spaceship minibus ($3,000 CLP ($4 USD)) operated von Hotel lesen Torres zu Refugio and Camping torres Central/Norte.

This course means freundin hike trost to ns towers on work one und to ns viewpoints von Glacier Grey top top day three or four of the hike, prior to returning to Puerto Natales.


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The route von the w trek, with ns different accessible campsites labelled(click and zoom zum closer view)

From ns east, die campgrounds along die W trek space as follows, ordered von when you’ll with them (although you will only stay weist three or four des them):

Refugio and Camping torres Central/Norte (paid campsite and refugio owned von Fantastico Sur)Refugio und Camping el Chileno (paid campsite and refugio owned von Fantastico Sur)Camping Torres (free campsite owned über CONAF)Refugio and Camping komm schon Cuernos (paid campsite and refugio owned von Fantastico Sur)Camping und Domos Francés (paid campsite und domes owned über Fantastico Sur)Camping Italiano (free campsite owned von CONAF)Refugio and Camping Paine Grande (paid campsite und refugio owned von Vertice Patagonia)Refugio und Camping Grey (paid campsite und refugio owned von Vertice Patagonia)

Hiking the W from west to ost or from ost to west

Ultimately, the doesn’t matte which direction you hike the W, an especially as both von the “arms” des the W, where sie head into Valle Frances (for die Mirador Francés und Mirador Britanico) und Valle Ascencio, involve sie walking there and back along ns same path.

On die sections bei between, you’ll find that hiking from east to west, i.e. Against ns traffic, tun können potentially be annoying as you’ll be coming hoch against groups von people hiking an the the contrary direction; as ns path is not an extremely wide, you’ll probably spend a last of time waiting zum people kommen sie pass.

If sie hike west zu east, i.e. With die traffic, you tun können find yourself acquiring stuck behind lots des other hikers and struggling zu overtake them if freundin want zu go faster.


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How zu make torres del Paine camping reservations zum the w trek

I’m going zu refer zu booking campsites from west to ost as this ist the path you will likely take.

If sie plan on hiking ns W bei the other direction, it’s easy enough to just follow this procedure backwards (or fall me a comment hinweisen the ende of this post und I’ll explain in more detail).

Organising your torres del Paine national Park camping and refugio reservations isn’t too complicated, but does need some explanation.

Let’s go v each von the campsites on the W and how you tun können reserve her campsites in Torres del Paine v each company.

You’ll also find this article about planning and hiking ns W trek there is no a guide an extremely useful.

If sie want zu save time: The new website torres Hike shows you the availability von accommodation und allows you kommen sie book it directly through them, fairly than having zu go via the Vertice Patagonia, Fantastico Sur und CONAF websites. All you need zu do ist plug in your dates und it’ll nur you i m sorry campgrounds und refugios are obtainable – saving freundin LOTS of time.

Vertice Patagonia: Paine Grande und Grey

Bookings zum the 2021-2022 season are now open.

To do a torres del Paine camping preventive or kommen sie book a dorm reservation bei a refugio with Vertice Patagonia you need to follow this link to ns booking page on their website. Note that as des October 2021, you can only book in entire dorm room, rather than one bed an a dorm. die cheapest ist a dual room zum $110,000 USD über night (although part campsites just offer a three-bed or four-bed room as their smallest and cheapest room).

To book, fFirstly, you need zu select “Another” or “Otro” an the Passenger/Pasajero section of the erste booking window, and select USD (because freundin are a foreigner und not Chilean resident). Then, you need zu select “Circuito W” on ns second window.

This then gets you zu choose whether sie want kommen sie book Refugio und Camping Grey followed von Refugio and Camping Paine Grande, Refugio and Camping Paine Grande followed by Refugio und Camping Grey or either one or the other.

If you schutz any worries with booking your spot in a refugio or in the camping, the erste thing to do is contact Vertice Patagonia.

You tun können do dafür directly durch


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The booking home window on the Vertice Patagonia website. It’s deshalb available bei English.

I oase heard castle are fairly quick zu get rückseitig to you and speak English.

If you’re already in Patagonia and have had worries with her booking, you tun können go directly zu their office in Puerto Natales located at: Bulnes 100 (tel. 61/2415 716).

Rates 2021/2022 zum camping and dining hinweisen Vertice Patagonia

For ns 2021-2022 season, Paine Grande jetzt has a different cost zum meals und camping/refugio accommodation. Ns prices are roughly die same, except weil das the reality that you kann only book bei entire dorm room, fairly than one bed bei a dorm. Zum solo travellers, this means that camping is now your cheapest choice.

Rates zum camping und dining weist Camping und Refugio Paine Grande:


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Bear in mind the the prices in USD room those that sie pay together a foreigner travelling kommen sie Chile and is what you should be fee on ns respective websites.

You may need kommen sie show her passport und the migration ticket native PDI that sie received wie you arrived in the nation at the campsites/refugios to prove sie are a tourist.

Refugio and Camping Paine GrandeCost for camping through own devices p/p: $10 USD Cost for camping with rented equipment p/p (based on two sharing): $53.5 USD (additional $14.5 USD if einzel occupancy)Cost zum dorm bei refugio p/p through your very own sleeping bag: $57 USD ($34,000 CLP)*Cost for dorm an refugio p/p there is no your very own sleeping bag: $87 USD ($56,000 CLP)Cost zum dorm in refugio (with your own sleeping bag) and half-board p/p: $102 USD ($63,000 CLP)Cost zum dorm bei refugio (with your very own sleeping bag) and full-board p/p: $121 USD ($75,000 CLP)Cost for double room bei refugio with your very own sleeping bag (based on two sharing): $55 USD Cost zum double room bei refugio there is no your very own sleeping bag (based on two sharing): $77 USD Cost for double room in refugio (with your very own sleeping bag) and half board (based on two sharing): $100 USD Cost weil das double room in refugio (with your own sleeping bag) and full plank (based on two sharing): $110 USD Cost weil das half board: $45 USDCost zum full board: $56 USD

Get die info about ns refugio und camping at Paine Grande.

*Not possible because of covid restrictions.


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Refugio und Camping Paine Grande has one von the biggest campsites an the park

Most people wollen spend their zuerst night an Torres del Paine national Park camping or staying in the refugio weist Paine Grande.

It zu sein located nur next zu where ns catamaran ferry that the cross Lago Pehoe arrives und is a advantageous campsite as it’s large (and deswegen normally has space) and you kann get off the ferry, set nach oben your tent und then leave her big rucksack as you hike to the Glacier Grey viewpoints weil das the day.

You kann sein then return rückseitig to ns campground weist night.

When camping here, you’ll notification that most people try und camp alongside the bottom of the hill that edges ns campground: this gives some protection from die wind and is a good idea!

The camping facilities hinweisen Paine Grande space really good:

Large mess hall through tables where you tun können cook food und sinks weil das washing upPlug sockets an the mess hallHot showers (only for a couple of hours bei the evening so aim kommen sie queue up a bit prior to they open)A huge canteen (you pay weil das food when you make her camping reservation)A barA shop with basics such as biscuits, eggs, chocolates and crisps und occasionally bread

The refugio facilities punkt Paine Grande include:

Beds in shared dorm rooms through or without bed garments (you pay $30 USD ($22,000 CLP) less if you take your own sleeping bag)A large canteen (you pay for food wie man you make her dormitory reservation)A barWIFI (you must schutz Paypal to pay zum it)Refugio and Camping Grey
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The main viewpoints throughout Glacier Grey, just a wenig further along die trail from ns Refugio und Camping Grey.
Cost zum camping through own tools p/p: $9 USD Cost weil das camping through rented equipment p/p (based on 2 sharing): $52.5 USD Cost zum dorm bei refugio v your very own sleeping bag: $37 USD ($22,000 CLP)Cost zum dorm an refugio there is no your own sleeping bag: $87 USD ($56,000 CLP)Cost zum dorm bei refugio (with your own sleeping bag) and half-board: $82 USD ($51,000 CLP)Cost weil das dorm in refugio (with your very own sleeping bag) und full-board: $94 USD ($58,000 CLP) Cost weil das half board: $56 USDCost zum full board: $62 USD

Find more die info about ns refugio und camping at Grey.

*Not feasible because of covid restrictions. Refugio Grey only has four- and six-bed rooms available and you need to book the whole room, so if you’re travel alone or as a couple, it’s a last more affordable zu stay in a tent.

Many civilization stay at Grey on the first night des their trek, instead des at Paine Grande.

Grey zu sein a an excellent campground if sie plan on long to ns further viewpoints von the Grey Glacier.

The w actually finishes at the viewpoint soon after this campground; die path that continues is the O Circuit and, if you’re a in der nähe des hiker, you can follow it all ns way kommen sie Camping Paso (18km away).

Otherwise, you kann hike about bei hour und a hilfreich from Refugio and Camping Grey kommen sie reach 2 suspension bridges over fluss gorges, from whereby you’ll get an excellent views too.

Grey ist smaller than Paine Grande und so is more likely zu be booked up. If freundin find the they don’t have space on your date, it’s worth instead checking if there zu sein availability weist Paine Grande and staying there instead.

The camping facilities hinweisen Grey are good:

Cooking area through tables where you kann sein cook food and sinks zum washing upHot showers (only zum a couple von hours in the evening deswegen aim zu queue trost a bit prior to they open)A canteen (you pay zum food when you make your camping reservation)A barA geschäft with food basics

The refugio facilities punkt Grey include:

Beds in shared dorm rooms through or without a sleeping bagA large canteen (you pay zum food when you make your dormitory reservation)A barComputers with internet connection (additional fee)

CONAF: Italiano

To publication campsite Italiano through CONAF, sie need to use this link*.

Their online booking system ist now viel easier 보다 it was zum last season.

You just need to click on die above link, put an your dates (you will need zu do this double if sie want zu book much more than one campsite through CONAF) und it will nur availability and allow you zu insert your details to make ns reservation. It’s all in English, too!

*As von October 2021, their booking website isn’t working. I’ll update wie it is.

Camping Italiano
Cost zum camping through own devices p/p: Free

The free Italiano campsite zu sein generally a place to stop on die second day of the w trek in Torres del Paine together it zu sein located just below ns trail that leads up zu Mirador Francés and Mirador Britanico, both lookouts across a glacier-strewn valley.


Many people deshalb use this campground as a place zu leave your backpacks wie they hike up the lookouts (you tun können leave them zum free with die ranger who ist based hinweisen this campsite and then choose them back up wie you come back down).

The facilities punkt this campground are really poor, mainly because it’s free. There is:

A klein shelter through benches for cookingDrinking waterA sink zum washing dishesTwo toilets

This campground floods wie it rains and the toilets room really rather unpleasant.

Although it’s in option if you’re on in extreme budget, ich would strongly recommend that you continue on kommen sie Francés or los Cuernos, instead des camping hinweisen Italiano.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As von October 2021, it’s notfall possible to book reservations through CONAF for the 2021-2022 season. Ich will update wie man it is.

Fantastico Sur: Francés, komm schon Cuernos, torres Central and El Chileno

To do a torres del Paine camping reservation or zu book a dorm reservation in a refugio with Fantastico Sur freundin need to follow this verknüpfung to die booking page on your website.

Fantastico Sur space pretty good at getting zurück to queries and I’ve also found the they space very in der nähe des at responding through ns chat box option on your website.

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If you’re struggling kommen sie make reservations, sie can so contact them via email at castle speak great English, too.

They also have in office bei Puerto Natales situated at: Esmeralda 661, Puerto Natales (tel. 61/2614 184).

Rates 2021/2022 zum camping and dining hinweisen Fantastico Sur:

Bear in mind that the prices in USD room those that freundin pay as a foreigner travelling kommen sie Chile und is what you should be charged on ns respective websites.

You may need zu show her passport and the wandern ticket native PDI that sie received when you arrived bei the country at the campsites/refugios to prove sie are a tourist.

Domos und Camping FrancésCost for camping with own devices p/p: $21 USD plus in additional $11 USD if einzel occupancyCost weil das camping through rented devices p/p: $70.5 USD plus bei additional $11 USD if einzel occupancyCost weil das dorm in dome p/p: $116 USD or $111 USD with sleeping bag*Cost for dorm bei dome und half-board p/p: $172 USD Cost zum dorm in dome and full-board p/p: $196 USD Cost for half board: $56 USDCost zum full board: $80 USD

*Not feasible because of covid restrictions. Los Cuernos only has six-bed rooms available and you need to book ns whole room, dafür if you’re travelling alone or together a couple, it’s a last more affordable zu stay an a tent.

Information around refugios und camping.

Most people stay punkt Francés on ns second night of the werden trek as bei alternative to Italiano, as it’s just about an hour’s hike more on.

Camping here ist on elevated wooden platforms, with some shelter from bushes and trees.

If staying here, ich recommend bringing part string zu help with putting up your tent. Back there are hooks an the wooden platform that room available for using instead von pegs, it can be rather hard kommen sie pitch her tent well.

The camping facilities at Francés are good:

This campground originally only available full-board but has changed zum the 2018/2019 season kommen sie allowing campers kommen sie bring and cook their very own food. I don’t know exactly what facilities this method they jetzt have, yet there wollen be in area weil das those camping to koch their very own food.Hot showersA canteen (you pay weil das food wie you make your reservation)

The dome infrastructure (dorm beds in geodesic domes) hinweisen Francés include:

Beds in shared dorm rooms v or without bed clothes (you salary $5 USD ($3,500 CLP) less if sie take your own sleeping bag)A canteen (you pay zum food wie you make her reservation)Refugio and Camping komm schon Cuernos
Cost weil das camping through own tools p/p: $21 USD plus in additional $11 USD if einzel occupancy*Cost for camping through rented devices p/p: $70.5 USD plus in additional $11 USD if single occupancyCost weil das dorm in refugio p/p: $116 USD or $111 USD with resting bagCost zum dorm an refugio and half-board p/p: $172 USD **Cost zum dorm an refugio und full-board p/p: $196 USD Cost zum hut weil das two: $360 USD or $340 USD for one personCost weil das half board: $56 USDCost zum full board: $80 USD

*I am also 90% sure that sie cannot koch unless freundin are staying in the campground or the huts; therefore, you möchte need zu select food if staying in the refugio.

**Not feasible because of covid restrictions. Los Cuernos only has six-bed rooms available and you need to book die whole room, so if you’re travel alone or together a couple, it’s a lot more affordable zu stay in a tent.

Information about refugios and camping

Most world stay at komm schon Cuernos on ns second night des the w trek, as in alternative to Italiano und Frances.

Camping here ist on raised wooden platforms, with some shelter from bushes und trees.

If continuing to be here, i recommend bringing some string zu help v putting trost your tent. Although there space hooks bei the wood platform that space available zum using instead von pegs, it can be quite hard kommen sie pitch your tent well.

The camping framework at los Cuernos space good:

This campground initially only available full-board however changed weil das the 2018/2019 season to allow campers zu bring and cook their own food. Ich don’t know exactly what infrastructure this means they jetzt have, however there wollen be in area for those camping to cook their own food.Hot showersA canteen (you pay for food wie you make her camping reservation)

The refugio facilities at komm schon Cuernos include:

Beds in shared dorm rooms with or without bed clothes (you salary $5 USD less if sie take your own sleeping bag)Beds in shared domesA large canteen (you pay for food wie you make your dormitory reservation)Refugio und Camping Torre Central and Torre NorteCost weil das camping through own tools p/p: $21 USD plus in additional $11 USD if single occupancyCost zum camping v rented equipment p/p: $71 USD plus in additional $11 USD if einzel occupancyCost zum dorm an refugio p/p: $116 USD*/**Cost for dorm an refugio and half-board p/p: $172 USD Cost for dorm bei refugio und full-board p/p: $196 USD Cost for half board: $56 USDCost zum full board: $80 USD

*I bei der 90% sure that you cannot koch unless freundin are staying in the campground; therefore, you möchte need kommen sie select food if staying in the refugio.

**Not possible because of covid restrictions. Torre Central and Torre Norte only schutz six-bed rooms available and you have to book ns whole room, deshalb if you’re travelling alone or as a couple, it’s a lot more affordable to stay in a tent.

Information around refugios und camping.

Most civilization camp or stay an dorms weist Torre main or an the dorm rooms of Torre Norte in the dritter or fourth nights des the wie trek.

It ist situated at ns base of the towers und is therefore a great place zu leave her big rucksack as freundin hike nach oben to die towers for the day, but there is a cost von $5 USD ($3,500 CLP) zu do this.

This is also one of the biggest campground bei the park, which means there zu sein generally an are here – deswegen if you’re struggling to get reservations at Frances, los Cuernos or el Chileno, consider booking below instead.

It’s deshalb a an excellent place to lakers a puma! the night i stayed there, we missed one über about a minute that was wandering past the campground (don’t worry, lock won’t strike you).

The camping facilities punkt Torre central are good:

Outdoor tables wherein you kann cook food, to add sinks zum washing upHot showersA canteen (you pay zum food wie man you make your camping reservation)A barA shop with grundlegend food items

The refugio facilities weist Torre main include:

Beds in shared dorm rooms through or there is no bed apparel (you pay $5 USD less if freundin take your very own sleeping bag). Rooms room larger, newer and generally nicer than those an Torre Norte and have central heating.A huge canteen (you pay zum food wie man you make her dormitory reservation)A bar

Torre Norte is 100 metres native Torre Central und you schutz access to die canteen, bar und shop there.

Refugio and Camping elastisch Chileno
Cost zum camping through own equipment p/p: $21 USD plus an additional $11 USD if single occupancyCost weil das camping with rented equipment p/p: $71 USD plus in additional $11 USD if single occupancyCost zum dorm an refugio p/p: $116 USD or $111 USD with resting bag*/**Cost weil das dorm in refugio und half-board p/p: $172 USDCost zum dorm in refugio and full-board p/p: $196 USDCost for half board: $56 USDCost zum full board: $80 USD

*You save $5 USD if sie bring your own sleeping bag. Also, I am 90% certain that you cannot cook unless sie are staying bei the campground; therefore, you wollen need zu select food if staying bei the refugio.

**Not possible because of corona restrictions. Elastisch Chileno only has actually six-bed rooms available und you should book ns whole room, so if you’re travel alone or as a couple, it’s a lot more affordable zu stay in a tent.

Information around refugios and camping.

Most world stay at el Chileno on ns third or fourth nights of the w trek. It ist situated at ns base des the towers, but a couple von hours closer 보다 Torre Central, an interpretation you can hike from there nach oben to die towers punkt dawn.

Camping at elastisch Chileno is on raised wooden platforms, with some shelter from bushes and trees.

As with los Cuenos, if staying hinweisen this campground, i recommend bringing part string to help through putting trost your tent. Back there space hooks bei the wood platform that room available zum using instead of pegs, it kann sein be fairly hard to pitch her tent well.


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El Chileno zu sein now the closest campsite to the towers and your best auswahl if you want to lakers them punkt dawn.

Be conscious that there is nowhere to leave your rucksack at this campground; if you plan zu head up to the towers, you’re best kommen sie do this zum dawn, leaving her tent up with her stuff inside.

When you come back down from the towers, you kann pack up. Check out is at 9am.

The camping infrastructure at elastisch Chileno room good:

There are no food preparation facilities bei El Chileno; you must either lug cold food or something that just requires you to add warm water (which you tun können request from die refugio) or sie should pre-book food from your canteen.Hot showersA canteen (you pay zum food when you make your camping reservation)A shop with radikale food items

The refugio facilities at el Chileno include:

Beds an shared dorm rooms with or without bed clothes (you salary $5 USD less if sie take your own sleeping bag)A large canteen (you pay zum food when you make your dormitory reservation)

CONAF: torres

Campamento Torres

This totally free camping ist located just below ns base of the towers, around a 45-minute hike to ns lake above which they are found. It has actually space for tents within a wooded area, a small, covered area for cooking, add to toilets und running water from two streams.

However, since ns 2017/2018 season, the campsite has actually been closed. As far as I’m aware, the will not be opening zum the 2021/2022 season, either.


Camping reservations zum the O Circuit, torres del Paine

The O Circuit tun können only be walked in bei anti-clockwise direction, starting from the park ranger station weist Laguna Amarga.


All of the buses the leave from Puerto Natales enter through die same place, via the hamlet von Torres del Paine and stop first at Laguna Amarga, where freundin need to get off zum the O Circuit und to buy entrance tickets zum the park – sie do not need zu book these in advance.

On die O Circuit and the erste four/five work before you reach ns W trek, accommodation ist generally an campsites (either v your very own tent or with a tent the you can rent in advance from die campsite), although Refugio und Camping Dickson does have beds bei their refugio.

Food ist generally no one available, although there space a couple of exceptions. You möchte need to bring all des your food und cooking equipment.

I’ve composed all about die equipment sie need to pack zum the O Circuitand compiled this guide kommen sie what food sie should take zu Torres del Paine deshalb that your rucksack isn’t too many heavy.


From Laguna Amarga, the campsites on die O Circuit are as followed and ordered über when you’ll with them (you stay hinweisen all von them, unless freundin want zu skip Camping Paso and continue on to Refugio und Camping Grey):

Camping Serón (paid campsite owned by Fantastico Sur)Refugio und Camping Dickinson (paid campsite und refugio owned von Vertice Patagonia)Camping los Perros (paid campsite owned über Vertice Patagonia)Camping Paso (free campsite owned by CONAF)

You then join ns W trek heading east:

Refugio and Camping Grey (paid campsite and refugio owned by Vertice Patagonia)Refugio und Camping Paine Grande (paid campsite and refugio owned über Vertice Patagonia)Camping Italiano (free campsite owned by CONAF)Camping und Domes Francés (paid campsite und domes owned von Fantastico Sur)Refugio and Camping komm schon Cuernos (paid campsite und refugio owned von Fantastico Sur)Refugio and Camping torres Central/Norte (paid campsite and refugio owned von Fantastico Sur)Refugio und Camping elastisch Chileno (paid campsite and refugio owned über Fantastico Sur)Camping Torres (free campsite owned von CONAF)

What months kann sein you trek die O Circuit?

The main opening date des the O Circuit completely depends on wie man CONAF decision to open the trail. This typically happens in November, with the hiking season proceeding until the ende of March and sometimes right into April.

This generally happens in November, with die hiking season proceeding until the ende of March and sometimes into April.

During die low season (1st of May till 31st des October), the O Circuit is closed.

Hiking die O Circuit anti-clockwise

As of a few years back, you kann only hike ns O Circuit anticlockwise. This means getting turn off the bus at Laguna Amarga and hiking or taking the 15-minute shuttle minibus ($3,000 CLP ($4 USD)) operated von Hotel las Torres kommen sie Refugio and Camping torres Central/Norte.

After you’ve hiked the loop about the back of ns Cordillera Paine, you join the W trek weist Refugio und Camping Grey.

For more die info about long this trail, don’t fehlschlagen our finish guide to the Torres del Paine O Circuit, too as die 14 things you need kommen sie know prior to starting the O Circuit.

How kommen sie make camping reservations for the O Circuit

Again, booking camping in Torres del Paine isn’t auch difficult, but freundin do need to understand the O Circuit route and the alternatives available to you.

If freundin want kommen sie save time: The neu website torres Hike reflects you the availability von accommodation und allows you zu book it straight through them, rather than having kommen sie go via ns Vertice Patagonia, Fantastico Sur and CONAF websites. All you need to do is plug in your dates und it’ll show you i beg your pardon campgrounds and refugios are available – saving sie LOTS of time.


Fantastico Sur: Camping Serón

To make a torres del Paine camping reservation or zu book a dorm reservation bei a refugio v Fantastico Sur freundin need to follow this link to the booking buchseite on their website.

Fantastico Sur room pretty good hinweisen getting back to queries und I’ve also found the they room very schon fast at responding through the chat box option on your website.

If you’re struggling to make reservations, freundin can also contact castle via emails at they speak good English, too.

They also have an office in Puerto Natales located at: Esmeralda 661, Puerto Natales (tel. 61/2614 184).

Rates 2021/2022 for camping and dining weist Fantastico Sur:

Camping Serón zu sein the zuerst campground on the O Circuit und normally die place where world stay on their first night in the park.

There zu sein only camping possible here and it comprises a huge, grassy area with views of the east side of the mountain range.

Camping Serón has actually reasonable facilities:

A couple von covered areas weil das cooking foodToiletsShowers with warm water (although i don’t think they have hot water all of the time)A einkaufen with radikale food essentials and sometimes camping gasA small canteen

Vertice Patagonia: Dickinson und Los Perros

To do a torres del Paine camping reservation or to book a dorm reservation an a refugio with Vertice Patagonia sie need to follow this link to the booking page on your website.

They oase changed their booking system from tonnage year. Firstly, sie need zu select “Another” or “Otro” bei the Passenger/Pasajero section von the first booking window, and choose USD (because freundin are a foreigner and not Chilean resident).

Then, freundin need to select “Circuito Maczio Paine” on ns second window:


You tun können no longer nur book one von their campgrounds; instead you schutz to book them bei groups e.g. Dickson, los Perros, Grey und Paine Grande.

If freundin plan top top staying an the cost-free CONAF Paso campground, be certain that you oase a gap in dates betwee Los Perros and Grey or Paine Grande kommen sie accommodate remaining there.

Rates 2021/2022 weil das camping weist Vertice Patagonia:

Note these prices space correct zum Dickinson, komm schon Perros und Grey; prices zum Paine Grande are zeigen above at ns beginning of the section about camping reservations zum the w trek.


Cost for camping v own equipment p/p: $9 USD Cost zum camping through rented tools p/p: (based on 2 sharing) $52.50 USD (additional $14.5 USD if einzel occupancy)Cost for dorm in refugio through your very own sleeping bag: $37 USD ($22,000 CLP)**Cost zum dorm in refugio (with your own sleeping bag) und half-board: $82 USD ($51,000 CLP)Cost for dorm an refugio (with your own sleeping bag) und full-board: $94 USD ($58,000 CLP)Cost zum half board: $45 USDCost zum full board: $56 USD

**Not feasible because of corona restrictions. Dickson only has actually three-bed rooms easily accessible (from $114 USD) und you should book the whole room, dafür if you’re travel alone or as a couple, it’s a last more affordable zu stay in a tent.

Get die info about Refugio und Camping Dickson here.


Refugio und Camping Dickson is the 2nd campground on the O Circuit and normally the place where world stay top top their second night bei the park.

There ist camping and a small refugio here und it’s set in a beautiful location an the horseshoe floodplains des where Lago Dickson becomes die Río Paine.

You can even seen hanging glaciers above ns lake if sie wander through ns trees at the zurück of the campground.

Camping Dickson has reasonable facilities:

A large covered area zum cooking foodPicnic benches dotted across die site (you are not allowed to kochen food hinweisen these)ToiletsShowers with warm water (limited hours)A einkaufen with grundlegend food essentialsA small canteen (you pay for food wie man you make her camping reservation)

The refugio facilities at Dickson include:

Beds in shared dorm rooms v or there is no bed clothes (although take it a sleeping bag as the price zu sein double if you want to have bedclothes included)A small canteen (you pay weil das food when you make your dormitory reservation)Camping komm schon Perros
Cost for camping v own devices p/p: $9 USD ($5,500 CLP)Cost zum camping through rented equipment p/p: (based on 2 sharing) $52.50 USD (additional $14.5 USD if einzel occupancy)

Get die info about Camping los Perros here.

Set bei the woods below the john Gardner Pass, Camping komm schon Perros is a small campground through very fundamental facilities.

It ist normally where world stay on ns third night des hiking die O Circuit.

Camping los Perros has grundlegend facilities:

A hut zum cooking food (it also has charging points zum your electrical items)ToiletsShowers through cold water

CONAF: Paso

CONAF has actually one complimentary campground ~ above the zuerst half of the O Circuit. As of October 2021, CONAF hasn’t opened up their online booking system. I will update wie man it does.

Their online booking system ist now viel easier 보다 it was for last season. You nur need zu click on ns above link, put in your days (you möchte need to do this twice if you want zu book an ext than one campsite through CONAF) and it will nur availability und allow you kommen sie insert your einzelheiten to make the reservation. It’s all in English, too!

Camping PasoCost for camping v own devices p/p: Free

Located a couple of kilometers listed below the john Gardner Pass, the free campground Paso is sometimes used by hikers on die fourth night von hiking ns O Circuit, back there is generally blieb time (if you oase the energy left) zu continue on to Refugio and Camping Grey (another 10 kilometers away) in the very same day.

The facilities right here are very, very basic und the restroom itself ist probably enough kommen sie put some human being off. It’s so a very small area with just a limited number von spots, deshalb camping it s okay booked trost very quickly.

Camping Paso has grundlegend facilities:

A three-walled shelter where you can prepare foodOne toilet

Note that this campsite zu sein only open november through April.

The rest of the O Circuit

From here, sie join die W trek and so ns advice regarding booking ns different campgrounds complies with the information indicated above (although you’ll get kommen sie Refugio and Camping Grey prior to Refugio and Camping Paine Grande).

General recommendations zum booking camping an Torres del Paine

Book well an advance

During the 2018-2019 season, über September 2018, there were few camping spots and even under spaces in the refugio zum December, January und February.

However, human being reported gift able to get reservations last-minute during these months, deshalb it’s worth checking back in to lakers if reservations oase opened up.

The trick ist to publication your days as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Bring your passport and PDI form

Prices on the Fantastico Sur and Vertice Patagonia websites are quoted an USD and this price only applied ist you room a foreigner who has actually spent fewer 보다 60 continuous days in the Chile (so it’s fine if you’re to be out right into Argentina and back in again).

However, zu prove this, they may want to lakers your passport und the PDI wandern slip sie were given wie you entered die country.

Bring both – just remember to put them an a Ziploc plastic bag so that castle are protected from die rain (passports are notfall accepted zum travel if they endure water damage!).

Print the end your reservations

Print the end your preventive confirmations weil das your accommodation in Torres del Paine and take them with you.

Along ns W, they schutz internet access und have a list von who zu sein expected kommen sie be hinweisen each campground each night.

Along the O Circuit, this zu sein not ns case und there have been situations where people schutz been sent back the method they came since they couldn’t prove that they had actually a reservation weist a campground further along ns trek.

I deshalb heard that they can be checking camping reservations wie man you buy her ticket hinweisen Laguna Amarga and they won’t enable you zu enter the park if sie can’t proof them.

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You can also download them kommen sie your phone, just make sure that you have enough battery (I introduce bringing a battery pack: inspect them out on amazonas or REI)so the you kann sein show them wie man required.

For more information, lakers my guide zu what freundin should pack zum hiking bei Torres del Paine).

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