Camping in Torres Del Paine National park

Camping in Torres Del Paine National park is the way to go. Rooms in Refugio’s are tiny, noisy and food is not very good. I highly recommend camping. If you are doing our circuit trek you will be camping so coming prepared. Check out our Top 10 Tips.

For a lot of people camping can be a real challenge. Camping in the Torres Del Paine National park is the only real way to complete the full circuit trek. There are better Refugio’s on the front side or ‘W’ trek but 6 / 8 people in a room is not the way to travel. You will get minimal sleep, no privacy and trust me you will have no space or real comfort.

Camping in Torres Del Paine National park

If you want privacy and the only way to do the trip is camp. Yes, it rains a lot and it is windy but you will have to camp on the backside of the National park. Camping is the only way to go. I prefer to do this trek from late October, November and again late March until the middle of April. Less people, more space of the trail for you to think, enjoy and experience.

Camping in Torres Del Paine National park

You will need to have the right warm, lightweight gear to complete this trip. If you want 8kg/17lbs carried by a porter it will cost, you $150 per day so you need to come prepared to carry your full back pack.

Camping in Torres Del Paine National park

Some of the campsites like Los Torres have Wi-Fi in the campsite which is useful but there is no internet on the backside of the park which keeps with its pristine feel. This wilderness is out there. We want to promote camping and leave no trace. This National park has it challenges and we want to support camping as it leaves less impact on the environment. Camping is the way to go.

Camping in Torres Del Paine National park

You will encounter rain, snow, wind, muddy trails, rivers on the trail. Real adventure so you need to come fully prepared, trained and ready for action. Read more about the training required to make this journey. Also check out our Top 10 Tips for making this unique journey through Patagonia.

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