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Torres del Paine Camping

Updated on September 12, 2014

Camping in Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park has around 11 camp grounds. Of these, four are attached to Refugios, two are manned and six are free unmanned wilderness campsites.

Most are on the Park's two best-known treks, the Torres del Paine W and the Circuit.

Camp Seron

Run by Fantastico Sur

Manned campsite with a small shop where you can rent camping equipment and buy supplies on the Paine Circuit Trek.

Trekking Distances

Camp Séron to Torres Central 9 km, 4 hrs

Camp Séron to Camp Dickson 19 km, 6.5 hrs

Rates (For 2009/2010 and approximate)

Camping: $7

Sleeping bag rental: $6.50

Tent Rental: $11

Mat $3

Dickson Campsite

Run by Vertice Patagonia

Campsite with a refugio and a spectacular setting between Dickson Glacier and the high peaks of the Paine Massif.

Trekking Distances

Refugio Dickson to Camp Los Perros: 9 km, 4 hrs

Rates

Camping: $6

Tent hire: $13.50

Mat hire: $3

Sleeping bag hire: $8

Camp Los Perros

Run by Vertice Patagonia

Manned campsite, and last stop before the John Gardner Pass.

Rates

Camping $6

Tent hire $13.50

Mat hire $3

Sleeping bag hire $8

Trekking Distances

Camp Dickson to Camp Los Perros: 9 km, 4 hrs

Camp Los Perros to Camp El Paso: 12 km, 6 hrs

Camp El Paso

Free Campsite

Windswept, wilderness campsite on the way down from The Pass on the Paine Circuit Trek.

Trekking Distances

Camp Los Perros to Camp El Paso: 12 km, 6 hrs

Camp El Paso to Camp Los Guardas: 6 km, 3 hrs

Camp Los Guardas

Free Campsite

Another campsite on the way down from The Pass.

Trekking Distances

Camp El Paso to Camp Los Guardas: 6 km, 3 hrs

Camp El Paso to Camp Los Guardas: 6 km, 3 hrs

Refugio Grey Campsite

Run by Vertice Patagonia

Campsite next to Lago Grey Beach. Great views of Lago Grey and its icebergs. There's a refugio here too.

Trekking Distances

Camp Los Guardas to Camping Grey: 4km, 2 hrs

Camping Gray to Paine Grande Mountain Lodge Camping: 11 km, 3.5 hrs

Rates

Camping $6

Sleeping bag hire $8

Two-man tent hire $13.50

Mat hire $

Refugio Paine Grande Campsite

Run by Vertice Patagonia

Large campsite with views over Lago Pehoe. Paine Grande Mountain Lodge has hot showers and a restaurant. It's at the start of the Torres del Paine W Trek.

Trekking Distances

Refugio Gray to Paine Grande Mountain Lodge: 11 km, 3.5 hrs

Paine Grande to Camp Italiano: 2.5 hrs (7.6 km)

Paine Grande to Torres del Paine Administration Centre: 14 km, 5 hrs

Rates

Camping $6

Tent hire $13

Sleeping bag hire: $9

Camp Italiano

Free Campsite

This is a woodland campsite on the way to the French Valley, which is part of the Torres del Paine W Trek.

Trekking Distances

Paine Grande to Camp Italiano: 2.5 hrs (7.6 km)

Camp Italiano to French Valley Mirador: 3 hrs (5.5 km)

Camp Britannico

Free Campsite

Wild campsite about a kilometer from the French Valley Mirador.

Trekking Distances

Camp Britannico to French Valley Mirador: 2 km, 30 minutes

Camp Britannico to Refugio Los Cuernos: 7km, 2 hours

Refugio Los Cuernos Campsite

Run by FántasticoSur

This campsite is attached to Los Cuernos Refugio, which also has separate lodges. Facilities are therefore very good, and include hot showers, a restaurant and a shop.

Trekking Distances

French Valley to Refugio Los Cuernos: 2 hrs (9 km

Refugio Los Cuernos to Refugio Torres Central and Norte: 4 hrs (11 km)

Rates

Campng $8

Tent hire $11

Sleeping bag hire $6

Mat hire $3

Refugio Torres Central and Norte Campsites

Run by FántasticoSur

These two large campsites attached to adjacent refugios have plenty of facilities including hot showers, a restaurant, bars and sitting rooms.

Trekking Distances

Refugio Los Cuernos to Refugio Torres Central and Norte: 4 hrs (11 km)

Refugio Las Torres to Refugio Chileno: 1.5 hrs (5.5 km)

Rates

Campsite $8

Tent hire $11

Sleeping bag hire $6

Mat hire $3

Refugio Chileno Campsite

Run by FántasticoSur

Refugio campsite with a restaurant and hot showers in the Valley Ascencio on the way to the Towers (on the W Trek).

Trekking Distances

Refugio Chileno to Camp Torres: 1.5 hrs (3.2 km)

Refugio Las Torres to Refugio Chileno: 1.5 hrs (5.5 km)

Rates

Camping $8

Tent hire $11

Sleeping bag hire $6

Mat hire $3

Camp Torres

Free Campsite

This is as close as you can get to camping beneath the famous The Towers (Las Torres), which are about half a kilometer away.

Trekking Distances

Refugio Chileno to Camp Torres: 1.5 hrs (3.2 km

Camp Torres to The Towers and Back: 2 hrs (1.6 km)

How to Book Campsites

Manned campsites and refugios in Torres del Paine can be booked via the websites of FántasticoSur or Vertice Patagonia or through agents in Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales.

This is essential during the peak season - about November to February.

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      yyaari 5 years ago

      @PatagoniaTours: thanks, that helped a lot

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      PatagoniaTours 5 years ago

      @yyaari: You can hire tents in Los Perros but only to use at Los Perros. You can't take them with you on the Pass. It is possible to hike directly from Los Perros to Grey in one day, but if you wanted to break your journey and camp at El Paso, you would need to take your own tent or hire one in Puerto Natales.

      Hope that helps.

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      yyaari 5 years ago

      We plan to hike the circuit in December. Big question is tents. Can we count on availability of tents for hiring in this time? How to bridge the lack of tents in El Paso campsite? Can we rent in Los Perros and return it in Grey? Or do we have to hike directly from Perros to Grey (21-24km)?

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