So you want to go to Torres del Paine, uh? Well… you need to keep several things in mind in order to live this amazing adventure located at the end of the world!
Follow this simple guide and plan your trip!
Of course, you’ll need a really good backpack with loads of space. Make sure to buy all the food and stuff you need at Puerto Natales because everything in Torres del Paine is f*cking expensive. I’m serious!
You have 2 options for hiking at Torres del Paine, you can either go for the camping option (tent, camping stove, cooking stuff, food, hiking items, etc) or you can stay at either refugees/hotels at the park. Of course staying at a refuge or the hotel is way more expensive than camping!
If you are staying at either camping/refugees or hotel in Torres del Paine, you will need a previous reservation. Especially during the summer season, the National Park is really crowded so you must plan your sleeping schedule very good and with tons of time ahead.
Keep in mind:
Entrance to the park: During high season (1st of October to the 30th of April) the entrance ticket is around 38 USD for foreign people.
The most common trekking tours are the “W” and the “O” circuit. Keep in mind that there are several spots where you can camp, but they are owned by different companies, this means that you have to book your camping spot with different companies: Vértice, CONAF and Fantástico Sur. You CAN’T camp without reservation!
Here is the map and you can check who owns the camping spot and do your reservation on the respective website.
Any other doubt? Leave your comment and I will answer your question ASAP!