|Activity: Demanding Hiking|
|Schedule: 8am to 6pm|
|Distance: 22km / 14mi|
|Walking time: 10h|
|Altitude point: 914m / 3.000ft|
Ecocamp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, with views of the majestic granite towers. The region’s first sustainable lodge south of the Amazon and the first of its kind in the Patagonian wilderness, EcoCamp offers upscale camping in domes inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants.
Children under 12 years receive a 50% discount if staying with their parents in the same dome (6 years old is the minimum age permitted at EcoCamp, but children must be 10 years old to participate in the Winter Wildlife Safari program).
Suite Domes were designed to further our goal of providing comfort in a natural setting with minimal environmental impact, and also maintain the hotel’s warm and cozy vibe. The domes have comfortable double or twin beds, a wood stove and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet.
Suite Dome Lofts are two-storey domes which fit up to four people and have comfortable double or twin beds both up and downstairs. These domes, ideal for families or groups of friends, come with a wood stove, a private terrace and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet.
Spacious, comfortable and equipped with private bathrooms, Superior Domes are the optimum choice for trekkers wanting that bit more space and comfort at the end of a long day’s walk. Each Superior Dome has comfortable queen-size or twin beds, a propane heater, skylight windows and a private bathroom with a sophisticated composting toilet
EcoCamp Standard Domes were the world's first lodge accommodation in geodesic shape. They are resistant to the strong Patagonian wind and come equipped with two single beds (doubles on request), cozy fleece blankets and feather quilts. There are windows in the ceiling for stargazing. Standard Domes include shared bathrooms which are large, comfortable and gender divided.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Standard Domes will be reserved for individual travelers or travelers from the same reservation group.
Regular departures are available every day on request during winter (May to August).
This trip starts and ends at either Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales.
When arriving to Torres del Paine on your first day, your flight to Punta Arenas must arrive before 10 AM. When departing Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas on the last day, your flight from Punta Arenas must leave after 4 PM.
The easy excursion options do not demand extensive physical activity, other than walking a maximum of two consecutive hours over the fairly flat terrain. We stop as many times as necessary depending on the rhythm of the group.
Travelers doing the active excursions are recommended to be in shape before arriving. All trails visited in the programs are under 1,000m / 3,000ft high so passengers don’t need to worry about altitude.
In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia, transportation is in minivans that normally seat 8 to 14 people. Pick-up/drop-off times will be confirmed by our local operations team. An exclusive toll-free emergency number will be available for additional support while you are in Chile.
Check our Weekly Transfer Board details for more information about pick-up and drop-off times to/from EcoCamp.
Patagonian Andes is exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. In addition, the strong marine influence and the effect of the Southern Patagonia ice field make the weather hard to predict.
Winter’s temperature range is between -2ºC/28ºF and 6ºC/43ºF. June, July, and August are the wettest months in Tores del Paine and sub-zero temperatures are common. Nevertheless, the winds are relatively mild in winter. Just as quickly as the weather turns nasty, it can become lovely and sunny. So come prepared for all types of weather!
The weather in Patagonia can be difficult to deal with at times. We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations.
All excursions are subject to weather conditions and the Navigation to Grey Glacier is also subject to a minimum number of participants. In case an excursion cancels an alternative will be provided.