The location of this Refugio adds to its attraction. It is conveniently located en route to the Base of the Torres hike, which in my opinion is one of the highlights of the park - a must see!
Operated by Fantástico Sur, prepare yourself for high prices on extras. The meal offering here was above average compared to their other refugios. Small and intimate, this refugio makes for a very intimate stay.
The bedrooms appear neater and better maintained even though there are also about 10 bunk beds per room. The bathroom facilities are OK, as to be expected from an establishment that handles the traffic it does.
Plan your time to either do a morning or afternoon trek to the base of the Torres. The refugio is conveniently located for this purpose and they will even store your luggage for you. I would certainly recommend a stay here
- Also Known As:
- Refugio El Chileno Aisen Region/Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refugio El Chileno is located on the way to "Mirador Base Torres" a "must" in Torres del Paine, it is 2 hour from Las Torres sector. Many visitors pass through here on their trek to the base to recover energies and drink a nice hot chocolate.We highly recommend to stay here and wake up before sunrise to the base to see the red and orange colors of it reflected on the granite towers (sunrise hour depends on the month).Here you´ll find the Refugio, camping a little store and our Restaurant where you can have all your meals.At El Chileno we produce almost all of our energy, using a wind turbine combined with a diesel engine and batteries, we also do not use here high demand energy devices, please help us to take care of our energy.The only way to get to El Chileno is by trekking or horse, even for our staff, meals and all supplies - when you get here think about how we did it with the stoves, eggs, fridge, etc....Useful info: bring sandals for showers, towel (rental available).For tax exemption, do not forget to bring your passport, immigration card given when enter to Chile and foreign currency (tax exemption not available for camping guests) ... more less