Patagonia W-Trek Mountain Huts

You can stay at mountain hut refugios while hiking on the W-Trek. Here are the available huts:

  • Central Sector
  • Frances (French) Sector
  • Paine Grande Sector
  • Cuernos Sector
  • Chileno Sector

Central Sector

Offering mixed dormitory rooms with bunk beds for 6 people, shared bathrooms, and hot showers. Curl up at night in a warm, fully made bed, equipped with sheets, a pillow and a bed cover.

Strategically located close to the stunning Lake Nordenskjöld and at the beginning of the trail that heads to the famous Las Torres Mountains. This is the primary base to reach the Las Torres Base Viewpoint.

Alternatively, stay at Hotel Las Torres (self-guided treks) or EcoCamp (guided treks).

Open September 12th (camping) and October 20th (mountain hostel).


Frances (French) Sector

Offering mixed dormitory rooms with bunk beds for 6-8 people, shared bathrooms, and hot showers. Sleeping bag required.

This is the primary base to reach the French Valley. The stunning 360 degree views from the outside of this hostel will be beautifully ingrained in your memory forever. Looking around at Lake Nordenskjöld, Mount Paine Grande, Mount Ferrier, Mount Tenerife and the Balmaceda and Chacabuco Mountain Ranges is a humbling and inspiring experience. You’ll likely also see the famous “foehn” winds zipping like little tornadoes of water around the lake, and hear the sounds of avalanches from the Francés Glacier.

Open September 12th (camping) and October 20th (mountain hostel).


Paine Grande Sector

Our refuge has capacity for 100 passengers daily in private rooms with 2, 4 and 6 bunk beds (with mattress cover, pillow and pillowcase). Sleeping bag required.

On the shores of Lake Pehoe there is an incredible refuge, with beautiful views of the Cuernos del Paine and Cerro Paine Grande. It is the starting point of the route to the French Valley and the path to the Grey Glacier.

Paine Grande refuge is open from October to April.


Cuernos Sector

Offering mixed dormitory rooms with bunk beds for 6-8 people, shared bathrooms, and hot showers. Sleeping bag required.

It’s hard to pick favorites in Torres del Paine, but this camp is truly stellar. The Cuernos Mountain Hostel sits under two epic mountains, next to the Lake Nordenskjöld and not far from a powerful, cascading waterfall.

Open December 1st (camping and mountain hostel).


Chileno Sector

Offering mixed dormitory rooms with bunk beds for 6-8 people, shared bathrooms, and hot showers. Sleeping bag required.

Being the closest camp to the Las Torres Base Viewpoint, you can relax at the end of the day and get a good night’s sleep, making sure you’ve got your internal batteries recharged for the highly anticipated next day. This camp is perfect for those who want to wake up before dawn, hike in the dark, and arrive in time to watch the iconic red sunrise over the Las Torres Mountains.

Open December 3rd (camping and mountain hostel).

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