The place we stayed at in Torres Del Paine was called Eco Camp. We were glamping (glamorous camping).
This amazing camp site sits in the shadow of the towers of the mountain range. Where ever you look you can see amazing scenery.
Eco Camp is made up of domes instead of tents varying in comfort. We had a standard dome which was small and cosy and consisted of a double bed and not much else. The bathrooms were shared.
The next couple of levels up meant the dome contained an ensuite bathroom and maybe a heater. We loved our little dome though and it was so cosy getting into the fleece like sheets and duvet each night.
The only downside to the domes are that the high winds sometimes create a lot of noise at night. Also the windows don’t have any type of cover so the light streams in late at night and very early in the morning.
The large core domes in the middle of the site are the communal areas where guests have their meals or generally chill out by the fire. The coffee table books (mainly about wildlife in the park) as well as the availability of hot drinks and snacks plus the great company of guests from all over the world is lovely. It was great coming back to such a cosy atmosphere each evening after a long day’s hike.
The site is meant to be very eco friendly and I think they really achieve this. Electricity is generated by a hydro generator and the toilets are composting toilets. It is a wonder how they achieve such standards and not make a dent on the wildlife.
An incredible beautiful place within an incedibly beautiful place!