Photo Essay: EcoCamp Patagonia in Torres del Paine
For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed about going to Patagonia, more than anywhere else I’ve wanted to go. And while Patagonia covers millions of acres, I knew exactly where I was going to go: Torres del Paine National Park. It was the holy grail of Patagonia for me. And I was fully prepared to go all out, planning and packing for my own weeklong trek of Torres del Paine’s famous W Trail. That is, until I discovered Ecocamp. Many people choose do a self-guided trek of Torres del Paine, staying in tented campsites and refugios along the way. However, Ecocamp plans and guides your entire trek, provides meals, and has geodesic dome accommodations inside the park, amidst one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world, below the rising towers of Torres del Paine. And technically being the end of the off-season, the cost wasn’t that much as if I would’ve planned my own trek.
The result: One of the best weeks of my life. The only thing I would’ve done differently is staying even longer, especially since Ecocamp’s 5-day trip is really 3 full days of hiking (The first and last day are travel days). Below, see some of my favorite photos from the week at Ecocamp in Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park.