Torres del Paine re-opening on January 4th

This is the basic information that you need to know about de re-opening of Torres del Paine National Park on January 4th:

  • Closed Accesses: Lake Sarmiento and Rio Serrano accesses must remain closed until the fire is completely extinguished and there is no risk for visitors or fire brigade operations. This will be evaluated by CONAF experts and by the administration of Torres del Paine National Park. This means that accesses are closed and there will be no visits to Grey Lake, Pehoe Lake, Sarmiento Lake, Pehoe camping area, Explora Hotel, and Hotel Lago Grey.
  • Special measures: CONAF will take special control and information measures for people entering the open areas of the park.
  • Recommendation: In the south side of the park, it is recommended to enable navigation downstream Serrano Camping.
  • Access to the park: Access is open to 90 kms of trekking trails. Visitors visiting the park by car can reach the Hosteria de las Torres, Paine Falls, Laguna Amarga and Laguna Azul.
  • Available Sectors: Cuernos Camping Area, Torres Camping Area and Ascencio Valley, Hotel Las Torres, Serón Camping Area, Dickson Camping Area and Río Los Perros, Laguna Azul Camping Area.
  • Enabled trekking circuits: Circuit to Las Torres, Camping Torres Circuit – Valle Los Perros Circuit and Cuernos Circuit, enabled with a maximum capacity of 80 people a day.
  • Access routes available: the available access routes are Laguna Azul and Laguna Amarga. This will enable the north and northeast areas of the park for the use of motorized vehicles and pedestrians in the mountain area. The reopened area makes a total of 100,000 hectares.
  • Opening hours: 07:30 hrs. – 21.00 hrs.
  • Contact: Telephone Number: 061-238684 E-mail: pamela.mayorga@conaf.cl (CONAF Information Office in Punta Arenas)
  • Health alerts: there are no health alerts for the use of water within the park.

Source: Sernatur