Ecocamp Patagonia displays a model of ‘green’ lodging


In southern Chile, Exploring Torres del Paine National Park is certainly a highlight of any trip to Patagonia. With its famous “horns and towers,” igneous rock spires millions of years old, which dominate the horizon. For many travelers, camping is the norm when visiting the park, but we enjoy surprising luxury at our lodging, Ecocamp Patagonia.

Approaching the remote Ecocamp is a fantastic sight.  It is made up of large, individually domed suites moudeled on the nomad-style, native huts of the Kawesqa people—an indigenous group which has historically occupied the region for hundreds of years.  The design is ideal for handling Patagonia’s strong winds which can reach up to more than 100 miles an hour.

The camp has been carefully designed to produce as much environmental impact as possible. The energy used in the camp is run exclusively from natural sources and renewal as hydro, solar and wind power. Waste management is handled a variety of styles, pig feed local installation of composting organic waste in a bath sophisticated.

Given all this, the comfort of the camp unexpectedly. Each suite has a private bathroom, hair dryer so that your home while there is no plug and is heated by a wood stove combustion with low emissions. Food takes two large domes and a “dome sleepers” contains a small library.

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