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Rates and timing of
Cerro Castillo National Park

Tarifas y Horarios

The tourist areas of Cerro Castillo National Park are operated externally by two different concessions. La Travesia de Las Horquetas administers the entire Las Horquetas Circuit from its trail head of Las Horquetas on Route 7 to the other trail head at Estero Parada.

Our concession has made it possible to keep this hiking circuit open by working with local land owners to create access to the national park. As we move in to this new role, we are excited to offer our services along this trail to park visitors and your entrance fee helps us to improve the following:

MANTEINENCE

Trail conditions, including maintenance to decrease trail erosion and create bridges at river crossings.

SIGNAGE

Create new trail markers in addition to informative and educational signage.

CAMP SITES

Maintain existing camp sites in designated camping areas as well as add more sites to each zone, improving camp infrastructure with additional tables and new camp bathrooms.

REGISTRATION

Record and create accurate visitation data that has been lacking for years, in an effort to assist CONAF in studies such as creating carrying capacities and other protocol lacking in the national park.

SAFETY

Increase visitor safety by improving search and rescue response in a more efficient and professional manner.

EMPLOYMENT

Create employment for local guides, both from the town of Cerro Castillo and the region of Aysen, as well as providing internship opportunities for students studying tourism in the region. We are proud to provide a professional team that can assist visitors with information about the trails, local plant and wildlife, in conjunction to monitoring the trail and camp sites.

INFORMATION

Create an informative and educational website to help visitors plan their trip.
Thank you for helping us to maintain this special National Park and improve the quality of services available to visitors. We hope you enjoy your stay and can appreciate the beauty and wonder of Patagonia.

Rates 2021-2022
Cerro Castillo National Park

 

Prices published in Chilean Pesos (CLP).
Only cash payment will be accepted.

TRAIL

CAMPING
DURATION
RATE
PUBLIC
Estero Parada NO 1 day
(without camp)
$15.000 CLP Adult Foreign
$11.000 CLP Adult Chilean
$8.000 CLP Senior Citizen
$10.000 CLP Children 12-17  years
$0 Children 0-12  years
$4.200 Resident of Villa Cerro Castillo
Mirador Laguna Cerro Castillo NO 1 day
(without camp)
$18.000 CLP Adult Foreign
$14.000 CLP Adult Chilean
$10.000 CLP Senior Citizen
$12.000 CLP Children 12-17  years
$0 Children 0-12  years
$4.200 Resident of  Villa Cerro Castillo
Horquetas + Estero Parada YES 2 or more days $29.000 CLP Adult Foreign
$27.000 CLP Adult Chilean
$20.000 CLP Senior Citizen
$24.000 CLP Children 12-17  years
$0 Children 0-12  years
$4.200 Resident of  Villa Cerro Castillo

 

HORQUETAS + ESTERO PARADA

DURATION:
2 days or more (includes camping overnight)

RATES:
Foreign adult : $29.000 CLP
Chilean adult: $27.000 CLP
Chilean Senior citizen: $20.000 CLP
Children 12-17 years: $24.000 CLP
Children 0-12 years: $0
Cerro Castillo resident: $4.200 CLP (pago CONAF)

ESTERO PARADA TRAIL

DURATION:
Full day hike, without camping overnight

RATES:

Foreign adults: $15.000 CLP
Chilean adults: $11.000 CLP
Senior citizen: $8.000 CLP
Children 12-17 years: $10.000 CLP
Children 0-12 years: $0
Cerro Castillo Resident: $4.200 (pago CONAF)

Cerro Castillo Lake Overlook

DURATION:
Full day hike, without camping overnight

RATES:

Foreign adults: $18.000 CLP
Chilean adults: $14.000 CLP
Senior citizen: $10.000 CLP
Children 12-17 years: $12.000 CLP
Children 0-12 years: $0
Cerro Castillo Resident: $4.200 (pago CONAF)

The trail head for the day trail Cerro Castillo Lake Overlook changed in the beginning of 2021 due to a change in administration. Please review the map to be sure you are entering on the correct trail. Entering areas not administered by Conaf or our concession are not permitted. Thank you!

Furthermore in order to enter the Cerro Castillo National Park it is necessary to go through a series of private land properties both for entry and exit, where owners charge our concession for each person who passes through their land. They have supported our concession in different ways and have made it possible to open the whole Las Horquetas circuit.

We are also happy to add that one of the private property owners donates a portion of the money raised through the concession to the Cerro Castillo Rural High school, with the goal of funding an international first aid course for third and fourth year students, as well as purchasing important equipment for field expeditions for the trade school of Professional Technician in Tourist Services associated with the local high school. Our mission is not only to help CONAF in maintaining the park, but also to have a positive and economic impact on our local community. We hope to continue supporting the TPP Tourism program at Villa Cerro Castillo and we appreciate all the private individuals who have worked together with us to create this partnership with the school.

Hours of Operation:

  • Access hours for the Estero Parada trail is from 7:00 am to 1600 to reach Camp Porteadores with daylight.
  • Access hours for the Las Horquetas trail is from 7:00 am to 13:00 hours to reach Camp Turbio with daylight.

Please respect the following rules in regards to trail access:

EL TURBIO - PORTEZUELO PEÑÓN

When planning your day to cross the Penon Pass, you must leave Camp Turbio before 12:00 to ensure enough daylight as well as the best possibilities for good weather.

Cerro Castillo Lake Overlook

When visiting the Cerro Castillo Lake Overlook trail for the day, visitors should not hike down to the shores of the lake as the return time is much longer than expected. Furthermore, to protect water sources and fragile habitat, visitors should not bath in glacial lakes in the park. Visitors should begin hiking back no later than 16:00 so they can arrive with adequate sunlight.

HAVE A QUESTION

Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Our staff are ready to help you plan your trek. Beyond our office team, we also have professional guides in the park who are available to answer questions during your trip. Before sending us an email, please head over to the frequently asked questions to see if your question has already been answered. We look forward to hearing from you!

We will wait for you!