*Camping La Junta CLOSED April 20 until October 2015.
Surrounded by granite walls, waterfalls and old forest, you can camp at the valley's epicenter located near an old refugio along a grassy stretch of open pampa along the Cochamó River. Camping La Junta makes the ideal base for climbing and trekking in the valley. The camping includes running water, solar showers and composting toliets. More amenities are shown below. The refugio offers food, drink and other services, but it's important to note that during high season, supplies are limited.
Remember, in Cochamó Valley up to El Arco is private land and you need to have permission to camp. Respect the land owners and get permission before camping.
(January and February)
per person per night
(October through December and March til close)
per person per night
$4,000 pesos (~US$8)
$3,000 pesos (~US$6)
Long-term stays: Climbers or others planning on staying long periods will receive a special per week or month price.
* Reservations must be submitted at least 6 days before your arrival.
** Children 9 or under stay for free and do not need to register.
Every season brings more visitors that hike into the Cochamó Valley. January and February especially can have more visitors than camping available. So, to help keep the valley from overflowing, please make a reservation. It not only helps the camp hosts but also minimizes the impact on the environment.
Are reservations necessary?
No, it's not necassary for individuals and small groups, but recommended. Making a reservation, however, can guarantee you a place which is especially recommended during high season when the camping can reach its maximum capacity.
Please reserve at least six days in advance of your arrival.
What if I go without a reservation during the peak season of January and February?
Don't hike in if you don't know there is availability. If you arrive in these months without a reservation, consult in the tourism office in Cochamó for availability.
Avoid walking four to six hour to find that there is no camping available.
Why reserve and pay before arriving?
It's cheaper. If you make a bank transfer or pay via PayPal, you get a discounted price. Plus, you don't need to worry about paying when you arrive, and those from the camping don't worry about charging.
Guarantee your place. After walking hours, arrive and count on having a space for your camp. Each year more and more people are visiting Cochamó Valley. During the high season, the camping can reach its maximum capacity. If it does, only those with confirmed reservations are allowed to camp.
Help take care of the valley's environment. Camping La Junta minimizes its impact through limiting the number of campers. Making a reservation helps them manage the quantity of people and thus its impact on the environment.
If I make a reservation, do I have to prepay?
There are three options:
Reserve your spot and prepay your stay at a discounted rate.
Don't reserve and just go, but run the risk that the camping is full.
How do I make a reservation at Camping La Junta?
Click the 'Reserve' button below.
Complete the form.
Wait for a reply. Be sure to check your email. Your reservations is not confirmed until you receive a reply.
Reserve your place in Camping La Junta
Amenities included at the camping in La Junta are:roofed house with fire pit
large sink for washing dishes
beautiful campsites on open meadow next to the river
information board with maps, hike descriptions, climbing info, etc.
*No garbage services. Visitors must carry out their garbage and help keep this pristine valley clean.
Cooking. You should bring a camp stove. You can buy butane cartriges, as shown in the image, and white gas (bencina blanca) at most large hardware stores in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas. Also bring your your own cookware if you plan to continue your trek towards Argentina or other higher valley destinations. Oh, and don't forget the sponge and hopefully biodegradable dish soap.
Other Camping Points
In Cochamó Valley up to El Arco is private land and you need to have permission to camp. Respect the land owners and get permission before camping.
Camping Los Coigues. Se emplaza en un entorno natural de gran belleza escél;nica a orillas del Lago Vidal Gormaz en el extremo noreste del lago, con grato ambiente familiar donde es posible descansar en un ambiente puro y natural. Ofecen algunas comidas, pan amasado y a veces queso de campo.