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Reservar Camping La Junta Cochamó Chile

Camping Policy

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Please read the following essential information and accept Camping La Junta's policy to continue. Camping La Junta closes May 15.
2022-2023 Season: You can request a reservation for the 2022-2023 season starting on Sept. 1. 

Description

Check out the camping's description before soliciting your reservation. Be sure the campground meets your expectations before going.
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Covid

We have lowered considerably the max capacity given the uncertainty with the Covid cases.

Because of this, the campground can not guarantee that their services nor the valley will remain open. It depends on the local governments policies. Keeping this in mind, your reservation may be canceled.

Cancelations due to the pandemia: If your reservation is canceled by Camping La Junta, they will either contact you to change your dates or offer a full refund. If the cancelation is made by the visitor because of getting the virus, Camping La Junta will offer to change your dates upon showing a positive result.
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Before you go

✓ There are no emergency, medical nor rescue services. Each visitor is responsible for his or her safety. There is no rescue team nor emergency personnel available. The closest hospital is in Puerto Varas. Serious injuries can result in death given the difficulty and time required to evacuate.

✓ Previous trekking experience is essential. This valley is laiden with hazardous obstacles. Each season there are serious injuries mostly due to the lack of experience hiking or climbing. There are no easy or beginner trails. If this is your first time, or have minimal experience, doing multiday trekking over rough terrain, this valley may not be for you.

✓ There is no communication, nor cell phone coverage. Let others know where you'll be before arriving. Once there you will not be able to communicate with the outside world.

✓ Expect rain and mud. 3000 mm of rain fall in this rainforest every year. Be prepared. During highseason you will not be able to change your reservation, or get a refund unless the trail is officially closed.

✓ Reserve your stay well in advance. Due to high demand during the summer months and holidays it is best to book as far in advance as possible. There is a controlled capacity in the valley to minimize the impact on the environment. 

✓ There is no garbage service. Each camper must carry out their garbage. Please recycle at the Vistor Center located at the trailhead.

✓ There is no electricity. Be sure to charge your devices ahead of time, or bring a portable solar charger.

✓ There is no vehicle access. The only way in and out is via foot or horse traffic. This trail is not apt for bikes. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
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Camping and Valley Norms

• Trail access only with a confirmed reservation or day visits. They may prohibit the access to La Junta if you do not have a previous reservation at a campsite. If you want to go up for the day, you must start before 10 a.m. in order to make the 24 kilometers round trip by foot.

• The trail closes at 15:00 hrs. (14:00 hrs. in autumn)The trail opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. en autumn), and you will not be permitted to access it after. Nor should you start your descent from La Junta after 3 p.m. This is in order to be able to complete the entire hike during daylight hours and prevent accidents, incidents and Hanta Virus contagion. Rodents have nocturnal habits, so dawn and dusk are the most dangerous times.

• The trail is not a public access It is prohibited to camp on or near the trail, and on the coast of the rivers. You can only camp in designated campgrounds. Respect the land owners in this valley and avoid camping on their lands without permission.

• The camping has a strict max capacity para colaborar con el cuidado del medio ambiente y prevenir la saturación de las instalaciones (baños de compostaje, duchas solares, fogón techado, bio-filtros, etc.).

• Minors must be accomanied by a parent or legal: mother, father or guardian. The presence of an adult (mother or father) cannot be substituted by the eldest in the group or by notarized parental permission. Also, given the risks inherent in the rugged and isolated environment, lack of medical services, and the history of accidents in past seasons, especially on the water slides, the Cochamó Valley is not an appropriate destination for young people without experience in this type of terrain.

• You must hike out all your garbage. Each camper must carry out their garbage. Please recycle at the Vistor Center located at the trailhead.
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Requesting a reservation

✼ We foster a multi-generational space. We consider percentages of the campsite's capacity for different age groups and types of stays. Adults, young people, families with children, long stays and special interest groups, such as scientific research, education and others. Therefore, when you make a reservation there may or may not be room for your group even if the campsite is not full.

✼ Large groups. January and February 2022 no longer has availability. If you wish to make an inquiry for a group for March onwards, please write directly to: grupos@cochamo.com with the following information: arrival and departure dates, number of people and age range. 

✼ Last minute requests. Make your reservation request at least 6 days prior to your arrival day to ensure a response. If you are less days away from your visit, you can still make a reservation. The administrators try their best to answer all requests but due to the high volume they receive and the process that the confirmation demands, there is a better chance when it is done in time. Remember in high season the campsite is often full.

✼ If you arrive by air to Puerto Montt, DO NOT attempt to arrive to La Junta on the same day. Such an endeavor needs tremendous coordination and luck. And due to the fact that most do not make it, Camping La Junta does not allow requesting a reservation to attempt such an itinerary. It leads to a chain of unfortunate situations with reservations, horse guides, ground transportation and park rangers at the Visitor Center. Please take this into consideration and stay in Cochamó before going to La Junta.

✼ Confirming your reservation. Complete the reservation form and wait for a response. You do not have a reservation until you receive confirmation.

✼ Be patient. The answer may take some time. They are located in a very isolated area with turbine light and a satellite internet connection, which they sometimes cannot access on a daily basis. There is also no telephone signal.

✼ Campsites. During high season the campground is at maximum capacity so your site may or may not be close to friends who have a separate reservation.
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Paying

➡ Prepayment required from December to March and some weekends in low season. To confirm a reservation for dates between Dec. 1 and March 31, and some long weekends during the low season, we request a prepayment of the total amount of the stay. The reservation is not confirmed until payment is received.

➡ We accept national Chilean transfers (not international) or via PayPal. Payment information will be sent via email after completing the form and if there is availability.

➡ Only cash in La Junta. Once in the valley you can only pay in cash since you cannot make bank transfers or pay with credit cards. The last place to withdraw money from an ATM is Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt.

Cancelaciones y Cambios

✘ Cancelations solicited more than 10 days prior to the arrival date:  50% of the payment will be returned.

✘ Cancelations solicited less than 10 days prior to the arrival date:  100% of the payment will be lost.

✘ In case of rain, there is no refunds or changing dates.  3000 mm of rain fall in this rainforest every year. Be prepared. There is no dry season. The chances it rains during your stay are high.

✘ No Show:  En caso de no llegar el día convenido, la reserva quedará anulada con la consecuente pérdida del 100% de lo abonado. Si nos avisan, por ejemplo, porque no pudieron acceder al sendero antes de las 3 p.m., les guardaremos el sitio, siempre dentro de las fechas reservadas.

✘ Changes to your reservation:  Once payment has been made, no changes can be made to the arrival or departure date, nor to the number of people in the group. However, if it is 10 or more days in advance, please ask for a change of date and the administrators will do their best to help you. Date changes to your reservation are only applicable for the same season.

✘ To add a person or persons to your reservation, they must solicit a new reservation.

     

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