Tips for hiking Torres del Paine Solo

Are you a Solo Traveler and Torres del Paine is on your bucket list? 

Whether you plan to hike the legendary W-Trek or the remote trails of the O-Circuit, solo travel in Patagonia is safe and easy. Solo travelers can join a group tour and explore Torres del Paine with other like-minded hikers and for more independent hikers self-guided trips are a convenient alternative.

Below you find a list of 3 trekking packages we especially recommend to Solo Travelers who are planning to visit Torres del Paine.

Guided Torres del Paine W-Trek

Classic W-Trek Group Tour

The W-Trek is the most popular trekking route in Torres del Paine. During high season each week there is at least one guided departure available and finding a confirmed group solo travelers can join is easy. Groups are usually made up of a mixture of solo travelers, couples and friends. A great mix of like-minded adventure enthusiast in which solo travelers will feel welcome.

Within 5 days, you will hike to the Tower Base, on the Cuernos Trail, into French Valley and to Grey Glaciar and overnights will be spent in mountain huts along the route. A professional guide who knows Torres del Paine and its trails by heart will take care of the well-being of your group and point out the amazing Patagonian wildlife.

Rates from US$ 1,895 per person (5 Day Tour)

Self-Guided W-Trek

W-Trek for Independent Hikers

The self guided W-Trek is great for solo travelers who prefer to explore Torres del Paine independently and without a guide. The trails of the W-Trek are well marked and there are usually enough other hikers around to feel safe, even if hiking on your own. All the logistics and reservations of transfers, accommodation, meals and lake crossings will be organized for you. Don’t worry about anything and just enjoy your trip!

You will walk the full W-Trek route to the Tower Base, on the Cuernos Trail, into French Valley and to Grey Glaciar. Depending on your time available the tour can be completed in 4 or 5 days and overnights will be spend in refugios. 

Rates from US$ 1,045 per person (4 Day Tour)

Torres del Paine O-Circuit

Remote Trekking Adventure for Experienced Hikers

If you would like to explore the remoter areas of Torres del Paine and enjoy amazing views to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field the O-Circuit is perfect for you. It is a wonderful 7 day trek for experienced hikers and very popular among solo travelers. You will see famous spots as the Tower Base Viewpoint, Grey Glaciar and French Valley, but in addition hike to some wilder areas of Torres del Paine where you will encounter only a couple of fellow hikers.

Due to this remoteness and the difficulty of the O-Circuit it is recommended to do it exclusively in company of other hikers and a guide, thus joining a group tour is the best option for solo travelers. From October to March there are usually 2 or 3 group departures each month available a solo traveler can join. Nights are spent in camping.

Rates from US$ 2,395 per person (7 Day Tour)

Ready to sign up for a trek in Patagonia ? Or still not sure which trek you should choose?
Get in touch with our Travel Specialists who will be happy to help you finding a trekking adventure that matches your personal preferences!

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