Torres del Paine O Circuit – 7 Day Trekking Loop around Torres del Paine Massif

Torres del Paine O-Circuit

7 Day Trekking Loop around Torres del Paine Massif

Trekking Experience Patagonia / Chile 7 Days Camping October - March Shared Departure 108 km / 67 miles (up to 22 km / 13.7 miles per day) Strenuous

From US$ 2,295 per Person

Our Local Partner for this Trip

Our partner is a small, but experienced tourism company based in Puerto Natales. They primarily hire local staff, such baqueanos, gauchos, guides or other staff, in order to support the local tourism industry and create employment for locals. The company is currently working on the process of obtaining Chile´s national sustainable tourism label "Sello S" and actively supports the Torres del Paine legacy fund, a non-profit initiative that works to protect Torres del Paine.

Trip Facts: Torres del Paine O-Circuit

Torres del Paine O Circuit

Hike Torres del Paine's full Circuit! Surround the Paine Massif and ascend the John Gardner Pass, hike the French Valley, see Grey Glacier up close and trek to the Towers Base.

Challenging Hike

This is Torres del Paine's most challenging trek! Hike more than 62 miles / 100 km on demanding trails facing variable weather conditions and the strong Patagonian winds.

Fully Guided

A professional trekking guide who knows Patagonia and Torres del Paine's trails by heart will take care of the well-being of your group and point out the amazing Patagonian wildlife you can encounter along the trail.

Small Group

The maximum group size of usually up to 8 fellow hikers maximum allows an intimate atmosphere and guarantees you a personalized service.

TRIP ITINERARY

The Torres del Paine O-Circuit, also known as the “Big Circuit” takes you along one of the world’s top bucket list trails to the wild and untamed areas of Torres del Paine National Park. You will hike through the three main valleys of the popular W-Trek, plus the more remote backside, through areas experienced by very few visitors to Torres del Paine. Ascend the John Gardner Pass, Hike the French Valley see Grey Glacier up close and trek to the Towers Base. The "O" is the best choice for motivated trekkers interested in a challenging and epic hiking experience. You will camp in remote areas and hike more than 62 miles / 100 km in total, continually accompanied by granite mountains, countless glaciers, untamed weather, otherworldly lakes and spectacular views of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

DAY 1: HIKE LAS TORRES LOOKOUT
  • Transfer from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Round trip hike to Las Torres lookout point, from where you can enjoy an amazing view to the iconic granite “towers” that have the park its name
  • Overnight in Camping Torres
DAY 2: LAS TORRES - SERON
  • Today’s hike leads you through old beech forest where you may hear woodpeckers or find fresh puma tracks
  • Along the way you can enjoy an exceptional view of Paine Chico Mountain
  • Overnight at Serón Campsite
DAY 3: SERON - DICKSON
  • Hike around Paine Lake admiring impressive mountain views, such as Cerro Escudo and Cerro Cabeza del Indio
  • At the beginning of the Paine River see the curved peak of Cerro Cubo, as well as Lake Dickson
  • Set up camp at Dickson Campsite
DAY 4: DICKSON - LOS PERROS
  • Today you’ll hike through of the most beautiful sections of this trek, through ancient beech forests and along mountains, waterfalls and lush vegetation
  • Follow Los Perros River and cross the river via a suspension bridge, then continue towards the base of the terminal moraine of Los Perros Glaciar, a hanging glacier that feeds the crystalline lagoon at its base
  • Overnight at Los Perros Campsite
DAY 5: LOS PERROS - GREY (PASO JOHN GARDNER)
  • Get ready for the most strenuous day of the Paine Circuit and the famous John Gardner Pass with demanding trails, variable weather conditions and strong winds
  • Start hiking along a clear trail through forests and through a swamp-like section before beginning your ascent to the John Gardner Pass
  • Enjoy stunning views across Grey Glacier and of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field’s unexplored peaks
  • Camping at Grey Campsite
DAY 6: GREY - PAINE GRANDE
  • Enjoy a leisurely morning , resting and stretching around camp
  • Depending on your energy levels, choose from several options this morning: Walk to the Grey Glacier’s lookout point and watch for ice calvings on its massive walls, complete an ice hike with the aid of crampons or kayak on Grey Lake, paddling around icebergs and in front of the glacier
  • Hike to Pehoe Lake and tonight´s campsite
DAY 7: FRENCH VALLEY HIKE & DEPARTURE
  • Today’s trek leads you to the French Valley, a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers
  • Walk around Paine Grande, the highest peak in Torres del Paine, through native Patagonian firebush and evergreen beech forests, crossing French River over a suspension bridge over the French River and through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape
  • Arrive at the lookout point and enjoy an amazing bird’s eye view of granite peaks and hanging glaciers
  • Return along the same track and take the catamaran across Pehoe Lake to meet your private transfer back to Puerto Natales

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