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Torres del Paine “O” Circuit Trek

  • 15 Nov
  • -
  • 23 Nov
  • |
  • 9 days

$2990

per person

Availability: 12 places

  • Camping

  • Hiking

Trip Highlights:

  • Hike in 7 days one of the world's Top 10 Treks, the Torres del Paine “O” Circuit
  • Dive into a world of eternal ice fields, granite spires & alpine lakes and resist the strong gust of wind while crossing the John Gardner pass
  • Overnight in spectacular campsites surrounded by superb mountain scenery and ancient forest
  • Drink Mate-tea together with our local porters and try “Pan del Indio”, an edible mushroom similar to a ping pong ball
  • Observe iconic species such as guanacos, pumas & condors
  • Insider Tip: Paddle between huge icebergs on the Grey Lake and hear the creaking movements of the vast Grey Glacier

Trip Info: 

  • Trip length : 9 days
  • Start/End of the trip: from / to Puerto Natales
  • Group Size: min. 1 / max. 12 people
  • Departures: individual on request (with the possibility to book other people on this trip) or fixed departures
  • Trip Style: trekking, camping & kayaking
  • Best season: from November to March

What’s included:

  • Local PORTERS carry personal belongings (5 kg per person) and expedition tents throughout the Torres del Paine "O" Circuit
  • Accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park: 6 nights in roomy, high quality 3-person-expedition-tents (to be used for 2 people)
  • Accommodation in Puerto Natales: 2 nights in a guesthouse in double room with private bathroom
  • Meals: 8 x breakfast, 6 x box lunch on the hiking days, 6 x dinner
  • Guide: local English / Spanish speaking certified trekking guide Torres del Paine (Day 2 - 8) (WFR),
  • 7 guided hikes
  • Transport: all private transfers as per the detailed itinerary
  • Entry Fees/Admission: to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Emergency equipment: including a first-aid kit and satellite phone / VHF-equipment  

What´s excluded:

  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Meals and beverages not indicated on the itinerary
  • Sleeping bag and camping mat
  • Optional trips, such as a half day kayak-tour on the Grey Lake on Day 6 (appr. $100 USD p.p.)
  • Tips, local payments
  • International and domestic airfare and airport charges
  • Travel insurance is not included in this tour. Travel insurance is mandatory and must be purchased prior to the start of the trip.

Trip Profile: 

Excellent physical fitness and team spirit are necessary requirements for this tour. Furthermore, you should be able to walk with your day-backpack (8-10 kg / 17–22 lbs) long distances (once to 10 hours a day) with some strenuous ascents and descents. Differences in elevation from 250 m to 1,300 m per day (from 820 ft to 4,265 ft). The equipment for your belongings throughout the day must be carried by you (rain gear, fleece or light down jacket, trekking poles, gloves, hat, camera, lunch and water for the day).

Logistics of luggage during the O-Trek in Torres del Paine National Park:

PORTERS FOR PERSONAL BELONGINGS & CAMPING GEAR ARE INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE. NO EXTRA COSTS FOR PORTERS!

Furthermore, porter service includes carrying the expedition-tents and setting up camp.

During the trekking days you need to carry just your own day-backpack (approx.8-10 kg / 17-22 lbs). We would recommend at least a 35/40 litre daypack, better 45/50 litre. Your day-backpack should include: Rain coat, rain trousers, fleece or light down jacket, trekking poles, gloves, cap, camera, lunch and water for the day (and also gear for good weather conditions!).

The rest of the luggage, which you need for the hiking days, will be carried by porters in a 30-liter waterproof kitbag. We provide a 30-liter waterproof kitbag for each of you ("Sealline Dry Bag"). Each participant will be able to put the following items in their 30l waterproof kitbag: your personal items such as your sleeping bag and camping mat (approx. 2,5kg / 5.5lbs for the sleeping bag/mat and 2,5kg / 5.5lbs for personal belongings like vanity bag, toiletries, extra-set of clothes). The bag's weight should not exceed 5 kg / 11lbs.

The rest of your luggage, which you do not need on the 7 days trekking tour, stays locked at your hotel in Puerto Natales.

During our trip in the Torres del Paine National Park you will spend 6 nights in roomy, high quality 3-person-expedition-tents North face VE 25 to be used for 2 people. For single tents we use Doite-Himalaya-tents.

All campsites are equipped with toilets, showers and Refugios (Mountain huts/Lodges).

Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining rooms of the Refugios/mountain huts which are always close to the camp sites.

Day 1

Arrival to Puerto Natales

Upon arrival in Puerto Natales you meet our trekking-guide for a short briefing about the following days. Overnight: Guesthouse in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom. (-/-/-)

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Day 2

Torres del Paine National Park – Trek to Camp Seron

In the morning you take a private bus ride to the Torres del Paine National Park and will see some of the native wildlife of this fantastic region like Guanacos and Ñandus. In the afternoon your first hike leads you to campamento Seron. Depending on the weather and season you will spot various birds and plants like the Palomita (a white orchid). Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 12 km (7,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. You spend the night in our tents with unobstructed views of the starry sky on campsite Seron. (B/-/D) 

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Day 3

Trek to Camp Dickson

Today you hike along Lago Paine and Rio Paine to the wonderful Refugio and Campamento Dickson. Near the camp you will get a picturesque view on the enclosing Dickson Glacier. There will be enough time to enjoy this inviting campsite while sitting together and sharing your overwhelming impressions. Appr. walking time: 6-7 hours, walking distance: 18,5 km (11,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Dickson. (B/BL/D) 

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Day 4

Trek to Camp Perros

You leave the camp on Lago Dickson and walk through a mystic Magellan forest of Southern beech trees to reach your next camp. Campamento Los Perros is fabulously situated at the edge of a forest and glacier of the same name. Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 9,5 km (5,9 miles), elevation gain of approx. 400 m (1,310 ft) ascent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Los Perros. (B/BL/D)


Day 5

Trek Paso John Gardner – Camp Grey

Today you probably face the most exhausting but most impressive part of the tour. You leave the camp Los Perros and hike uphill to the Paso John Gardner where you can admire a striking view over the Southern Patagonian Ice field. Afterwards you scale down along the impressive Grey Glacier to your next camp, Campamento Grey. Appr. walking time: 9-10 hours, walking distance: 22 km (13,7 miles), elevation gain of approx. 800 m (2,625 ft) ascent and 1,300 m (4,265 ft) descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Grey. (B/BL/D)


Day 6

Optional Kayak-tour – Trek to Camp Paine Grande

In the morning you can choose an optional half-day kayak excursion on the Lago Grey along the icebergs of the Grey Glacier or enjoy some free time to relax. In the afternoon you hike along Lago Grey to the black lagoon (Laguna Negra) while exploring and learning about the surrounding nature. From there, you walk down to the camp Paine Grande that is beautifully located at the turquoise colored Lago Pehoe. Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 12 km (7,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Paine Grande. (B/BL/D) 


Day 7

Trek Paine Grande – Cuernos – Camp Central

Today’s hike takes you along the splendorous Lago Skottsberg to Campamento Italiano. With a bit of luck, you may witness ice cracking off the Paine Grande (3,050 m / 10,000 ft) sounding like a roaring thunder. Afterwards, you walk next to Lago Nordenskjöld to the Refugio Cuernos where you take a break. In the afternoon you leave this fantastic place to reach camp Central, where you spend the night. Passing Monte Almirante Nieto (2,640 m / 8,660 ft), you can probably watch condors circling in the sky. Appr. walking time: 8 hours, walking distance: 24 km (14,9 miles), elevation gain of approx. 600 m (1,970 ft) ascent and descent. Alternative Option: Boat ride and shuttle from camp Paine Grande to camp Central (additional costs p.p. $40 USD). Overnight: in tents on campsite Central. (B/BL/D) 


Day 8

Trek to the Torres del Paine Towers – Puerto Natales

Today, you will hike to get an excellent view on the no. 1 highlight: The famous Torres Towers. At first it leads you up to the Ascencio Valley where you take a break at the Refugio Chileno next to the lovely Ascencio River. After 2+ hours and a tough ascent you are rewarded for your efforts: You will stand in front of the impressive Needles with a green lagoon lying at your feet. After this challenging hike you take our private bus back to Puerto Natales and say goodbye to our local trekking-guide. Appr. walking time: 8 hours, walking distance: 19 km (11,8 miles), elevation gain of approx. 950 m (3,120 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: Guesthouse in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom. (B/BL/-) 


Day 9

Drop-Off

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the Puerto Natales bus station (without a guide) (B/-/-)