For 8 days you can tour the longest and most beautiful circuit of Torres del Paine National Park. Lakes, glaciers, hanging bridges, mountains and an infinity of flora and fauna will accompany you in this experience. In this program you define your rhythm without the worries of planning the route.

Day 1: Puerto NatalesTorres del Paine National Park

What you will visit:

  • 1 Torres del Paine National Park
  • 2 Puerto Natales

You must arrive at the bus terminal in Puerto Natales (regular service) at 07.30 hrs to depart for the Torres del Paine National Park. Upon entering the park you must fill out a form and pay your entrance. You will arrive at 09:45 a.m. to Laguna Amarga, where you will have the connection to continue towards the Las Torres Hotel sector.

From the Hotel Las Torres you must start the walk along the signposted path to the Serón Camping (5 hours approx / 9 km / medium difficulty). Dinner and accommodation at the Serón campsite.

Day 2: Trekking Domo Serón - Dickson Shelter (6 hrs aprox / 19 km)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Vertice Dickson shelter

After having breakfast, you will begin the walk to the Dickson Refuge. You must follow the signposted path that surrounds the Paine River and then go up to a viewpoint from where you can appreciate the mountains that surround you along with Lake Paine.

You will follow the path to the Coirón post, where we recommend you to enjoy the box lunch prepared and recover your energy to continue walking towards the Dickson glacier. Once at the refuge, you can rest and have dinner with other adventurers.

Day 3: Trekking Refugio Vértice Dickson - Camping Los Perros (4, 5 hrs aprox / 9 km).

What you will visit:

  • 1 Vértice Los Perros Camping

We recommend you start your day early, having breakfast at the refuge, to start the walk to the Los Perros campsite. The first hours will be through a nothofagus forest until you arrive at a small bridge to cross the river.

You can have your box lunch on the way or once you finish the trek. After the crossing, you will start the ascent until you see the Los Perros glacier, located next to the lake of the same name. Once there, you will be very close to the campsite where you can have dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 4: Trekking Camping Vértice los Perros - Grey Refuge (12 hrs aprox / 18 km)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Vertice Grey shelter

This is one of the hardest days of the circuit so we suggest you leave early, no later than 07:00 a.m. After having breakfast, you will have to walk with a headlamp, since the sun has not yet come out completely, in a demanding climb within a forest.

You will arrive at the "Paso John Gardner" which, at 1,241 meters above sea level, will mark the highest point of the O circuit. Once you cross you must continue to walk carefully along a steep path from where the first appearances of the Gray Glacier can be seen. You will arrive at the El Paso post, where we recommend you to have lunch.

The path continues towards three incredible hanging bridges that surround the glacier, allowing the passage to the Gray Refuge, where you can rest, dine and regain strength for the next day.

Day 5: Trekking Refuge Grey - Refuge Vertice Paine Grande (3,5 hrs aprox / 11 kms)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Vértice Paine Grande Shelter

This is an easy path compared to the previous day so you can start a little later since it is only a few hours to trek. 

After breakfast you must walk between Ñirres, Coigües and Notros with views of the glacier, the gray lake and the Paine massifs. Half of the road is uphill and the other half downhill.

Once you divide Lago Pehoé in the distance you will know that you are reaching the end of the road to the Paine Grande refuge. Here you can eat your box lunch, relax with a pisco sour or Chilean wine and regain strength.

Day 6: Trekking Refuge Paine Grande - Valley Frances - Los Cuernos Refuge (9 hrs aprox / 22 kms)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Sector Los Cuernos
  • 2 Francés Valley

We recommend you leave early from Paine Grande Shelter because you are going to walk a great distance with different levels of difficulty this day.

The first stage is 7 kms on easy difficulty road to the Italian Camp, of CONAF, where you can leave your backpack to continue lighter on the second stage.

From there you will start the ascent (about two kilometers) between forests through the French River Valley. You will continue until you reach the French viewpoint, from where you can have one of the most breathtaking images of the circuit; the view towards the valley flanked by the Paine Grande, Cathedral, Leaf, Mask, Sword, Shark Fin and Northern Horn hills.

The return is by the same path until you arrive to the Italian Camp, where you must pick up your backpack again and follow the path of 5 kms of medium difficulty towards the Los Cuernos Refuge. Here you can have dinner and rest quietly.

Day 7: Trekking Refuge Los Cuernos - Refuge El Chileno (5 hrs aprox / 11 kms)

What you will visit:

  • 1 El Chileno shelter

This day will be more relaxed than the previous one. You will walk about 11 km bordering Lake Nordenskjöld, Cerro Almirante Nieto and the impressive Cuernos del Paine to get from Los Cuernos Refuge to El Chileno Refuge.

During the trip you will have beautiful views of hanging glaciers, lakes and areas where you can appreciate the abundant Chilean flora and fauna that live in the area.

After 5 to 6 hours, depending on the pace of the walk, you will get to enjoy the afternoon and then have dinner and sleep at Refugio El Chileno.

Day 8: Trekking Refugio El Chileno - Base Torres - Puerto Natales ( 8 hrs aprox / 22 kms)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Base Torres viewpoint

On this last day of the adventure, we recommend you to take an early breakfast and leave around 7:30 am to one of the most emblematic places in the Park, the Torres Base Viewpoint. During the first part you will walk through the pampas and cross the Ascencio River, then go up about 3 km until you reach the Paso de los Vientos, which will give you incredible views of the valley and lakes.

You will continue until you reach the Chilean Refuge, then go into a forest of lengas and reach La Morrena, where the hardest part of the trekking begins. You will walk along a rocky path until you reach the spectacular Mirador Base Torres.

After a well-deserved rest and lunch at the viewpoint, you will begin to descend towards the Welcome Center to take the transport to Laguna Amarga and then the bus to Puerto Natales, ending the O circuit.

Included
  • 1 night dome Seron, 1 in refuge vertex Dickson, 1 in Camping vertex Los Perros, 1 in vertex Grey shelter, refuge vertex Paine Grande 1, 1 in refuge horns and 1 in Refugio the Chilean.
  • Bed with mattress and pillow in the Chilean shelters and Los Cuernos.
  • Bed with sheets, blanket and pillow dome Serón and Dickson, Grey vertex and vertex Paine Grande.
  • Site of camping in vertex Los Perros accommodation on bunk beds in shared rooms.
NOT Included
  • Services not indicated.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tickets to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Medical insurance of any kind, guides.

Recommendations

Bring a tent and sleeping bag; clothing thermal and waterproof; footwear for trekking; canteen, spectacled of Sun, first aid kit, blocker solar, flashlight, compass or GPS.