O Circuit I Paine Grande Trek I 8 days/ 7 nights I Torres del Paine

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Camping, Mixed Hostel and Mixed Hotel.

 

A hike of a lifetime in a wild place at the end of the world

Dare to enjoy a unique experience in one of the most important trekking circuits in the world: the journey through the Paine massif, where nature invites you to challenge your body and mind. During 8 intense days you will be amazed by the granite towers that give the park its name, the legendary Francés Valley or the impressive Grey Glacier seen from the John Garner mountain pass where the ice melts with the clouds on the horizon. An experience that will take your breath away.

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What will you see?

Las Torres

Amongst the most famous mountains in the world, these three towering, granite peaks soar in the blue sky at 2850m / 9350ft, 2800m / 9200ft, and 2600m / 8500ft. Molded by pure glacial force, these are the breath-taking towers that give the Park its name.

Los Cuernos

These three mountains put up a fight with the Las Torres Mountains over prettiest in the Park. Standing at 2600m / 8500ft, 2400m / 7900ft and 2200m / 7200ft, the different types of rocks that make up this massif create a stark, beautiful, and multi-colored contrast. A 700m / 3000ft wide slab of granite crosses the middle of these uniquely shaped mountains.

Francés Valley

This lookout in the middle of the W Circuit boasts unmatchable views. To the west, you can gaze at the Cuernos, Espada, Hoja and Máscara mountains. To the east, the Francés Glacier overhangs Mount Paine Grande. To the north, the jagged Fortaleza and Aleta de Tiburón (shark’s fin) peaks stand out against the sky. As if that wasn’t enough, the valley is immersed in a Nothofagus forest filled with many species of trees and vegetation that produce a variety of flowers and change colors during autumn.

Paine Grande

Made up of four summits, Paine Grande is recognized as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The highest peak towers at 3050m / 10000ft, making it the tallest mountain in the Macizo Paine Range and also the technically hardest mountain to climb in the entire Torres del Paine National Park.

Glaciar Grey

This is the largest glacier in Torres del Paine National Park, measuring 6km / 4mi wide, 30m / 100ft tall and 19km / 12mi long. Its floating icebergs and glacial moraines are just as picturesque as the glacier itself, which tumbles down from the massive Southern Ice Field. To see this gorgeous ice formation up close, you can take a boat ride, a kayak tour or an ice-hiking excurision.

Glacier Dickson

Revealed after a steep and exhausting ascent, this glaciar provides a tremendous and rejuvenating view. It originates from the Southern Ice Field but has unfortunately experienced significant shrinkage over the last few decades, resulting in an expansion of its lake below.

Lake Dickson

A welcome sight revealed after a steep climb, this lake is part of the Southern Ice Field and flows into the Paine River. Fed by the Dickson, Cubo and Frias glaciers, in 1998 shrinkage of Dickson led to an expansion of the lake, which now flows over 17km / 10.5mi long and crosses the border of Chile and Argentina.

Glaciar Los Perros

This hanging glacier comes from the Olguín Mountain Range, not the Southern Ice Field, which explains its name of Glacier Olguín on the southern side. Unfortunately, this glaciar has experienced the largest shrinkage over the last 20 years.

John Garner Mountain Pass

One of the most memorable and spectacular views in the Park. Found at 1200m / 3900ft, this mountain pass is one of the highest trekking points in Torres del Paine and overlooks the immensity of Grey Glacier. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Southern Ice Field.

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How is the Circuit?

What does it include?

Premium Camping - Fully Equipped

Day 1: Regular Transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine, lodging at Serón Sector.
Day 2: Hike to Dickson, lodging at Dickson Sector.
Day 3: Hike to Los Perros, lodging at Los Perros Sector.
Day 4: Hike to John Gardner mountain pass and Grey Lake, lodging at Grey Sector.
Day 5: Hike to Paine Grande, lodging at Paine Grande Sector.
Day 6: Hike to Francés Valley, lodging at Francés/Cuernos Sector.
Day 7: Hike to Central Sector, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 8: Hike to Torres Base and transport back to Puerto Natales.

Based on double occupancy– 2 people, 1 tent:

  • USD $ 1,930

Single suplement: 

  • USD $ 620
  • 1 8 day Epic Trekking Circuit
  • 2 7 nights in Fully Equipped Camping (mountain standard tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat)
  • 3 All Meals
  • 4 Transport to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • 5 Park Entrance Fee
  • 6 A hike of a lifetime

Mountain Hostel Experience

Day 1: Regular Transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine, lodging at Serón Sector. (Camping)
Day 2: Hike to Dickson, lodging at Dickson Sector.
Day 3: Hike to Los Perros, lodging at Los Perros Sector. (Camping)
Day 4: Hike to John Gardner mountain pass and Grey Lake, lodging at Grey Sector.
Day 5: Hike to Paine Grande, lodging at Paine Grande Sector.
Day 6: Hike to Francés Valley, lodging at Francés/Cuernos Sector.
Day 7: Hike to Central Sector, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 8: Hike to Torres Base and transport back to Puerto Natales.

Price per person in shared bedroom

  • USD $ 2,420
  • 1 8 day Epic Trekking Circuit
  • 2 5 nights in Mountain Hostels, in a bunk bed with a sleeping bag and a shared room.
  • 3 2 nights in Premium Camping - Fully Equipped (mountain standard tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat)
  • 4 All Meals
  • 5 Transport to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • 6 Park Entrance Fee
  • 7 A hike of a lifetime

  • The published rates and dates are valid from November 2024 until March 2025.
  • During Christmas Eve and New Years Eve an extra of USD $45 is charged per dinner.
  • Food service is limited in capacity
  • If you wish to book this program with a private guide, complete the form at the bottom of this page.
  • For this program, it is essential to arrange accommodation in Puerto Natales for the night before the circuit begins and also for the final night.
  • Prices in USD are for foreign tourists only.
  • If you would like to read our Reservation and Cancelation Policy please click here.

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