When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1

Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 11

Itinerary

Day 1Puerto Natales

Arrive at any time.

Free evening to explore the town and prepare for the trek ahead.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Capitan Eberhard (or similar)
Hotel

Day 2Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine

Embark on a 9-day excursion within Torres del Paine NP, hiking the full Torres del Paine circuit known as the O circuit. Start the 130km (80.7 mi) route by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below.

Transfer by van to Torres del Paine NP. This two-hour journey through ranch country includes a stop in Cerro Castillo, the principal site of wool and meat exportation to Europe during the 1960s. 

Trek to the base of the Torres themselves, a spectacular hike to view the three pink granite towers that make the park famous. Torre (Tower) Sur rises 2900m (9512 ft) above sea level, Torre Central is 2850m (9348 ft) high and Torre Norte measures 2600m (8528 ft). The Cuernos (Horns) del Paine, massive blocks of various rock layers visible from great distances, are as spectacular as the towers themselves. 

Spend the next few days hiking and camping in this spectacular park, visiting the Towers, Grey Glacier and French Valley, before making your way back to Puerto Natales. 

 
Private Vehicle
Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine2h

Cross the pampas of Patagonia first on asphalt roads to cerro Castillo, stopping for a quick break. Then, continue by dirt road and stop to take photos of the spectacular views! Keep an eye out for wildlife— guanacos, condors, geese, and other birds. Enter the national park and continue for another 30 minutes to the start point of the trek.

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 1)
4h-5h16km

Be prepared to lose your breath - from the hike AND the gorgeous views! Hike the Torres del Paine trail to the base of the "torres" (towers) themselves. Enjoy the view of the three pink granite towers that make this park famous. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Torres del Paine/Camp Séron

HIke on relatively flat terrain through towering mountains following the river to Camp Séron. Enjoy the surrounding grassy plains and keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving at camp in the mid afternoon. 

In the morning, meet our porters, load up the gear and head out across ancient glacial moraines around the Paine Massif toward Camp Séron. The trail takes us through Lenga forests where we often see Austral parakeets, several species of geese, and the occasional guanaco and fox.

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 2)
Torres del Paine – Camp Séron3h-4h11km

Trek four hours around the Paine Massif, through Lenga forests, and end up in a slightly flatter area in the north east of the part in Camp Séron.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Camp Séron/Lake Dickson

Head out along the north side of the national park, leading closer to the mountains. Follow the river to Lake Dickson. In the evening, relax and walk along the pebble beach, admiring the crystal clear glacier water. 

Eat breakfast early, then hike to Lago Dickson, a glacial lake on the edge of the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap. Walk past bright red blooms of Notro bushes and cross a stream along the lake. Today's trek is a beautiful, leisurely six-hour hike. At the refugio, take a hot shower and buy a cold beer!

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 3)
Camp Séron – Lake Dickson11h-12h29km

Hike to Lago Dickson and enjoy a hot shower, cold beer, and great views at the refuge located on the shore.

Accommodation

 
Refugio Dickson (or similar)
Mountain Refuge

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Lake Dickson/Los Perros Camp

Continue along the north side of the park to an incredible lookout point of Lake Dickson and the surrounding valley. Follow the trail through the tall forest to reach another lookout for Perros Glacier, well worth the climb. 

Pack up and head out through pristine, old growth beech forest. Look and listen for the red-headed Magellanic woodpecker. Just before we arrive to camp, trek past the Perros glacier and enjoy fantastic close-up views of the ice and the lake. Spend the night camping at the base of Paso John Garner at Los Perros.

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 4)
Lake Dickson – Los Perros Camp5h-6h9km

Enjoy a day hiking through beech forest to the Perros Glacier, before arriving at the campsite at Paso John Garner.

Accommodation

 
Paso Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Los Perros Camp/Grey Glacier

Today is the toughest day of the O trek, start with an uphill climb for 2-3 hours, passing over the highest point. Take in the first view of Grey Glacier and gaze into the distance to take in its 270km² (104 mi²) spread. Climb vertical ladders and pass a suspension bridge en route to Grey Refuge.

This is the biggest day yet as we climb over Paso John Garner and hike down through thick forest directly above the massive Grey Glacier. Once on the pass, look out over rugged, glaciated peaks and the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap – a view not to be missed! The glacier stretches out below like a giant white highway. 

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 5)
Los Perros Camp – Grey Glacier12h22km

Hike for a full day over Paso John Garner, above the imposing Grey Glacier and the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap.

Accommodation

 
Grey Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Grey Glacier

Enjoy the day exploring Grey Lake and Grey Glacier. The spectacular scenery is a highlight of the trek with the back drop of snow-capped mountains and floating pieces of piercing blue glacier. 

After breakfast, begin the five-hour hike descending towards Grey Lake through lenga (southern beech) forest. Every so often, stop at a terrace to look out over the Grey Glacier and the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap. Relax in the afternoon and enjoy these peaceful surroundings. 

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 6)
Grey Glacier5h11km

Hike towards Grey Lake in the morning, with the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the serenity of this ruggedly beautiful landscape.

Accommodation

 
Grey Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Grey Glacier/Lodge Paine Grande

Hike along Lake Grey to appreciate different view points of the glacier. Hike to join the famous W Trek and end at Lake Pehoé. Relax at Paine Grande Refuge and share trekking stories with the other hikers. 

Cross a high plateau overlooking Grey Lake and see icebergs and views across Grey Glacier on the way to Lake Pehoé. Pehoé means "hidden lake" in the Tehuelche language. The afternoon is free to relax at Lodge Paine Grande and enjoy the area. At night, enjoy a pisco sour cocktail in the bar overlooking Paine Grande & Los Cuernos mountains. 

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 7)
Grey Glacier – Lodge Paine Grande5h11km

Head for Lake Pehoé and soak in the incredible views across the glaciers and mountains that fill up this national park. Enjoy a relaxing evening under the Cuernos del Paine.

Accommodation

 
Lodge Paine Grande (or similar)
Mountain Refuge

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Lodge Paine Grande/Cuernos Refuge

Hike to the French Valley lookout to see the mountain range spread across the national park, take in the contrasting greens and greys of the landscape.

Continue the trek to the French Valley. Surrounded by hanging glaciers and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires, this is the most beautiful valley in the park and one of the most unique in the world. After, trek out of the valley to the extraordinary turquoise Lake Nordenskjold. After six to eight hours, end the day at Refugio Cuernos for dinner and sleep.

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 8)
Lodge Paine Grande – Cuernos Refuge8h25km

Trek to the French Valley, surrounded by glaciers, before continuing to beautiful Lake Nordenskjold and Reugio Cuernos.

Accommodation

 
Albergue Los Cuernos (or similar)
Mountain Refuge

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Lake Nordenskjöld/Puerto Natales

The concluding day of the O circuit continues along Lake Nordenskjöld. Take in the final views of Torres del Paine, reflect on the last nine days and relish in the sense of accomplishment before heading back to Puerto Natales.

Trek along Lake Nordenskjöld and below the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto, to the reach Hosteria Las Torres, where our van awaits us. Transfer to Puerto Natales. 

 
Torres del Paine NP (Full Trek – Day 9)
Cuernos Refuge – Torres del Paine7h16km

Follow the trail past Lake Nordenskjöld and Mount Almirante Nieto before ending the trek at Hosteria Las Torres.

 
Private Vehicle
Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales2h-2h15m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Capitan Eberhard (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11Puerto Natales

Depart at any time. 

The airport in Puerto Natales is small with limited flight connections. Most onward flight connections will be through Punta Arenas in Chile or El Calafate in Argentina which would involve taking a public bus or transfer. We would recommend booking a flight after 4pm.

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Torres Del Paine - Full Circuit Trek

 | 11 days - Puerto Natales to Puerto Natales - from £2199
 

 

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