orres del Paine Circuit O – Full Trekking Chile
Torres del Paine National Park is a world biosphere reserve that is home to a variety of plant and animal species. the Torres del Paine "O" Circuit is the full loop around the Cordillera del Paine—the "W" plus the more remote back side that gets fewer trekkers. All told, the total distance of the "O" is approximately 110 kilometers depending on side hikes. The route can be walked in either direction; this is one of the premier hikes in Patagonia and will help you beat the Torres Del Paine crowds.
- Distance: 110 Km.
- Duration: 10 Days
- Country: Chile - Patagonia
- Hiking Season: September Until April (summer )
Day 1.- Arrival to Punta Arenas – Transfer to Puerto Natales
We will pick you up at the International airport in Punta Arenas or pick you up in Punta Arenas City, Chile. Once we have everyone and our luggage we will begin the 3-hour drive to the town of Puerto Natales through the beautiful Patagonian pampa Upon arrival in Puerto Natales, we will check into our accommodation. Briefing with our trekking guide to discuss all details of our trip program.
Day 2.- Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine
After breakfast, we will depart Puerto Natales and begin our 2- hours drive and takes Laguna Amarga entrance. Before the National Park. Upon arrival at Torres Del Paine Refugio, We leave most of our gear. Start our hike up through Ascencio valley by the footpath into Lenga trees towards Torres del Paine lookout, one of the most spectacular views of the Park (4 hours). From here we can view the three granite pinnacles toweringTorre Sur (2.850 mts. Torre Central (2.800 mts.), Torre Norte (2.600 mts.), Nido de Cóndor y Glaciar Torres. Then return to Torres Camp.
( Approx.7 – 8 Hours ) ( 18 km.)
Day 3.- Torres del Paine – Campo Serron
In the morning We begin our walk through an old forest lengas with the possibility of finding ourselves with a woodpecker often see Austral parakeets, several species of geese, and the occasional guanaco and fox. The trail, marked very well and with a slight slope, we are guided toward the north where we will have the first sight of the Cerro Paine Chico in the distance, to finally reach the old rancher of Serrón.
Hike 5 hours, 9 km
Day 4.- Campo Serron – Dickson Camp
After the breakfast in the morning then hike to lago Dickson located in the dickson valley, this stretch is the easiest but of particular interest to lovers of flowers where, depending on the season, will have to see orchids, Calceolaria, violets and Oxalis. Lake side Paine through a path with no outstanding views of countless mountains within which highlights the Cerro Shield and Head of Indian Hill (see the profile of an Indian on the rocks.) Finally we arrived at birth Paine River, from where he appreciates the incredible Cerro Cube and Lake Dickson.
Hike 7 hours, 18 km.
Day 5.- Dickson Camp – Los Perros Camp
Here began one of the most beautiful parks, where the oldest forests of lengas and coihue, the trail are has ups and downs along the River Cats. The trail passes under the Los Perros Glacier and merges into a small lake. Our hike will take us across a hanging bridge over Los Perros River to arrive at the terminal moraine of the hanging glacier. Overnight at Los Perros Campsite
Hike 5 hours, 9 km
Day 6.- Perros Camp – Paso Camp
This is the most difficult hiking day of the Full Circuit Trek; this is the day most exposed and difficult circuit, while a dramatic beauty that deserves the effort. the trail starts with a 2-3 hours of climb up to the John Gardner Pass to 1200 meters sea level. The southern Patagonia Ice Cap rewards us with endless views of glaciers, mountains and waterfalls in every direction. Grey Glacier spreads in the distance at 17 miles in length, 3 miles wide and nearly 100 feet tall. After climbing vertical ladders and crossing a suspension bridge we arrive at our campsite. Overnight at Grey Camp ground. Then descend by a sharp slope to reach the camp Paso, where they spend the night.
Hike 6 hours, 12 KM.
Day 7.- Paso Camp – Grey Camp
We will begin on board the ice, a path with ups and downs, through fallen trees and in contrast to the lush green forests of Nothofagus. As we move begin to appear on Cordon Olguín, with its huge murallones granite. With a little luck we will have the opportunity to witness a detachment of the front wall of Grey Glacier, to finish in a soft sedimentary sand beach, (Camp Grey).
Hike 6 hours, 10 KM.
Day 8.- Grey Camp - Paine Grande
Today you have the opportunity to take an optional excursion on the glacier Grey. (The trip on the Glacier grey is not included and has an approximate cost of $ 140 per person.) Taking a zodiac for 20 minutes to reach the west side of the glacier, where specialized guides us provide the necessary technical equipment (crampons, piolet and harness). We started a hike on the glacier, taking unique views of cracks, intense blue, where if time permits, we may experience in climbing some of its vertical walls. Return the same way the refuge Grey to enjoy a good lunch. In the afternoon embark on a walk towards Lake Pehoe. (1 hour zodiac, 3 hours in ice and 4 hours of walking, (Night in Camping Paine Grande).
Hike 4 hours, 11 KM.
Day 9.- Paine Grande – Frances Valley – Puero Natales
After the last breakfast, we will start walk to the French valley. Bordering the south-western face of Paine Grande, the highest peak of the park, passing through the notary and coihue forests, to reach the suspension bridge of the French River and have the first views of the glacier. From this point we will ascend (300 meters) between an authentic natural garden, crossing lenga forest and ñirres, to reach the viewpoint of the Valley of the French where we will have a panoramic view of the park and enjoy a good lunch. We will return by the same way to our camp. We cross by catamaran through the lake, Pehoé to Puerto Pudeto where our bus will take us to Puerto Natales in a 2 hour trip.
Walk 8 hours, 24 KM. 2 hours bus.
Day 10.- Puerto Natales – Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas Airport
Our shuttle driver will come to our hotel and deliver you back to the Punta Arenas airport.
INCLUDE IN THE PRICE
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Professional Local Trekking Guide
- All internal transfers in Puerto Natales
- Hotel *** in Puerto Natales 2 nights
- Refugio during the trek (accord your program)
- Navigation Ship Grey III
- Complete meals during the trek ( breakfast, snack , dinner )
- First Aid kit
- Airfare to and from Chile and associated fees
- Entrance fees to National Park $ 35 per Person
- All meals in Puerto Natales city
- Personal Trekking gears
- Trip insurance
Date & Price
The best weather / Climate for visit O trek - Torres del Paine is from Octuber until April ( their summer ) However we can not predict the weather at 100% it can change rapidly
Even in summer (December to March), cold strong winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfall are not uncommon. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºC max, 2ºC min). Rest assured, however, that just as quickly as the weather turns nasty, it can become pleasantly warm. Night-time temperatures will most likely range from –1°C to -5°C (30s and 40s ºF) depending on the weather
Depend of the group size:
Minimum: 4 Pax $......