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Torres del Paine Guided O Trek 8D/7N

Challenge yourself on this unforgettable and rewarding 8-day trek through Torres del Paine in Southern Patagonia.

Witness unforgettable vistas, discover the Grey Glacier and its lake with floating icebergs, the French Valley, and the Base of Torres del Paine among other stunning sights on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Tour Highlights

  • Challenge yourself on a stunning 8-day Patagonian trek
  • Discover breath-taking lakes, glaciers and mountains
  • Witness stunning views from the base of Torres del Paine
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$10,800.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 7-night accommodation (campsite or mountain hostel)
  • - Buses
  • - 7 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • - Active adventure
  • - Professional guide
  • - Torres del Paine national park entrances fee

Departures:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Puerto Natales - Camp Serón, Chile

The day before your adventure starts, you must present yourself at our office in Puerto Natales to collect your voucher and welcome kit, as well as resolve any questions you may have.

The following day, you must be at the Puerto Natales Bus Station (Rodoviario located on Avenida España 1455) at 6:30 am to take the 7:00 am bus to Torres del Paine National Park. You will enter the park through the Amarga Lagoon Checkpoint, where you need to show your ticket and then take a bus to Cerro Paine Reserve’s Welcome Centre. There, you will enjoy the striking silhouettes of the Torres del Paine and Almirante Nieto mountains, and your first hike will begin. It will lead you through a huge lenga beech forest draped with lichen called “old man’s beard.” After going through the forest, in the distance you will behold a large valley covered by daisies and bordered by the Paine River on the right.

The river will accompany you during the second half of your hike until reaching Serón Campsite, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Hike: 4 to 6 hours – 13km

Difficulty: Medium

Elevation Gain: 250m

Day 2: Dickson Sector, Chile

This will be a long but unforgettable day of hiking.

The first part of the trail will take you up and down the slopes of Paine Hill, where you will feel the power of the wind. You will then begin your descent and walk along the shore of the Paine Lake, which on clear days acts as a mirror for the mountain peaks around it. If the weather is good, you will be able to see the northeast peak of the Paine Massif, including peculiar shapes and silhouettes such as Cabeza del Indio, Escudo, Cubo and Dickson.

You will spend the night in the Dickson sector, located by the glacial lake next to the Southern Ice Fields that give this sector its name.

Hike: 6 to 8 hours – 18km

Difficulty: High

Elevation Gain: 200m

Day 3: Los Perros Campsite, Chile

Today you will begin to go towards the southwest.

Along the way, you will see the Dickson glacier falling into the lake of the same name. You will enter a beautiful lenga beech forest, where you will see Magellanic woodpeckers tapping the beech trees.

Right in the middle of the forest, you will find a clearing. Stop there for a moment to look forward and backward and you will be able to see glaciers in both directions. Amazing!

Further on, you will cross Los Perros Glacier, with incredible views of its lake. Thirty minutes later you will arrive at Los Perros Campsite, located in a quiet, ancient forest.

NOTE: In the Perros Sector, the meal service is provided with lunch boxes and there is no restaurant service.

Hike: 4 to 5 hours – 9km

Difficulty: High

Elevation Gain: 360m

Day 4: Grey Sector, Chile

Today will probably be the most exhausting but also the most spectacular day of your trip.

Warning: there will be slippery and swampy terrain, as well as steep climbs and descents.

You must leave Los Perros early in the morning. On the first part of the trail you will cross through swampy land followed by a long, steep climb to the windy John Gardner mountain pass. Once up there, the breath-taking view will make you feel quite small. Right in front of you will be one of the huge tongues of the Southern Ice Fields, filled with cracks and ice of the rarest shades of blue and green. A landscape where you do not know where the glacier ends and the clouds begin.

After a short break, a long descent through the rocks will begin, to then go around the Grey Glacier, which will be within sight all the way to the Grey Lake. A few kilometres past “El Paso” site, you will cross two impressive suspension bridges over 50 meters long that cross huge gorges, offering an amazing view of the Grey Glacier, a scene that is hard to forget.

Hike: 9 to 12 hours – 22km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 620m

Highest: 1,241m

Day 5: Paine Grande Sector, Chile

Today, an easy walk to Paine Grande awaits you.

In the morning, you will have the option to kayak beside the Grey Glacier (Kayak Excursion’s fee is not included in this program and it requires previous reservation).

The first part of the trail will have many uphill and downhill climbs. You will go through forests of Antarctic beech (ñirres), Dombey’s beech (coigüe) and Chilean firebush (notros) with the majestic Paine Grande mountain (the highest peak in the mountain range at 3,050 m) and its hanging glaciers to your left.

You will spend the night in Paine Grande Sector where you can enjoy the stunning view of Cuernos del Paine.

Hike: 4 hours – 11km

Difficulty: Medium

Altitude Initial: 130m

Highest: 388m

Day 6: Frances Sector, Chile

On this day you will visit another one of the most iconic and magical places in the park, the striking Francés Valley.

The hike will begin with an easy walk towards the Italiano Campsite. There, you will begin the climb up through the valley and then reach the “Francés Lookout Point” after 1.5 hours. Up there, you will see one of the hanging glaciers of Paine Grande Mountain up close and, if you are lucky, you will witness an icefall (avalanche).

With that impressive sight still in your mind, you will cross through a lenga beech forest leading to the Británico Sector. Get ready, this might be the only time in your life when you will enjoy such a sight: the magnificent Francés Valley flanked by its colossal mountains and granite walls. Their unique shapes and colours will astound you.

On the way back, you will use the same trail until you arrive at Italiano Campsite. Then, you will turn east towards Frances campsite where you will spend the night.

Hike: 8 to 9 hours – 20.5km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 100m

Highest: 762m

Day 7: Central Sector, Chile

With the spectacular Cuernos del Paine to your left and the colours of the Nordenskjöld Lake to your right, you will walk towards Central Sector.

This day the hike will be more relaxed, there will not be steep slope and the journey will be shorter and faster than the days before. A few kilometres before reaching the Central Sector, you will leave Los Cuernos behind to go around Almirante Nieto Mountain (2,670 m), a massif with a changing climate. At night, just like throughout the rest of your adventure, you will be able to enjoy the relaxed and cosmopolitan atmosphere at the Central Sector, have a cold beer and share your experiences and stories with other hikers.

If you feel tired after so many days of difficult hiking, you can stop by the Hotel Las Torres Spa for a well-deserved massage or to try the famous cordero al palo (spit-roasted lamb). These services are not included in the program.

Hike: 4 to 5 hours – 14km

Difficulty: Medium

Elevation Gain: 200m

Day 8: Torres del Paine National Park - Puerto Natales, Chile

You will depart early to one of the parks iconic landmarks, the Las Torres Base Lookout Point.

During the first stretch, you will walk through the pampas, cross the Ascencio River and then climb 3km up to Los Vientos Mountain Pass, where you will enjoy amazing views of the valley and lakes. You will continue your hike to the Chileno Mountain hostel and then pass through a lenga beech forest up to La Morrena, where the hardest part of the hike begins.

After a short stop you will follow a rock trail to the spectacular Las Torres Base Lookout Point to enjoy the grandeur of the South Tower (2,850 m), the Central Tower (2,800 m) and the North Tower (2,600 m).

Later, you will begin the descent to the Central Sector where you will take the bus back to Puerto Natales at 7pm.

Hike: 7 to 9 hours – 19.5km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 126m

Highest: 870m