8 Days / 7 Nights
Dickson Refuge and Camping
Los Perros Glacier
John Gardner Pass
Las Torres Base
|Kind of trip||Crossing|
|Coordinates||S50º 57.968′ W72º 52.011′|
|Distance||71 km aprox|
We want to advise you. We want your experience visiting Torres del Paine to be memorable and that’s why we have a team of professionals who are here to help and advise you on your trip.
In the box on the left you can find some of the alternatives we have to make the famous trekking of the O, within the Torres del Paine National Park. We invite you to review the different options and if you have any questions or want to see other alternatives you can contact us here.
We have options: lodging only in campsites, only in shelters and combining both. The W Circuit is much better prepared, always giving the option of sleeping in shelters or well-equipped cabins. There are restaurants, small shops, WIFI and first class cabins.
Differences between the W and the O?
If you check the maps of each circuit you will see that the W is also part of the O Circuit, so if you dare to do the latter you will do both circuits. In the W Circuit you visit the main attractions of Torres del Paine National Park, it is less time and bearable than the O. Review here the options of the O Circuit that we have for you. This circuit is more advanced and you will need a higher physical demand, but without a doubt it is an unforgettable experience.
We want to talk to you, get to know you, know what you need and thus be able to help you choose the best alternatives for your trip. In this great adventure you will get to know the hidden face of the Park, however, you will need time and physical preparation to complete it. This trekking is a mental and physical challenge, in which nature will seize your senses, is what makes the difference of the W Circuit, the most traveled. The O Circuit is done in 8 days, however, we have the “express” version of 6 days. You can choose to stay in campsites or shelters, here you will find all possible combinations to launch yourself into a unique experience in the world.
The O Circuit is one of the most surprising and extreme trekking circuits in the world. It is the complete tour of the Paine Massif (known as the “O” circuit because of its shape), where the force of nature invites you to challenge your body and mind. There are more than 130 kilometers through the magical and incomparable landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park, which we will travel with GreatChile, our official tour operator, during eight intense days. Where besides knowing the attractions that also form part of the W circuit (Grey Sector, French Valley and Base Towers), you will be able to visit other equally spectacular points such as Dickson Lake, Los Perros Glacier and John Garner Pass, the latter with movie views towards Grey Glacier.
Together with GreatChile, our official tour operator in Torres del Paine, we will travel together for 6 or 8 days about 70 kms of intense trekking. You can choose to sleep in the comfortable refuges if you want to meet and share with other tourists, or if you are an adventurous tomo y lomo, stay in the campsites under the starry mantle of Patagonia.
Before leaving you must take into account your luggage: the best thing to do is to walk with a comfortable and light backpack, with only what is necessary for the long walks during the 6 or 8 days. Once here, let yourself be carried away by the adventurous spirit that is breathed in Torres del Paine and get ready to know the Eighth Wonder of the World like never before.
If we talk about basic equipment for months like July, August or September we recommend the following:
Circuit O Available November 2022 to March 2023
Circuit in Camping
Circuit in Refuge
ACCOMMODATION IN SHELTER
✓ Self Guided Program
✓ 8 days/7 nights
✓ Start Day: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
✓ Start Place: Puerto Natales Road
✓ Spaces available for a group outing of 6 people (mixed shared room).
ACCOMMODATION IN CAMPING FULL TEAM
✓ Self-Guided Program
✓ 8 days/7 nights
✓ Start Day: Depending on availability.
✓ Start Place: Puerto Natales Rodoviario Station
✓ 7 nights of accommodation in a shelter or camping full equipment
✓ Tickets to Torres del Paine National Park.
✓ Transportation by regular bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine round trip.
✓ All meals (breakfast, box lunch and dinner). Includes box lunch for the first and last day. * The place of accommodation for the 5th night will be in the French or Cuernos sector, depending on availability at the time of booking. Note: Due to sanitary requirements there will be no food service in the Dogs Sector, therefore, this program DOES NOT INCLUDE any type of food in this sector, so it is recommended to bring everything you need to eat on the day that corresponds to spend the night in the Sector Dogs, together with their kitchen utensils (plate; cutlery; glass/pan; stove; gas). In Sector Perros there is a Minimarket, where you can find everything you need to cook in case you want to prepare your own food, including basic groceries, beverages, chocolates, energy bars and cookies, among others.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
✓ Guide in self-guided program
✓ Services not indicated in the program
✓ Stay in Puerto Natales
✓ Excursions or additional activities
✓ Medical or travel insurance
✓ Drinks and water for the journeys
✓ Food in the Dog sector
✓ Day 1: Transportation to Torres del Paine, walk and lodging in Sector Serón.
✓ Day 2: Trekking to Dickson, lodging in Sector Dickson.
✓ Day 3: Trekking to Los Perros, lodging in Los Perros Sector.
✓ Day 4: Trekking to Paso John Gardner and Lago Grey, lodging in Sector Gray.
✓ Day 5: Trekking to Paine Grande, lodging in Paine Grande Sector.
✓ Day 6: Trekking to Valle del Francés, lodging in Sector Francés or Cuernos.
✓ Day 7: Trekking to Central Sector, lodging in Central Sector.
✓ Day 8: Trekking to Base Torres, return to Puerto Natales.