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: