Circuit “O” Torres del Paine
10 Days / 9 Nights
Torres del Paine, Chile
Circuit O this is the most extensive trek, we can do in Patagonia. Park, National Torres del Paine: The trail completely surrounds the Paine mountain range and we will find a landscape of (mountains, glaciers, flora and fauna), an impressive trekking. For the most adventurous willing to meet a high physical demand.
Program 10 days 9 nights
from October 1 to April 15
Day 1 Our guide will meet you at the airport in Puerto Natales, 20 minutes from Puerto Natales or at Punta Arenas airport. Transfer to Puerto Natales, a three-hour drive across the Patagonian pampas. Stay at Puerto Natales, Hostel Nikos II, dinner, presentation and meeting to discuss the travel programme. Stay Hostel Nikos II, dinner and breakfast.
Maximum 3 hours by bus.
Day 2 Breakfast, transfer by bus to Torres del Paine National Park. This two-hour journey across stays or ranches in the region. We will begin our first day walking towards the base of the towers along the river Ascencio and internal homonym in the valley. Ascend for about an hour to pause and observe the first view of the valley surrounded by incredible forests, glaciers and waterfalls to continue rising by a huge terminal moraine reaching a lookout. We will be surrounded by 3 giant granite towers (2850 meters), and a pond from erosion caused by ice. You will enjoy a lunch whit this incredible scene and then begin our descent, by the same path until the camp Towers. (Night in camping Las Torres). Lodging at tent, dinner and breakfast
Hike 8 hours, 18 KM.
Day 3 began at dawn, if time permits, with the opportunity to enjoy an impressive view of the summits of the Torres orange. We begin our walk through an old forest lengas with the possibility of finding ourselves with a woodpecker. 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 because of Serón, where arming camp and enjoy a good dinner . (Night in camping Serón). Lodging at tent, dinner and breakfast.
Hike 5 hours, 9 KM.
Day 4 This stretch is the easiest but of particular interest to lovers of flowers where, depending on the season, will have a chance to see orchids, Calceolaria, violets and Oxalis. Lakeside 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. (Night in Camping Dickson). Lodging at tent, dinner and breakfast.
Hike 7 hours, 18 KM.
Day 5 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, with breathtaking views of mountains, waterfalls and lush vegetation. We presented countless photo opportunities. The suspension bridge will cross the River Cats, to reach the terminal moraine of the glacier hanging, giving rise to a lagoon waters sedimentary. A half-hour of this point is the Los Perros camp where we spend the night. (Night in camping The Dogs). Lodging at tent, dinner and breakfast.
Hike 5 hours, 9km.
Day 6 this is the day most exposed and difficult circuit, while a dramatic beauty that deserves the effort. Begin to rise by a well-marked trail through forest to reach a swampy area, which we will have occupied for a couple of hours. We will continue climbing, perhaps with a little snow, until the passage John Garner to 1200 meters above sea level. From this point we will have a single view of Grey Glacier and the south ice field, with countless peaks without ascent. We will begin to decline, by a sharp slope to reach the camp Paso, where they spend the night. (Night in camping Paso). Lodging at tent, dinner and breakfast.
Hike 6 hours, 12 KM.
Day 7 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, (Night in Camping Grey). Lodging at tent, dinner and breakfast.
Hike 6 hours, 10 KM.
Day 8 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). Lodging at tent, dinner and breakfast.
Hike 4 hours, 11 KM.
Day 9 After a good breakfast, we will start our walk back and forth to the Valley of the French. Bordering the south-western face of Paine Grande, the highest height 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 path 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. Accommodation in Hostel Nikos II and breakfast.
Walk 8 hours, 25 KM. 2 hours bus
Day 10 transfer to the airport in Puerto Natales or bus station in our private Van, End of our services.
Transfer airport-Puerto Natales-Torres del Paine or bus station, bilingual guide, catamaran crossing, 2 nights at Hostal, 7 nights camping, 9 breakfasts, 9 dinners, 8 box lunch
Entrance to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, medical and life insurance, tips, drinks, optional tours, Air tickets and airport taxes Services not detailed in the program.
We recommend you bring
- Warm clothing
- Trekking footwear
- Hat and gloves for the cold
- Photographic camera
No special restrictions