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O Circuit Torres del Paine (Patagonia)

Hike the 8 days O trek in Torres del Paine and discover Patagonia at its wildest

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Puerto Natales
8 days
Starts: From the Rodoviario bus station in Puerto Natales at 07:00 a.m.
Ends: At the Puerto Natales Rodoviario bus station at 09:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!


The O Circuit Patagonia is the most complete route you can do in Torres del Paine National Park. Get ready to walk a total of 78.9 mi (127 km) in 8 days in a self-guided way through perfectly marked trails. 

Our tour includes everything you need to enjoy this experience: transfers from Puerto Natales, lodging, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), entrance ticket to the National Park, and even a welcome kit with tour material and complimentary drinks at the lodges.

The southern part of the O Circuit follows the same trails as the W Circuit, so you will reach the most emblematic areas such as the Torres Base Viewpoint, French Valley, or Grey Glacier. In addition, you will also walk on the north side of the Paine Massif, which is the less known and less traveled part of Torres del Paine. The connection with nature is assured with this all-inclusive tour 🌲.

Are you ready to tour the Torres del Paine “Circuito Grande” and get lost in the wildest Chilean Patagonia? Get your backpack ready, read on, and discover the complete itinerary.

Tour details


  • Park access ticket
  • Transfer by bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine (round trip).
  • 1 night of lodging in Sector Serón
  • 1 night of lodging in Sector Dickson
  • 1 night of lodging in Sector Perros
  • 1 night of lodging in Sector Grey
  • 1 night of lodging in Sector Paine Grande
  • 1 night of lodging in Sector Francés or Cuernos
  • 1 night lodging in Central or Chileno Sector
  • Full board (7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Welcome Kit (refillable bottle + map...)

Not included

  • Breakfast day 1
  • Dinner day 8
  • Beverages
  • Guide (available as an extra)
  • Luggage porter (available as an extra)
  • Grey Glacier Activities (available as an extra)

Important information

Lodging options:

Camping: includes all camping equipment: sleeping bag, mat, tent already set up. Tents have capacity for 2 people and you will be assigned a tent just for you in case you are a solo traveler.

Camping + refugio: refugios (mountain lodge) are shared dorms with 4 or 6 beds and include sheets and blankets or sleeping bags, depending on the refugio.

It is not possible to stay all nights in refugios, since the Perros and Serón sectors only have camping. Therefore, the "camping + refugio" option includes 5 nights in refugios and 2 nights camping.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation!

If you cancel at least 90 days before the start of the tour, you will receive a 100% refund of the amount paid. If you cancel between 89 and 70 days before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of 80% of the amount paid. If you cancel between 69 and 45 days before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of 50% of the amount paid. After this time or in case of not doing the activity, no refund will be made and it will not be possible to modify the reservation.

*Reservation modifications are subject to the cancellation policies indicated, applying the corresponding penalty in each case according to the anticipation with which it is requested.

Tour itinerary

Welcome Kit - Puerto Natales

Welcome to Circuito O Torres del Paine

We know that a 8 days hike needs a good planning, that's why a tour briefing (explanation of the tour) is held in person or online. 

In addition, a few days before your arrival in Puerto Natales you will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up your welcome kit (which includes tickets, map, metal bottle...) and resolve any last minute doubts you may have.

departure point puerto natales

DAY 1 Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine - Camping Serón

Difficulty: Medium - low

Distance: 8,69 mi. (14 km.)

Total approximate time: 4-5 hours

Positive elevation gain: 951,4 ft. (290 m.)

Lodging: Camping Serón

Highlights: Meadows with horses along the Paine river

Puerto Natales - Bus Station

On the first day of the circuit you will have to go to the bus station in Puerto Natales to take the bus to Torres del Paine at 7:00 am. This bus will take you to the Laguna Amarga gate, where you will register as a visitor and enter the park.

Torres del Paine from the bus

Welcome Center Torres del Paine

After checking in, you will take a minibus that in just a few minutes will take you to the Welcome Center of the Cerro Paine Reserve. The route begins! Get ready to start enjoying the spectacular views of Torres del Paine and the Almirante Nieto Massif from there.

minibus at the welcome center

Beginning of the O Circuit Patagonia

You will pass by the central refuge to pick up your lunchbox and start the 8.70 mi. (14 km.) route to the Serón campsite. The route can be divided into 3 parts: the initial ascent of 820 ft (250 m.) in the first 3.72 mi. (6 km.). This section goes through a huge Lenga Forest covered with lichens, also known as "old man's beard". When you reach the highest part you will have a view of the valley crossed by the Paine River.

person walking in Torres del Paine

You will continue the route downhill for 1.86 mi. (3 km.) until you reach 2.48mi. (4 km). flatland at the bottom of the valley, a huge meadow full of daisies where you will find horses in freedom.

boy next to the horses

Finally, you will arrive at the Serón Sector, where the only accommodation is the premium campsite, equipped with everything you need so that you can rest directly. The facilities have a shower and a common dining room where dinner and breakfast are served and you can have a drink to celebrate your first day on the road.

camping seron

DAY 2 Seron to Dickson trekking

Difficulty: Medium

Distance: 11,61 mi. (18.7 km.)

Approximate total time: 6-7 hours

Positive elevation gain: 1181 mi. (360 m.) 

Lodging: Dickson Sector: premium camping or lodge

Highlights: beach overlooking the Dickson Glacier next to the lodge.

Camping Serón - Paine Lake

The day starts with breakfast around 8:00 am in the dining room, the exact time is always indicated during check-in. You will pick up your lunchbox to eat during the route and start the day. 

This route is divided into two sections. It begins with a flat 1.86 mi. (3 km.) along the Paine River accompanied by a stretch of 2.48 mi. (4 km). in which you ascend and descend 656 ft (200 m.) up and down the slopes of Mount Paine right on the stretch that borders Paine Lake. This will give you a panoramic view of the lake with its light blue color typical of glacial lakes and the Paine Massif in the background.

boy descending to Paine Lake

Paine Lake - Dickson

The second part of the route begins, practically flat with small ups and downs. Shortly after descending from the slopes of Cerro Paine, you will find a CONAF (park ranger) post and a restroom, which are not usually abundant on the route. 

This second part of the route runs close to the Paine River and is usually a very hot and humid area, so you will likely encounter many mosquitoes. You will cross a stretch of walkways installed to prevent erosion of some wetland areas. Finally, you will arrive at the Dickson Sector, equipped with camping and a lodge with a small dining room, cozy rooms, and very good showers.

💙 Howlanders Tip

When you get to the Dickson Sector we recommend you go to the beach a few meters away. This is a glacier beach next to the lake with the Dickson Glacier in the background. It is usually a very quiet area and perfect for relaxing.

girl on the beach dickson

DAY 3 Trekking from Dickson to Los Perros

Difficulty: Medium-low

Distance: 7,76 mi (12.5 km)

Total approximate time: 4-5 hours

Positive elevation gain: 1410,76 ft. (430 m.)

Lodging: Los Perros Sector: camping

Highlights: Los Perros glacier overlook

Beginning of the Los Perros Trek

Breakfast, lunchbox and start the day. This is one of the quietest routes of the entire O circuit, with just over 7.76 mi (12.5 km) and no major slopes. Little by little you will ascend to Los Perros campsite. After a small initial ascent, you will find yourself immersed in the Lenga Forest, which you will be crossing for almost the entire route. The density of the forest prevents the sun from entering with all its splendor, creating a shady environment that makes it the perfect habitat for countless birds. 

Take the day easy, the route is short and undemanding, so enjoy the stops and if you like bird watching this is the perfect day for you. In some sections the route approaches the slopes next to the river, where some viewpoints are formed that all travelers take advantage of to relax, since inside the forest there are usually mosquitoes.

lengas forest

Los Perros Glacier

In the final section of the route we cross a couple of wooden bridges and make a small ascent of 330 ft (100 m) up the moraine of the glacial lake until we reach the Los Perros glacier. 

This is one of the best moments of the route since you are ascending and because of the slope, you do not see what is in front of you until suddenly you reach the top and before you find the lake with the glacier hanging in the background. A magical moment!

Los Perros Glacier

Lengas forest

Through the forest you will find one of the endemic species of the region, the Magellanic Woodpecker. On the way, spend some time enjoying one of the best areas for observation. It is located in a small clearing in the Lenga Forest, where you can see all the glaciers that surround the area. You won't regret it!

green lengas forest during o circuit torres del paine

Camping Los Perros

A few more minutes walk and you will arrive at Los Perros campsite. This is the most isolated and difficult-to-access campsite, so there is no lodge. The showers are cold water and the food is more basic.

Camping Los Perros

DAY 4 Los Perros - Grey Trekking

Difficulty: High

Distance: 10,68 mi. (17.2 km.)

Approximate total time: 9-10 hours

Positive elevation gain: 2919,95 ft. (890 m.)

Lodging: Grey Sector: camping or lodge

Highlights: Views of Grey Glacier and southern ice field.

Southern Ice Field

We recommend you start the day early, as it is going to be a long day and it is very important to calculate well the walking times. In fact, at the Los Perros camp itself, they will tell you that the latest departure time is 8 in the morning. This is undoubtedly the most challenging route of the O Torres del Paine Circuit and our favorite. Every effort has its reward and on this route, you will experience it firsthand.

The route is divided into 3 parts. In the first part, you will leave the Lenga Forest where Los Perros is located, and ascend to the John Gardner pass: 3.10 mi. (5 km.) with a drop of 562 meters. It is very common to find areas of snow on the part, which is why some travelers decide to wear gaiters. In addition, it is also very common that the clouds accompany you in the high part: keep your raincoat handy.

Jhon Gardner pass

John Garner Pass

Little by little you will ascend and suddenly you will be at the top of the John Gardner Pass. You will have in front of you what for us are the best views of the whole circuit: the South Patagonian ice field, the different glacier tongues, the Grey glacier, and likely a rainbow over it. We can only say one thing: enjoy!

top view of the Grey Glacier

Grey Glacier

The second part of this stage begins with the descent from Gardner Pass to the trail that runs near the glacier. This section is especially difficult both for the slope and the type of terrain: stone and a lot of aerial roots that slow you down and force you to be very aware of the path. 

This second part ends with the arrival at a CONAF camp known as "El Paso" where many travelers take the opportunity to eat a lunch box.

Hiking the O Circuit in Torres del Paine and discovering the wildest Patagonia

Grey Sector

The third part of this stage will follow, always with the Grey glacier on your right, giving you spectacular views. In addition to the views and the fact that it is flat, what you will enjoy most in this section are the 3 suspension bridges that you will cross to finally reach the Grey Sector. The perfect moment to have a drink at the large bar or terrace.

refuge grey

DAY 5 Trekking to the Paine Grande Sector

Difficulty: medium - low

Distance: 6,83 mi. (11 km.)

Approximate total time: 3-4 hours

Positive elevation gain: 1082,68 ft. (330 m.)

Lodging: Paine Grande Sector: camping or lodge

Highlights: Grey activities (extra) and Grey lookout point

Activity on Grey Glacier

As always happens in the great circuit of Torres del Paine, after a difficult stage comes a much easier one. The route between the Grey and Paine Grande Sectors is especially easy, in fact, many travelers take the opportunity to do one of the two optional activities that can be done on the glacier: kayaking or hiking on the ice

These activities are done during the morning, as the route that day will only take you between 3 and 4 hours, so you will have time for everything. It is an impressive experience to be able to kayak near the glacier, surrounded by small icebergs, or walk with crampons on the Grey Glacier itself.

👉This activity is not included in the price, if you want to do it you just have to select it as an extra during the booking process.

kayak in glacier grey torres del paine activity

Trekking in the Paine Grande Sector

The route itself will be short, only 6.83 mi. (11 km.) It will start with a flat stretch and will be gradually followed by a climb of about 656 feet (200 m) of elevation gain in which the forest will open up. It will end with a descent to reach the Paine Grande Sector. 

The most beautiful thing about this day will be that the views are incredible on both sides. On your right, you will be accompanied by Lake Grey with the glacier in the background, from which you will gradually move away. To your left, you will have the Paine Massif with the Cerro Paine Grande, the highest peak with more than 9185 feet (2800 m) of altitude.

paine grande trekking in torres del paine o circuit patagonia

Lake Pehoé - Paine Grande Sector

In the last stretch, already downhill, the trail will separate from Grey Lake and head towards the Paine Grande Sector, located right in front of Pehoé Lake. This sector is one of the largest in the park. It has a large, well-equipped refuge and a bar that is usually one of the liveliest.

refugio paine grande

DAY 6 Trekking French Sector - Cuernos

Difficulty: medium - high

Distance: 14,29 mi. (23 km.) to Francés Sector / 16,7 mi. (27 km.) to Cuernos Sector.

Approximate total time: 8 hours to Francés Sector / 10 hours to Cuernos Sector  

Positive vertical drop: 2624,67 ft. (800 m.) to the Francés Sector / 3215,22 (980 m.) to the Cuernos sector.  

Lodging: Francés Sector or Cuernos Sector: premium camping or lodge

Highlights: French Viewpoint + British Viewpoint

To be taken into account

To understand this route we must clarify that there is a part of it that is optional. The section that ascends to the French or British viewpoints can not be done if you do not consider it appropriate and go straight to your accommodation, subtracting 8 mi (13 km.) from the route and almost all the slope.

On the other hand, the assigned accommodation can be located in Francés Sector in Cuernos, which is 2.48 mi. (4 km.) away from each other. Now, let's get started!

map of the trekking french sector

Route to Campamento Italiano

This route can be divided into 3 parts. The first will be a 5.59 mi. (9 km.) stretch of almost no slope until you reach a CONAF camp (park rangers) known as the Italian camp. Shortly before arriving, you will find the intersection that takes you directly to Francés or Cuernos. However, it is worth the effort to climb at least to the French viewpoint. If you take the road up to the viewpoints you will soon arrive at Campamento Italiano, where we recommend you take advantage of the nursery to leave your backpack, take only a small backpack for water, snacks, and something warm, and thus climb lighter.

💬 “Guarderia” The nurseries or guarderias in Torres del Paine are located at strategic points along the route and are places where you can leave your backpack so as not to carry it and pick it up on your return since the road will pass through the same point again.

people at the nursery in italian camp

French and Birtanic viewpoints

The second part of this stage begins, crossing the French valley to reach in just 1.55 mi. (2.5 km.), with 984 ft. (300 m.) of elevation gain, to its viewpoint overlooking Mount Paine Grande and its hanging glaciers. If you are lucky, you will even hear some cracking of the ice as it breaks off. 

This second stage continues with the ascent to the British viewpoint: 2.48 mi. (4 km.) with 918 ft. (280 m) of elevation gain. Finally reaching the viewpoint, where large rocks crowded together serve as a lookout with a panoramic view of 360 degrees. Just look at the photo, it speaks for itself...

Birtanic viewpoint

Return to Francés Sector - Cuernos

You will start your descent along the same path. When you arrive at the Italian hut to pick up your backpack, you will see that the travelers who have not had lunch at the viewpoints do it in this place. From here you will continue about 1.55 mi. (2.5 km.) to the Francés Sector and 2.48 mi. (4 km.) more, walking along the Nordenskjold Nordenskjöld Lake and even its beaches, if your assigned accommodation is Cuernos.

☝ Accommodations Francés Sector - Cuernos Sector

Both Francés and Cuernos are sectors with the smallest and coziest accommodations in the park, as they are not easily accessible. The Chileno Sector is assigned when the Francés Sector is full, especially if you are traveling in high season. The Chileno Sector only has camping and has an additional cost.

Refugio Cuernos

DAY 7 Central Sector Trekking

Difficulty: medium - low

Distance: 10,56 mi. (17 km.) from the Francés Sector / 8 mi. (13 km.) from the Cuernos Sector  

Total approximate time: 6:00 hours from Francés Sector / 4:30 hours to Cuernos Sector.

Positive elevation gain: 1706 ft. (520 m.) from Francés Sector / 1115,49 ft. (340 m.) from Cuernos Sector    

Lodging: Central Sector: premium camping or lodge

Highlights: Route along Lake Nordenskjöld.

Francés Sector - Cuernos

As we have already said, after a hard day comes a softer day. So you can take this day easy. It is an easy route, with only a small initial slope of 655 ft. (200 m) when leaving the Cuernos Sector. 

The rest of the day is very flat until you reach the small descent that takes you to the Central Sector. Enjoy the day and the views of the Cuernos del Paine on one side and the Nordenskjöld Lake on the other.

girl on the suspension bridge over the lake

Central Sector

When you reach the Central Sector you will notice that both the campsite and the refuge are larger, similar to the Paine Grande Sector. Both sectors are the entrance gates to the park. You will have the chance to meet many travelers, enjoy the large common areas, and of course, once again, one of the liveliest bars on the route.

refugio central

DAY 8 Base Torres Trekking

Difficulty: medium - high

Distance: 13,67 mi. (22 km.) 

Approximate total time: 9-10 hours

Positive elevation gain: 3517 ft. (1,072 m.)

Lodging: not included (return to Puerto Natales)

Highlights: Torres base viewpoint

Ascencio River Valley - Paso de los Vientos

This is undoubtedly the most popular route in Torres del Paine. We divide it into 3 sections. During the first 1.25 miles (2km) you will walk with little elevation gain, and cross the river valley. During the next 1.86 mi. (3 km.) you will ascend along a path without the lodge of trees to the Paso de los Vientos and its panoramic views.

Paso de los Vientos

Lenga Forest - La Morrena

The next 2.48 mi. (4 km.) will be a stretch with very little slope, you will pass in front of the Chileno Sector and little by little you will enter the Lenga Forest until you reach the Moraine. An area of large boulders that we consider the beginning of the third section and the most difficult and technical of the day.

climb to base of towers

Base Torres Viewpoint

For almost 1.24 mi. (2 km.) you will have to find your way between the large blocks of rock that are on the slope, a stretch with quite a slope that will take you to the reward: The Base Torres viewpoint. Its glacier lake is crowned by the three granite towers that give the park its name. Relax, take a few pictures, have lunch with the best views, and of course, enjoy!

girl at the Base Torres Viewpoint

Return to Central Sector

Start your way back by walking along the same trail that has led you to the most iconic views of the park. When you arrive at your lodging in Sector Central or Chileno, you will take your backpack to the Welcome Center. Here, you will take the minibus that will take you to the park entrance, Portería Laguna Amarga. From there, you will take the bus to Puerto Natales at approximately 21:30, ending this incredible adventure in the O Circuit Patagonia.

entrance camping central

What to bring to O Circuit Torres del Paine (Patagonia)

• Passport

• PDI: Migratory Card (foreign travelers not residing in Chile)

• Lodging reservation ticket

• Thin hiking pants or shorts.

• Warm/waterproof hiking pants.

• Long/short sleeve T-shirts

• Sport or trekking socks

• First layer: thermal T-shirt

• Middle layer: fleece lining or similar

• Outer layer: waterproof jacket

• Cap or hat

• Hiking shoes (if possible waterproof boots)

• Resting shoes

• Sandals (for showers)

• Personal hygiene products

• Flashlight and battery (especially useful in campsites)

• Sunscreen

• Sunglasses

• Walking sticks

• Cash (USD or CLP)

• Medium trekking backpack (40 liters approx.)

• Small trekking backpack (15 liters) to use in the sections with return to the same sector.

• Towel

• Gloves

• Gaiters for the John Gardner pass

• Water bottle

Where does the tour O Circuit Torres del Paine (Patagonia) start

The tour starts in the city of Puerto Natales. If you are traveling from Santiago de Chile the best option is to fly directly to Puerto Natales or take a flight to Punta Arenas, and from there you can take a bus that in only 3:15 hours will take you to the bus station in Puerto Natales or book a private transportation service with us.

If you are traveling from El Calafate (Argentina), there are buses that connect directly to Puerto Natales in a 5 hour trip or you can book with us the transfer from El Calafate to Puerto Natales or the direct transfer between El Calafate and Torres del Paine.

Questions & Answers

  • Can I book the Torres del Paine O Circuit tour for the 2024-2025 season?

    Yes, you can now make your reservation for the 2024-2025 season and secure your place on the dates you want, since as you know the availability of the accommodations is limited and usually sells out in advance. When you make your reservation, you will be placed on a waiting list and will be given priority when the lodges begin to confirm reservations.

  • My dates are not available, is there an alternative?

    Yes, Howlanders will do everything possible to help you to do this route, offering you different dates, itinerary modifications, etc... do not hesitate and contact us.

  • What are the Refugios in Torres del Paine National Park like?

    The refugios (mountain lodges) have large common areas, bar and dining room that are also used by travelers staying at the campsite. The rooms are shared with approximately 6 people, have good beds, reading light and plug next to the bed. We have created a post for you to get to know the different shelters in the park: Refugio Torres del Paine.

  • How are the campsites in Torres del Paine National Park?

    If you book camping accommodation, upon arrival everything will be ready, so you do not have to carry the equipment in your backpack.There are two types of camping. At some sectors tents pitched on wooden structures, in others are "glamping", a large tent raised off the ground, very similar to those used on safaris on top of the 4x4. In addition, all campsites have their own toilets and showers (with limited opening hours) and a common kitchen, which you will not have to use, as the tour includes all meals served in the dining room of the lodge. You can see the different types of camping in the pictures of the tour, also in the following link: Accommodation Torres del Paine.

  • Is lunch included and where do I eat at lunchtime?

    Yes, the tour includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and dinner are served at the lodge dinning room, even if you are staying at a campsite. For lunch, a "lunchbox" is provided, which you will pick up at breakfast time and enjoy throughout the tour. The lunchbox is composed of specific food for physical activity: nuts, cereal bars, fruit, a sandwich and some sweets.

  • What documentation do I need to bring to access Torres del Paine National Park?

    To access Torres del Paine National Park, you must show: Passport, park entrance ticket, accommodation reservation document and immigration card (issued during passport stamping)

  • Do I have to carry my backpac during the entire O trek?

    As the route is circular, you will have to carry your backpack most of the way except in 2 sections. On the French Valley trek you will be able to use the "guarderia", a locker next to the park rangers station, leave your backpack and pick it up on the way back. For the Base Torres trek you will be able to leave your backpack in the Central Sector, where you will have stayed that night.

  • Do I have to take all my luggage to Torres del Paine?

    No, from Howlanders we recommend you to carry only what you need to do the trek for 8 days and leave the rest of the luggage in the luggage room of your accommodation in Puerto Natales. Remember that it is not advisable that the weight of your backpack is more than 10% of your weight, usually less than 18 pounds (8 kg).

  • Do I have to carry a lot of water?

    No, just make sure you bring a refillable bottle, the one provided in the welcome kit, for example. Drinking water is available at the refuges and campsites and during the tour, you can refill your bottle directly from the rivers, as it is drinkable and cool 😊.
  • Where does the bus to Torres del Paine National Park leave from?

    The bus leaves from Puerto Natales station, which is known as 'Terminal Rodoviario'. Puerto Natales is a small town, so you can walk there in less than 20 minutes or take a cab.
  • Can I do the O Circuit with a guide or porter?

    Yes, if you want to walk the W circuit trails with a private professional mountain guide (exclusively for your group) or a porter to help you carry your backpack, just contact us.
  • To book as a Chilean or foreigner residing in Chile, what documentation do I need to present?

    The reservation can be processed normally and then you will be asked to present a valid passport or identity document proving nationality or residence. If this documentation is not presented, it will be necessary to pay the difference in price with the non-resident foreign traveler rate in Chile.

  • How difficult is the O trek in Patagonia? Is the O circuit hard?

    The O trek is not particularly hard, we consider it to have a medium-high difficulty. The most difficult stage is the one that connects Perros and Grey, since it is long and has a lot of accumulated unevenness, mainly due to the Jhon Gardenr pass, which can even be snowy. On the other hand, as it is a multiday hike, fatigue accumulates. Luckily, the itinerary alternates longer and more difficult stages with shorter and easier ones, which will allow you to recover.

  • How long does it take to do the O circuit?

    The O trekking circuit is a route that lasts 8 days. It is always done in a counter-clockwise direction, starting and ending in the Central Sector.

  • How much does it cost to hike the O circuit?

    The O circuit cost around 2,000 USD. Depending on the type of accommodation the price may be slightly lower or higher. It must be taken into account that this price includes all the necessary services such as transportation, accommodation and especially full board.

  • Do you need a guide for the O trek Patagonia?

    During the winter season, from October to March, it is not necessary to hire a guide to do the O circuit in Torres del Paine, in fact very few travelers do. A guide will provide an explanation of the park and allow you to understand what your eyes see, but it is not necessary to have one to follow the trail, as it is well marked. A porter service is also offered for those travelers who do not wish to carry their own luggage.

  • How many miles is the O circuit?

    The complete O circuit in Torres del Paine covers 79 miles (127 km) in 8 different stages. There are short stages, as short as 7 miles (11 km) and others much longer, over 13 miles (22 km).

  • What types of accommodations are there in the O circuit?

    The O circuit can be done always staying in camping or combining camping and lodges (refugios). It is not possible to stay every night in refugio, as some sectors only offer camping accommodation. 

  • What is a self-guided tour?

    It is a route in which you do not have a guide and you will walk at your own pace. This self-guided tour is very easy to follow since the paths are very well indicated and a map is provided explaining both the route and the areas where it takes place.
  • Do I have to carry my camping equipment during the tour?

    No, the tents are set up at the campsites, and upon arrival, you will be told which tent you have been assigned, which will already be set up and equipped with a mat and sleeping bag.

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