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Torres Del Paine O Circuit

9 day Torres del Paine trekking tour with a local Guide & Porters

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Torres del Paine Guided O Trek: 7-day, porter assisted and guided circumnavigation of the Torres del Paine massif - one of the world's Top 10 Treks
  • Dive into a world of eternal ice fields, granite spires & alpine lakes and resist the strong gust of wind while crossing  the John Gardner pass
  • Overnight in spectacular campsites surrounded by superb mountain scenery and ancient forest
  • Drink Mate-tea together with our local porters and try “Pan del Indio”, an edible mushroom similar to a ping pong ball
  • Observe iconic species such as guanacos, pumas & condors

Insider Tip

  • Paddle between huge icebergs on the Grey Lake and hear the creaking movements of the vast Grey Glacier

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TRIP DESCRIPTION

Circumnavigate the impressive Torres del Paine mountain range on the Torres del Paine Full Circuit in just 7 days on this unique trekking adventure! 

Admire the peerless gleaming glaciers and hardy tailored mountains formed by the movement of glacier tongues. Hike along emerald-green shining lakes and massive Patagonian ice fields until you finally reach the famous granite towers of Torres del Paine. The National Park obtained its name from its three imposing rocky needles, which offer an impressive sight. Watch the wonderful Patagonian sunset and admire the enclosing mountains turn into an incomparable red color. You will sleep under the “Southern Cross”, drink mate-tea together with the local porters and feel at one with Patagonia’s untouched and breathtaking nature.

Duration

9 days from/to Puerto Natales

Activity
  • 7 days guided trekking
  • Kayak tour or Ice hike
  • 1 Panoramic boat trip
Lodging
  • 6 nights expedition tent
  • 2 nights hotel
Meals
  • 8x breakfast
  • 6x box lunch
  • 6x dinner
Price

from 2.750 GBP

ITINERARY Torres del Paine O Circuit

Day 1-2: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park - Trek Seron

Day 1
After arriving at the Hotel in Puerto Natales, you will have time to explore this little town on your own. In good weather, the first impressive panorama of the Paine Massif and Monte Balmaceda can be seen from here. In the late aftermoon you meet your trekking guide for a short briefing about the next days. Overnight: Hotel in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom (Hotel Hallef or Hotel Lady Florence Dixie or similar). (-/-/-) 

Day 2
In the morning you take a private transfer to the Torres del Paine National Park and will see some of the native wildlife of this fantastic region like Guanacos and Ñandus. Driving time 2-3 hours, driving distance approx. 130 km. In the afternoon your first hike leads you to Campamento Seron. Depending on the weather and season you will spot varios birds and plants like the Palomita (a white orchid). Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 12 km (7,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. You spend the night in our tents with unobstructed views of the starry sky on campsite Seron. (B/-/D) 

Day 3-5: Treks Dickson - Los Perros - John Garner Pass - Camp Grey

Day 3
Today you hike along Lago Paine and Rio Paine to the wonderful Refugio and Campamento Dickson. Near the camp you will get a picturesque view on the enclosing Dickson Glacier. There will be enough time to enjoy this inviting campsite while sitting together and sharing your overwhelming impressions. Appr. walking time: 6-7 hours, walking distance: 18,5 km (11,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent.  Overnight: in tents on campsite Dickson. (B/BL/D)

Day 4
You leave the camp on Lago Dickson and walk through a mystic Magellan forest of Southern beech trees to reach your next camp. Campamento Los Perros is fabulously situated at the edge of a forest and glacier of the same name. Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 9,5 km (5,9 miles), elevation gain of approx. 400 m (1,300 ft) ascent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Los Perros. (B/BL/D)

Day 5
Today you probably face the most exhausting but most impressive part of the tour. You leave the camp Los Perros and hike uphill to the Paso John Garner where you can admire a striking view over the Southern Patagonian Ice field. Altitude Paso John Garner: 1250m. Afterwards you scale down along the impressive Grey Glacier to your next camp. Appr. walking time: 8-10 hours, walking distance: 22 km (13,7 miles), elevation gain of approx. 800 m (2,600 ft) ascent and 1,300 m (4,300 ft) descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Grey. (B/BL/D)

Day 6-7: Kayak tour or Ice hike Grey Glacier - Treks Paine Grande - French Valley

Day 6
In the morning you can choose an optional 3 hours day kayak excursion on the Lago Grey along the icebergs of the Grey Glacier or an optional 4-5 hours ice hike on Glacier Grey - or enjoy some free time to relax. In the afternoon you hike along Lago Grey to the black lagoon (Laguna Negra) while exploring and learning about the surrounding nature. From there, you walk down to the camp Paine Grande that is beautifully located at the turquoise colored Lago Pehoe. Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 12 km (7,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Paine Grande. (B/BL/D)

Day 7
Today, you walk along the splendorous Lago Skottsberg to Campamento Italiano. Subsequently you move towards the French valley and its viewpoint “Mirador” where you gain deep insight into the mountains. With a bit of luck you witness ice cracking off the Paine Grande (3,050m) sounding like a roaring thunder. After 6-7 hours of walking you come back to Camp Paine Grande on Lago Pehoe. Walking distance: 18 km (11 miles), elevation gain is about 600m ascent/descent. Overnight: in tents on campsite Paine Grande. (B/BL/D)

Day 8-9: Trek Torres del Paine Towers - Puerto Natales

Day 8

In the morning you cross Lake Pehoe with the catamaran (approx. 30 min) and continue your journey in a private transfer to the Las Torres sector (approx. one hour panoramic trip).

Afterwards, you will hike to get an excellent view on the no. 1 highlight: The famous Torres Towers. At first it leads you up to the Ascencio Valley where you take a break at the Refugio Chileno next to the lovely Ascencio River. After 2+ hours and a tough ascent you are rewarded for your efforts: You will stand in front of the impressive Needles with a green lagoon lying at your feet. Altitude Las Torres Lookout: 900m (2,950 ft). Appr. walking time: 8 hours, walking distance: 19 km (11,8 miles), elevation gain of approx. 950 m (3,120 ft) ascent and descent.

After this challenging hike you take our private transfer back to Puerto Natales and say goodbye to our local trekking guide (driving time 2 hours, driving distance approx. 130 km). Arrival at the hotel between 9pm and 10pm. Overnight: Hotel in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom (Hotel Hallef or Hotel Lady Florence Dixie or similar). (B/BL/-) 

Day 9
After breakfast, you will continue your individual journey. (B/-/-)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Local PORTERS carry personal belongings (5 kg per person) throughout the Torres del Paine "O" Circuit
  • Local English/Spanish speaking certified trekking guide (day 2 - 8) (WFR)
  • From 7 participants: Local English/Spanish speaking certified assistant guide (day 2 - 8) 
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in hotel in double room with private bathroom and 6 nights in roomy, high quality 2-person-expedition-tents 
  • Meals: 8x breakfast, 6x box lunch, 6x dinner
  • Transport: all private transfers as per the detailed itinerary
  • Boat ride: Catamaran on Pehoe Lake
  • Entry fees: to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Emergency equipment: including a first-aid kit and satellite phone / VHF-equipment

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Single supplement: extra charge 490 USD p.p.
  • Meals and beverages not indicated on the itinerary
  • Sleeping bag, camping mat, hiking poles (can be hired)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Kayak tour on Grey Lake (150 USD p.p.) or ice hike on Grey Glacier (210 USD p.p.) on Day 6
  • Local payments
  • International and domestic airfare and airport charges
  • Travel insurance is not included in this tour. Travel insurance is mandatory and must be purchased prior to the start of the trip.

DEPARTURE DATES & BOOKING

15.03.2024 - 23.03.2024
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01.11.2024 - 09.11.2024
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PRIVAT JUST4U  You can choose your own private departure for this trip by a minimum of 2 of you travelling together.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Torres del Paine O TREK

USEFUL INFORMATION

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Excellent physical fitness and team spirit are necessary requirements for this tour. You should be able to walk with your day pack (8 to 10 kg / 17–22 lbs) long distances (once to 10 hours a day) with some strenuous ascents and descents. Differences in elevation from 250 m to 1,300 m per day (from 820 ft to 4,300 ft). 

PORTERS FOR PERSONAL BELONGINGS & CAMPING GEAR ARE INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE. 

NO EXTRA COSTS FOR PORTERS!

  • During the trekking days you need to carry just your own day-backpack (approx. 8-10 kg / 17-22 lbs). We would recommend at least a 35/40 litre daypack, better 45/50 litre. Your day-backpack should include: Rain coat, rain trousers, fleece or light down jacket, trekking poles, gloves, cap, camera, lunch and water for the day (and also gear for good weather conditions!).
  • The rest of the luggage, which you need for the trekking days, will be carried by porters in waterproof kitbags. We provide a 30-liter waterproof kitbag for each of you ("SealLine Dry Bag").
  • Each participant will be able to put the following items in their 30l waterproof kitbag:  your personal items such as your sleeping bag and camping mat (approx. 2,5kg / 5.5lbs for the sleeping bag/mat and 2,5kg / 5.5lbs for personal belongings like vanity bag, toiletries, extra-set of clothes). The bag's weight should not exceed 5 kg / 11lbs.
  • The rest of your luggage, which you do not need on the 7 days trekking tour, stays locked at your hotel in Puerto Natales.
  • All campsites are equipped with toilets, showers and Refugios (Mountain huts/Lodges). Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining rooms of the Refugios/mountain huts which are always close to the campsites.
Signing up with MOSER Active was one of the best decisions I made!
They were excellent at communication and organized a great Torres del Paine Full "O"-Circuit trek for us. The guide was very experienced, highly informative and had a wonderful attitude. I highly recommend using MOSER Active when planning your trip to Patagonia! Marty, United States
Thank you for a fantastic adventure!
From the minute I first contacted Moser Active about this trip, I knew you were who I wanted to entrust with organizing my trip. You were the only company out of many not only willing to guarantee a trip for a solo traveler at a reasonable price, but also willing to customize the trip around my exact travel dates. I am very happy with my choice. Renee - United States

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