Trekking the Full Torres del Paine Circuit

12 days,Santiago to Puerto Natales

Soak up the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, watch the ice floes of the Grey Glacier, trek through incredibly diverse scenery through the mountains, visit the best of cosmopolitan Santiago

Gazing upon the towering, steeple-like peaks of Patagonia’s Cordillera del Paine for the first time, you’d swear they were lifted straight from a "Lord of the Rings" movie. But these massive rock formations are very real. Built for physically-active travellers, not hardcore mountaineers, this trip brings you to remote, lesser-visited sections of the Torres del Paine National Park and the truly unimaginable scenery to be found here. With top-notch mountain guides at your side, you’ll be able to concentrate on spotting condors in flight instead of staring blankly at a map.

What's Included

  • 9-day/8-night camping and hiking excursion of the full circuit through Torres del Paine National Park
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners. (Allow USD90-120 for meals not included.)
  • Plane, van, boat, hiking.
  • G Adventures representative in Santiago, certified mountain guide in Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 6
  • Hotels (3 nts), camping (8 nts).

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Day 1Santiago

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Santiago/Puerto Natales

Fly to Punta Arenas and transfer by private van to Puerto Natales.

Day 3Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine(1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer to Torres del Paine NP, and begin hiking to Torres del Paine.

Day 4Torres del Paine/Camp Seron(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike around the Paine Massif across to Camp Séron.

Day 5Camp Seron/Lago Dickson(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike across to Lago Dickson, continuing to the refugio for the night. Time for a hot shower and a cold beer.

Day 6Lago Dickson/Campamento Los Perros(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a day hiking through beech forest, past the Perros Glacier, before arriving at the campsite at Paso John Garner.

Day 7Campamento Los Perros/Grey Glacier(1B, 1L, 1D)

A full day hiking today, over Paso John Garner and above the imposing Grey Glacier and the Southern Patagonia Ice Cap.

Day 8Grey Glacier(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike towards Grey Lake in the morning, with the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the views across the icy waters.

Day 9Grey Glacier/Lodge Paine Grande(1B, 1L, 1D)

Head for Pehoé Lake, with more views across the glaciers and mountains that make up this national park. Enjoy a relaxing evening under the Cuernos del Paine.

Day 10Lodge Paine Grande/Lake Nordenskjöld(1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek to the French Valley, surrounded by glaciers, before continuing to beautiful Lake Nordenskjold and Refugio Cuernos.

Day 11Lake Nordenskjöld/Puerto Natales(1B, 1L)

Follow the trail past Lake Nordenskjold and Mount Almirante Nieto before ending the trek at Hosteria Las Torres and returning to Puerto Natales.

Day 12Puerto Natales(1B)

Depart Puerto Natales at any time. Please see full Itinerary if booking international flight connections.

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