This trekking experience starts in the Chilean capital Santiago and then you will fly further South to spectacular Patagonia for an 8-day trek in the Torres del Paine National Park.

During this challenging 8 days you will get to walk and hike the full circuit of the National Park seeing beautiful spots along the way include the Horns of Paine, French Valley and Grey Glacier. At night you will camp out underneath the spectacular South American sky.

This is an off the beaten track trip which will appeal to all trekking enthauasts, you will need to be in good physical shape to join this holiday.



Day 1 Puerto Natales
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine
Embark on a 9-day excursion within Torres del Paine NP, hiking the full Torres del Paine circuit known as the O circuit. Start the 130km (80.7 mi) route by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below.

Day 3 Torres del Paine/Camp Séron
HIke on relatively flat terrain through towering mountains following the river to Camp Séron. Enjoy the surrounding grassy plains and keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving at camp in the mid afternoon.

Day 4 Camp Séron/Lake Dickson Camp
Head out along the north side of the national park, leading closer to the mountains. Follow the river to Lake Dickson. In the evening, relax and walk along the pebble beach, admiring the crystal clear glacier water.

Day 5 Lake Dickson Camp/Los Perros Camp
Continue along the north side of the park to an incredible lookout point of Lake Dickson and the surrounding valley. Follow the trail through the tall forest to reach another lookout for Perros Glacier, well worth the climb.

Day 6 Los Perros Camp/Grey Glacier Camp
Today is the toughest day of the O trek, start with an uphill climb for 2-3 hours, passing over the highest point. Take in the first view of Grey Glacier and gaze into the distance to take in its 270km² (104 mi²) spread. Climb vertical ladders and pass a suspension bridge en route to Grey Camp.

Day 7 Grey Glacier Camp
Enjoy the day exploring Grey Lake and Grey Glacier. The spectacular scenery is a highlight of the trek with the back drop of snow-capped mountains and floating pieces of piercing blue glacier.

Day 8 Grey Glacier Camp/Paine Grande Camp
Hike along Lake Grey to appreciate different view points of the glacier. Hike to join the famous W Trek and end at Lake Pehoé. Relax at Paine Grande Camp and share trekking stories with the other hikers.

Day 9 Paine Grande Camp/Cuernos Camp
Hike to the French Valley lookout to see the mountain range spread across the national park, take in the contrasting greens and greys of the landscape.

Day 10 Lake Nordenskjöld/Puerto Natales
The concluding day of the O circuit continues along Lake Nordenskjöld. Take in the final views of Torres del Paine, reflect on the last nine days and relish in the sense of accomplishment before heading back to Puerto Natales.

Day 11 Puerto Natales
Depart at any time.



Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Start/Finish: Santiago/Puerto Natales
  • Prices: From £2199  
  • Trip Code: SCPT