Patagonia: Torres del Paine Full O Circuit

11 Days | Take a trekking adventure through Chilean Patagonia on the less-explored Paine O Circuit

Walking & trekking
EUR €5,480
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It’s clear why the pristine and remote Torres del Paine National Park is Patagonia’s crown jewel. On this 11-day trekking trip, you’ll explore one of the most stunning wilderness areas in the world from the perspective of the Paine O Circuit. This trail highlights the best features of the park, hitting most of the sites of the famous W-Trek but on the longer road, less travelled. Circumnavigate the whole mountain massif as you take in dramatic granite towers, glacial lakes and electric blue icebergs. Witness the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, climb the mighty Grey Glacier with trained experts, hike through grassland towards turquoise lakes, kayak through ice floes on Lake Grey and stay in comfortable backcountry huts (or Refugios) when you’re not camping under an untouched sky .

Trip overview

Map of Patagonia: Torres Del Paine Full O Circuit including Chile
Puerto Natales, Chile
Puerto Natales, Chile
Walking & trekking
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Min 15
Group size
Min 2 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Trek the full loop around the Cordillera del Paine of wild Patagonia, completing the less-travelled O circuit. On this route, you’ll enjoy a greater sense of adventure, as fewer trekkers follow this trail.
  • Recharge with overnight stays in Torres del Paine Refugios – inviting backcountry huts or lodges with beds, kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms. Spend two nights camping in premier tents, with only the star-studded sky above you.
  • Climb the Grey Glacier with an expert team of guides who will teach you how to use the ice axes and crampons needed in this landscape. Observe crevasses, rivers, lagoons and tunnels in different tones of blue.
  • Hike through the raw landscape of Torres del Paine National Park – a designated UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and keep your eye out for Andean condors and guanacos.
  • Explore Lake Grey and its ice floes from the water with a kayaking experience – and paddle past electric blue icebergs backdropped by snow-capped peaks.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking – an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.
  • This is a hiking trip, and it gets from one point to the other. Once you set off, you must hike to the next overnight stop with no option to opt-out. During the trek you will need to carry all of your belongings. Extra belongings you don't need for the trek can be stored at the hotel in Puerto Natales. Please familiarise yourself with all hikes carefully beforehand.
  • Please read the packing list carefully and come prepared, as you may not have a chance to buy any missing parts of equipment or trekking clothing.
  • We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however, occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances. These include extreme weather, availability of Refugios, political or bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more.
  • The kayaking and glacier hiking days on this trip are weather dependent and not guaranteed. We will substitute alternate activities in the case that kayaking and/or glacier hiking are not possible.


Map of Patagonia: Torres Del Paine Full O Circuit including Chile



10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners


Private vehicle, boat


Hotel (2 nights), Refugios (6 nights), Camping (2 nights)

  • Puerto Natales airport to hotel arrival transfer
  • Ascencio Valley guided trek
  • Torres del Paine - Base las Torres guided hike
  • Paine Massif guided trek
  • Dickson Lake guided trek
  • Perros Glacier guided trek
  • John Garner Pass & Lake Grey guided trek
  • Zodiac boat across Lake Grey
  • Grey Glacier guided hike
  • Grey Glacier guided kayak trip
  • Lake Pehoe guided hike
  • French Valley guided hike
  • Lake Nordenskjold guided hike
  • Puerto Natales hotel to airport transfer

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Important notes

1. This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.
2. Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase entrance permits to Torres del Paine National Parks.
3. Flight details and travel insurance details are required no later than 56 days prior to departure (or within 24 hours of trip confirmation if booking less than 56 days prior to departure). Please read the Travel Insurance requirements in the Essential Trip Information carefully. Field evacuation (minimum coverage of at least 30,000USD), repatriation, and medical trip insurance is required on this trip as a condition of partnership terms with our Chilean vendors.
4. During the trek you will need to carry all of your belongings. We provide backpacks. You can leave extra luggage/belongings you don't need at the hotel in Puerto Natales.
5. This trek utilizes the Torres del Paine Refugios. Each refugio is unique, with dorm style accommodations where guests share mixed gender bunk rooms, typically 4-8 guests per room. Men’s and women’s bathrooms are down the hall. You’ll have great local cuisine, served in a communal eating area with shared tables and drinks available for purchase.
6. Occasionally we are not able to reserve one or more nights in the Refugios, in which case accommodations will be in tents that are provided and set up by the Refugios. In these cases, we will still have access to the Refugios for meals, relaxation and showers. The price of the trip remains the same.
7. Solo travellers who opt for a single supplement will be provided a single tent. For travellers sharing a room, sharing a tent may also be required. All camping equipment is provided, including 2-person, 4-season tents, top-of-the-line self-inflating sleeping pads and sleeping bags professionally laundered after every trip.
8. A single supplement applies to days 1 and day 10 only in Puerto Natales (and when camping in a tent). Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
9. Tour leader gratuities are optional and at the discretion of each customer. A suggested guideline – not an expectation – is to reward outstanding service with a tip of 5-10% of the total trip cost.

Essential Trip Information

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Patagonia: Torres del Paine Full O Circuit
EUR €5,480