Circuito grande Torres del Paine

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Circuito grande Torres del Paine

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Stephen S
Antofagasta, Chile15 contributions
Amazing!
Jan 2020
Decided to take on this epic nine day hike not knowing what to expect both physically and visually. A great decision to say the least. Physically it was extremely demanding but the rewards presented visually more than made up for it, melting away all phytigue. Camp sites offered spectacular views as well as access to side trips such as glacier hiking and kayaking.
Camping facilities were more than adequate equiped with stores, cafes and even the Chileon camp had a full restaurant. Staff was knowledgeable and bilingual. A couple of the camps also had lodging (bunkbed) options.
Each section of the hike was challenging in different ways but never did I feel in any danger. Park Rangers patrol sections offering a feeling of assurance.
A must do for all hiking enthusiest.
Written January 26, 2020
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roninica
Pittsburgh, PA54 contributions
the W trek = epic!
Apr 2019
out of this world views and travel experience! I will forever remember this experience and look back on it with a smile for the rest of my life!
Written January 14, 2020
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itravelwithkids
California74 contributions
Stunning landscapes make for a unique and surprising challenging hike
Jan 2020
We did a self-supported 7 day/6 night trek of the O Circuit in Dec 2019 / Jan 2020 with a group of 11 from 3 families.

Logistics: We did not use a guide and packed all but two of our dinners. Our itinerary started at the Welcome center then to Seron, Dickson, Paso, Grande, Los Cruenos, Chileno. It is stressful and a pain to make all of the reservations, but we got through it. We rented a car in El Calafate and drove to Puerto Natales the night before, then drove up and parked at the welcome center. This allowed us to avoid the massive lines at the border and entrance when the busses come in. Driving was no big deal.

Weather: We got great weather. It only rained one day (Los Cruenos to Chileno) and one night (Seron). Other then that it was shorts and t-shorts, which was not what we expected. As others indicate winds can be very strong, like 50mph. Bring your extra tie downs for your tent.

Difficultly: Our crew is experienced with California High Sierra backpacking so this was not any more technical or difficult. The pass was a challenge, but not that bad considering you are hiking at a relatively low elevation. We found the muddy and rooty sections through the forest after Perros was much more difficult. The decent from the pass to Paso was brutal on the knees. I suffer from vertigo, so the three suspension bridges from Paso to Grey were not fun, as well as the cliffs you navigate between the 1st and 2nd bridge. The final KM of both Britanica and Torres were pretty much straight up with some scrambling.

Highlights: Dickson Refugio is awesome. Best of the bunch. Take a walk on the beach and watch the icebergs float by. The lookout next to Paso is one of a kind. We spend new years eve there watching the sun set over Grey Glacier. The view is one of the best I have ever seen. The campground is rustic, but similar to what you typically find at US parks. Every day had unique views and landscapes not found anywhere else.

Tips: If you can afford it rent a car and drive. Much simpler. Bring your own stuff and cook your own meals. You can splurge on beer and snacks at the Refugios, but the food we cooked was as good as the Refugios. If you are an experienced hiker or backpacker you don't need a guide. The trails are well marked. Our cost was around $200/person vs. the $1000+/person for a guided service.
Written January 6, 2020
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sfannie
san francisco12 contributions
One of the best treks we have done
Mar 2019 • Couples
If you are fit and have the time, do the circuit and not the W. The landscape is unbelievable leaving one continually awestruck. They only allow 80 people per day so much quieter than the W. We did it with Cascada and would highly recommend this company. Great food and guides
Written March 23, 2019
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Jacqueline S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates97 contributions
Lifetime experience!
Mar 2019 • Solo
I loved this trek. The different views you get every day are so amazing: forest, glaciers, snow capped mountains, lakes, rivers.. just stunning. My favorite part was after I hiked up towards the John Gardner pass and saw the full glacier for the first time! This trek was so worth it and I met awesome people on the way. But be prepared and be fit. Take the right equipment with you. Weather can change any minute.
Written March 23, 2019
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Burcottguy
Leighton Buzzard, UK319 contributions
A very interesting and fascinating tour of the Park
Jan 2019 • Couples
Has to be awe inspiring, the winds can be very strong and catch you off guard especially when taking photos.
Written February 12, 2019
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Aston_9
Puerto Varas, Chile90 contributions
Tour of the Torres del Paine National Park
Feb 2019
A great opportunity to get an overview of the range of natural beauty in the park. Wonderful lakes,each with its own distinctive colour, mountains and steppes. Don't miss!
Written February 11, 2019
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Robert K
6 contributions
Update on Park costs
Jan 2019 • Couples
There is a lot of confusion about the costs and procedures at this park expressed on this forum.
As of January 2019 this was the case.
Park entrance fee was 21000 CHL. We paid cash. Did not check to see if they would take US Dollars or credit card.
Ticket is only good for entry on three consecutive days. If you stay outside the park keep this in mind. If you stay inside the park they are not checking unless you leave and try to come back in.
All of the park roads are unpaved and rather rough so plan on very slow and careful driving. South entry road from Puerto Natales is dirt and very rough for much of the trip outside the park so expect a slow entrance.
Eastern entrance from Cerro Cristal is also dirt and bumpy but for a shorter distance to the park boundary.
Written January 30, 2019
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Sydney243
Milsons Point, Australia113 contributions
Stunning scenery
Dec 2018 • Couples
We travelled to the park as a shore excursion from the port of Punta Arenas and it was well worth it. Words don't do this park justice. As we turned each bend there was a different spectacular view of the lakes and mountain peaks. Throughout the day the scenery changed with the weather and we were extremely fortunate to have clear blue skies at midday. I would highly recommend a visit.
Written January 18, 2019
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Andrea G
Fairfield, CT1,406 contributions
Majestic scenery
Dec 2018 • Couples
Like many, I have traveled many place around the globe. By far, this park is a tie with my favorite islands of New Zealand at the top of my list. Every corner offers a stunning view where the constant change in weather and light give you a fresh perspective requiring another 50 photos snaps. The winds are fierce and you need to ensure you wear layers and bring the necessary gear. We did a combination of driving and hiking around the park as it is vast with so many nooks and crannies waiting to be explored. Even if you are not hiking, bring plenty of snacks and water to keep you going all day.
Written January 15, 2019
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