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Amy Atkinson reviewed Torres del Paine “W” Circuit
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Incredible.

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Rachael Hernandez reviewed Torres del Paine “W” Circuit
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Once in a lifetime experience that I hope we can do again one day. I don’t have words at the moment, so I’ll just have to come back and write a more thorough review. But just wanted to hop on here and encourage anyone who is thinking of hiking this trail to do it! We saw hikers of all levels. It’s long, and it’s hard, but you can do it! We went in late January

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Sarah Guastaferro reviewed Torres del Paine “W” Circuit
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To say this experience was life-changing would be an understatement. Incredible views every step of the way... like walking on another planet. Refugios: Chileno, Frances, Paine Grande & Grey. (Done early December 2019) First & last days were crowded w/ day-trippers but still very enjoyable. Highly recommend!!

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First multi-night trek I ever did, and I decided to do it unguided and carrying all my own things. Faced authentic discomfort and was the single-most life changing experience I've ever undertaken. Learnt things about myself, felt real satisfaction and faced big challenges. You truly feel one with nature here. Very well trafficked, great facilities and never far from another person but not too overcrowded due to the person cap. Should be a bucket-list trek for anyone interested in this type of activity. My only advice; do the O! (Note: Done in Nov 2019)

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Jordan Bartow reviewed Seron a Dickson via Circuito O
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First to Review

If you’re lucky enough to be here then you’re lucky enough.

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Kayti Christian reviewed Torres del Paine Circuito O + W
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Worth every mile.

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Collette Aeschlimann reviewed Torres del Paine “W” Circuit
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Most beautiful hiking I’ve done. Campgrounds were so remote, it was amazing to be so disconnected and within nature. A destination I would return to any day.

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Ronald Schweppes reviewed Teeth of the Navarino
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Hiking

Amazing experience. Nature itself! Highly recommended though a bit dangerous. Did it in the middle of March 2020 with nice weather, one day was stormy and the others beautiful.

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Awesome trek. Got lucky with the weather. A slight rain the first morning and hardly any wind. We camped at Grey , Francis and central . Not like backpacking the AT because every night you have food drink and showers available at the campgrounds. Highlight was the towers. No wind and not a cloud in the sky it was unbelievable!!! We were there the first week of March 2020.

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MIN JUNG KIM reviewed Las Torres a Los Cuernos
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Very windy!

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Joseph Bailey reviewed Torres del Paine “W” Circuit
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Amazing 5 days walking the W from West (Grey/Paine Grande) to East (Central). A bit windy around Paine Grande to Grey, had some clouds and fog up the Frances valley with poor visibility, but very clear around Torres and mild temps the whole trip. Didn't have reservations either so if you have your own gear or if your hiring everything, it's easy to find sites if you get to a site relatively early in the afternoon. If not, seems easy to sneak in and stealthily set up among the other campers

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J P reviewed Torres Lake
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Did this trail with a tour group, it’s pretty tough. Trekking poles, water, and lunch are recommended. You can stop in Chileno about half way. Took us about 8 hours going a moderate pace. Worth every step, was a great trek.

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Mikhail Bogdanov reviewed Torres del Paine Circuito O + W
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We hiked this route in nice weather and after doing the Towers Base trail the day before, it was a welcome respite from the crowds. There were several big tour groups on the trail, but once we separated from those, it became a peaceful walk until we reached Italiano Camp and beyond. It's an easy trail with views of the lakes until you turn the corner and begin going up the valley and the views became more interesting. It was muddy in several areas. The payoff of the hike is a little above Camp Italiano, where you can sit on a rock outcropping and look at the receding glacier up the valley before turning around. To start this hike, you must take the catamaran from Refugio Pudeto, which crosses the lake periodically throughout the day. Here's my best tip for you. If you need to be on the first sailing from Pudeto at 9 am, be sure to be there, in line, no later than 8 a.m. Although this boat holds 100 ppl, there are about 4 trails that go from Refugio Paine Grande, so it gets full. We arrived in line at 8:10 and barely got on board. You don't need to pay before boarding. Once underway, a guy opens his little kiosk down below and you purchase your tickets there. You'll need the tickets to be let off at Refugio Paine Grande. We were able to reach Italiano and return in time to catch the 5 pm return trip to Pudeto. All in all, it was a nice hike, but not nearly as impressive as the Towers Base hike. Also, there's no need to hire a guide for any of these hikes. Signage is excellent and easy to understand, and the trails are well-marked and well-worn! My inexact app showed mileage at 10.45 and actual hiking time of 5:46.

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Ryan Schindeler reviewed Desolation Pass
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Great trail and really well marked. Once the sun cleared later in the morning, there were great views of Osorno Volcano on one side and Todos los Santos Lake on the other. A lot of the trail is sandy so be prepared for that. On the way back I turned left at the Los Alerces Intersection and did the extra loop by the lake. There are some nice black-sand beaches with not a lot of tourists (especially further away from the trailhead).

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Jon Watts reviewed Teeth of the Navarino
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Francisco Andaur reviewed Sendero Glaciar Pichillancahue
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Excelente ruta para las personas que busquen una experiencia diferente en los parques nacionales de la zona Araucanía/Los Ríos. Hermosa vista de volcanes y montañas. El glaciar un gran premio después de una caminata en una cuesta de mediana intensidad.

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This is a very, very pretty hike to a laguna which is a few kilometers short of the glacier (they don’t let you go to the top). The 1st kilometer is fairly steep but there aren’t any technical sections. Just a smooth trail that takes you straight up. How hard it is depends on your fitness level. If you are fit this will be an easy hike. We went at the end of summer and I would not call it lush. Excepting where the small river flows it is a dry, high desert landscape with breathtakingly tall peaks in all directions. Just past the laguna you can find a water spigot where you can fill up your water bottles with cool, glacier fed water.

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