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Amanda D'Angelo reviewed Torres del Paine “W” Circuit
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HikingGreat!

Just do it. It’s unbelievable. Best hike I’ve ever done. It was tough but well worth it. We went in February. We experienced all types of weather; hot, rain, snow.. so pack for all type of weather.

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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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Backpacking

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 O + W Circuit
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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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Hiking

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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Hiking

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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Mikhail Bogdanov reviewed Torres del Paine O + W Circuit
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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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Morning hike from Refugio Grey before heading to Pine Grande. Good views of the glacier along the way. There is an unofficial viewpoint 10 min from the third suspension bridge that is really nice.

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Adrienne Ho reviewed Torres del Paine O + W Circuit
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The scenery in the back part of the circuit was really nice and didn’t have too many people. When you hit the W circuit (starting at Refugio Gray), then it starts to get pretty busy so be ready to do some maneuvering.

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Terry Burrow reviewed Torres del Paine O + W Circuit
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I completed the O on January 18th 2020. I kept a journal along the way and I highly recommend that you do so also. The O is so much more than the scenery, it's also about the people you will meet, people whose names you will forget if you don't write them down. There are also things you can't take a picture of, like what it feels like. That being said, here is my day by day highlights. I went to the 3:00 talk which is no longer held at Eratic Rock but at Day Zero. Pretty good information at that meeting, including how to get to the park entrance. There is a 6:40 bus out of Puerto Natales that you think will get you there earlier, but it goes to the catamaran dock first so you actually get there later. I booked my tickets ahead of time using Bus Bud, and made that mistake. Centro to Seron: Easy but long day. The showers are "kind of warm" but there are only two of them. They are marked men and women's but we just formed one line not seeing any reason to leave a shower idle just because of your gender. Seron to Dickson. A little more up and down than yesterday. There is a mini pass that you have to go over and honestly, this is where I had the highest wind. A good rule of thumb is to expect high winds any time you are near a large body of water. The Dickson camp ground is bigger than Seron with more and warmer showers available. Dickson to Los Perros My first mosquitoes on the trail. None of the reviews mention them, so I didn't have insect repellant. Not sure if it would have helped anyway. Rain gear worked well because they can't bite through it. They don't really swarm you, but they are relentless any time you aren't moving. The Los Perros campground is well protected by large trees and the wind wasn't bad at all even though it's so close to the pass. Only COLD showers there so don't make the mistake I made of skipping a shower at Dickson. Los Perros to campamento Paso. The trail begins with tree roots and mud followed by more tree roots and mud. The mud wasn't deep when I was there, but with rain it could have been. Once you clear the tree line it's rocks all the way to the top, but flat ones, not ankle breakers, and not boulder climbing. I wore ankle braces that day. If you think your just going to attack this pass and get over it, forget about it. There are no switch backs and it goes on and on. When you find some protection from the wind, take a break and fuel up an hydrate. There's lots of water towards the top but in the middle part not so much, so fill your water bottle even if it isn't empty. Everybody talks about how bad the downhill side is, but I didn't think it was that bad. Of course I have long arms and legs, but just remember to lengthen your poles before you start down. Campamento Paso gets a bad wrap in my opinion. First of all THERE IS A FLUSH TOILET THERE. No, they don't have a shower. Yes it is small and a little cramped, but not crowded. It is well protected by large trees, and was my favorite campground on the whole trail because it was small and intimate. Paso to Grey. Easy day unless you don't like swinging bridges. You start meeting those W people who have tiny little day packs and their clothes are nice and clean and they hardly have any mosquito bites at all. The campground at Grey is HUGE and parts of it are fairly open. Lots of showers and bathrooms. You won't have to wait in line at all. There is also internet access there. Grey to Paine Grande. It's even bigger than Grey. I can't speak about the campground itself because I chose to stay in the refugio that night, and boy was I glad because it was a monsoon all night. Also if you want to reserve meals there it's all you can eat buffet so you can really get you money's worth if you aren't shy. Paine Grande to Frances. That's right Frances. Most people try to go up and down Britanico on this day, but I took a different approach. I had an easy walk to Frances and spent the whole afternoon resting in my tent. Its all platform campsites which I really love because they are always level and dry. Watch out for foxes trying to steal your food. The next morning I made the short back track to Britanico and was able to race to the top because I was well rested. They will let you leave your pack at Frances. I just tied my pack liner around my waist with a rain jacket and a down jacket inside. There's no need for a water bottle, just take a zip lock bag to dip water from the many streams and stop for a drink when you need one. I was the fourth person to the top that day and I highly reccomend getting to the top as fast as possible. Stop for a quick picture, but if the view is there going up, it will likely be there going down as well. The same cannot be said for the view at the top. I thought Britanico was the most beautiful part of the whole circuit. You really feel like you are in a cathedral of mountains. Once I got to the bottom it was back to Frances to get my pack and...

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Sudhakar Ayyasamy reviewed Torres del Paine O + W Circuit
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Epic hike! Difficult but very doable if you're well prepared. The non-W part of the circuit is much less crowded, but the W-part of the circuit has little more to offer in terms of scenery. I am nevertheless very glad I did the entire circuit as I got to hike along the Grey Glacier after John Gardner Pass. We were fortunate it wasn't as windy over the pass when we got there. I'd do the O Circuit again if I could, after a few years. I could not go to Mirador Torres for sunrise, but I got there before the crowds, and spent a good couple of hours at the summit on the last day. The best parts of the hike according to me are, in order: Mirador Base Las Torres, Mirador Britanico, Grey Glacier, Mirador Frances. Be prepared for wind, rain, cold weather, sun, as we saw it all. I traveled to Chile just to do this hike, and it's all I could ask for in a trip! Do it, and you'll be rewarded with wonderful scenery of highly diverse landscapes that you'll probably never see anywhere else in an 85 mile hike.

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