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Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely a must-do with all the amazing views all along! It’s a long trek but it’s not difficult as there’s no altitude. My favorite trail so far!

amazing. well worth it.

Best hike I’ve ever done in my life.

Hiked this two years ago and is still my favorite hike ever. It is absolutely stunning and it’s especially beautiful as the leaves are changing colors. Absolutely a must do.

Did this trail in December 2018, got lucky with some beautiful weather and a summer snow shower when we got to the base of the towers. Start at sun rise if possible because the crowds can get a bit overwhelming.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this one in late March this year. Words cannot described.

One of my most memorable travel/hiking experiences thus far! We were fortunate to have good weather - many hike the whole way to not even be able to glimpse the Towers. It was a long and and gradual incline most of the way there - I'd rate it as moderate - until you get to the last mile, which is a scramble over boulders up to the base of the Towers. It was difficult, but what made it harder was the bottleneck of people on that part of the trail. It added stress as you were trying to maneuver down especially. But that view at the base (which got windy and cold even in the summer)... Man, I could have stayed there forever had I not know I still had hours worth of hiking to get done to get back. :). Do this hike. You will not regret it. I only can hope to get back someday.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walk to lookout to view the Glacier and ice bergs

hiking
2 months ago

I only managed to get 2/3 of the way up as the last part was too steep for someone who has a fear of heights. My husband went all the way to the top and said it was extremely windy but amazing view.

Beautiful hike. The view at the end is well worth it! It does get pretty crowded, so I would recommend starting early.

backpacking
muddy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

End of April 2019. In 5 Days. For those of you who worry about doing it at the end of the season, it is still possible. I was in Mendoza and heard that the circuit was about to close 10 days later, so I rushed to Puerto Natales in order to do the trek and was the last one that started it, on the 26th of April. But, be aware that if you do it at that period, there is less campsites open and available. Indeed, on the O sector of the trek, only Dickson and Los perros were available and open. On the W trek, only Grey, Paine Grande, Frances, El Chileno and Central were open. I booked Dickson, Los Perros, Grey, Paine Grande, Frances and Central. Vertice is the company that manages the first three and they gave me discount prices because it was the end of the season. The campsites were great, with nice and friendly staff, good common areas. Fantastico Sur manages the others and I paid way more for way less. Their staff was very rude and you can feel that everything is about money for them. Welcome center - Dickson : shuttle dropped me off at 10.30 - arrived at 19.30. Sunny day, almost clear blue sky, amazing woods, lakes and peaks especially one where around 20 condors were flying above me (magical!). I met some nice people that were doing the O as well but from Paine Grande. we had some nice talk before heading to bed. Really cold night, not much sleep. Dickson - Los Perros : left at 12.15 arrived around 17.00. I decided to start a bit later to rest from the day before and also because it was a short walk. I went with the people I met. long steep walk for 40min before a nice chill walk through the rest of the day in the middle of the supposedly oldest wood of the circuit. Nice fall colors again and little rivers. the trail ends on a small glaciar lake. Because of the cold night we had, I asked if we could stay in the eating room to sleep and the guy said no problem. Went to bed early. Los Perros - Paso Jhon Gardner - Camp Grey: 7.30 - 18.30. I left after the others because I wanted to have a proper breakfast. It is advised to leave early to make the pass and then continue until Grey because it's a long long walk. Catched the others 30min after departure, we walked together until the base of the pass, and from there it's really each one to himself. I did it straight away, I didn't think it needed some breaks, it would have slowed me down. Once you are at the top, the views are amazing! Waited 30min for the others, took some pictures and continued because it was quite cold and windy! the next part was the most awful for me because it's mostly only going down until Camp Paso which means bad for the knees and not a lot of views because it's through the woods and you can't see the glaciar Grey properly. From camp Paso, it's up and down again, with a few nice bridges and lookouts until camp Grey. The refugios was great. Camp Grey - Paine Grande: 8.30 - 11.30 the others had to take the catamaran so they left 30min before me, I took my time to have a correct breakfast. I carched them an hour and a half later to finish with them their O Trek. Through them I could see the differences between starting from Paine Grande or Welcome Center. I wouldn't recommend to start from Paine Grande because it's way too expensive and also you don't finish your trek with the Torres as a reward! When they left, I spent the afternoon resting, eating etc. Be careful of the Foxes ! they seem friendly but they are just interested in your stuff.. Paine Grande - El chileno: 9.00 - 18.30 the most challenging day for me because once I reached campo Frances after doing the France valley, it was 12.30 only. I asked to the staff if I could continue to the next refugio in the same day and to El Chileno instead of Central (so I have a better chance to be there for sunrise than initially planned), they said that it was okay. So I did, the walk was alright until the last part where the trail splits in two to go to Central or El chileno and starts to be steep again. Not that hard especially but with all the walk I did the past couple of days and that day especially, I burned myself out a little. I was so relieved to arrived at El Chileno. Once there I discovered how it was a money machine: you can't cook your stuff anywhere, they just have hot water and not for free. So basically you have to pay your food, and it's not cheap. I managed to ask to the chef to cook some rice for me, fortunately. Horrible night !! I woke up in the middle of the night with two mices running on my head, they made several holes in my tent because they were looking for food. Be extra careful with your food ! El Chileno - Torres : 6.45 - 8.30 I don't count this part in the circuit because it's almost nothing. The last climb wasn't that hard just be ready for the freezing cold temperatures up there while you wait for the sunrise. Advices : - Go to Erratic Rock for their 15.00 information session, very helpful and you can find some other people to do the trek with, if you want. - Pack light and accordingly - Take a really good sleeping bag and a good tent (I had only a summer bag and a liner, it was obviously not enough,but didn't want to buy or rent) Overall opinion: Best trekking experience so far!! Fall is an amazing time to come to Patagonia. The weather is more steady and predictable, and I was very lucky to have mostly sunny days! Less people than summer of course. Exhausted but happy to have completed in less days than expected, it was a nice challenge! I'm in El Chalten now, and I'd recommend it if you liked the O trek, here it's very similar (even better in my opinion). Good luck and enjoy!

If there is one thing you absolutely must do in your lifetime is this trail! No guide needed as the trail is easily marked. We went in March. Perfect timing. Off season. Less people. Start with the catamaran. End at the hotel. Absolutely do the early morning dark hike to the towers. Prepare for the elements. Layers and a wind breaker. I fared well with a base layer top, one jacket and one wind breaker. If u go to the towers. Bring extra layers and gloves and a beanie. One for the books!

Did the hike about 3 weeks ago. It was wet and cold and the trail was muddy with lots of stream crossings. . Much of the trail is through the forest of southern beech trees ( there are no conifers in Patagonia ), which were turning spectacular red, orange and yellow during the Patagonia autumn season. As we climbed we had great views of a river through a canyon below. Easy climb for most of the hike until the last mile, which is through a steep boulder field. Unfortunately, the towers were fogged in due to the weather, but it was super clear the next morning when we had great views from afar. . Patagonia is famous for rapid weather changes so be prepared. Always pack rain gear, pack cover and plenty of layers for warmth.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views of the Fitz Roy peak and El Chalten town for a relatively short hike. The trail is mostly sandy with relatively quick elevation gain but is clear and easy to walk and follow. We only went to the Mirador Condores and not Aguilas. The summit was quite windy. This would be a great place for sunrise photos as the peaks appear warm and coppery; sunset is backlit but also fun to watch as the shadows lengthen across the town. We also drove to the information center at the foot of the hill near midnight to watch the stars since there is less light pollution than in town.

A difficult but very interesting hike with lots of elevation gain (including some steep steps), stream crossings, and rock scrambling. The end goal is at a glacial lake at the foot of the Torres. We were extremely lucky to hike it on a perfect weather day, so we were able to shed layers occasionally, but winds and rain would totally change the situation. We started late at 10am and finished in 9 hours right at sunset (circa 630pm in April), but the drive back to the hotel was very difficult in darkness, rain, and winding, mountainous gravel roads. Would recommend starting earlier to avoid that.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Extremely windy walk along the Grey Lake beach. You get a great view of a piece of calved glacier sitting relative close to shore while the Grey Glacier is very distantly in the background. If you walk to the eastern edge of the trail before it turns north, this is where the glacial ice gets washed ashore - you can pick up pieces on the beach. Just don’t get blown away!! FYI, the trail head is at the end of the road, not at the Lago Grey hotel that is under development. There is a nice cafe at both the hotel-to-be, as well as at the trail head.

hiking
over grown
rocky
5 months ago

Fantastic hike with amazing views along the way! We had great weather (dry, sunny, chilly) but it was super windy along the top and was quite dangerous at times. We extended this route to make longer when other connecting trails became clear. Would highly recommend, not too difficult but some challenging ascents that are worth the climb!!

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

One of the best hikes in the planet, no wonder it’s always listed on the top hikes of the world along with Angels landing, Yosemite trail, Everest base camp etc. Hike is moderate for the most part except the last 1 km when it gets really tough especially on or after a rainy day - the rocks are slippery and with the steam flowing (after rain) it’s very treacherous. The views however compensate for everything right along the hike but most importantly at the base of the towers and the alpine lake

This was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. Pretty tough as a novice up to the base of towers. But in general totally doable if you are in moderate shape. Hiking boots a must! We got great weather two of the four days - the days with the lookouts! I missed the grey glacier due to ankle injury but heard it was phenomenal. Stayed in the Refugio’s - one night in a provided tent and one in the dorm. Ended up staying on the other side of the park for the first night in a hostel with amazing views. By far the best experience! So beautiful! Well marked - if you stay on the trail! You can drink water straight from the glacier without any filters just be sure you can see the top of the waterfall! JUST DO IT

Best 9 days 8 nights of my life. If you gotta do Torres Del Paine might as well do the O circuit.

Wonderful bucket list accomplishment. Hard, but totally doable. So much to enjoy from beautiful miradores, river crossings, suspension bridges, condors and foxes. A must do for all adventurers. Campsites were great. You can’t get lost. No guide needed. Comraderie abounds. We backpacked—slept in a tent 7 nights cozy as bugs. Weather was great mid March. 1 day of rain. Unforgettable experience.

This is one of the world's most beautiful trails... AND it's accessible to those that aren't willing to "rough it" Backcountry style as the campsites have all the amenities you would want. For those of us that like the isolation and quiet of Backcountry it is a little to busy and built up though.

I feel guilty giving other trails a 5-star rating. This truly is as good as it gets. It was really busy at christmas. I highly recommend starting on the west end of the hike. The views are wonderful and the Torres are the grand finale. Can’t say enough good things, just be patient as this trail has become famous via social media.

A must-do hike for those in decent shape. It's pretty crowded so patience with fellow humans is helpful. The hike is very flat at first, then climbs somewhat steeply for a couple miles before undulating on a general incline for a couple miles more. You travel through beautiful birch forests, occasionally popping out to wonderful views of the glacially carved river canyon From that point, the trail is steep, winding through rocks to the lake at the base of the Torres where you are rewarded with one of the iconic views on the planet. Totally worth it.

Wife and I hiked this in mid-March. Short but very steep trail. I wish I would have had poles for the descent. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. The view from the top is stunning and well worth the trip up.

hiking
5 months ago

Very steep climb to top of ridge essentially without switchbacks. view of the Paine Massif from the top is extraordinary. also great views into the Patagonia icefield. i don't know how it got labeled as an "Easy" hike. It's not. it's short, but the climb up is hard. Totally worth it, though.

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