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It has unique views. The Andes are extremely picturesque. However, it is a hard hike . Must carry hiking poles and proper shoes. I did get a swollen knee on my way down (I was a bit careless and didnt use poles - sigh). My favourite was the one to Lago Grey. The view of glacier from all the angles is simply spectacular.I would not do this again though. Andes were cool but Rockies are my favourite!

Spectacular scenery made all the more memorable by the effort it took to get yo see it! I consider this to be one of the greatest gifts I ever have myself!

on Lago Sarmiento

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate ups and downs here to get to the wonderful stromatolites, bacterial formations that date back almost 3.5 billion years, some of planet earth’s oldest living things. Beautiful turn around - with the Devil’s Horns right there to greet you.

My favorite hike

Great views. Good structure in the shelters. One of the best hikings i ever did.

Incredible hike! Great views the entire way. Best to start early to avoid crowds!

Made the O circuit, this is part of it, exciting tour, moderate difficult.

A bucket list hike! Trail was fairly easy up until the final ascent, but the view can't be beat. Pics online of the Torres were what prompted my trip to Patagonia. The final climb is long and steep over many rocks and boulders. It was dry the day I did it, so manageable. Would be so much harder if the rocks were wet. It was very crowded on the way down...like fighting against a highway of people where you're going in the opposite direction. Loved it!

Great hike. Just windy and wet most of the time. The views are wonderful.

Great hike! Lots of good views of the river along the way. For reference I’d say it’s equally as tough as the hike to Mt. Fitz Roy in El Chaltén.

Incredible views. Weather varies tremendously even during the summer. Make sure you are well prepared with layers, appropriate footwear. The vistas along most of the W are breathtaking. Steep ascents at the top of the east leg and middle legs of the W. If you go 30 minutes (about 2 km) past Refugio Grey, you can reach the first of 3 hanging bridges which is worth checking out.

The one thing I will say is that the CONAF rangers and personnel are not well equipped for medical evacuations. We ran into an injured hiker with a broken leg who was being taken out on a backboard. We ended up helping carry him for 3 km with 10 men rotating 8 at a time carrying the board along very narrow trails. The whole ordeal was poorly organized and a big cluster.

When we finished we remarked how lucky we were to finish without injuries. Also a missing hiker’s body was found on the “O” circuit 2 weeks after he went missing during the time we were there. The volume of hikers has gone up exponentially and the facilities/staff are playing catch up. Some of the trails are lightly trafficked and help would be difficult if not impossible to get in case of a serious injury.

A absolutely awesome backpacking trek with great views along the whole trail. The trails can be a bit crowded, but the views make it worth it. Here is my full trip report with pictures, maps, and other logistical info: https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/torres-del-paine-circuit/

Challenging track with a steep vertical climb and descent. Poles are strongly recommended. Make sure you go on a clear day to be rewarded with a tremendous view of the glacier and small icebergs.

Incredible views! Would highly recommend as a do one time.type of a run/hike. Lots of people. We were there in December!

on Grey Lake Beach Hike

7 months ago

nice views. wondered off the main path. exploring was fun

hiking
7 months ago

awesome hike. weather wasn't great but still beautiful

Outstanding views and trails. This park did not disappoint. Was there end of December and weather was amazing. 70 degrees and sunny. It is cold in the evenings and nights so layer up!

We were very lucky and had great weather the whole time we were there. Stunning views and decent camp sites- as long as you don't arrive too late!

This place is amazing and beautiful. Experienced all seasons during this hike (the wind was crazy one of the days).

I've hiked all over the world and this is my favorite hike ever. Me encanta Torres del Paine.

Great hike. It was raining and I was completely wet on the way to the base tower. But rain decided to stop but still cloudy. I couldn’t see the tower only the green lake. It’s still beautiful tho. It took me 7-8 hrs round trip.

did this hike back in April, hands down one of the greatest i will ever do. absolutely stunning views once you get to the towers. if staying in puerto natales, leave early.

I am by no means a world traveler, but I have been to many beautiful hard, rugged places - Iceland, Finland, lots of time in UP Michigan. Torres del Paine, the entirety of the park and the days we spent just hiking in relative silence, was one of the most spiritual experiences of my life and I have yet to find another place that pulls at my soul like Torres. If you are seeking a place to feel connected to the universe, raw nature and untouched beauty spend the time and money to get here.

Awesome hike, don't know why anyone would rate it less than 5 stars. It's a must do

If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would! Incredible hiking!!!

Seriously people, this should be on your bucket list!! Ferried across the lake to the Refugio and hiked only to French Valley and back. Most of the trail was well maintained, there were a few soggy spots and places where the elevated path needed repair- but the views and the pristine environment make up for that. Did see an Andean Condor or two. Photo ops galore. Definitely want to make it back here someday!!! Love. It.

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Best hike I've ever done. Difficult, but 100% worth it!

backpacking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Excallente!!

backpacking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wonderful hike. Great for a solo female backpacker. Very easy trail to follow so no navigational skills needed. Just follow the path. You cannot get lost on this hike and not much technical skill is needed. If you can walk you are already ready! Solo is fine, there are TONS of other people on this trail so I would say hello about every 20 minutes as I walked by other people. Also, since there are other solo travelers, many are happy to chat at camp and you are sure to find camping buddies if you need them! But even when I did not find a buddy I still felt completely safe. Do your research - lots of blog posts about this place and plan the route that suits your style best. I did it west to east with a 40L pack. I suggest a hat with a cord - this hike is very windy, and when I tried to wear a baseball cap it blew right off multiple times. In the end I wore a bandana for sun protection.

A must.

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