7 days / 6 nights
Highly demanding


Accommodation in camping and / or refuge.

Accommodation in refuge is in shared and mixed dormitories, with bunk beds.

*The bed set up in Vertice refuges includes sheets, blanket, and pillow.

*The single bed in Las Torres refuges includes a sleeping bag and pillow.

Accommodation in Vertice camping includes tent, sleeping bag, liner, and mat.

Accommodation in Las Torres Camping includes: Tent raised to 1.60 mts. height, sleeping bag, high-density foam mattress, pillow, welcome drink voucher.

Regular bus to and from the National Park + transfer to the Welcome Center.

Meals according to the itinerary.

In case of having any dietary restrictions, make sure to inform when making the reservation.

Dietary restrictions will only be respected if they are informed in advance.

Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park.

Catamaran Ticket.

Medical or travel insurance of any kind.



Guide / Porter.

Personal expenses.

Kayak on Grey Lake or hike on Grey Glacier.

  • This program is not recommended for children under 10 years old.
  • Passengers must be able to carry their personal belongings for the duration of the program.
  • We recommend using a 40-liter backpack.
  • We offer luggage custody at our Puerto Natales office from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00 hrs. (office hours) for those who wish to leave belongings during their hike. Outside office hours, the service has an additional charge.
  • All excursions are subject to weather conditions.


Day 1: Arrival at Torres del Paine National Park - Torres del Paine National Park - Torres del Paine Base

After breakfast at the hotel in Puerto Natales, you must go to the bus terminal to take the 07:00 am bus (we recommend being at least 10 minutes before departure) to go to Torres del Paine National Park. The trip takes place in the middle of the Patagonian pampas, to reach Laguna Amarga, the main entrance to the park, and the place where you must register your entrance with CONAF (park rangers). You will transfer to “Transporte Las Torres”, who will take you to the Welcome Center, where you will check in at the Cerro Paine Reserve.

Today’s hike begins in the Ascencio Valley, which winds through windswept hills and extensive forests. During the final ascent, you will cross an immense rocky terrain until you reach one of the most emblematic landscapes in the world, the Base of the Towers. At an altitude of 900 m.a.s.l. you will marvel at the sheer granite walls of the 3 towers (north, central and south) and the bright turquoise glacial lagoon at their feet. This is the ideal time to take pictures and enjoy your box lunch before returning along the same trail, now downhill, to the Torre Central refuge.

8  – 10 hrsDifficulty demanding
22 kmsBox lunch and dinner

Day 2: Hike to Serón

Although it is considered one of the simplest day hikes of the circuit, the trail to Serón offers many amazing landscapes of the untamed side of Torres del Paine National Park. You hike through a beautiful forest and continue along a pleasant slope that descends to an endless daisy field on the Patagonian plain. Continuing along the relatively flat trail towards Serón, you will see crystal clear streams. After arriving at the campsite, you will have some time to enjoy the vastness of the terrain before dinner, which will be served in Serón’s small but cozy dining room.

4 – 5 hrsDifficulty Medium 
11 kmsBreakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 3: Hike to Dickson

Today is the start of a long hike through rolling hills and wet meadows into the interior of the park. Snow-capped mountains, pastel blue lakes and vast expanses of grasslands will be the backdrop as you explore the north side of the park, along with stunning and breathtaking views of the Dickson Glacier, Cerro Cuba and other rugged peaks that mark the border between Chile and Argentina. Once you arrive at the Dickson area, you check in and during the afternoon you can walk along the shore of Dickson Lake, and then enjoy a refreshing dinner at the refuge.

6 – 7 hrsDifficulty demanding
18.5 kmsBreakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 4: Hike to Los Perros

Today’s hike will take place in the most secluded area of the park, in the middle of lush green vegetation. You will be able to feel the wind blowing through the bushes and listen to the pleasant sound of the different birds that inhabit this magical forest. Bordering the Los Perros River, you will go up a large moraine where you will be breathless at the sight of the wonderful Los Perros glacier and its blue-green lagoon. You continue along a rocky path before arriving at Los Perros campsite, where you will spend the night. It is recommended to rest, the next day will be a long one.

5 hrsDifficulty demanding
9 kmsBreakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 5: Hike to Grey via John Garner Pass

Today is an early start to get ready for the most demanding but rewarding day of the Paine Circuit. After breakfast and ordering your box lunch, you will start walking through swamps between muddy trails, tree roots and rocky paths. You leave the forest and start ascending through worn and loose rocks (sometimes with snow) until you reach the highest point of this circuit, the famous John Garner Pass (1,200 m.a.s.l.). Enveloped by the strong Patagonian winds while you are impressed by the Southern Ice Fields and its wonderful sea of ice, the descent is made on the side of a giant ice wall and the trail continues through the El Paso campsite, where there is a ranger station. Then, you cross the exciting hanging bridges before arriving at the Grey shelter for dinner and a well-deserved rest.

10 – 12 hrsDifficulty demanding
22 kmsBreakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 6: Hike to Paine Grande

Enjoy breakfast at refugio Grey before starting to marvel at more spectacular scenery of the Southern Icefields and the ice floes of Grey Lake (don’t forget to ask for your box lunch!). A hike up through a mountainous forest to reach the sometimes very windy viewpoint of Grey Glacier. The hike continues until you reach Los Patos lagoon, where you start the descent through a narrow and windy valley that takes you directly to the Paine Grande refuge.

4 – 4.5 hrsDifficulty Medium 
11 kmsBreakfast, box lunch and dinner

Day 7: Exploration to the French Valley - Catamaran - Return to Puerto Natales

Today’s trek will be a round trip, which begins and ends at the Paine Grande refuge. We start early in the morning to have a full day of hiking to the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. After breakfast, order your box lunch and start walking in the middle of arid landscapes and along the shore of the wonderful blue waters of Skottsberg Lake. After approximately 2.5 hours of hiking, you will arrive at the Italian camp where you will begin the ascent to the Valley. You climb through rocky terrain and continue through a forest until you reach the French lookout. Here you will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery, turquoise glacial lagoons and marvelous hanging glaciers cascading down the east face of Paine Grande (3,050mts). If you are lucky, you will hear the roar of falling water and ice. It is a point where avalanches are commonly observed, so it is an ideal time to take some pictures and enjoy the box lunch. Return by the same path to the Italian camp and back to Paine Grande refuge. Take the 18:35 hrs catamaran and enjoy the beautiful view.

Then, in Pudeto you will take the bus back to Puerto Natales at 19:15 hrs. Estimated time of arrival in Natales is 21:30 hrs.

7 – 8 hrsDifficulty demanding
19 kmsBreakfast and box lunch



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