A WILDER TREK.
The O Circuit takes all the sights of the popular W Circuit, and then kicks it up a notch. This hike includes all the wonders the northern side of the park has to offer, letting you experience a whole new Torres del Paine. With very few hikers, peace, solace, and serenity reign powerfully in the mountain breeze.
While the W sections of the hike can include overnights at mountain hostels, the O portion has sections that can only be camped. Your intense connection with nature during these days will bestow you with moments, wild lands, and drastic photo-ops that are seen by few people. Some of the highlights include traversing daisy fields, crossing rivers, and climbing the astonishing John Garner Pass.
The O Circuit gets its name from the way it “closes” the W Circuit. This hike will push your limits, but the self-satisfaction and pure amazement at the raw terrain will undoubtedly make it all worth it.
Meet your local guide at the predetermined time and location in Puerto Natales. Review the welcome packet and complete a gear check. Then head to Las Torres (approx. 2 hours private transport) where you will begin your trek to the Seron Camp. Peak Altitude: 530 ft (162m) Total Hiking: approximately 8 miles (13 km) / 4 hours of trekking Inclusions: private transportation; park entry fee; lunch; dinner; tent accommodations
The morning begins with a push up to John Garner Pass, but the hike is well worth the views from the top. Catch your first glimpse of Grey Glacier, which extends around 100 square miles! Follow the glacier down to Grey Camp where a hot shower will be waiting for you. Enjoy a warm meal and a glass of wine with your fellow travelers. Peak Altitude: 3,937 ft (1200m) Total Hiking: approximately 10 miles (16 km) / 11 hours of trekking Inclusions: breakfast / lunch / dinner; tent accommodations