Torres del Paine

Long distance hikes in Patagonia

There are two popular routes: "W" (shorter) and "O" (longer). Camping is allowed only in official spots. All accommodation has to be booked in advance, it is strictly enforced, otherwise you won't be allowed to enter the park.

There are three companies providing camping sites and accommodation: CONAF (governmental), Fantastico Sur and Vertice.

Lifehack: book "Chileno" camp site first, since it tends to be very busy, adjust the rest of the tour to that.

Links

Maps

Camping spots
3D map with days for O circuit

Campsites

CONAF (free, governmental, very quick to fill out)

Link for reservations -- currently (early Jan 2020) January and February 2020 are fully booked, the first available day is 7th of March.

  • Italiano (on "W")

  • Paso (on "O")

  • Torres (on "W") - closed?

CONAF campsites overview

Vertice Patagonia

Link for reservations

  • Dickson

  • Grey

  • Los perros

  • Paine Grande

Overview of Vertice campsites

Fantastico Sur

Link for reservations -- it looks like the web site is down on weekends!

  • Chileno

  • Frances

  • Los Cuernos

  • Seron

  • Las Torres ("Campsite Central" on the image below)

Fantastico Sur campsites overview

Routes, times and distances

Distances

"O" Route

  • Day 1. Las Torres - Seron. 16.5 km. 4 hr.

  • Day 2. Seron - Dickson. 18 km. 6 hr

  • Day 3. Dickson - Los Perros. 12 km. 4:30 hr

  • Day 4. Los Perros - Paso. 8 km. 6 hr. 680 m ascent. 800 m descent. Paso is already fully booked for Jan/Feb 2020

  • Day 5. Paso - Grey. 10 km, 4 hr.

  • Day 6. Grey - Paine Grande. 11 km. 3-4 hr. 300m ascent. 300m descent.

  • Day 7. Paine Grande - Los Cuernos. 13 km. 4 hr.

  • Day 8. Los Cuernos - Las Torres. 11km. 3 hr. 160m ascent. 100m descent.

"W" route (east to west)

  • Day 1. Las Torres - Torres Lookout - Las Torres (4 hours x 2)

  • Day 2. Las Torres - Los Cuernos. 11.6 km. 4:30. (or camp Francese). 100m ascent. 160m descent.

  • Day 3. Valle des Frances. Camp at Britanico or Italiano. 520 m ascent/descent.

  • Day 4. Britanico/Italian to Paine Grande.

  • Day 5. Paine Grande - Grey. (and back?)

  • Day 6. Grey - Administracia.

"W" route (DK version)

  • Night 1. Lake Pehoe.

  • Night 2. Paine Grande.

  • Night 3. Grey.

  • Night 4. Paine Grande.

  • Night 5. Frances.

  • Night 6. Chileno.

"W" route (StingyNomads version) - 5 days version.

  • Night 1. Grey. (coming from Puerto Natales in the morning).

  • Night 2. Paine Grande.

  • Night 3. Italiano/Frances.

  • Night 4. Chileno.

  • Night 5. Puerto Natales.