This 11-day trip achieves the Paine Massif Circuit—commonly called the "O"—in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. More adventurous than its sister trek, the "W" (which follows a portion of this trek), the "O" is suited for those seeking a lesser-visited and more challenging route. You'll also get two nights in Puerto Natales and an arrival day in Chile's capital with just enough time to check out the sites.
Patagonia 11-Day Trekking Tours & Itineraries
Many long-distance hikers dream of one world-renowned destination: Torres del Paine National Park, located in Chilean Patagonia. There are a couple options for multi-day treks in this protected area, both challenging and rewarding.
The first is the famous W Circuit, which takes about five days, follows a W-shaped route, and covers some highlights including high-altitude lakes, glaciers, and the lookout point near the granite massif known as Base Torres. The O Circuit Trek takes about eight days and follows a loop around the park, covering the aforementioned highlights but with more mountain passes featuring incredible views of the park. Nowhere outside of Nepal will you find such glorious trekking opportunities.
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This 11-day adventure combines sightseeing in central Chile with a multi-day trek in Patagonia's most scenic national park. Kicking off in Santiago, you'll head to a German-style village known for its volcano views and breweries before continuing south to Torres del Paine for the W Trek. Here, you'll hike past turquoise lakes, emerald forests, roaring rivers, and a massive glacier to get to the best view in the house: Paine Massif.