Torres del Paine Circuit

The Full Circuit is an 8-9 day hike all around Torres del Paine National Park. You'll witness all the great routes and sites of the shorter 'W Circuit' but also take in the northern part of the park and the incredible Paso John Garner overlooking the Patagonian ice Cap itself.

There's no doubt that the Full Circuit of Torres del Paine is a challenging hike, but the rewards are wonderful. You're walking in the Northern parts of the park that only 5% of people get to see, and the view of the Patagonian IceCap that you'll get as you climb up to the Paso John Garner is truly awe inspiring.

You'll need to be ready for some camping on 3 of the nights. All of the tours below will have this organised for you so you won't need to worry about carrying heavy camping and cooking gear.  The tours are divided into three categories:  Full Circuit treks of Torres del Paine, multi-activity Full Circuits, and special Full Circuits.

You may also want to consider trips in Torres del Paine that are even more off the beaten track.

Full Circuit: The Route

On the Torres del Paine circuit as the name suggests you complete a circuit of the Paine range. The route visits the 3 valleys that you visit on the W trek as well as the quieter northern areas of the park. The areas you visit are:

  • Dickson Lake is a beautiful campsite set with views of the Dickson glacier and a tranquil setting.
  • You will pass through beautiful Lenga forest on your way to the Perros camp above which the Perros glacier hangs.
  • John Garner pass is the most challenging day and a highlight of the circuit trek. You climb to 1200m and get awesome views towards the icecap.
  • The trail descends towards glacier grey and you follow the glacier as it descends to Grey lake. The views of glacier grey are fantastic!
  • The French Valley, with the vast hanging glacier Frances dominates the landscape on your left as you climb. There is more challenging terrain and wonderful views of the glacier as you hike up the valley until your reach the top where you are surrounded by an amphitheatre of towering pinnacles.
  • You will visit the magnificent mile high granite towers that give Torres del Paine its name either at the start or end of your trek. This is one of the more challenging days of the trek with 800m climb and 7-9 hours of hiking.

Route Map

Full Circuit Route Map - SWO

Elevation Profile

Elevation Full Circuit

Full Circuit Treks of Torres del Paine

The Classic Full Circuit

Camp under the stars in small, guided groups whilst completing the Full Circuit of Torres del Paine in just 7 days. A great value trip with superb customer feedback, this is for those on tight schedules and budgets, or…

7 Days

$1,995

The Classic Full Circuit

9 Day Torres del Paine circuit

Combine your rugged camping adventure around the Full Circuit of Torres del Paine with a night of luxury in a warm and cosy, eco-friendly yurt. In addition, direct transfers between the airport and the Park give you the peace…

9 Days

$2,984

9 Day Torres del Paine circuit

Paine Circuit: 130km

Trek the Full Circuit of Torres del Paine over 8 days using mountain refugios for 4 of the nights, and hotels in nearby Puerto Natales on transfers both to and from the airport. OPTIONAL: 2-3 day kayak…

11 Days

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Paine Circuit: 130km

Extended Paine Circuit: Ice Hike & Hidden Valleys

This version of the Full Circuit includes an Ice Hike on Grey Glacier, & a day trek into one of the Hidden Valleys. Unlike many itineraries, it includes mountain refugio accommodation as well as camping, & includes all of your…

12 Days

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Extended Paine Circuit: Ice Hike & Hidden Valleys

Paine Circuit 10 days

Trek the Full Circuit of Torres del Paine over 8 days. Your local guide will welcome you at the airport and brief you over dinner in nearby Puerto Natales on the first evening, stopping there overnight so that you’re fresh…

10 Days

$2,650

Paine Circuit 10 days

The Full Circuit - Hike, Bike, Ride and Kayak

Multi-Activity Full Circuit of Paine

Mountain-biking over the flatter stretches of Torres del Paine’s “Full Circuit” allows you to cover ground more quickly, providing time to venture slightly off the beaten track. You still, of course, get to hike to the famous Towers of…

9 Days

$2,727

Multi-Activity Full Circuit of Paine

12 Day Multi-Activity Adventure in Two National Parks

Trek, horse ride and kayak to the most secluded and least known parts of this fantastic park. A unique and challenging way to see Torres del Paine - see the Towers, tackle a little known mountain pass, trek the…

12 Days

$3,440

12 Day Multi-Activity Adventure in Two National Parks

Bike and Hike Torres del Paine Adventure

Hike in some incredibly unusual parts of Torres del Paine including Paso Oggioni and Silencio Valley before cycling in the northern part of the park along Lago Paine (only 5% of visitors make it out here). This trip includes bus…

6 Days

$1,386

Bike and Hike Torres del Paine Adventure

Full Circuit Specials

Paine Circuit Half and Half

A great way to get the best of both worlds from your Full Circuit in Torres del Paine. Enjoy the independence & economy of hiking the W self-guided, but have a guide to support you in the more remote/challenging northern…

8 Days

$2,626

Paine Circuit Half and Half

The Avid Hikers' Circuit

The Oggioni Mountain Pass: a remote and challenging route and not for the faint-hearted, you could be among the few to explore this gem of Torres del Paine. This is the avid hiker's Full Circuit, short-cutting the flatter…

9 Days

$2,685

The Avid Hikers' Circuit

Patagonia Mountain Circuit Walk Holiday 

Trek the full circuit of Paine at a leisurely pace and with full porter support, giving you time to explore a little off the beaten track, go trekking on a glacier, and fully appreciate the beauty around you. This trip…

12 Days

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Patagonia Mountain Circuit Walk Holiday 

Lake District and Torres del Paine

Hike the Full Circuit of Torres del Paine, with a preparatory week in the Chilean Lake District, climbing not one but two volcanoes; all with an expert Chilean mountaineering…

20 Days

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Lake District and Torres del Paine

Off the Beaten Track Circuits

Bushwhacking the Oggioni: Paine's hidden pass

Get away from the crowds and discover the hidden Oggioni pass. Great for those who are keen for adventure and want to enjoy some trekking off the beaten track in Torres del Paine. This is a semi-technical challenging trek, not…

8 Days

$2,340

Bushwhacking the Oggioni: Paine's hidden pass

The Avid Hikers' Circuit

The Oggioni Mountain Pass: a remote and challenging route and not for the faint-hearted, you could be among the few to explore this gem of Torres del Paine. This is the avid hiker's Full Circuit, short-cutting the flatter…

9 Days

$2,685

The Avid Hikers' Circuit

Extended Paine Circuit: Ice Hike & Hidden Valleys

This version of the Full Circuit includes an Ice Hike on Grey Glacier, & a day trek into one of the Hidden Valleys. Unlike many itineraries, it includes mountain refugio accommodation as well as camping, & includes all of your…

12 Days

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Extended Paine Circuit: Ice Hike & Hidden Valleys

Key landmarks around the Full Circuit

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