You Need to Know About Hiking the Torres del Paine O Circuit

While the W trek may be what brings the hordes to the park, the O Circuit is Torres del Paine National Park’s undisputed gem. 

The O trek, O Circuit or Full Circuit all refer to the 136-kilometre hike that is the second most popular trail in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia*.

What is the O Circuit?

Ultimately, anyone can hike the O Circuit.

Do I need to be really fit and an experienced walker to hike the O Circuit in Torres del Paine?

The official opening date of the O Circuit entirely depends on when CONAF decide to open the trail. This normally happens in November.

Which months can I hike the O Circuit?

Torres del Paine Circuit map

- A comfortable 60 litre rucksack. - A lightweight backpacking tent.  - A warm, lightweight sleeping bag.

Equipment for hiking the O Circuit in Torres del Paine

- Toilet paper. - A rain cover for your pack.   - A dry sack to be used as a rucksack liner.  - A book or cards.  - A charger for your phone or camera.

Essentials you might not think about:

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