Hiking the Torres del Paine Circuit was an incredible introduction to the fierce wilderness yet surreal beauty of the Chilean half of this region.
While it’s an excellent introduction to multi-day trekking (more about that shortly!), you are carrying all of your equipment and your food.
The Circuit is definitely the more challenging hike and I would go as far as saying that it’s one of the most difficult hikes in Patagonia.
There is one simple way of making the Circuit trek significantly easier: planning the contents of your rucksack carefully.
From this unpleasant experience, you must buy good quality hiking boots.
Packing for hiking the Torres del Paine Circuit requires a bit of thought, as you’ll need clothing that covers practically all seasons.
Rather than take a 1kg bag of rice that you probably won’t use all of, pack it into individual portions in small, ziplock plastic bags.