Extreme Hiking / Hiking in The Paine Cirquit Trail, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile

Paine Massif:
4455 ft/1357 m high
Round trip:
Seven to ten days to complete
Torres del Paine is located in Southern Patagonia and is one of the numerous spectacular national parks in Chile. It was created in 1959 and UNESCO has listed the location as a Biosphere Reserve since 1978. This place is a wonder land for hikers from all over the world.

Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic subpolar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia.

The Paine Cirquit Trail takes you around the Paine Massif, which is 4455 ft/1357 m high through amazing rivers, lakes and the ice fields of Grey, Dickson and Perros. It will take you seven to ten days as a round trip to complete. The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet.

In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. You can hike this trail all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February. There are many campgrounds and refugios along the Paine Cirquit Trail, where you can spend the night.

Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.