9-day Trekking in Torres del Paine with EcoCamp Patagonia
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9-day Paine Circuit Trekking with EcoCamp in Torres del Paine

One of the most complete and intense trekking activities on earth!
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9-day Paine Circuit Trekking with EcoCamp in Torres del Paine


Explore the Paine Massif in nine wonderful days!

Explore the vast Paine Massif over 9 days of epic vistas and endurance, all led by our expert guides who will assist you on this incredible adventure through the heart of this vast and wild place.

Note: This is a camping and trekking expedition, meaning you will be camping every night of the trip. During the first and last two nights of the program, we offer the option to stay at EcoCamp Patagonia, subject to availability.

Additionally, on these nights, all participants of the Circuit are welcome to join in the afternoon activities at the EcoCamp bar as well as Dome Yoga before returning to sleep at their camping sites!

EcoCamp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, overlooking the majestic granite towers. The first sustainable hostel in the region south of the Amazon and the first of its kind in the nature of Patagonia, EcoCamp offers luxury camping in domes inspired by the ancient nomadic inhabitants of the region.

The Suite Domes were created to offer the highest level of comfort allowed, while maintaining the sustainable concept of EcoCamp Patagonia. The domes feature comfortable double or twin beds, wood-burning heating, and a private bathroom with a composting toilet. Our travelers can admire the stars from bed after enjoying a spectacular sunset on their private terrace.

EcoCamp Patagonia Dome Suite Loft
(2 floors, heating and private bathroom, 37m²/398ft²)
The Suite Loft domes are two-story domes that can accommodate up to four people and feature double or twin beds on the first and second floors. They are designed for families or groups of friends and include wood-burning heating, a private terrace, and a private bathroom with a composting toilet.

EcoCamp Patagonia Superior Dome
(Heating and private bathroom, 23m²/250ft²)
Comfortable, spacious, and with private bathrooms, the Superior Domes are an excellent option for adventurers seeking a bit more space and comfort than our cozy Standard domes after a day of hiking in the park. The domes feature propane gas heating and a private bathroom with a composting toilet.

EcoCamp Patagonia Standard Dome
(Shared bathrooms, no heating or electricity. 10m²/108ft²)
EcoCamp’s Standard domes were the first rooms of their kind in the world. They are resistant to the strong winds of Patagonia, rain, and snow, and feature two single beds or a double bed, very comfortable wool blankets, feather duvets, and organic decorative elements. There are circular windows for stargazing at night. The Standard domes have spacious and comfortable shared bathrooms (separated by gender).



EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 1 (Wednesday)

Starting the adventure

You will be picked up from the airport or your hotel in Punta Arenas and driven to the Torre Central camping area, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. Along the way, we will make a couple of stops. First, we will stop in Puerto Natales, a small and lively town on the shores of Cape of Last Hope, where we can enjoy a comforting local lunch before heading to the park.

The day ends with our arrival at the Torre Central Camp camping area, located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, with a close-up view of the magnificent Towers. Sunset is usually around 11 PM during the summer months, which means there will still be enough light for you to admire the Patagonian steppe with its guanacos and snowy mountain horizons once you arrive.

Accommodation in the Las Torres camping area. (Upgrade to EcoCamp domes available as an option)

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 2 (thursday)

Camping Torre Central to Camping Dickson

The day begins at Camping Torre Central from where you will embark on the trek to Lake Dickson. The trail will lead you north along the eastern bank of the Paine River. We will stop at a natural viewpoint to appreciate a breathtaking view of Lake Paine before descending and continuing westward across the Patagonian pampas -open meadows- towards Refugio Dickson. Our camping spot will be located in the Dickson Valley, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks and the crystal-clear waters of Lake Dickson. The impressive Dickson Glacier and parts of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field can be seen in the distance from the campsite, where we will spend the night, ending with a nutritious dinner and a comforting hot shower.

Accommodation in the Dickson camping area.


EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 3 (friday)

Camping Dickson to Camping Perros

We will continue our trek along the banks of the Los Perros River, where we will be in the wildest and most remote section of our trek. We will pass by the Los Perros Glacier, where it melts into a small lake, and then cross through a pristine lenga forest before reaching the beautiful Laguna Los Perros. Here, camp will be set up at the Los Perros camping area for a peaceful night.

Accommodation in the Los Perros camping area.

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 4 (saturday)

Camping Perros to Camping Grey, through John Gardner Pass

On this day, we will tackle the ascent to the highest point of the Circuit, the John Gardner Pass, a must-do for every serious trekker. From an altitude of around 1300 meters (4000 ft), we will be treated to a breathtaking view of the Grey Glacier, a massive fractured ice mass rising above the valley below. The John Gardner Pass is one of the most famous sections of Torres del Paine. After this, we will continue south along wooded slopes with more beautiful views of the Grey Glacier before reaching the Grey camping area along the shore of Lake Grey.

Accommodation in the Grey camping area.

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 5 (sunday)

Camping Grey to Lake Pehoe

During the morning, we’ll take some time to rest, recuperate, and revel in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Grey. After this, it’s time to set off along the east side of the lake, through clearings of wonderful Calafate shrubs. The view over the lake, with its numerous huge icebergs drifting through the waters, is a true marvel for the eyes. Beyond this point, the trail becomes flatter as we descend through a shallow and dry valley towards the turquoise waters of Lake Pehoe, where we’ll establish camp and rest for the night.

*Optional Kayak on Grey Glacier: This excursion departs at 8:30 AM and lasts 2.5 hours. You’ll paddle among huge icebergs towards the east side of the glacier to get close to the massive ice wall. The minimum age is 15 years/maximum age years.
(Note: The kayak option is available only between November 1st and March 19th)

Accommodation in the Pehoe camping area.

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 6 (monday)

Valle Frances (French Valley)

After breakfast at Lake Pehoe, we will begin the challenging hike along a somewhat steep trail that leads to the very heart of the Paine Massif in the French Valley. How far we go depends on the walking pace of our group. A quicker hike will take us to the hanging bridge over the French River, located at the foot of the southeastern face of the massif, where we will be rewarded with fantastic views of the valley. After that, we will continue ascending towards the highest section of the valley to marvel at the extensive geological formation of the valley: Hoja, Máscara, Espada, Catedral, Aleta de Tiburón, and the magnificent Cerro Fortaleza. Following the ascent, we will stop to have our picnic lunch and relax for a moment. The trekking day ends as we descend through the undulating terrain, a mix of grasslands and forests, towards the French campsite.

Note: An optional trek to the Mirador Británico is also available depending on the walking times.

Overnight camping in the Francés area.

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 7 (tuesday)

Los Cuernos del Paine

Once we finish our breakfast, we will begin our trekking day towards the Torre Central campsite along the Los Cuernos trail, which will take us along the beautiful Nordenskjold Lake. The hike on this day is less strenuous but richer in the diversity of terrain we will cover. It will be the perfect opportunity to observe the beautiful flora and fauna of the park and learn more about the great variety of species along the way. We will make some stops along the trail to have our snack, rest our legs, and admire the stunning surroundings. The trek ends when we reach the Torre Central campsite where we will enjoy a comforting dinner and prepare for the big challenge of the next day.

Accommodation in the Las Torres campsite area (Upgrade to EcoCamp domes – optional).

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 8 (wednesday)

Trekking to Base Torres

The goal of our penultimate day of the Paine Circuit is to complete the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine National Park! We will walk from the campsite area to Hostería Las Torres before ascending the Ascencio Valley on the east face of Las Torres. Mountain ranges, lenga forests, and small rivers line the picturesque walk into the valley. Our great challenge comes in the form of a moraine, a huge rocky slope that will lead us to that iconic view from the base of Las Torres, the three giant granite monoliths that are the remains of a large glacial circus broken by thawing. After a tough ascent, the Torres eventually come into full view, rising majestically before our eyes with the glacial lake at their feet. Is there a better place in the world for lunch? After enjoying the views (and our snack), we backtrack along the same trail through the Ascencio Valley and return to the Torre Central campsite for a well-deserved dinner.

Accommodation in Las Torres campsite area (Upgrade to EcoCamp domes – optional).

EcoCamp in Torres del Paine National Park. Geodesic Domes

DAY 9 (thursday)

Good bye Torres del Paine

Early in the morning, we will board transportation, sit back, and relax to enjoy the views on our journey back to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas, in time for afternoon flights onward. Alternatively, transportation to El Calafate can also be arranged.


Day 1: Camping Torre Central in Las Torres area
Day 2: Dickson Camping
Day 3: Perros Camping
Day 4: Grey Camping
Day 5: Paine Grande Lodge Camping in Pehoé area
Day 6: Cuernos Camping in Francés area
Day 7: Camping Torre Central in Las Torres area
Day 8: Camping Torre Central in Las Torres area

Additionally, on these nights, all participants of the Circuit are welcome to join the afternoon activities at the EcoCamp bar as well as Dome Yoga before returning to sleep at their camping sites!

What is Included

  • Local transportation
  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park
  • English speaking guide (expecialized guide)
  • 8 nights of accommodation in Camping
  • Breakfast, snack, dinners
  • Air tickets
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad


The journey starts on Wednesday and ends on Thursday with round-trip transportation to Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, or El Calafate. Visit our weekly transportation schedule for details on EcoCamp’s arrival and departure times.
Season is from October to March

This is the ideal journey for energetic individuals who enjoy being active, have a spirit of adventure, and maintain a positive attitude. During this trek, you will walk a total of 134km/83mi. On the map, in the itinerary section, click on the walking person icon to get day-by-day information.

To enjoy this trek, it’s essential to be in good shape before arrival. It’s not advisable to use this trek as a means to get fit or lose excess weight. Start a conditioning program well before the trip begins.

Maximum 6 passengers, one guided asigned each 6 passengers

Those aged 15 and older are considered adults and are welcome on this trip.

Children aged 12 to 14 may be admitted to this program if their legal guardian submits a formal letter stating that the minor is prepared for a hike of this intensity and authorizes the hiring of a private guide in case the child cannot cope well during the trek.

Children under 12 years old cannot participate in this trip.

This trip does not offer a special discount for children.


We will send you a comprehensive document prior to the trip once your reservation is confirmed, which includes a detailed list of items you need to bring.

Here are some of the general items we recommend bringing:

Cash to purchase extra drinks, snacks, or souvenirs in Torres del Paine National Park. Sleeping pad and sleeping bag. Daypack (20-30 liters). Backpack or duffel bag (70 liters). Waterproof hiking boots. Gaiters. Waterproof jacket and pants. Base layer clothing (ideally merino wool). 3 changes of clothes. Sun hat. Sunscreen. Trekking socks (consider bringing extras for changes). Sandals (for resting after hikes). Swimsuit. Sunglasses. Quick-drying towel. Trekking poles. Headlamp. Extra insulation layer.


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