Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    591 m
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    11.6 km
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead

    O Circuit: Trek to Perros Glacier

    O Circuit: Trek to Perros Glacier

    Download an interactive map and guide on your phone today!

    Table of contents

    The O Circuit: Trek to Perros Glacier is the third stage of the 120.0 km O Circuit Trail and features some stunning views of Torres del Paine National Park. While out on the trail, you will climb uphill through the forest landscape to Mirador del Valle de Los Perros, before continuing on for incredible glacier views. This stretch of the long-distance route is a bit on the short side, but still features some steep uphill climbs that you will need to overcome.

    Route Description for O Circuit: Trek to Perros Glacier

    Traversing a densely forested swathe of Torres del Paine National Park, the O Circuit: Trek to Perros Glacier is a great adventure that features a variety of terrain. Make sure to pause at each of the wonderfully scenic viewpoints to soak up the natural beauty of the park’s northern areas - as long as the weather cooperates, that is!

    Leaving behind the breathtaking shores of Lake Dickson, you will follow the trail as it enters into the tree cover and initially leads to the southwest to meet the banks of the Río de los Perros. From here, the path bends to the south and begins climbing uphill, before descending once again to arrive at a scenic viewpoint known as Mirador del Valle de Los Perros.

    After taking in the beautiful views, you will follow the path as it heads southeast for a short distance and crosses over a stream. Here, the route will turn to the southwest along a route that runs parallel to the river. Here, you will steadily gain elevation and cross over the Río de Los Perros, following the rocky path as it climbs steeply uphill.

    Eventually, you will break free from the tree cover and arrive at the edge of Laguna Los Perros, where you will have stunning views looking out to the glacier. From here, continue along the trail for a short distance to the west, where you will quickly arrive at the campsite. Be sure to take some time to rest up in advance of tomorrow’s physically demanding excursion on the O Circuit: Trek to Grey Glacier.

    Getting to the O Circuit: Trek to Perros Glacier Trailhead

    The starting point for this leg of the O Circuit can be found at Camp Dickson in Torres del Paine National Park.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground:

      Camping Los Perros

    • When to do:


    • Pets allowed:


    • Family friendly:


    • Route Signage:


    • Crowd Levels:


    • Route Type:

      One Way

    O Circuit: Trek to Perros Glacier Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather


    No reviews
    Write a review

    Add a review

    You must be logged in to post a comment.


    Let someone else do the hard work, book a custom tour in over 85 countries.

    Chat with us on our contact page or fill out the form below!

    Nearby Trails

    10Adventures Trail App

    Take your trails online! Keep track of your route along the way.

    Download for free today.

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter