Guided Torres Del Paine "W" Trek

From Puerto Natales to Puerto Natales
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
  • Walking
  • Custom
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Tour Description

Our Guided "W" Trek, allows you to explore the Torres del Paine National Park with an experienced guide, to ensure you keep to the correct path & maximize your experience.  This 7 Day package (5 day W Trek), will take you on trails to the magnificent Grey’s Glacier, through the imposing French Valley to view the mighty granite pillars of Las Torres.  Hike through emerald forests, to magnificent glaciers, along alpine rivers and lakes, with picturesque mountain vistas while in this area of unparalleled beauty.  Accommodation is in comfortable hiking refuges with all meals.

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Accomplish the most famous trek in Patagonia, with your guide

The three granite towers of Los Torres are the crown of the Torres del Paine national park, it is an amazingly beautiful hike up there and leaves you with fantastic views.

Hike past incredible locations such as Las Torres, Los Cuernos, French Valley and Grey’s Glacier

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Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Puerto Natales

Arrive Puerto Natales. Arrival transfer is not included but can be arranged.
Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park
Overnight in Puerto Natales

Day 2
Puerto Natales Torres Del Paine National Park

You will be transferred to the bus station in time to catch your bus to Porterí Laguna Amarga
Transfer by shared bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine. The journey lasts approximately 2 hours (112 Km) passing through Cerro Castillo.
Upon arrival to Laguna Amarga, all travellers must get off of the bus and visit the CONAF Administration Office where you will need to follow the required protocol to enter the park; the park entrance fee is included in the cost of the program.
Once formalities have been completed, you will board the transfer vehicle, which will take you to the sector surrounding the Cerro Paine Ranch and then on to your accommodation for the night.
Overnight at Refugio Torre Central

Day 3
Trekking Base Torres Lookout (7 – 8 hours, 13 Km)

The first stage includes an ascent of about 1,5 hours, with beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and Mount Almirante Nieto’s hanging glacier (2.670 MASL) until arriving at Refugio El Chileno. Here, you can check-in, recharge energy and leave your main luggage pack before initiating the climb with a small rucksack. From here you will cross a millennium-old forest of lenga trees before arriving at the base of the “Morrena”. At this point, ascend for about 45 minutes before arriving at one of the most magnificent areas: "Base Torres Lookout". From here the imposing Torre Sur (2.850 metres), Torre Central (2.800 metres), Torre Norte (2.600 metres), Nido de Condor and Glacier Torre can all be appreciated.
Level of difficulty: High
Overnight at Refugio El Chileno

Day 4
Trekking Refugio El Chileno – Refugio Los Cuernos (5 – 6 hours, 11 Km).

A moderate trek around the Macizo Paine, circling the base of Mount Almirante Nieto. From Refugio El Chileno, after half an hour you will arrive at the “Atajo” (shortcut), a pathway that continues towards Refugio Los Cuernos. Take in some of the incredible views of Lake Nordenskjöld, the hanging glaciers and local flora, including the “ciruelillo” or Chilean fire trees, which display their characteristic red flowers from December through to March. After a four to five-hour walk, you will arrive in Los Cuernos, which is considered by many as one of the most welcoming spots along the entire circuit.
Level of difficulty: Medium.
Overnight at Refugio Los Cuernos

Day 5
Trekking to Francés Valley / Paine Grande (11 – 12 hours, 25.3 Km)

The first two hours are fairly easy, with views of Lake Nordenskjöld until arriving at “Camp Italiano”. At this point, we recommend that you contact the CONAF staff and make arrangements to leave your backpacks at the camp, so that you can begin the ascent with just a small rucksack containing water, food and warm clothing. The climb begins from the valley of the River Francés and continues all the way up to the French Glacier lookout (1.5 hrs). From there, the climb continues along the path until arriving in the area called “Británico” and the “Británico Lookout”, which offers one of the national park’s most impressive views. From this lookout you can view Paine Grande, Catedral, Hoja (leaf), Máscara (mask), Espada (sword), Aleta de Tiburón (shark fin) and Cuerno Norte (northern horn). The return trek follows the same path down to “Camp Italiano” and then onwards to the sector known as Pehoé, where the shelter is located.
Level of difficulty: High.
Overnight at Paine Grande Lodge

Day 6
Trekking to Grey Glacier (8 – 9 hours, 22 Km) Puerto Natales

Round-trip to the Grey Glacier lookout. After about one and a half hours you'll reach the first lookout, where it’s possible to observe the glacier from a distance. From there, you follow a path that circles the west bank of Lake Grey. Within about two hours you'll reach the main lookout with spectacular views of Grey Glacier, Cordón Olguín and the ice flows. The return journey follows the same path, arriving back at Pehoé. At the pier you board a ferry and take a trip across Lake Pehoé, disembarking at Pudeto from which point a transfer will be waiting to take you back to Puerto Natales.
Upon arrival in to Puerto Natales bus station, you will be met & transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Puerto Natales

Day 7
Puerto Natales Depart

Depart Any time. Transfers are not included but can be arranged.
**Looking at extending your stay. Many options available. Call to discuss further

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 1 night pre & 1 night post standard accommodation in Puerto Natalies
  • Included Copy 20 4 nights in Refugio’s/dormitory Shared rooms with bunk beds or camping
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades in Puerto Natales available
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily
  • Included Copy 20 4 boxed lunches & 4 dinners while on the Trek
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Guide while on the trek
  • Included Copy 20 Transport in regular bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine (round-trip).
  • Included Copy 20 Sheets, towels, shampoo and soap
  • Included Copy 20 Entrance to Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Included Copy 20 Lake Pehoé Ferry (Crossing from Paine Grande Sector to Pudeto to connect with bus schedule)
  • Included Copy 20 Connecting transfer Portería Laguna Amarga – Sector Las Torres (The Welcome Centre).
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7 days

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$1,935 USD

Per person, twin share

Daily departures (September to April)
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