THE W TREK - TORRES DEL PAINE
Our deluxe version of Patagonia's most iconic walk
THE W TREK – TORRES DEL PAINE
TORRES DEL PAINE
7 Days October - April

Named the 8th Wonder of the World, Torres del Paine is a UNESCO Heritage site featuring endless breathtaking landscapes, and this trek gives you 4 days to appreciate them.
The W is the W derives its name from the shape formed when joining the circuit’s main trails. It could easily also stand for Wondrous, as you are well rewarded with spectacular scenery on each of the walks.

WHAT MAKES THIS DELUXE?

Your accommodation is the best possible in each location. Las Torres is a great lodge, in a great spot at the trail head of the Base of the Towers path. We give you two nights here so you can do the Towers hike and return to the hotel instead of having to take your packs and move on to the next place straight away.
Cabanas Los Cuernos are about 4.5 hours trekking from Las Torres. The place has a spectacular view of Los Cuernos and Nordenskjöld Lake. It is the perfect place to recover energies after the Base of Towers and prepare for the French Valley. Each private cabin has a pot belly fire to keep you nice and toasty.

During your four-day, 76km journey, you will see the park’s most important landmarks, including the Torres Lookout, the Cuernos Lodge and its visiting condors, the constant murmurs of the Francés Glacier, and the much-anticipated finale at the Grey Glacier.

This trip in self-guided along well marked trails using the best accommodation in each location.

Tour Highlights
  • THE MOST ICONIC WALK IN PATAGONIA
  • TREK TO THE BASE OF THE TOWERS
  • TREK FRENCH VALLEY
  • TREK TO GREY GLACIER
  • ALL MEALS ON THE TREK
  • 4 NT HOTELS, 1 NT REFUGIO, 1 NT CABIN
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

  • When
    :

    January, February, March, April, October, November, December

  • What
    :

    Hiking, Nature

FORWARD FEEDBACK

“The W was so absolutely wonderful
and beyond any expectations as well.
A big thanks for everything and all
the help and ideas in organising. Could
not have been better.”

Joe Shannon,
December 2016

Itinerary

Arrive in Puerto Natales and check in to your hotel. Time to stock up on some snacks to take on your walk over the next 4 days.

Afternoon bus to Torres del Paine NP, arriving
late afternoon. Shuttle bus to Las Torres Hotel.

A steep start with fantastic views of Lake Nordenskjöld and Almirante Nieto Mn with its hanging glacier. Continue through a millenary Lenga forest before the challenging climb to one of the most impressive places in the park: the lookout of the “Base of Torres del Paine” with a view of all three Torres.

Walk through part of the Paine Massif to reach the Base of Los Cuernos (4hrs) where Cabanas Los Cuernos is located, possibly the most charming site in the whole park. Rest and recover in its exclusive outdoor hot tub.

A beautiful and challenging 23km day. After 3hrs reach the French Glacier lookout, watch its hanging glacier and look for small avalanches. A short walk leads you to “Mirador Britanico” considered by many as the most overwhelming view on the W.

A return trek through the western side of the Paine Massif with views to Grey Lake and Mountains.
A relatively gentle walk to distant and closer viewpoints point of the Grey Glacier. Take the boat across Pehoe Lake where your bus will be waiting to take you back to Puerto Natales, arriving 10:00pm.

Transfer back to the airport, Punta Arenas, or across to El Calafate in Argentina for more hiking.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    FROM: WHEN 2 PAX 1 PAX
    SELF GUIDED OCT/APR $2,318 $3,066
    SELF GUIDED MARCH $2,537 $3,492
    SELF GUIDED NOV-FEB $2,811 $3,794

    We can arrange a guide for you for 4 day trek at a cost of $1,250 for up to 4 people. The paths are easy to follow so experienced walkers will not need one. Guides can be good though for enhancing the walk by explaining the geography, and identifying the flora and fauna.

INCLUSIONS
    • 4 nights in Torres del Paine
      • 2 nights in Las Torres hotel
      • 1 night in Cabanas Los Cuernos
      • 1 night in a refugio (shared facilities)
    • 2 nights in Puerto Natales
    •  All transportation from Puerto Natales for the trek
    •  All meals on the trek, breakfast only in Puerto Natales
    • Pre-departure briefing in Puerto Natales.
    • This trip is self-guided along well marked trails
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