Cary Academy W Trek

The 'W' trek is the name given to the W shaped beaten track that interlinks the 3 Granite Paine Towers, the French Valley, and the Grey Glacier.  The trek is approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) in total distance and is one of the most scenic treks in the world. 

W Trek Backpacking

For this option, we provide you with all of your gear and food needed on the trail and a tour guide

Price: $995.00 USD

Includes: 

  • Orientation with welcome dinner & drinks

  • 2-night stay in Puerto Natales

  • Professional licensed guide

  • 1-night stay at Ranch Lodge

  • 3 nights camping 

  • Dryfreeze meals along the trail

  • All transfers as stated on itinerary

  • Additional luggage storage at VP office in Puerto Natales while you are hiking the W

  • Airport shuttle to and from Puerto Natales upon arrival and departure

W Trek Backpacking with a Porter

For this option, we provide you with all of your gear and food needed on the trail, a porter to carry all of the gear, set up your tent & equiptment each day and cook your meals. 

Price: $1,155.00 USD

Includes: 

  • Orientation with welcome dinner

  • 2-night stay in Puerto Natales

  • Professional licensed guide

  • 1-night stay at Ranch Lodge

  • 3 nights camping

  • Dry-freeze meals along the trail

  • Porter to carry & set-up equipment and cook meals.

  • All transfers as stated

  • Additional luggage storage at VP office in Puerto Natales while you are hiking the W

  • Airport shuttle to and from Puerto Natales upon arrival and departure

W Trek Backpacking in Refugios

For this option, we provide you with dorm bed lodging along the trail and cooked meals.

Price: $1,440.00 USD

Includes: 

  • Orientation with welcome dinner & drinks

  • 2-night stay in Puerto Natales

  • Professional licensed guide

  • 1-night stay at Ranch Lodge

  • 3 nights in refugios (dorm-room style lodging) along the trail or camping

  • Breakfast, boxed lunch and cooked dinner each day along trail

  • All transfers as stated

  • Additional luggage storage at VP office in Puerto Natales while you are hiking the W

  • Airport shuttle to and from Puerto Natales upon arrival and departure

Itinerary Details

Dec. 16

Fly from RDU to Santiago, Chile

Dec. 17

Fly from Santiago, Chile to Punta Arenas, Chile

Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales for welcome dinner and gathering.

Accommodation: Shared double room, Puerto Natales 

Meals: D

Dec. 18

Drive to Torres del Paine National Park to hike to the base of the Towers (18km, 8 hours) 

Accommodation: Shared double room, Cerro Castillo 

Meals: B, L, D

Dec. 19

Trek alongside Lake Nordenskjold to Los Cuernos (the Horned Mountains) and Frances Area. (14.6 km; 6.5 hours)

Accommodation: Camping or refugio, Torres del Paine 

Meals: B, L, D

Dec. 20

Trek through the French Valley to Britanico Lookout and Paine Grande Lodge (20.3 km; 9 hours)

Accommodation: Camping or refugio, Torres del Paine 

Meals: B, L, D

Dec. 21

Trek from Paine Grande to Grey Glacier Area. Optional Ice Trekking ($195.00) or Kayaking ($135.00). (11km; 3.5 hours)

Accommodation: Camping or refugio, Puerto Natales

Meals: B, L, D

Dec. 22

Trek back to Paine Grande from Grey Glacier Area. Take the catamaran across Lake Pehoe to transfer back to Puerto Natales. (11km; 3.5 hours)

Accommodation: Shared double room, Puerto Natales

Meals: B, L, D

Dec. 23

Transfer from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas airport for flight back to US

Meals: B

Contact Us

+1-323-596-0150

412 Pendleton St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Chile Office:

Puerto Natales, Chile

Eberhard 385

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