W TREK

Torres del Paine National Park

Patagonia, Chile

The iconic 5 day hike at the end of the world

The ‘W Trek’, named for its resemblance to the letter ‘w’, is a trail that traces its way throughout Torres del Paine National Park, interlinking the three Granite Paine Towers, French Valley and the Grey Glacier. Approximately 77 kilometers, or 48 miles, of some of the most scenic views in the world. The trek is good for all experience levels and one of the most scenic routes in the world.

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Overview

Locations: Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales

Group Size: Private group, minimum 4 people

Activity Level:  High

Average Elevation Change: 2,730 m

Highest Altitude: 1,130 m (3,700 ft)

Dates available: October 15-April 15

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Guided or Self- Guided? 

We offer the option to make this itinerary self-guided with a briefing on your arrival day as well as a guided introduction to the national park and first day hiking. However, we highly recommend a guided experience with one of our WFR certified local guides for the complete experience. 

BRIEF ITINERARY 

Day 1: Arrival to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales airport, transfer to Puerto Natales, welcome briefing

Day 2: Enter Torres del Paine National Park to hike to the famous “Towers” of Torres del Paine

Day 3: Walk along the turquoise Lake Nordenskjold towards the French Valley sector of the park

Day 4: Trek through the heart of the French Valley until you reach Paine Grande on Lake Pehoe

Day 5: Head towards the Grey Glacier sector of the park. Optional ice hike or kayak

Day 6: Optional ice hike or kayak before hiking back to Lake Pehoe to Return to Puerto Natales  

Day 7: Patagonian estancia visit

Day 8: Travel from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas. Departure flight from Punta Arenas (PUQ)

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INCLUDED

  • Transfers as stated in itinerary (All included from airport pick-up to drop-off)

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

  • Equipment check and briefing before hike

  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Natales hotel (based on double occupancy)

  • 4 nights refugio bed or platform premium accommodation in Torres del Paine National park

  • Hiking poles and small day pack for day hike to the base of the towers

  • Tour guide for first day hike to the base of the towers

 

Not included: 

  • Health/hospitalization/accident/travel insurance

  • Torres del Paine Park Entrance Fee