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W Trek: Alternative


Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Chilena

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. This trek option includes camping along the trail every night. A great option for people looking for the authentic backpacking experience!


Locations: Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales

Group Size: Private groups from 2+ 

Activity Level: 4-5 


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

  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (6 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners)

  • Equipment check and briefing before hike

  • 4 nights camp sites 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

  • Health/hospitalization/accident/travel insurance

  • Gratuities for Venture Patagonia guides

  • Torres del Paine National Park Entrance Fee: $21.000 CLP ($34.00 USD)

Not Included: 

Itinerary Overview: 

Day 1: Arrival to Punta Arenas airport, bus 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: Cruise across Lake Pehoe to hike to the heart of the French Valley.  

Day 4: Enjoy sunrise on Lake Pehoe & explore two short hikes to discover new angles of the park

Day 5: Cruise on Lake Grey to view Grey Glacier [Optional ice hike/kayak (additional fee) ]

Day 6: Shuttle back to Puerto Natales in the afternoon.

Day 7: Travel from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas. Departure flight from Punta Arenas (PUQ) or Bus to El Calafate, Argentina. 

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