Torres del Paine W-Trek

Guided 5 Day Hike in Chilean Patagonia

Trekking Experience Patagonia / Chile 5 Days Refugios (Mountain Huts) October - April Shared Departure

From US$ 1,895 per person

Our local Partner for this Trip

Our partner is a small, but experienced tourism company based in Puerto Natales. They primarily hire local staff, such baqueanos, gauchos, guides or other staff, in order to support the local tourism industry and create employment for locals. The company is currently working on the process of obtaining Chile´s national sustainable tourism label "Sello S" and actively supports the Torres del Paine legacy fund, a non-profit initiative that works to protect Torres del Paine.

Trip Facts: Torres del Paine W-Trek

Classical W-Trek

This is Torres del Paine's most popular trek: the classical W-Trek. During 5 days you will hike to the Tower Base, on the Cuernos Trail, into French Valley and to Grey Glaciar.

Accommodation in Mountain Huts

During your trek you will overnight in rustic mountain lodges (refugios) with shared bunk beds. No need to bring or carry your camping equipment!

Fully Guided

A professional trekking guide who knows Patagonia and Torres del Paine's trails by heart will take care of the well-being of your group and point out the amazing Patagonian wildlife you can encounter along the trail.

Small Group

The maximum group size of usually up to 8 fellow hikers maximum allows an intimate atmosphere and guarantees you a personalized service.

TRIP ITINERARY

Get ready for Torres del Paine´s most famous trekking route! Hike the Torres del Paine W-Trek to the Tower Base, on the Cuernos Trail, into French Valley and to Grey Glaciar. The immense Patagonian scenery awaits you with dramatic granite peaks, forests shaped by the strong Patagonian winds, turquoise blue lakes and glaciar lakes with floating icebergs in endless shapes of blue. A professional guide who knows the area and trails by heart will take care of the well-being of your group and point out the amazing Patagonian wildlife you can encounter along the trail and overnights will be spent in rustic mountain lodges (refugios) with shared bunk beds. We recommend especially travelling during the shoulder season months of October, March and Abril, when trails are less crowded.

DAY 1: HIKE LAS TORRES LOOKOUT
  • Transfer from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine
  • Round trip hike to the spectacular Las Torres lookout point and the three granite Towers that gave Torres del Paine National Park its name
  • Return to the starting point of the walk and overnight in Refugio Torres
DAY 2: HIKE LOS CUERNOS LOOKOUT
  • Hike along the northern shore of Lake Nordenskjöld on the foot of the towering “Horns” of Torres del Paine National Park
  • Along the trail you might spot condors or eagles hunting hares or small rodents
  • The night will be spent at Refugio Los Cuernos
DAY 3: HIKE TO PEHOE LAKE
  • Today´s hike starts with a walk towards the French River for your first glimpses of the hanging glacier
  • Ascend to the French valley viewpoint enjoying a magnificent panoramic view of both mountains and lakes
  • Walk through native forests of Chilean fire bush and evergreen beech up to the shore of the Pehoé Lake where you will stay overnight
DAY 4: HIKE TO GREY GLACIAR
  • Early in the morning start your hike towards Grey Glaciar
  • Along the trail you will be able to observe the first glimpses of the South Patagonian Ice Field
  • Advance through forests and rivers up to the Grey Glacier glacier viewpoint where you – being lucky enough – might see ice calving from the huge glacier wall
  • Participate in an optional ice hike or kayaking trip in the afternoon
  • Overnight at Refugio Grey
DAY 5: NAVIGATION ON GREY LAKE & DEPARTURE
  • Enjoy a relaxing morning or participate in a kayaking trip on the glaciar lake
  • After lunch, navigate on Grey Lake close to the glaciar wall and admiring the ice bergs swimming on the lake
  • Transfer back to Puerto Natales

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