Torres del Paine W-Trek Self Guided – Independent Hiking Tour in Chilean Patagonia

Torres del Paine W-Trek Self Guided

Independent 5 Day Hiking Tour in Chilean Patagonia

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

From US$ 1,195 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.

Torres del Paine W-Trek Self Guided

Torres del Paine W-Trek

This is Torres del Paine´s most popular trek and without doubt one of Latin America´s most amazing hiking routes! 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!

Self-Guided Hiking

Hike Torres del Paine at your personal pace! A self-guided hiking adventure is a more economical alternative and a great option for hikers that want to explore Torres del Paine independently.

Hassle Free

Our partner will take care of all logistics and reserve transportation and overnights for you. On the day prior to your departure you will have a briefing explaining you all logistics and leave you well prepared.

TRIP ITINERARY

Get ready for Torres del Paine´s most famous trekking route! Hike on the trails of the famous Torres del Paine W-Trek and visit the three main valleys of the park: the lookout point of the towers at the Ascencio valley, hanging glaciers at the French Valley and the Grey Valley. Be amazed by the immense scenery of dramatic granite peaks, forests shaped by the strong Patagonian winds, turquoise blue lakes and glaciar lakes with floating icebergs in endless shapes of blue. The great thing about this self-guided trek is that you are completely independent and can walk on your own rhythm while having all the logistics and reservations organized for you. This alternative is one of the more economic options available, overnight will be in mountain huts and you will have to carry your personal belongings during the trek. 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 by public bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine
  • Round trip hike to Las Torres lookout point in the Ascencio Valley surrounded by unbelievable beech forests, glaciers and waterfalls
  • Return to the starting point of the walk and overnight in Refugio Torres
DAY 2: HIKE LOS CUERNOS LOOKOUT
  • Hike towards Refugio Los Cuernos, passing Inge lagoon, where condors or eagles hunting hares or small rodents are spotted frequently
  • Follow a well mark trail from the base of Almirante Nieto Mountain, crossing the Bader River to arrive at Refugio Los Cuernos where you will spend the night
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 through a surreal Japanese garden landscape, crossing beech forests, to the French valley viewpoint enjoying a magnificent 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 up a winding narrow path leading you to Laguna Negra, where you will observe the first glimpses of the South Patagonia 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
  • Overnight at Refugio Grey
DAY 5: HIKE TO CATAMARAN & DEPARTURE
  • Return to Pehoe Lake following yesterday´s trail enjyoing views of Cordon Olguín and Paine Grande
  • Upon arrival at Pehoe Lake, take the Catamaran to cross the lake and return to Puerto Natales by public bus

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