Torres del Paine - The W Trek

Here's a quick six-day trek that's simply perfect as an add-on to other Patagonian adventures. Torres del Paine's 'W' Trek is celebrated by active travellers globally as one of the most scenic treks anywhere. Spend four days walking through stunning landscapes surrounding Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the imposing three towers. While the trek alone is challenging enough, the real contest comes in needing to take your camera out so frequently.

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Duration: 6 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 165832
Starts: Puerto Natales, Chile Finishes: Puerto Natales, Chile
You will visit
  • Puerto Natales
  • Puerto Natales



Day 1: Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales is the entrance way to Torres del Paine National Park. During the day, explore the town, eat a hearty meal for energy, and rest well for the 4-day hike ahead. Get any last-minute shopping done in Puerto Natales, and rent all equipment needed for the hike. Any extra gear not needed for the Paine hike will be stored.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Embark on a 4-day excursion within Torres del Paine NP, hiking the famous 'W' Trek. Start the 62km (38.5 mi) route by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below.

Included Activities:
'W' Trek (Day 1)


Day 3: Laguna Amarga Refuge/Cuernos Refuge (1B, 1L, 1D)

Wake up surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and continue hiking along the 'W' trek, crossing Paine River and passing through grassy fields. Stop at Lake Nordenskjöld and snap a photo of the mountains reflecting in the lake before reaching the refuge.

Included Activities:
'W' Trek (Day 2)


Day 4: Cuernos Refuge/Paine Grande Refuge (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike to the French Valley lookout and take in the awe-inspiring views of the mountain range spreading across the national park. Marvel at the dramatic, contrasting greens and greys of the landscape.

Included Activities:
'W' Trek (Day 3)


Day 5: Paine Grande Refuge/Puerto Natales (1B, 1L)

Enjoy the final day of the 'W' Trek that leads to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier. Admire the scale of this immense glacier and continue trekking to Lake Pehoé. Finish by taking a picturesque ferry ride across the lake and enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

Included Activities:
'W' Trek (Day 4)

Boat (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))


Day 6: Puerto Natales (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • Torres del Paine NP excursion (3 nts)
    • "W" Trek
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (2 nts), camping (3 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Van, ferry, hiking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist mountain guides in Torres del Paine, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Trek the spectacular 'W' Circuit
  • Snap a photo of the famous three peaks of Torres
  • Marvel at the lakes and glaciers en route