4 Day W Trek With Camping or Refugios
This version starts earlier on day 1 and you don't
hike as far on day 4 as you do on the 5 day trek
Due to the evolution of this worldwide pandemic, health authorities have had to apply restrictions on travelling, both nationally and internationally, which has had a tremendous impact on tourism. It is for this reason, the mountain refugios and cabins along the W Trekking Circuit, in the Central and Cuernos sectors, have been rescheduled to open on March 1, 2021. It is important to mention that for January and February 2021, we will only offer accommodation in campsites in the Central and Cuernos sectors. We would also like to inform, that we will not be able to offer prepared meals in Central or Cuernos sectors during January and February 2021 (full-board, half-board and any food service), however, there are kiosks in these sectors selling food to prepare, snacks, drinks, and gas for cooking stoves.
Day 0 - You need to go to the office to attend a technical talk, get your voucher and map.
Office hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday and Holidays: Closed
Day 1: Puerto Natales – Las Torres Base Lookout Point
Today you must show up at 6:30 am to take the 7:00 am bus to Torres del Paine National Park (2.5 hours). That morning you will depart to one of the landmarks of the park, the Las Torres Base Lookout Point.
After the ascent, you will return to the Central Sector to have dinner and sleep.
8 -10 hours to hike 19,5 Km. Altitude Initial: 120 m Highest: 870 m
Day 2: Hike Francés Sector
You will walk about 13.5 km along the shore of Nordenskjöld Lake, Almirante Nieto Hill, and the striking Cuernos del Paine. During the hike, you will enjoy magnificent views of Los Cuernos, hanging glaciers, lakes, and the abundant local vegetation and wildlife.
You will have dinner and sleep at the Cuernos or Francés Sector.
4.5 -6.5 hours to hike 13.5 km Elevation gain 200 m
Day 3: Hike Cuernos/Francés Sector
The day begins with one of the icons of the circuit, the Francés Valley. You will start early with a light hike to the Italiano Campsite. From there, you will begin the climb through the woods (about 2 km) up the Francés River Valley. We will continue to the Francés Lookout Point, where you will enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of the circuit, the view to the valley framed by the Hills Paine Grande, Catedral, Hoja, Máscara, Espada, Aleta de Tiburón, and Cuerno del Norte. It will leave you speechless. After this spectacle, you will begin the descent to the Francés Sector.
7 - 9 hours to hike 17,5 Km. Altitude Initial: 120 m Highest: 709 m
Day 4: Hike Grey Glacier Sector – Pehoé Lake Navigation – Return to Puerto Natales
On this day, you will reach the third milestone of the circuit, a place that oers one of the most unforgettable sceneries of the park, the magnificent Grey Glacier.
The trail goes around the Paine Grande Hill, the highest peak in the mountain range (3,050 m), with incredible views of its hanging glaciers. Walking amidst Antarctic Beech (ñirre), Dombey’s beech (coigüe), and Chilean firebush (notro), you will reach the first lookout point of Grey Lake, where we will see floating pieces of glacier. Then, you will return to the Paine Grande Sector and take the 6:30 pm catamaran that will take you to Pudeto. There you will meet the bus that will take you back to Puerto Natales.
6-8 hours to hike 19 Km. Altitude Initial: 43 m Highest: 313 m
New - "Bubble" W Trek
Hike the trails of the W Circuit in the most exclusive and private way possible. This program includes private transport and after a wonderful day of trekking you can enjoy a tasty meal from the comfort of your tent while observing the best views of Torres del Paine. (all meals will be delivered to you)
Rate per person based on two: US $1,400 (unguided only)
Single supplement: US $65. Valid from 1 October 2020 to 26 April 2021. Minimum of 2 people, traveling together.
Day 1: Pick-up in private transfer from your hotel in Puerto Natales; Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; Trekking to Las Torres Base Viewpoint; Accommodation in Central Sector. (fully equipped campsite -tent, sleeping bag, mat, and liner)
Day 2: Trekking to Cuernos sector, Accommodation in Cuernos sector.
Day 3: Trekking to Francés Valley; Accommodation at Paine Grande Camping.
Day 4: Trekking to Grey sector round trip; Take catamaran from Paine Grande to Pudeto; Private transfer to Puerto Natales.
Or, upgrade from 29 December 2020 to 26 April 2021 for US$1725 per person, double occupancy (hotel+mountain cabin+camping). Includes first night in Hotel Las Torres, second night in Cuernos Mountain Cabin and third night in camping
Or Self-drive "Bubble" Trek
Day 1: Collect rental car from agency in Puerto Natales; Drive from Puerto Natales to Reserva Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park; Trekking to Las Torres Base Viewpoint; Accommodation in Central Camping-
Day 2: Trekking to Cuernos sector and back; Accommodation in Central Camping.
Day 3: Drive from Central sector to Pudeto; Take catamaran to Paine Grande sector; Trekking to the Francés Valley; Accommodation in Paine Grande Camping.
Day 4: Trekking to Grey sector and back; Take catamaran from Paine Grande to Pudeto; Drive back to Puerto Natales; Return rental car to agency.
Rate per person based on two people sharing a tent: US $1,190 (unguided only). Sgl supp = US$65.
Valid from 1 October 2020 to 26 April 2021. Minimum of 2 people, traveling together.
What to bring
"Thanks for the follow up. It was absolutely amazing!! Everything was perfectly organised and the hike was spectacular!" Yannick
"We really had a great time, thanks for putting everything together. We definitely didn't need a guide and all the transportation and transitions went smoothly throughout the whole trip." Kate
"It was great - thanks for arranging it for us. The contrasts in scenery between the 4 days were amazing, the weather was pretty good and the transport, refugios etc went well." Richard
2020-2021 Prices Per Person in US$:
(1) Camping price based on 2 people minimum, single supplement: US $46 per program.
(2) Includes the 1st night at Hotel Las Torres, the 2nd and 3rd nights you will spend in mountain hostels (refugios).
(3) Reservations for a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 8 people per guide.
(4) Single Supplement for private program: US $660.
Groups & Departures:
Patagonia summer offers warm, sunny days and cool nights. Patagonia days are long, the sun rises at about 4:30 a.m. and sets near 10:30 p.m. Typically temperatures are around 18ºC during the day, dropping to about 7 ºC at night. Higher elevations will be experience a slightly cooler climate, and frosts have been know to occur at night, even during the summer. During April, daytime temperatures are usually in the 15 ºC, and drop to the 2ºC at night. There are important climatic variations at the Region, influenced mostly by the relief, the sea and the wind.
The average rainfall registers 425 millimeters annual, mostly in spring-summer and in winter as snow. This is an area of wind, more intense at spring-summer, time at which it reaches an average speed of 40 to 50 kilometers per hour, fading almost at all in winter.