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Torres del Paine W Trek 

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The W Trek is one of the most beautiful hiking routes in Patagonia, making it a breathtaking trail to walk. So-named for the zig-zag “W” shape of it’s route, Torres Del Paine National Park’s W Trek will have you traversing your way past awe-inspiring glaciers, peering up at ancient mountains and getting glimpses of some of the world’s rarest animals. The W Trek is an intermediate level hike, along mostly even terrain, except for the inclines up the French Valley and Torres Base, whereupon you will be staring up at snow-capped peaks and the blue hue of hanging glaciers.

In full, the trail takes between 4-5 days, but can be modified to suit your experience and travel dreams. Potentially including additional activities or a touch more luxury, like returning to your hotel each night rather than refugio. Experience Chile strives to offer a fully customizable itinerary to suit every party, every type of trip and every individual: right down to the smallest details.

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Hiking the W Trek: What You Need to Know

 

  • Taking between 4 – 5 full days of hiking, the W Trek will take you past all of Torres Del Paine National Park’s best views like the Base of the Towers, Valle France and the Grey Lake. 
  • The W Trek is traditionally a multi-day overnight camping trek, meaning that hikers traditionally stay in tents or a Refugio (hostel) overnight for the duration of the trek. Special compensation can be worked in and day treks are also available for most of the route.
  • Fitness should be considered before departure. While the W Trek isn’t an excessively ‘difficult’ hike per se, it will still require quite a degree of physical exertion. We will always advise our customers to assess their own and other party members’ fitness and broader health before booking. 
  • Food is available for purchase along the route from independent shops and restaurants along the way but we always encourage our hikers to pack snacks and small meals for along the way. 
  • Payments will almost always be made in Chilean Pesos but in peak season, some businesses do accept payments in established currencies like the US dollar. A mix of both is always best just to be safe.

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The Route

The W Trek is Patagonia’s most famous trek and with great reason. Traditionally hiked east to west, you’ll traverse three valleys that give the trek its’ name – beginning at Refugio Las Torres and finishing at Refugio Paine Grande. Each valley possesses its’ very own set of natural wonders:

 

  • The Ascensio Valley will take you right up to the base of the towers that you’ll see in almost every photo of the region – following a demanding 800m ascent, of course.
  • The French Valley serves as the middle section of the hike and prominently features the stunning Glacier Francés which you’ll be able to see up-close
  • The final section runs parallel to Lago Grey (the grey lake); a world-famous geological phenomenon dominated by Glacier Grey (the Grey Glacier), which is actually more blue than grey but the name has stuck regardless.

The Peak Season

Because our seasons are different in Patagonia, our peak season runs from the end of December to early January. This is generally when the park has the best visibility and is more accommodating to intrepid trekkers. 

 

This also means, however, that flights and bus tickets will be more expensive and you will need to book well ahead for accommodation and other amenities. We here at Experience Chile recommend that you make your bookings by the end of September at the latest if you plan on travelling over the Christmas period. 

 

The park at this time is beautiful but busy, so if your schedule is flexible or you would rather avoid crowds, then later in the year might work better for your trip. Make sure to mention what times of year are best for you and our travel experts will find you a window that works best.

The Off-Season

The winter months of Chilean Patagonia (late April to early September) present challenges to itinerary design that have to be worked around. Days are shorter and the weather is generally colder, leading to a high likelihood of snow on the roads and trails. 

 

Un-guided tours are not available as a result, and many hostels scale back their opening hours and services offered to compensate for the reduced quantity of tourists. Luckily, our team is made up of some of the best in the business and our custom itineraries can still make for an unforgettable experience – even throughout these months.

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Torres del Paine W Trek Trail Route

West to East (Glacier Grey to Torres Base)

Brief Descriptions

The W trek can be broken into three sectors which are:

WESTERN END: Grey Sector
This includes the trek beside Grey Lake and Refugio Grey to Refugio Paine Grande.

CENTRAL PART: Cuernos Sector
This includes the trek into the French Valley.
Refugio Paine Grande to Cabañas Cuernos, Domos Cuernos and Refugio Cuernos, and then on to Refugio Chileno.

EASTERN END: The Estancia Sector
This includes the trek to the base of the Towers.
From Refugio Cuernos and Cabañas Cuernos (or Domos Frances) to Refugio Chileno and then up to the Torres Base and down to Hosteria Las Torres, and the Refugio Torre of Central, Refugio Torre Norte, ECO Camp and the Torres del Paine Welcome Centre.

NOTE:
To start this trek at Refugio Grey you will either:

Becoming from Los Perros and be on the full Circuit Trek.

or

Have come over on the Navegation Grey boat from Hotel Grey.

or

Have trekked from Refugio Paine Grande to Refugio Grey the previous day having taken the catamaran from Pudeto to Refugio Paine Grande.

West End - Grey Sector

Refugio Grey to Paine Grande

Operated: Between September to end of April

Start: Refugio Grey

End: Refugio Paine Grande

Trek Time: 4hrs

Distance: 11km

Difficulty: Medium.

Experience Required: None, but you need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.

Altitude Gain: 485m

Description

From Refugio Grey the path is reasonably flat for the first 1hr or so, passing through a wood, crossing over some small streams and then it will start to go up a little. There will be various opportunities to see Grey Lake on the right. The hike will undulate a little until it starts to go up in order to reach a flat plateau area in the woods at an altitude or 485m. On the ascending stretch you can stop and look back to where you have come from and see a marvellous view of the Glacier Grey in the distance.

Once in the wooded area and walking the flat sector it will not be long before you reach the path that is downhill and takes you all the way to Refugio Paine Grande. The entire trek from Refugio Grey is marked as 3.5hrs, but some people take 4hrs and some do it quicker than 3.5hrs.

Central Part - Cuernos Sector

Paine Grande to Refugio Cuernos via the French Valley

Operated: Between September to end of April

Start: Refugio Paine Grande

End: Refugio or Cabañas Cuernos, or Domos Frances

Trek Time: Allow 5hrs if trekking direct to Refugio and Cabañas Cuernos and 10hrs if trekking into and out of the French Valley. If staying at Domos Frances take one hour of these times.

Distance: 24km if going via the French Valley and 13km if going direct to Refugio and Cabañas Cuernos. If staying at Domos Frances these distances will be about 2.5km less.

Difficulty: Medium to high. Involves up-hill sectors, and scrambling up and over boulders.

Experience Required: None, but you need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.

Altitude Gain: 1,100m

Description

From Refugio Paine Grande the well-trodden path leads towards the Cuernos of Paine in the far distance. The path is level, going up a little in parts, passing through woods and over small streams. The view to the right is of the Nordenskjold Lake and later on the amazing sight of contorted layers of ancient sedimentary rock in the hills the other side. After about 2.5hrs you will arrive to a rickty-looking pedestrian hanging bridge, like something out of an “Indiana Jones” movie. The other side of the bridge is the non-serviced camp ground called Italiano, but if you turn left after crossing the bridge you will be on the path into the French Valley. To get to the end of the French Valley and back will take 5hrs, but you can, of course, not go all the way to end and cut it short.

The French Valley part is a steady up-hill trail reaching an altitude of around 900m at the non-serviced Camp Britanico located about 1hr before at the “end” of the valley. However, if the weather is clear the views in the French Valley are spectacular, especially around Camp Britanico. Here, after traversing rivers and passing a beech-tree (lenga) wood, the skyline is dwarfed by granite spires and the “Paine Grande” – the highest mountain peak in the Park at 3,050m above sea level. The return trek will involve back-tracking until your reach the non-serviced camp ground of Camp Italiano again. From here you will continue towards Domos Frances – about 1hr trek from Camp Italiano, and a further 1hr or so is Refugio and Cabañas Cuernos. The path from Camp Italiano is a little up and down, but nothing too strenuous and it follows beside Nordenskjold Lake.

Central Part - Cuernos to Refugio Chileno

Operated: Between September to end of April

Start: Domos Frances or Refugio and Cabañas Cuernos

End: Refugio Chileno

Trek Time: Allow 5hrs one way.

Distance: 11km to Refugio Chileno, and 13.5km if from Domos Frances.

Difficulty: Medium.

Experience Required: None, but you need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.

Altitude Gain: 500m

Description

This trek passes through a beech-tree wood and continues along the northern shore of the Nordenskjold Lake on the right, with its amazing dark-bluish water and on the left hand side the breathtaking granite spires of Los Cuernos. The hike is along medium-difficulty terrain, with some hills, but every time you reach the top of a hill there is an amazing view.

After about 2hrs 30mins the path will start to veer up. At one point you will come across a fork where you will have an option to forgo the destination of Refugio Chileno and head, instead, to the beginning of the trail head at Hotel Las Torres. However, considering you will be heading to Refugio Chileno, you will walk up hill for about 1hr 30min or so until you get to a point where the path narrows and bends quite sharply to the left. This is the entrance to the Ascensio Valley. Here it is OFTEN VERY WINDY and you need to be CAREFUL. To the right is an acute decent down to the valley floor and river – people HAVE ended up down there and not survived. Once you are past this bend the path starts to go down and after about 1hr you will arrive to the Refugio Chileno. The path from Camp Italiano is a little up and down, but nothing too strenuous and it follows beside Nordenskjold Lake.

Estancia Sector to the Mirador Las Torres (Torres Base)

Operated: Between end of September to end of April

Start: Refugio Chileno

End: Hotel Las Torres, Refugio Torre Central, Refugio Torre Norte, ECO Camp or Refugio Chileno. And, of course from the Torres del Paine Welcome Centre, which is located in this area.

Trek Time: Allow 2hrs up from Chileno, 2hrs back to Chileno and then 2hrs down to Hotel Las Torres or 2.5hrs down to Refugio Torre Central, Refugio Torre Norte, the TDP Welcome Centre and 3hrs if heading to ECO Camp.

Distance: Refugio Chileno to Torres Base and back down: 11km approx

Difficulty: Medium to high. Involves up-hill sectors, and scrambling up and over boulders.

Experience Required: None, but you need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.

Altitude Gain: 866m.

Refugio Chileno to the Glacial Moraine Sector
This takes about 1hr along an undulating trail, steep in short sections. There are two river crossings, with bridges, and a dense lenga (beech tree) forest (older than 100 years) to walk through.

The Moraine Sector

This takes 1hr approx, uphill, over and between large boulders of glacial moraine, which is the most difficult part and walking poles are very helpful. Since this part of the trek heads north, towards the Mirador, the wind is usually head-on and this makes it more strenuous and difficult than it would normally be.

The Torres Base

Once you turn the final “bend” you will see the imposing spectacle of the vertically-sided giant towers and blue-milky coloured lake at the base. Most people take about 30min to relax, have a sandwich and enjoy the view. However, this is at altitude, windy and cold and it is easy to get “too cold” if you are standing still for too long. At the right time for you, you will turn around and head back the way you came up, maybe stopping off at Refugio Chileno. Once past Refugi

about 1hr 30min or so until you get to a point where the path narrows and bends quite sharply to the left. This is the entrance to the Ascensio Valley. Here it is OFTEN VERY WINDY and you need to be CAREFUL. To the right is an acute decent down to the valley floor and river – people HAVE ended up down there and not survived. Once you are past this bend the path starts to go down and after about 1hr you will arrive to the Refugio Chileno.

nos. The path from Camp Italiano is a little up and down, but nothing too strenuous and it follows beside Nordenskjold Lake.

What About the O Circuit?

 You may have heard about the other popular trek in Torres Del Paine National Park – the O Circuit, or the “O Trek”. This trek is longer and generally more demanding than the W Trek, around a similar but expanded route compared to the W Trek. 

Recommended for experienced trekkers only, the O Trek will take between seven to nine days and will require you to camp. But if you embark on the O Trek then you’ll be blessed with unique views of the Gray Lake and the Southern Patagonian ice field. 

For more information on the O Trek, head to our dedicated O Trek page now!

 

Alternatives

If you’re looking for a more secluded route, or maybe have experienced the majesty of the W Trek before, then we’ve compiled a few alternatives with similarly incredible views. 

 

  • Tierra del Fuego is located at South America’s southernmost tip and is truly the end of the world. If you want to see Patagonia at its least explored and wildest, then this is for you. 
  • For shorter trips, we recommend El Chalten; a more accessible alternative that is still packed with breathtaking views of glaciers and mountain ridges. This is especially convenient if you’re based across the border in Argentina. 
  • Accessible by catamaran, Pudeto is a beautiful destination for a day hike where you’ll get unrivalled views of the surrounding lake district. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Torres del Paine W Trek Trail Route

East to West (Torres Base to Glacier Grey)

Brief Descriptions

Start at Estancia Sector and End at Grey Sector

How many sectors can the W Trek be broken into?

The W trek can be broken into three sectors which are:

EASTERN END: The Estancia Sector
This includes the trek to the base of the Towers.
Hosteria Las Torres, and the Refugio Torre of Central, Refugio Torre Norte, ECO Camp and the Torres del Paine Welcome Centre.

CENTRAL PART: Cuernos Sector
This includes the trek into the French Valley.
Cabañas Cuernos, Domos Cuernos and Refugio Cuernos.

WESTERN END: Grey Sector
This includes the trek along Grey Lake to Glacier Grey.
Refugio Paine Grande and Refugio Grey.

NOTE: The information further below is for a W- Trek going East to West. If trekking West to East you can enter the W.Trek trail from Refugio Paine Grande. To do this you will need to cross over on the catamaran from Pudeto (pay the passage on board in cash) and from Paine Grande either go West to Refugio Grey (4hrs) and after that walk the entire W Trek West to East, or go East from Paine Grande walk straight to Domos Frances or Cuernos.

You can also take the boat from Hotel Grey across Grey Lake to Refugio Grey and start from there, again, West to East. 

Estancia Sector to the Mirador Las Torres (Torres Base)

Operated: Between September to end of April

Start: Hotel Las Torres, Refugio Torre Central, Refugio Torre Norte or ECO Camp. And, of course from the Torres del Paine Welcome Centre, which is located in this area.
End: Back at the same start point or at Refugio Chileno, Refugio Cuernos, Cabañas Cuernos or Domos Frances.
Trek Time: Allow 9hrs return time
Distance: Trail head to Torres Base and back: 18km. However, many people stay at Refugio Chileno to break this trek. Refugio Chileno is half way between Estancia Sector and the Torres Base (base of the Towers) and a 2hr trek up from the trail head beside Hotel Las Torres and 2hrs from the Torres Base.
Difficulty: Medium to high. Involves up-hill sectors, and scrambling up and over boulders.
Experience Required: None, but you need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.
Altitude Gain: 866m.

Description

This trek can be broken into four sectors:

Estancia sector to the entrance to the Ascencio Valley

This is the route up to Refugio Chileno and takes about 1hr 15min up a steady incline.

Entrance to the Ascencio Valley to Refugio Chileno

This takes about 45min and is mostly downhill. For the first 200 metres, on the right side of the trail is a steep drop down into the valley and the river below.

BE CAREFUL – THERE ARE OFTEN VERY STRONG WINDS AROUND THE ACUTE BEND WHERE THE PATH ENTERS INTO ASCENCIO VALLEY.

Refugio Chileno to the Glacial Moraine Sector

This takes about 1hr along an undulating trail, steep in short sections. There are two river crossings, with bridges, and a dense lenga (beech tree) forest (older than 100 years) to walk through.

The Moraine Sector

This takes 1hr approx, uphill, over and between large boulders of glacial moraine, which is the most difficult part and walking poles are very helpful. Since this part of the trek heads north, towards the Mirador, the wind is usually head-on and this makes it more strenuous and difficult than it would normally be.

Estancia Sector to Cuernos

(Hiking East to West) or on to Domos Frances (1hr past Cuernos)

Operated: Between September to end of April

Start: Hotel Las Torres, Refugio Torre Central, Refugio Torre Norte, ECO Camp or Refugio Chileno. And, of course from the Torres del Paine Welcome Centre, which is located in this area.
End: Refugio Cuernos, Cabañas Cuernos or Domos Frances.
Trek Time: Allow 5hrs one way.
Distance: 11km to Refugio and Cabañas Cuernos, and 13.5km if to Domos Frances.
Difficulty: Medium.
Experience Required: None, but you need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.
Altitude Gain: 250m

Description

This trek passes along the northern shore of the Nordenskjold Lake on the left, with its amazing dark-bluish water and on the right-hand side the breathtaking granite spires of Los Cuernos. The hike is along medium-difficulty terrain, with some hills, but every time you reach the top of a hill there is an amazing view. Just before arrival at Refugio / Cabanas Cuernos the trail passes through a beech-tree wood.

Cuernos Sector to Refugio Paine Grande via French Valley

Operated: Between September to end of April

Start: Refugio or Cabañas Cuernos, or Domos Frances

End: Refugio Paine Grande

Trek Time: Allow 5hrs if trekking direct to Paine Grande and 10hrs if trekking into and out of the French Valley. If starting at Domos Frances take one hour of these times.

Distance: 24km if going via the French Valley and 13km if going direct to Paine Grande. If starting at Domos Frances these distances will be about 2.5km less.

Difficulty: Medium to high. Involves up-hill sectors, and scrambling up and over boulders.

Experience Required: None, but you need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.

Altitude Gain: 1,100m

Description

From sector Los Cuernos the trail undulates going up, down, across some streams and into wooded areas, but nothing too strenuous. After about 1hr it will pass by Domos Frances and then after another 1hr you will arrive to the un-serviced camping ground called Camp Italiano, which is at the entrance to the French Valley and a short-suspended foot bridge.

The French Valley part is a steady up-hill trail reaching an altitude of around 900m at the non-serviced Camp Britanico located about 1hr before at the “end” of the valley. However, if the weather is clear the views in the French Valley are spectacular, especially around Camp Britanico. Here, after traversing rivers and passing a beech-tree (lenga) wood, the skyline is dwarfed by granite spires and the “Paine Grande” – the highest mountain peak in the Park at 3,050m above sea level. The return trek will involve back-tracking until your reach the non-serviced camp ground called Camp Italiano, where the trail will veer right (if going to Refugio Paine Grande), across a suspension foot bridge to go over the Frances River and then the trail flattens out until reaching Refugio Paine Grande. From Camp Italiano to Paine Grande is about 2.5hrs.

Paine Grande to Refugio Grey

Operated: Between September to end of April

Start: Refugio Paine Grande
End: Refugio Grey
Trek Time: 4hrs
Distance: 11km
Difficulty: Medium.
Experience Required: None, but you need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.
Altitude Gain: 485m

Description

From Paine Grande the path ascends a hill to an altitude of 485m. This ascent is initially gradual and steady, becoming steeper the closer you get to the top of the hill. Once over the apex the path flattens out through a wood until it then drops down the other side towards Grey Lake. In parts the path is narrow and steep. Where the path follows the lake it is largely level, surrounded by old beech trees and bushes and if you are lucky you may hear the sounds of the Magellan Woodpecker. Once Grey Lake is in full view you will see glacial icebergs, which, if you have never seen such a sight is an amazing experience, but when you see Glacier Grey for the first time in the distance, the view is outstanding.

From Refugio Grey you either stay the night and the next day take the boat across Grey Lake (pre-booked by Experience Chile) to Hotel Lago Grey or trek back to Paine Grande. Alternatively, if you arrive to Refugio Grey early you can take the boat across the lake to Hotel Grey that same day. Other options are to do an Ice Hike on Glacier Grey and / or Kayak – both need to be pre-booked, which we can arrange.

Another option is to return back to Paine Grande (4hrs remember) and take the catamaran across the lake Pehoe to Pudeto.

END OF THE “W” (East to West)

Torres del Paine W Trek Refugio Accommodation

Torre Norte

Torre Central

Refugio Chileno

W Trek Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the W Trek take on average?

Most people complete the W Trek in anywhere between four and five days, but the pace that you set out with is up to you. Our custom itinerary system is designed to allow you to plan out your time to suit your needs. 

The trek itself is 46 miles in length and along mostly flat ground, although some inclines will be essential. The longest and most difficult days will conventionally see you hiking for anywhere between six and eight hours. This includes plenty of breaks so you can stop and take in the view. 

There are several ways you can extend your trek, with nights in eco-lodges or luxury hotels along the way if five days of continuous hiking sounds too intense for you. After all, we here at Experience Chile are experts at designing itineraries that perfectly match the needs of our clients.

What activities can I add on to my W Trek experience?

Torres Del Paine National Park is rife with additional activities for you to incorporate into your custom itinerary. If you would like to get involved in some kayaking, glacial ice climbing or hiking on top of Glacier Grey, just mention this in your enquiry and we’ll include it. 

What kind of pace do the guides set?

A guided tour is just that – guided. The pace of the trek is totally dependent on the speed of the slowest member. In general, guides will hike at the front of the group and make sure the group is comfortable with the pace.  

Guides will also have a series of viewpoints or miradors planned out in advance, which serve as opportunities for an extended rest. If you need a slower pace than average, let us know ahead of time and we will make sure that we accommodate that in your itinerary. 

What kind of equipment will I need to do the W Trek?

Given that the W Trek is one of the more challenging hikes in South America, we advise you to take your choice of equipment and gear seriously. This means quality hiking boots, windproof and waterproof coats, sturdy ergonomic waterproof backpacks for hiking and a water bottle.

Accommodations are available but if you prefer to keep it rugged, then tents and sleeping bags are provided for you in our all-inclusive programs. If you plan on bringing your own, just remember that winds can regularly reach 80kmh so you might need to upgrade.

Is it possible to do it on my own or should I join a group?

Nothing is impossible and if you’re truly the adventurous type then don’t let us stand in your way, but we wouldn’t recommend going at it alone. Mainly because we think it’s more fun to experience these things with others, and you may even make a few new friends along the way. 

 

If you’d like Experience Chile to pair you up with a pre-existing tour group, then let our travel experts know and we’ll do our best.

Will I need a guide?

A guide is not essential to the experience as the path is generally well-populated and well marked, however many of our customers who are first-time trekkers say that booking a guide is one of the best decisions they made for the trip.

The guide’s knowledge of the area and its history can really add to your experience. Also, having the responsibility of navigating in someone else’s hands will help you relax so you can just focus on the views and putting one foot in front of the other. 

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see?

Guanacos are close cousins of the Peruvian llamas and are often seen in Eastern sector of the Park.

South America’s iconic wildlife like the condor, huemul deer, armadillo and many other recognisable creatures are all found in Torres del Paine National Park. 

Just make sure to bring some binoculars if you want a good view of condors!

What are the best accommodation choices?

Accommodation is basically split into two categories: Refugios (or hostels) on the actual trek and hotels positioned around the Park. However, there is also luxury camping and high-end luxury hotel lodges to be found in strategically-positioned places around the Park that give incredible, dramatic views of the Torres del Paine Central Masiff. The most popular choices for trekkers on the W Trek are either a refugio (hostel) or serviced camping.

Refugios

Refugios are hostels that are dotted along the trail and provide a fun, social space to unwind and recharge after your day outside. The Refugios of Torres del Paine National Park vary in size and price. If you don’t mind a bit of a squeeze and love a chat with interesting people, then these are the perfect choice for you. 

Camping

Camping provides a chance to sleep a bit closer to nature and is often a better option if you want privacy.  We offer programs that include the tent, ground mat, sleeping bag and all meals. There really isn’t an experience quite like unzipping your tent to see the southern tip of the Andes bathed in the morning light.  

The serviced campsites can be found along the trekking trail and are usually located adjacent to the refugios, giving you access to running water, food and electricity.

When is the Best Month to Come to Torres del Paine?

 

The opinion of many is that April is the best month to come because usually the wind has died down, there are few people and the weather is often very good.

What are the Torres del Paine W Trek and Circuit Trek Trails?

 

The W trek is called so because the footpath (or trekking trail) takes the form of a “W” on the map when looked down upon from above. The Circuit Trek is the footpath that includes the W Trek but also goes around the back of the Central Massif, effectively offering a perimeter path from where you can start and end at.

 

How can I book Accommodation on the W Trek?

 

There are serviced camp sites, refugios, and in one place: Cuernos, there are also private cabins, all of which you can book through us. You can also stay in hotels, certainly at the eastern end at the Las Torres trail head; and in the western end at Grey. We can also make a program for you based at Puerto Natales with daily excursions into Torres del Paine to the different trail heads. Alternatively, we can book the luxury lodges and you can do the W Trek, or parts of it, from these hotels.

If you would like for us to create a custom-built itinerary for you, email us…

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Classic Self-Guided W Trek

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* The W Trek Rates Include: Transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine and back |Accommodation |Breakfast at Hotels | Bedding at Accommodation on the W trek | Towels at Grey and Grande Accommodation on the W trek |All Meals (full board) at Refugios or Alternative Accommodation (like camping) on the W trek route.

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W Trek Info

Why is it called the
W Trek?

The W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park is called so because the path marks out a “W” shape on the map. The total distance is around 55km.

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