Torres Del Paine W Trek

West to East










Torres del Paine W Trek West to East

Torres del Paine W Trek West to East Introduction

When hiking the Torres del Paine W Trek West to East, it means that you are walking from where Refugio Grey is located, which is close to the Glacier Grey, down the arm that runs parallel to Grey Lake and to Refugio Paine Grande. In addition, Refugio Paine Grande is where the catamaran arrives and departs from for the ferry trip to Pudeto. Moreover, some people do a shorter W Trek and start or end at Refugio Paine Grande.

Following Refugio Paine Grande the trail heads east towards the entrance to the French Valley. This is the central part of the entire W Trek. Most importantly, there is accommodation one hour past the French Valley entrance at Domos Frances, and another hour along the trail is Refugio, Cabins and Serviced Camping Cuernos.

Once past Cuernos the path continues to head East, leading up to Refugio Chileno (or along to Hotel Las Torres). In particular, Refugio and Serviced Camping Chileno is the place from where to trek 2hrs up to the Torres Base.

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Torres del Paine W Trek West to East

Advantages to Trekking the Torres del Paine W Trek West to East

A number of people ask which the best direction is to hike the W Trek. In all honesty, our view is that it really does not really matter. At the end of the day, the views are the same, when you stop and look around. However, one factor that CAN, potentially affect your enjoyment is if the prevailing wind is blowing, and if it is, the wind will be coming from the west. Therefore, trekking West to East means that the wind will be behind you.

Our Advice

Having created thousands of Torres del Paine W Trek itineraries, the essential thing is to get your reservations nailed in the refugios and go with whatever is possible. You may “have” to trek in the direction you do not want, but that is better than not trekking at all. Also, your available, confirmed reservations will determine you other travel logistics in and around Patagonia, and maybe elsewhere. For these reasons, if we handle all your requirements in this part of the world, you will have a lot of hassle taken off your mind!

For more a more detailed description of the trail please follow the link further below to our W Trek Description page.

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