Torres del Paine - The W Trek

Active, Puerto Natales to Puerto Natales

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Here's a quick six-day trip 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.

What’s included

  • Torres del Paine National Park camping excursion with porters (3 nts)
  • W Trek
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Trek the spectacular w trek
  • Snap a photo of the famous three peaks of torres
  • Marvel at the lakes and glaciers en route

Itinerary

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/Serrano Camp (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 Serrano Camp/Paine Grande Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) Wake up surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, enjoy a scenic drive and a picturesque ferry ride on Lake Pehoé. Hike to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier and admire the scale of this immense glacier. Included Activities: W Trek - Day 2 Transport: Boat (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Paine Grande Camp/Cuernos Camp (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 Cuernos Camp/Puerto Natales (1B, 1L) Enjoy the final day of the W Trek. Wake up to the amazing views of the Cuernos del Paine (the Horns of Paine) and continue trekking to Las Torres Campsite. Finish by snapping a photo of the mountains reflecting in the Lake Nordenskjöld and enjoy the sense of accomplishment. Included Activities: W Trek - Day 4 Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Puerto Natales (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: The airport in Puerto Natales is small with limited flight connections. Most onward flight connections will be through Punta Arenas in Chile or El Calafate in Argentina which would involve taking a public bus or transfer.
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