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Small Group Tours

Escorted W- Trek in Torres del Paine

Chile, Patagonia

7 days

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Escorted W trek in Standard dome and Refugios is $2,557 per person twin share.
Escorted W trek in Standard dome and Refugios is $3,836 for Solo traveller.

These are prices for Low Season. If you are looking for even more comfort, you can opt to upgrade to Superior, Suite or Suite Loft Dome!

Summary

Our 7- day escorted W- Trek in Torres del Paine covers every highlight and shows you the best of Chilean Patagonia. From stunning views of the Towers to the fascinating Grey Glacier, all while enjoying the company of a small group of travellers.

You will have highly experienced and knowledgeable guides to help you in your adventure on one of the most famous treks in the world. Some nights you will overnight at cosy refugios while others will be at the fantastic EcoCamp Patagonia. Here you will have the full comfort of the domes while you enjoy delicious meals made from local ingredients and many opportunities to socialise over drinks in the bar dome.

About Eco Camp: It is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park and provides the region’s first fully sustainable accommodation, complete with green technology. Wake up in the middle of the Patagonian wilderness in a cosy geodesic dome, with a panoramic view of the majestic Torres del Paine, ready to pick up the hiking trail. If you are looking for even more comfort, you can opt to upgrade to Superior, Suite or Suite Loft Dome!

Upon request, we can also organise this tour in private. Want to know more about Las Torres and when to go? Have a look at our suggestions on how to explore Torres del Paine.

 

Highlights

  • Get to see every highlight of Torres del Paine National Park such as Grey Glacier, the French Valley, and the base of the Towers is a once in a lifetime experience
  • You will have highly experienced and knowledgeable guides for the entire journey through one of the most famous treks in the world
  • Visit Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of Seno de Ultima Esperanza, and the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Get to see the famous Mylodon Cave, a large cavern more than 200 meters deep, 80 wide and 30 high, where more than 15,000 years ago large extinct animals such as the mylodon or jaguar stayed in
  • Each hike has beautiful scenarios, turquoise lakes, loud rivers, trails that pass through dense forests, and majestic glaciers
  • Get astonishing views of Paine Massif

Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation in EcoCamp
  • 1 night accommodation at Refugio Paine Grande
  • 1 night accommodation at Refugio Los Cuernos or Domo El Francés
  • 25 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 box lunch, 6 dinners
  • One expert English speaking trekking guide
  • All ground transport – private and domestic – as indicated in the itinerary
  • Regular bus tickets Calafate <> Natales if starting/finishing in Calafate
  • Boat crossing on Grey Lake & Park fees for Torres del Paine National Park
  • Sleeping bag for refugios if needed
  • Transportation for your luggage within the Park: while trekking you will carry just your daypack
  • Maximum group size of 12 passengers

ITINERARY

Day 1 Punta Arenas/Torres del Paine

On arrival to Punta Arenas airport, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to EcoCamp Patagonia, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. En route, you will first stop in Puerto Natales, a small but lively town on the shores of “Seno de Ultima Esperanza”, where you will enjoy a hearty local lunch. After lunch, visit the Mylodon’s Cave, a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered. The journey through this area is very scenic, featuring many wild birds and wonderful Patagonian landscapes. The day ends with your arrival and, overnight stay, at EcoCamp Patagonia, nestled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park and with a prime view of the majestic Torres. Sunset is usually around 11 pm during the summer months, meaning that there will still be enough daylight for you to admire the Patagonian steppe with its Guanacos and snow-peaked mountains once you arrive.
Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 2 Torres del Paine

Los Cuernos Torres del Paine National Park
Today, after breakfast, begin your Patagonian adventure with a pleasant walk through the sinuous Cuernos Trail which leads to the beautiful Lake Nordenskjold. During this warm-up walk, you will have the opportunity to admire the park’s exquisite flora and fauna as you enjoy the magnificent views of the park’s central lakes and the Paine’s Horns. The trek ends at Refugio Los Cuernos, a small and cosy mountain refuge located by the shores of Lake Nordenskjold. Alternatively, the trek ends at Domo el Francés, located between Cuernos and Italiano camping sites, with an amazing view of Nordenskjöld lake. The evening is free for relaxing and enjoying dinner.
Overnight Refugio Cuernos or Domo El Francés (depending on availability).
Trekking: 4,5 to 5,5 hours, (12 km)
Maximum altitude: 244mt

Day 3 Torres del Paine

The Paine massif’s heart: French Valley
After breakfast, you will take a short drive to Pudeto dock where you will board the catamaran to Pehoe. On arrival, begin the challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley), along a steep trail that leads to the very heart of the Paine Massif. A long walk will lead you to the hanging bridge over the French River, located at the foot of the south-east face of the Massif, where you will have fantastic views of the valley. Continue to ascend towards the upper section of the valley where you will be able to marvel at the extensive mass of the valley’s geological formations: Hoja (Blade), Mascara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburón (Shark’s Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza (Fortress). After your upward trek, you will pause for a picnic and relax for a while. This day’s trek will end as you descend through an undulating terrain of mixed grassland and light forest which will take you to Refugio Paine Grande. There’s also an optional trek to Mirador Britanico a beautiful viewpoint where you can get incredible pictures.
Trekking: 10 hours, (26 km)
Maximum altitude: 686m.
Overnight Refugio Paine Grande

Day 4 Torres del Paine

Glacier Grey
Wake this morning and start your hike, along the shores of Lake Pehoe, to the northern side of the beautiful Lake Grey. You will feast on a picnic lunch before boarding the boat that sails right to the huge, crystalline facade of Glacier Grey, where you will have plenty of time to marvel at the calving glacier. From the southern end of Glacier Grey, you will transfer to EcoCamp. Subject to weather conditions, an alternative route to EcoCamp available.
Trekking: 4 hours, (11 km)
Maximum altitude: 244m
Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 5 Torres del Paine

Las Torres Trail
The goal for today will be to complete the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine National Park. You will walk from the campsite towards Hostería Las Torres before ascending to Ascencio Valley on the Tower’s eastern face. Mountain ridges, deep forests and small rivers line the scenic walk towards the valley. Your big challenge comes in the form of the steep moraine, a huge mass of boulders which will lead you to that iconic base-view of the towers. After a tough uphill climb, the Towers eventually come into full view, rising majestically before you, with the glacial lake visible below. Is there any better place in the world to have lunch. After feasting on the view and our picnic, you will backtrack along the same trail through Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp for a well-deserved dinner.
Trekking: 9 hours, (22 km)
Maximum altitude: 914m
Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 6 Torres del Paine

Eastern Lakes
Today you will have a less strenuous trek. After breakfast, take a leisurely car journey towards Laguna Azul, passing Cañadon Macho, home to many wild guanacos and ñandúes, en route. You will make a few stops so you can admire the views of the Patagonian steppe and the towers from a different perspective. At Laguna Azul, you will hike to the lookout point for a gorgeous view of both the lagoon and granite towers. After lunch, drive to the northern shore of Sarmiento Lake where the Fauna Trail begins. As you hike northbound, you will spot an impressive range of Patagonian fauna on the vast plains, including guanacos, ostrich-like ñandús and maybe the occasional puma print. Pass the charming Goic lagoon, and after approximately 5km of relaxed walking, you will reach the Laguna Amarga ranger station where you will be picked up and driven back to Ecocamp to celebrate over a farewell dinner.
Trekking: 3 hours, (6 km)
Maximum altitude: 180m
Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 7 Torres del Paine

This morning, after breakfast, board a transfer back to Punta Arenas airport to your ongoing flight or, alternatively, let us arrange an Argentinean Patagonia extension and cross the border to El Calafate.

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