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Torres del Paine "W" Hike

Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park

Duration

6 days from/to

Puerto Natales

Activity
  • 4 days hiking
  • 1 boat ride
Lodging
  • 3 nights refugio/lodge
  • 2 nights guesthouse
Meals
  • 5x breakfast
  • 3x box lunch
  • 3x dinner
Price

from 1.590 USD

Thank you for this fantastic Torres del Paine W Trek Tour! Tatiana was a great guide. I especially liked her cheerful nature and her connection to the local people and to the Torres del Paine National Park. I am going to take home a lot of beautiful memories of this Patagonia hiking trip!

Christine - Switzerland

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Hike of the most famous treks in Patagonia, the Torres del Paine W-Trek and immerse yourself in a world of granite and ice
  2. Meet Chilean Gauchos riding through the vast Patagonian Pampa and watch the flight of the condor
  3. Torres del Paine granite towers, French valley, Grey Glacier lookout & Boatride across the emerald green Pehoe-Lake
  4. Enjoy in a cozy atmosphere the culinary delights and exquisite vines of Patagonia, or go for a Pisco sour, the Chilean national drink

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TRIP DESCRIPTION

Explore the highlights of the famous Torres del Paine National Park on four distinct hikes where you will come across a diverse fauna and flora while you watch the gliding flight of the condor. While crossing the emerald green Lake Pehoe you will get a stunning view on the enormous mountain ranges of the National Park. This tour will be an unforgettable experience for anyone who wants to discover the many-sided Patagonian beauty. Your hikes to the rising Torres Towers and to the vast Grey Glacier will stay in your minds forever as a dream of granite and ice.

DIFFICULTY

A good physical fitness is a necessary requirement for this tour.  Furthermore, you should be able to walk with your daypack (40l to 50l) up to 6-8 hours a day with some strenuous ascents and descents. Your personal items must be carried by you (rain gear, fleece or light down jacket, trekking poles, gloves, cap, camera, lunch and water for the day, vanity bag, extra-set of clothes). All the rest of your luggage, which you do not need on the Torres del Paine trek, will stay locked at your guesthouse in Puerto Natales.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Puerto Natales

Upon arrival in Puerto Natales you meet our trekking-guide for a short briefing about the next days. You spend the first night in a guesthouse in Puerto Natales. (-/-/-)

Day 2: Torres del Paine National Park – Trek to the Torres Granite Needles

In the morning you take a regular bus to the Torres del Paine National Park and will see some of the native wildlife of this fantastic region like Guanacos and Ñandus. Upon arrival in the park your first hike leads you to the famous 'Torres' granite needles. At first you hike up to the Ascencio-Valley where you take a break at the Refugio Chileno next to the Ascencio river. After 2+ hours and a tough ascent your efforts will be rewarded: You will stand in front of the impressive needles with a green lagoon lying at your feet. Appr. walking time: 8 hours, walking distance: 19 km (11,8 miles), elevation gain of approx. 950 m (3,116 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: in the “Refugio Chileno” or “Refugio Torre” in shared bedrooms and shared bathrooms. (B/BL/D)

Note: If the lodges (refugios) are fully booked, you will spend the night in 2-person-tents.

Day 3: Trek Lago Nordenskjöld – Los Cuernos

Today, you hike along Nordenskjöld Lake to the wonderful Refugio Los Cuernos, close to the lake and the montes “Cuernos”. Passing Monte Almirante Nieto (2,640 m / 8,660 ft), you can probably watch condors circling in the sky. Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance: 11,5 km (7,1 miles), elevation gain of approx. 250 m (820 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: in the “Refugio Los Cuernos” or “Refugio Frances” in shared bedrooms and shared bathrooms. (B/BL/D) 

Note: If the lodges (refugios) are fully booked, you will spend the night in 2-person-tents.

Day 4: Trek French Valley – Lago Pehoe

In the morning you head towards the French valley and its viewpoint “Mirador” where you gain deep insight into the mountains. With a bit of luck you may witness ice cracking off the Paine Grande (3,050 m / 10,000 ft) sounding like a roaring thunder. Subsequently you walk along the splendid Lago Skottsberg to the emerald green Lago Pehoe. Appr. walking time: 6-7 hours, walking distance: 17 km (10,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 600 m (1,970 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: in the “Lodge Paine Grande” in shared bedrooms and shared bathrooms. (B/BL/D)

Note: If the lodges (refugios) are fully booked, you will spend the night in 2-person-tents.

Day 5: Mirador Grey Glacier – Catamaran

Today you walk along the Black Lagoon (Laguna Negra) and the Path of Winds (Camino del Viento) to your viewpoint on the Grey Glacier. Depending on the weather and season you will come across various birds and plants. You hike back to the Lodge Paine Grande, cross the beautiful Pehoe-Lake with a catamaran (approx. 30 min) and take the regular bus back to Puerto Natales. Appr. walking time: 4-5 hours, walking distance:  12 km (7,5 miles), elevation gain of approx. 350 m (1,150 ft) ascent and descent. Overnight: Guesthouse in Puerto Natales in double room with private bathroom. (B/BL/-)

Day 6: Puerto Natales - Drop off

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the Puerto Natales bus station (without a guide) (B/-/-)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: 2 nights in a guesthouse in double room with private bathroom and 3 nights in a lodge/refugio with shared bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Note: If the lodges (refugios) are fully booked, you will spend the night in 2-person-tents.
  • Meals: 5 x breakfast, 3 x box lunch, 3 x dinner
  • Local English and Spanish speaking certified trekking guide for Torres del Paine (Day 2 - 5) (WFR)
  • Transport: all public transfers as per the detailed itinerary
  • Boat ride: Catamaran on Pehoe Lake
  • Entry fees to the Torres del Paine NP
  • Emergency equipment: including a first-aid kit and VHF-equipment

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Single supplement: 2 nights in guesthouse - extra charge p.p. 60 USD
  • Private transfer IN/OUT Torres del Paine National Park - extra charge p.P. 200 USD
  • Meals and beverages not indicated on the itinerary
  • Optional trips
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Tips, Local payments
  • International and domestic airfare and airport charges
  • Travel insurance is not included in this tour. Travel insurance is mandatory and must be purchased prior to the start of the trip.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICES

13.10.2019 - 18.10.2019
fully booked
from 1.590 USD
03.11.2019 - 08.11.2019
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24.11.2019 - 30.11.2019
guaranteed
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22.12.2019 - 27.12.2019
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12.01.2020 - 17.01.2020
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20.01.2020 - 25.01.2020
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02.02.2020 - 07.02.2020
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23.02.2020 - 29.02.2020
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7 days !
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01.03.2020 - 06.03.2020
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13.03.2020 - 18.03.2020
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05.04.2020 - 10.04.2020
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Indian Summer
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PRIVAT JUST4U  You can choose your own private departure for this trip with a minimum of 2 of you travelling together.

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