TORRES DEL PAINE 'W' TREK ALTERNATIVE
5 Days & 4 Nights
The 'W' trek is the name given to the W shaped beaten track that interlinks the 3 Granite Paine Towers, the French Valley, and the Grey Glacier. The trek is approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) in total distance and is one of the most scenic treks in the world.
The Classic W Trek program is our most popular multi-day adventure program. You can prepare and do the W trek on your own, however doing it with us will save you time, and your Patagonia visit will be well organized and efficient. Our reservation's team will be intially assisting you in understanding your program and will guide you in your plans. We will then be advising you in your logistical and physical preparations. And when you finally arrive here, in Puerto Natales, our Garden Domes hotel team will host you and provide trek briefings. The next day, our Chiletour team of guides and drivers will be assisting you on your first day as you get to know Torres del Paine for the first time.
Our many years of accumulated experience, wisdom and energy, our local team's knowledge of the land and our nature inspired boutique hotel facility, are just some of the reasons why it is worth while doing this most famous trek and adventure of a lifetime with us!
What Our Program Includes
Two (2) nights stay in Puerto Natales at Garden Domes (based on double occupancy)
Three (3) days tour and two (2) nights in available hotels in or around Torres del Paine National Park
Base of the Tower Trek or a light trekking equivalent (group tour). A trekking guide for the first day of the trek to the base of the towers
Fullday Paine Day Tour (private day tour). With guide and private transfer
Grey Glacier Boat Tour - With private transfer
Trek briefing with welcome dinner and drinks
Pizza night, on your last night with us at Garden Domes
Breakfast (american), boxed lunch, and dinner (3 courses) each day during the 5 days of trekking
Chiletour private van transfer into the park and ferry ticket and regular bus transfer out of the park
Day pack and trekking poles for the first day of trekking and free luggage storage at Garden Domes in Puerto Natales
Regular bus connections from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas
Day by Day
Day 1: Arrival Day
Fly into either Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas or El Calafate (arrival at Calafate should be at least a day earlier). Bus Transfer to Puerto Natales. Welcome dinner & drinks followed by a W Trek briefing. Stay at Garden Domes. You either stay in a Cabin room accomodation (double/twin room) or in one of our luxury domes (depending on availability).
Day 2: Private transfer to Torres del Paine National Park. Trek to Base Torres (18km, 7-8 hours trekking) with our tour guide and small group. After the hike you will be staying in one of the available hotel at the park (Hosteria Pehoe, Hotel las Torres, Hotel Lago Grey or Pampa Lodge, all depending on availability)
Day 3: Full day Paine tour. This day you will visit the popular viewpoints of the park, mainly the lake viewpoints and the wildlife viewpoints. The latter consists of Laguna Amarga lagoon which is home to a small group of Chilean Flamingos and where you can view the Paine towers. You will be visiting Rio Paine waterfalls and the area sorrounding it is home to thousand of Guanacos and their predator, the Puma. If time allows, you can visit, as well, Laguna Azul area where you might possibly see foxes, condors, rheas, armadillos, eagles, carancho etc.. The former, the lake viewpoints that you will be visiting are Nordenskjold Lake lookout, Salto Grande Waterfalls, and the Salto Chico and the boardwalk viewpoint of hotel Explora. Stop at Hosteria Pehoé of the lake's turquoise colored waters, and then head to the Pehoe campsite for lunch.
Furthermore, short walks or longer hikes can be combined with this day tour but all depending on the weather condition and your physical stamina and interest this day.
This activity has a maximum of 6 participants, with private transport and guide. After the hike you will be staying in one of the available hotel at the park (Hosteria Pehoe, Hotel las Torres, Hotel Lago Grey or Pampa Lodge, all depending on availability).
Day 4: Grey Glacier Boat Tour. This 3 hours boat journey highlights the Grey Glacier area landscapes and the imposing Olguin mountain. This relaxing tour allows everyone to enjoy a unique mix of floral landscape, lush greenery and imposing mountains, the glacier blue ice wall and icebergs. This night you either stay in a Cabin room accomodation (double/twin room) or in one of our luxury domes (depending on availability).
Day 5: Departure Day. Regular bus transfer to Punta Arenas Airport.
Classic Program Price: $1,575.00 USD per person (minimum of 2 persons)
March 4, 6, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
April 1, 4, 8, 10, 15, 18, 22, 25
September 3, 10, 17, 24, 27
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 1, 5, 8,12, 15,18,19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
December 1, 2, 3, 6, 10,13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
February 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28
March 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16 ,17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
June 7,14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30