TORRES DEL PAINE 'W' TREK ACTIVE
6 Days & 5 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 Active W Trek program is a popular multi-day adventure program for those that wants a more challenginng and shorter version of the W. 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, and after your Base of the Tower hike you will staying at the Tiny House right at the bottom portion of the Paine Massif where you will have one most beautiful views of the Paine Towers.
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!
Day 01/ Arrival
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 sharing price) or in one of our luxury domes (additional charges).
03/ Los Cuernos Trek
This day you will trek alongside Lake Nordenskjold to Los Cuernos (The Horns) and Frances Area (14.6km, 6.5 hours). Stay at Camping Frances.
Tent will be provided and set up in the camping station. You will be carrying your own sleeping bag and mat starting this day of the hike.
05/ Grey Trail and Out of the W
Trek from Paine Grande to Grey Glacier Area (11km, 3.5 hours). Trek back to Paine Grande from Grey Glacier Area (11km, 3.5 hours). Take the catamaran across Lake Pehoe to reach your bus transfer back to Puerto Natales. Stay in Garden Domes. (double/twin room sharing price). Stay at Grey Lodge.
02/ Base of the Towers Trek
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 at the Tiny House where you will sleep in a 5 bedroom Tiny Cabin.
04/ French Valley Trek
Trek through the French Valley to Britanico Lookout to Paine Grande (20.3 km, 9 hours). Stay at Camping Paine Grande. Tent will be provided and set up in the camping station.
What Our Program Includes
Two (2) nights stay in Puerto Natales at Garden Domes (based on double occupancy)
4 days trekking, 1 night in tiny house dorm bed, and 2 nights in camping: (1) Tiny House; (2) Camping Frances; (3) Camping Paine Grande
Trek briefing with welcome dinner
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
A trekking guide for the first day of the trek to the base of the towers
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
All the tents will be provided at the camping site, your will have to carry tent and mat which we will provide
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