Torres del Paine "W" Hike

6 days
T2 trails / no difficulty markings
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
500 - 1000 ascent per day

> Hike the renowned Torres del Paine W-Trek in Patagonia, surrounded by granite and ice.
> Encounter Chilean Gauchos in the Patagonian Pampa and observe condors in flight.
> Explore Torres del Paine's towers, French valley, Grey Glacier lookout, and boat across Pehoe-Lake.
> Savor Patagonia's culinary treats and wines, or try a Chilean Pisco sour.

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.

Important: Trek available from September to April.



Arrival day Puerto Natales

Upon arrival in Puerto Natales, you meet our trekking-guide for a short briefing about the next days. Overnight: Guesthouse in Puerto Natales in a double room with private bathroom.

Puerto Natales


Puerto Natales - Refugio Torres Central

Duration: 07:50 h
Distance: 19.7 km
Ascent: 880 m
Descent: 880 m
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.

Refugio Torres Central


Refugio Torres Central - Refugio Los Cuernos

Duration: 06:00 h
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 250 m
Descent: 300 m
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.

Refugio Los Cuernos

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  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in refuges

    During your trek, you stay in refuges. These are simple in nature but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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