Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine

The Torres del Paine trek. Known as the W-trail is one of the world's most picturesque and spectacular treks, offering breathtaking views of glaciers, lakes, forests and endless wildlife. The trail is classified as moderate to difficult and covers about 80km of trial.



Torres del Paine Overview

Day-1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

Day-2: Puerto Natales -Hiking Base La Torres

Day-3 Refugio Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos

Day-4 Refugio Los Cuernos - French Valley - Lake Pehoe

Day-5 Hike to Glacier Grey

Day-6 Boat trip on Lake Grey - Rio Serrano

Day-7 Rio Serrano & Boat trip to Puerto Natales

Day-8 Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas

Torres del Paine



Torres del Paine W-Trail Trek

Day-1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Upon arrival at the airport of Punta Arenas, a transfer will await you to take you to Puerto Natales leading you through the typical Pampa Steppes of the Magellan Region. You will encounter various animals like sheep, ñandus and a variety of birds. Shortly after leaving the airport you will make a detour to the penguin breeding colony at Seno Otway (season dependant) and then continue to the charming town of Puerto Natales, situated on the banks of the Última Esperanza Bay. Overnight at a hotel in Puerto Natales.

Day-2: Puerto Natales -Hiking Base La Torres
After breakfast you will leave Puerto Natales for a two hour drive to Torres del Paine National Park, the starting point of your trek. It will be a spectacular walk to the base of the amazing "Towers" of the Paine Massif, the view onto the three pink granite towers that made the park famous, will fascinate you. Dinner and overnight at Hostel Chileno in the Ascencio Valley. (Breakfast/Lunchbox/Dinner)

Day-3 Refugio Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos
Today you will hike along Lake Nordensköld below the imposing hanging glaciers of the Paine Massif to your hostel at Los Cuernos. Dinner and overnight at hostel. (Breakfast/Lunchbox/Dinner)

Day-4 Refugio Los Cuernos - French Valley - Lake Pehoe
After breakfast you will start a great trek into the most beautiful valley of the park - Valle Frances. The natural setting is magnificent; on your way up you will be surrounded by high peaks, huge granite walls and hanging glaciers on all sides. In the afternoon you will descend to Pehoe Lake to rest and spend the night. Dinner and overnight at Paine Grande Lodge. (Breakfast/Lunchbox/Dinner)

Day-5 Hike to Glacier Grey
Today you will enjoy a relatively easy hike to the immense Glacier Grey. You will trek along the eastern shoreline of the Lake Grey through a beautiful landscape. Enjoy impressive views of the lake with its numerous giant icebergs. In the afternoon you will arrive at the glacier lookout to see the glacier wall and vibrant blue icebergs close up. Overnight and dinner at Hostel Grey. (Breakfast/Lunchbox/Dinner)

Day-6 Boat trip on Lake Grey - Rio Serrano
In the morning you will cross the Lake Grey by boat and land on the beach at the southern end of the lake. Here you will disembark and hike along the beautiful beach to the Hostería Lago Grey where you can take a rest and have a coffee. From the hostería you will be transferred to the western side of the park to arrive in the sector Serrano River in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the cabins of Cabañas del Paine. (Breakfast/Lunchbox/Dinner)

Day-7 Rio Serrano & Boat trip to Puerto Natales
After an early breakfast you will leave Torres del Paine and start your navigation down the Serrano River to Mount Balmaceda. On the way you will have great views of the Southern Ice Field. Go for a short hike below the towering Mount Balmaceda and have lunch before embarking the boat back to Puerto Natales in the early afternoon. Overnight at a hotel in Puerto Natales. (Breakfast/Lunch)

Day-8 Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas
A transfer will take you to the airport of Punta Arenas or a downtown hotel in due course. (Breakfast)

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Torres del Paine trekking

Trekking Torres del Paine
Duration 8 Days
Best time September to March
Accommodation Hotels and Refugios


Dates and Costs

All of these trips are arranged on a private basis. Costs vary based on the number of people.

For current prices

W trail Torres del Paine

Price includes
Accommodation at selected hotels including breakfast.
All meals as specified on the itinerary.
Transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides.
All Entrance fees.


Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's and vaccinations
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.


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