Original W Circuit

The Original W Circuit is one of the most famous multi-day hikes on the planet! it explores all the Paine figures: The Towers, The horns, The French Valley and Grey Glacier.

Itinerary
Day 0 / Puerto Natales

This trip starts in Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile.

Briefing at Hello Patagonia’s Office. It would be great to meet you and solve all the questions you may have!

 

Day 1 / Base of the Paine Towers  / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 7 hrs round trip, 19 km (700m altitude gain)

7:00 public bus to to Torres del Paine National Park (2,5 hrs)

Round trip hike to the Paine Towers Lookout! a unique view.

Highlights: Wildlife, Almirante Nieto Mountain, Paine Towers.

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available (*camping gear included)

(lunch box and dinner included) Torres del Paine entrance tickets incldued

 

Day 2 / Los Cuernos Pass / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 3,5 to 4 hours, (11 km)

One way hike from Las Torres Refuge to Los Cuernos Refuge.

Highlights: Paine Horns, Almirante Nieto, Nordenskjöld Lake.

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available *camping gear included)

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)

 

Day 3 / French Valley / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 9 to 10 hours, 18,8 km * The time and distance will depend on the lookout you choose.

One way hike to the Beautiful French Valley. You can choose the difficulty of the day depending on how far you want to get. continue to Paine Grande Refuge.

Highlights: Pehoe Lake, Paine Horns, French Valley, Paine Grande Mountain, French Glacier.

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available *camping gear included)

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)

 

Day 4 / Grey Glacier / Torres del Paine National Park

Trek: 3,5 to 4 hrs, 11 km

One way hike from Paine Grande Refuge to Grey Refuge with incredible views of the magnificent Grey Glacier.

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Icebergs, Olguin Range

Accommodation: Refuge or Camping options available *camping gear included)

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)

 

Day 5 – Pehoe Lake Catamaran – Puerto Natales

Trek: 3,5 to 4 hrs, 11 km

One way hike from Grey Refuge to Paine Grande Refuge to catch the Catamarán to Pudeto dock and the bus back to Puerto Natales.

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Grey Lake’s icebergs

(Breakfast and lunch box included) Catamaran tickets included

 

End of trip.

What's Included
  • Pre-trip support & logistics, full itinerary according to your flexible dates
  • Torres del Paine and Bernardo National Park entrance tickets and Catamaran tickets
  • Accommodation: Camping with gear included (tent, sleeping bag, inflatable mattress) or Refugio options.
  • Transportation
  • Travel Guide Book (PDF document) with: The best local tips for your itinerary, what to bring and what to wear recommendations, map details, cool info of the area & emergency contacts.
  • On Site Briefing We will meet with you when you come to Patagonia before your trip to solve all your questions!
I would recommend to everyone to do this trip that is life-changing. Besides a little of leg pain everything else was a bliss: the fresh air, the goregous scenery, the people we met along the way.
Polona & Maja (Slovenia & Serbia)November 2017

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