Short W trek

This short W trek is our secret recipe! Avoid the most crowded areas and add some awesome extras like a boat trip to Grey Glacier!

Day 1 / Base of the Towers

This trip starts in Puerto Natales, a lovely town on the Señoret Channel. At 7:30 am, you will take a public bus (2,5 hrs) to Torres del Paine National Park, which was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. Today, you will trek the most famous trail in Paine: The Base of the Towers. (7 hrs. round trip 19km)

Highlights: Wildlife, Almirante Nieto mountain, Paine Towers.

Accommodation: Camping (gear included) or Refuge options available

(lunch box and dinner included)



Day 2 / French Valley, Paine Horns

Around 8:30 a private transportation will pick you up to take you to Pudeto. From there, you will take a Catamaran that crosses Pehoe Lake all the way to Paine Grande Refuge.

From here, you will start your trek of the day: The Beutiful French Valley. (5 – 6 hrs. round trip, 10,8 km)

Highlights: Pehoe Lake, Paine Horns, Paine Grande mountain, French Glacier.

Accommodation: Camping (gear included) or Refuge options available

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)



Day 3 / Grey Glacier

Today, you will have all morning to trek to Grey Refuge. (3,5 hrs one way, 11 km) In the afternoon, you can rest and enjoy the place or hike to Los Guardas campsite to a beautiful lookout to Grey Glaciar from above. (1 hrs round trip, 2 km)

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Olguin Range

Accommodation: Camping (gear included) or Refuge options available

(Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included)



Day 4 – At 12:15 hrs, you will catch a boat that will take you to the front of the magnificent Grey Glacier. The boat gets very close to the blue ice giant. (2,5 hrs)

After the boat trip, a shuttle will take you to the Park’s Administration so you can catch the bus back to Puerto Natales at 18:00 hrs.

Highlights: Grey Glacier, Grey Lake’s icebergs

(Breakfast and lunch box included)

End of trip.

What's Included
  • Pre-trip support & logistics
  • Full itinerary (according to your flexible dates)
  • Accommodation Campsites with gear included (tent, sleeping bag, mattress) or Refuges options
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Special 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 have wanted to go to Patagonia for many years and now that I’ve been there I have nothing but great memories and great experiences.”
Greg Murray (USA)March 2016 - Special W trek trip

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