W Circuit

The W Circuit (or W trek) is a world famous multi-day trek! it explores Patagonia wonders: Paine Towers, Horns, The French Valley and the mighty Grey Glacier.

Itinerary

W Circuit (W trek)

 

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 above all, 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)

PRIVATE transportation to  Torres del Paine National Park (2,5 hrs) – We want you to be the first on the trail to avoid the crowds!

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

Highlights: Wildlife, Almirante Nieto Mountain, Paine Towers.

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

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

 

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: Refugio 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: Refugio 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: Refugio 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 entrance tickets and Catamaran tickets
  • Accommodation: Camping with gear included (tent, sleeping bag, inflatable mattress) or Refugio options.
  • Private Transportation on the way in and bus on the way out (optional private transportation RT)
  • 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!
  • Luggage storage We can keep your luggage safe at our office while you trek!
We have backpacking experience and didn’t need a guide for the W trek,

So, Hello Patagonia gave us the flexibility to do the trip we wanted but took care of all the details. We ended up staying in platform tents and refugios, as a result, had an unforgettable experience. It was cost efficient and money very well spent.

Lynn & Elise (USA)February 2018

Want prices and more details for this trip?

You can also add an Ice Hike or an amazing kayak tour to your W circuit! Contact us so we can send you for more info.

kayak among icebergs grey lake torres del paine

Kayak among Icebergs!

Add an amazing kayak trip to your W trek

How to get there?, where to stay?, What else can i do?

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