W Trek

5 Days / 4 Nights

per person CLP$ 670 000 :: USD$ 1 170


Get ready for your next challenge!
This circuit is named after the “W” shape it draws on the map, as it connects several highlights of the park. It extends approximately 71 kilometers and can be completed in a period of 4 to 6 days, depending on the pace of each hiker.

During the tour, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the park’s famous granite peaks, such as Torres del Paine, the Northern Horn, and the Main Horn, as well as glaciers, rivers, lakes, and forests.

Due to the popularity of the W Circuit, we recommend making reservations in advance, especially during the high season (November to March) to ensure a place in the refuges and camps.

These are the highlights you will see on your tour

Base of Las Torres del Paine

Base of Las Torres del Paine

French Valley

VFrench Valley

Grey Lake Viewpoint

Grey Lake Viewpoint

Nordenskjold Lake

Nordenskjold Lake


Datos técnicos

Kind of tripCrossing
CoordinatesS50º 57.968′ W72º 52.011′
Distance71 km aprox
Maximum altitude1201m
Lenght5 days

If your dream is to come to Torres del Paine and know the main wonders of this national park, the W Circuit is ideal. Together with GreatChile, our official tour operator in Torres del Paine, we will travel together for 5 days about 70 kms of intense trekking. You can choose to sleep in the comfortable refuges if you want to meet and share with other tourists, or if you are an adventurous tomo y lomo, stay in the campsites under the starry mantle of Patagonia.

Before leaving you must take into account your luggage: the best thing to do is to walk with a comfortable and light backpack, with only what is necessary for the long walks during the 5 days. Once here, let yourself be carried away by the adventurous spirit that is breathed in Torres del Paine and get ready to know the Eighth Wonder of the World like never before.

If we talk about basic equipment for months like july, august or september, we recommend you:

  • 50-70l backpack
  • Tent of campaign
  • Winter sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Camping gas and accessories (razor, etc)
  • First aid kit, where ibuprofen cannot be missing
  • Several t-shirts, a pair of socks a day, underwear.
  • Two long pants
  • Goretex fleece and raincoat if possible
  • A primaloft or feathers for cold. At night the temperature drops quite a bit
  • Hat, head should always be warm
  • Gloves if you don’t go by summer
  • High cane boots. Although it is possible to do it with trial shoes prepared for the water , we do not recommend them.
  • Crossing poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • GPS and flashlight with batteries for several days


✓Transfer by regular bus from Puerto Natales to the Torres del Paine National Park, round trip.

✓ 1 night of accommodation in the Central Sector.

✓ 1 night in Sector Francés or Cuernos (depending on availability).

✓ 1 night in Paine Grande Sector.

✓ 1 night in Grey Sector.

✓ Camping includes: tent and mountain sleeping bag and insulating mat.

✓ Shelter includes: armed bed or simple bed (with sleeping bag).

✓ All meals:

Breakfast: Days 2, 3,4 and 5.
Lunch (box lunch): Days 1,2,3 and 4
Dinner: Days 1,2,3 and 4

✓ Catamaran Lake Pehoé to Pudeto.

✓ Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park.

Circuit Available from October 1, 2023 to April 25, 2024


✓ Guide in self-guided program

✓ Services not indicated in this Program
✓ Additional activities
✓ Medical or travel insurance
✓ Tips
✓ Drinks


✓ Day 1: Transportation to Torres del Paine, lodging in Central Sector. Trekking to Base Torres

The trekking to the Base of the Towers is one of the most popular and exciting routes in the Torres del Paine National Park. This trekking is considered of medium to high difficulty. Although the trail is well defined, it features steep sections and uneven terrain that requires a certain level of physical fitness and hiking experience. The last section of the ascent is especially challenging, with a steep climb over loose rock.

At the end of the journey, we will enjoy impressive views of the Torres del Paine, a set of three granite peaks that rise majestically over a glacial lake. It is a spectacular landscape and one of the iconic points of the park.

✓ Day 2: Trekking to the French or Cuernos Sector, lodging in the French or Cuernos Sector.

We will enjoy panoramic views of the imposing Cuernos del Paine and we will pass through beautiful valleys, rivers and forests, which makes the tour very picturesque.

This trekking is considered of medium difficulty. The trail is well marked and does not present large unevenness, but there are sections with uneven and rocky terrain that require attention and good balance. It is important to have adequate physical condition and basic hiking experience.

✓ Day 3: Trekking in the Paine Grande Sector, lodging in the Paine Grande Sector.

We will enjoy panoramic views of the majestic Cuernos del Paine as we move away from them. Also, we will pass by Lake Nordenskjöld and walk along its shores, which provides beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.

The average duration of the trek is 4 to 6 hours, depending on the pace and the stops you make along the way.

✓ Day 4: Trekking to the Gray Glacier Viewpoint, lodging at Camping Grey.

Durante el trekking hacia el Mirador Grey, obtendremos vistas panorámicas del imponente Glaciar Grey, uno de los atractivos más destacados del parque. Además, caminaremos a lo largo de la costa del Lago Grey, con vistas espectaculares del lago y las montañas circundantes.

El trekking desde Paine Grande hasta el Mirador Grey tiene una distancia aproximada de 22 kilómetros ida y vuelta. La duración promedio del trekking es de 8 a 10 horas, dependiendo del ritmo y las paradas que realices a lo largo del camino.

✓ Day 5: Catamaran tour of Lake Pehoe, departure from Paine Grande to return to Puerto Natales by Regular Bus to Puerto Natales Rodoviario.

The catamaran trip on Lake Pehoé lasts approximately 30 minutes, depending on wind and lake conditions. During the catamaran trip on Lake Pehoé, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and the impressive landscapes of the Torres del Paine National Park. The lake is known for its turquoise color and the natural beauty that surrounds it.

**Circuit Available from East to West and vice versa**

**Ask for special values for guided tours**


Value Chileans and Foreigners residing in Chile: Camping Circuit Price per person: $822,000 clp (Camping for 1 person) Price per person: $670,000 clp (Camping from 2 people) Circuit in Shelter Value per person: $880,000 clp Value Foreigners: Circuit in Camping Price per person: 1,459 usd (Camping for 1 person) Price per person: 1,170 usd (Camping from 2 people) Circuit in Refuge Value per person: 1,480 usd


RESTRICTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS This program is not recommended for children under 10 years of age. Passengers must be able to carry their personal belongings for the duration of the program. We recommend the use of 40 liter backpacks. We offer custody in Puerto Natales for those who wish to leave their luggage. CANCELLATION POLICIES 91 or more days before arrival without penalty. 90 - 71 days before arrival 20% fine. 70 - 46 days before arrival 50% fine. 45 (or less) days before arrival 100% fine. IMPORTANT: The bank expenses originated by the deposits or transfers both from the issuing country of the transfer and from the receiving bank of the same, are the responsibility of the transfer issuer. TorresdelPaine.com, nor GreatChile.com are not responsible for them. The cost of entrance fees to Torres del Paine National Park included in the Hotel las Torres and Trekking Circuits programs: - Due to the entrance to Torres del Paine National Park must be compared with the personal data of each passenger to an external body, as is the CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), the cost of tickets is non-refundable. - Tickets to the National Park are not transferable. Recommendations for Hiking Base Las Torres Bring extra clothes inside the dry bag (socks, first layer, quick-drying pants). Use of backpacks to transport food and the aforementioned elements. (One backpack per passenger with a minimum capacity of 15 liters is recommended). Inform physical condition at the time of carrying out the activity (recent fractures or injuries, allergies, recent or ongoing medical treatments, drug dependence, etc.).

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