• Trekking

    • Accommodation

    • Self-Guided

    • Transfers

    • Meals

    • Physical Demand
      medium high

    Get ready for your next challenge!

    This circuit is named after the “W” shape it draws on the map, as it connects several prominent points in 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'll enjoy stunning views of the park's famous granite peaks, such as Torres del Paine, the North 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 peak season (November to March) to secure a spot at the lodges and campgrounds.

    Schedule

    Check-In at the Puerto Natales Bus Station

    After breakfast at the hotel, you must go to the bus terminal to take the 7:00 am bus (we recommend being at least 10 minutes before the departure) to go towards the Torres del Paine National Park.

    Transfer from the Puerto Natales Bus Station to Portería Laguna Amarga

    You will travel through beautiful landscapes until you reach the main entrance, Laguna Amarga, where it is necessary to register with CONAF (park rangers).

    Transfer to Sector Las Torres

    Here you transfer with “Transporte Las Torres”, who will take you to the Welcome Center. You register at the Cerro Paine Reserve and, after about 5 minutes of walking, you will arrive at Torre Central where you must check in, either at the shelter or at the campsite, before starting your trekking.

    Hiking trip to Las Torres Base

    Trekking to the Base of the Torres is one of the most popular and exciting routes in the Torres del Paine National Park. This trek is considered 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 climb is especially challenging, with a steep climb over loose rocks.

    Cafeteria and Minimarket
    Located 2 hours trek from Las Torres area, it’s on the route that leads to the Base of the Towers, is the perfect place to stay if your objective is to admire the Sunrise colours reflected on the towers. From this Refugio you may get to Las Torres Area or Refugio Los Cuernos.
    Difficulty: Medium - 20 km (8 hours) Initial altitude: 90 meters above sea level Maximum altitude: 870 meters above sea level The hike to Mirador Base Las Torres (or simply Mirador Torres) is one of the most iconic in Chilean Patagonia and probably the most popular within the Torres del Paine National Park. It allows you to have incredible views

    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 above a glacial lake. It is a spectacular landscape and one of the iconic points of the park.

    Return along the same path and accommodation in Las Torres Sector
    Located in Las Torres area at the beginning of the W Circuit. From this place you have access to Base of the Towers trail and then continue to Los Cuernos and French Valley. Access is by the Laguna Amarga entrance to Torres del Paine, from where you may take a minibus that brings visitors to the sector.  

    We will enjoy panoramic views of the imposing Cuernos del Paine and pass through beautiful valleys, rivers and forests, which makes the route very picturesque. This trek is considered to be of medium difficulty. The trail is well marked and does not have major slopes, 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.

    Depending on availability, you stay at this place or the nearby campsite or move on to Camping y Domos El Francés.

    This trail connects the Italian Camp, the gateway to the beautiful French Valley with the Los Cuernos camp area, which receives its name because it is located at the foot of the hills that protrude from the Paine Mountain Range as if they were horns. Also pass by the French camp which has a pleasant restaurant on the shores of

    Optional hike through the French Valley to the British Viewpoint
    Enjoy this 3.7-km round-trip route near Torres del Paine, Magallanes. It is generally considered a difficult trail. It is a very popular region for hiking, so you are likely to meet other people while you are in the area. One of the most beautiful valleys in the Torres del Paine National Park The French Valley Trek is part of the

    From the Mirador you have a panoramic view of the different peaks of the Paine massif. From this place we descend along the same path to the Italian sector.

    We will enjoy panoramic views of the majestic Cuernos del Paine as we move away from them. Additionally, 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.

    Accommodation at the shelter or nearby campsite
    The shelter is located on the banks of the Pehoé Lake in the area of the old shelter Pehoé, off the south side of Cerro Paine Grande. It is part of the W circuit, and it is the ultimate base camp of Torres del Paine. It is a strategic place in the park, which is only accessible through the lake

    During the trek to Mirador Gray, we will obtain panoramic views of the imposing Gray Glacier, one of the most outstanding attractions of the park. Additionally, we will walk along the shoreline of Gray Lake, with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The trek from Paine Grande to Mirador Gray has an approximate distance of 22 kilometers round trip. The average duration of the trek is 8 to 10 hours, depending on the pace and the stops you make along the way.

    Accommodation in a shelter or nearby campsite
    This shelter is few minutes away from the glacier Grey, which emerges from the Southern Ice Fields. It is on one end of the W trekking circuit, the best known and busiest of Torres del Paine National Park, and you can access it by walking from the Shelter Vértice Paine Grande, in catamaran from the Hosteria Lago Grey or from

    Discover this 22.2-km round-trip route near Torres del Paine, Magallanes. It is generally considered a difficult route, taking an average of 6 hours 28 minutes to travel. It is a very popular region for backpacking, camping and hiking, so you are likely to meet other people while you are in the area. The best time to visit this route is
    Pehoe Lake Navigation

    At 6:35 p.m. you must take the catamaran that will take you back to Pudeto.

    Bus from Pudeto to the Puerto Natales Rodoviario

    From Pudeto you must board the regular bus to Puerto Natales. Approximate time of arrival in Natales It's 9:30 p.m.

    Back on the Puerto Natales Bus Station
    When you are at the Puerto Natales Bus Terminal, remember to take care of your belongings, especially during busy times. Pay attention to bus arrivals, as most terminals do not provide real-time arrival information. Several bus companies, such as Buses Pacheco, Bus Sur, Buses María José, Buses Fernández, and Buses Cootra, operate from this terminal. The terminal also offers several

    Included

    • 1 night accommodation in Central Sector
      Camping includes: tent and mountain sleeping bag and insulating mat. Shelter includes: armed bed or single bed (with sleeping bag).
    • 1 night in French Sector or Cuernos
      (Depending on availability) Camping includes: tent and mountain sleeping bag and insulating mat. Shelter includes: armed bed or single bed (with sleeping bag).
    • 1 night in Sector Grey
      Camping includes: tent and mountain sleeping bag and insulating mat. Shelter includes: armed bed or single bed (with sleeping bag).
    • 1 night in Sector Paine Grande
      Camping includes: tent and mountain sleeping bag and insulating mat. Shelter includes: armed bed or single bed (with sleeping bag).
    • Catamaran Lake Pehoé to Pudeto
    • Round Trip Bus Tickets Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine
      Round trip in regular shared service without a guide.
    • Full Board W Circuit
      Breakfast: Days 2, 3,4 and 5. Lunch (box lunch): Days 1,2,3 and 4 Dinner: Days 1,2,3 and 4
    • General Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park
      Information, Prices and forehand booking at https://pasesparques.cl

    Not Included

    • Bilingual Guide spanish/english
      During excursions and departures mentioned in the itinerary
    • Medical, accident or travel insurance

    General Conditions

    Restrictions and Recommendations

    • Available for travel between October 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025.
    • 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.

    Recommendations for Trekking

    • 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.).

    Commercial Conditions

    Per Person in Persons Prices Chilean Residents Prices Non-Chilean Residents
    Camping One CL$ 1 051 000 US$ 1 715
    Two CL$ 878 000 US$ 1 382
    Shelter One and more CL$ 984 000 US$ 1 640

    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.

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