The W route is one of the trekking circuits to do in the Torres del Paine National Park and one of the best routes to see the main attractions of the route. Dare to explore it at your own pace sleeping in the camping areas!

Day 1: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park

What you will visit:

  • 1 Torres del Paine National Park

In the morning you must go to the office in Puerto Natales to get your voucher and map of Torres del Paine. Your adventure begins by taking the bus at 14.30 hrs that will take you to Torres del Paine National Park. The trip lasts about two and a half hours (112 km).

You will arrive at the shelter of the Central Sector to prepare your things for the next day, have dinner and sleep.

Day 2: Trekking Mirador Base Torres (8 – 10 horas / 19,5 kms)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Base Torres viewpoint

Recommended start time: 9.00 hrs.

To make the most of your day, we recommend you to have breakfast and leave early for one of the most emblematic places of the Park, the Mirador Base Torres During the first part you will walk through the pampas and cross the Ascencio River, then go up about 3 km until you reach the Paso de los Vientos, which will give you incredible views of the valley and lakes.

You will continue until you reach the Chilean Refuge, then go into a forest of lengas and reach La Morrena, where the hardest part of the trekking begins. You will walk along a rocky path until you reach the spectacular Mirador Base Torres.

After a well-deserved rest and lunch in the viewpoint, you will begin to descend towards the Central Sector to have dinner and sleep.

* You can leave your backpack in the camping and walk with less weight

Day 3: Trekking sector Francés (4,5 - 6,5 horas / 13,5 kms)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Francés Valley

Recommended start time: 9.00 hrs.

This day will be calmer than the previous one, you will walk around 13.5 km bordering Lake Nordenskjöld, Cerro Almirante Nieto and the impressive Cuernos del Paine to get from the Central Sector to the French Sector. You must take all your luggage with you.

During the trip you will have beautiful views of hanging glaciers, lakes and areas where you can appreciate the abundant Chilean flora and fauna that live in the area. After 5 to 6 hours, depending on the pace of the walk, you will get to enjoy the afternoon and then have dinner and sleep in the camping of the French Sector.

Day 4: Trekking hacia el Valle Francés (8 - 10 horas / 20,5 kms)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Francés Valley

8:00 am: Recommended time to start the day.

This day begins with one of the most important icons of the circuit, The French Valley. You will start with a gentle walk until you reach the Italian Camp. From there you will start the ascent (about two kilometers) between forests through the French River Valley. Continue until you reach the French viewpoint, from where you can have one of the most breathtaking images of the circuit; the view towards the valley flanked by the Paine Grande, Cathedral, Leaf, Mask, Sword, Shark Fin and Northern Horn hills.

We recommend you to have lunch at the viewpoint or around the picnic tables of the Italian Camp. After lunch, you will begin the descent towards the Paine Grande Sector.

* You can leave your backpack in the camping and walk with less weight

Day 5: Trekking to the Gray glacier and return to Puerto Natales (8 - 10 hours / 22 km)

What you will visit:

  • 1 Grey Glacier

9:00 am: Recommended time to start.

On the last day you will reach the third milestone of the circuit, a place that offers an unforgettable postcard of the park, the wonderful Glacier Gray. The trekking starts along the Cerro Paine Grande, the highest point of the Massif (3050 m), with incredible views towards its hanging glaciers.

Walking between Ñirres, Coigües and Notros, you will reach the first Mirador del Lago Gray where you will see numerous pieces of glacier floating in it. You will continue walking with the imposing view of the Gray Glacier, until you reach the Gray Refuge. Here you can rest and have lunch with the wonderful frontal view of the glacier.

Then you will return to the Paine Grande sector where you board the catamaran, at 6:30 p.m., which will take you to Pudeto. There will be the bus that will take you back to Natales.

* You can leave your backpack in the shelter and walk with less weight

  • Bus ticket Puerto Natales / Torres del Paine / Puerto Natales
  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park
  • 4 nights in camping (tent, sleeping bag, insulation and liner)
  • All meals (breakfast, box lunch and dinner)
  • Ticket on the Pehoé catamaran (crossing from the Paine Grande sector to Pudeto, to connect with the bus to Puerto Natales)
  • Welcome kit
NOT Included
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 1
  • Dinner on the 5th
  • Drinks
  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Puerto Natales


Carrying two backpacks: a 40-liter one for the circuit, and a 20 to 25-liter one for day hikes. We suggest you bring thermal and waterproof clothing and shoes that are comfortable for walking, as well as short and long-sleeved shirts. We also recommend bringing sandals and a towel for showers, batteries, a headlamp, a lock, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water bottle, bags, and trekking poles.

On the day before the program begins, or during the morning of the same day, you must pick up your vouchers, tickets, and maps at the counter of the location that will be informed days before your trekking, located at the Puerto Natales Bus Terminal.

If the program starts on a Monday, you must inform Go Chile where you will be staying on Sunday night, so they can send you your documents.

** ** NOTE: The prices mentioned on our website are based on 2 people per tent. If you are traveling alone and want to stay at a campsite, a single supplement of CLP 200,000 or USD 400 must be paid. For groups with odd numbers, a supplement of USD 65 or CLP 39,000 for nationals must be added. **

  • Go Chile does not assume responsibilities for force majeure issues that may affect the itinerary or order of the programs, such as weather phenomena, road closures, or other determinations made by public authorities.