Come and visit the Torres del Paine National Park in a 5-day program at your own pace sleeping in shelters. In the circuit W you will see the best landscapes of the park: Lake Pehoé, Lake Nordenskjöld, Gray glacier and the imposing horns of Paine.

Day 1: Puerto Natales –Torres del Paine National Park

What you will visit:

  • 1 Torres del Paine National Park

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 that will take you to Torres del Paine National Park  at 14.30 hrs. 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 Torres Base Torres

What you will visit:

  • 1 Base Torres viewpoint

Recommended start time: 9.00 hrs.

After breakfast, you will start early towards 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 shelter and walk with less weight

Day 3: Trekking Sector Francés

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 French Sector.

Day 4: Trekking French Valley

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 shelter and walk with less weight

Day 5: Trekking to the Gray Glacier sector - Navigation to Lake Pehoé and return to Pto. Natales

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.

Included
  • Bus ticket Puerto Natales / Torres del Paine / Puerto Natales
  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Ticket on the Pehoé catamaran (crossing from the Paine Grande sector to Pudeto, to connect with the bus to Puerto Natales)
  • 4 nights in shelters (shared rooms in bunk beds, including bed armed with sheets or sleeping bag, towel, soap and shampoo)
  • 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)
NOT Included
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 1
  • Dinner on the 5th
  • Guide
  • Drinks
  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Puerto Natales

Recommendations

If your program starts at 14:30 hrs. you must go to the Fantástico Sur office (Esmeralda 661, Puerto Natales) the day before, or the day the program starts before 13:00 hrs., to receive your voucher, map and a talk about the circuit. Their offices are open from Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM.

If you want to acquire a bus ticket from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales, ask for it at reservation for an additional charge. 

Recommendations:

Take two back-packs: one of 40 liters for the circuit, and one from 20 to 25 liters for day hikes. In addition, we suggest you wear thermal clothes and shoes, and a raincoat, that are comfortable to walk, besides short-sleeved and long-sleeved t-shirts. We also recommend taking sandals, towels and a bathing suit, as well as batteries, flashlight, lock, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, bags and trekking poles.