Set up camp in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. With this offer you’ll have everything you need reserved for an unforgettable experience in the fresh open air of Patagonia.
Camp and trek in the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park on this 4-day hiking trip. A local guide will lead you along the best trails in the park, where you will visit the massive Grey Glacier, see the famous granite towers (Las Torres), camp along the shores of Lake Pehoe, and much more! On this trip, you’ll tour the best sections of Torres del Paine along the W Route and you’ll be camping in Torres del Paine!
Traveling Solo? This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run. Please contact us and we’ll see if you can join another group!
The price of this tour can change substantially depending on many factors, such as the number of travelers (tents are charged per 2 people so prices for odd-numbered groups are higher), or if you’d prefer a different type of lodging and other start and end points. Please contact us through the chat, or email us at email@example.com, and we will get you quotes on a customized experience, based on your preferences.
Day 1: Admire Glacier Grey
Early in the morning, you will depart with your guide on a bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine. The trip to the park entrance at Laguna Amarga is approximately two hours. After arriving to the park, you will take the catamaran across Lake Pehoe before you begin a four-hour hike through a small forest and then along Lake Grey. Most days this section of the park is very windy, due to openness provided by Lake Grey, Glacier Grey and the Southern Ice Field.
After about two hours of hiking, you will get your first glimpse of Glacier Grey. You will continue hiking for two more hours until you arrive at Camp Grey where you will spend the night. There are two optional excursions you can take today in the afternoon or tomorrow in the morning while at Refugio Grey – ice hiking on Glacier Grey or kayaking on Lake Grey. Let us know if you are interested and we can make reservations!
– Hike: Refugio Paine Grande – Refugio Grey
– Total Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles
– Average Time: 4 Hours
– Meals: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Hike to Lake Pehoe
In the morning you will have an energizing breakfast and then prepare to hike again. If you would like you can continue past the camp with a day pack for a spectacular view of the glacier and a chance to cross one of the park’s famous suspension bridges.
Upon return to Camp Grey, collect all of your belongings and begin your hike back towards Paine Grande where you will camp along the shore of Lake Pehoe.
– Hike: Refugio Grey – Refugio Paine Grande
– Total Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles
– Average Time: 4 Hours
– Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 3: Visit the French Valley
Shortly after breakfast, you will begin hiking toward Campamento Italiano. This camp is 2.5 hours away. Once you arrive at Campamento Italiano you will hike across a moraine and through a forest until you come to a clearing. Here you will be blown away by both the wind and the spectacular views of Lake Nordenskjold, Skottberg and Pehoe behind you, the hanging French Glacier just ahead of you and by many other peaks.
After leaving the lookout you will return to Paine Grande to gather your things and take the catamaran back across Lake Pehoe. From here, you will catch a bus and shuttle to Camping Central where you will spend the night.
– Hike: Refugio Paine Grande – French Valley Lookout – Refugio Paine Grande
– Total Distance: 17.3 Kilometers / 10.7 Miles
– Average Time: 7 Hours
– Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 4: Visit the Famous Las Torres (Towers)!
Today, you will hike to the iconic towers of the park – Las Torres! After breakfast, you will begin to hike up Almirante Nieto, a mountain with incredible views of Lake Nordenskjold and the Asencio Valley. After two hours of hiking steadily upward you will arrive at Refugio Camp; Camping Chileno where you will be able to enjoy your lunch before continuing onto the Las Torres lookout.
Then, you will walk for one hour through a dense Lenga forest. After leaving the forest, you will approach a moraine and climb until you see Las Torres — imposing granite peaks rising 9,000 feet into the air. This impressive sight will take your breath away! After taking some time to relax in front of the majestic peaks, you will hike back down the moraine to continue hiking through the Asencio Valley, downhill to Camping Torre Central. After, you will catch a shuttle as well as a bus back to Puerto Natales. At this point, you will say goodbye to your guide!
– Guided Hike: Hotel Las Torres – Las Torres Lookout – Hotel Las Torres
– Total Distance: 18 kilometers / 11.2 miles
– Average Time: 8 hours
– Meals: Breakfast and lunch
• 3 Nights of Torres del Paine Camping (tent + sleeping mat included)
• 4 Days of guided hiking in Torres del Paine National Park
• Trip briefing in Puerto Natales day before trip starts (18:00)
• Bus to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
• Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
• Round-trip catamaran ticket between Pudeto and Paine Grande
• Bus from Pudeto to Laguna Amarga
• Shuttle to and from Las Torres and Laguna Amarga
• Breakfast on days 2, 3, 4
• Lunch on days 1, 2, 3, 4
• Dinner on days 1, 2, 3
• Accommodation not listed above
• Meals not listed above
• Land transportation not listed above
• Airline tickets
• Travel insurance
• Personal trekking gear
• Drinks during lunch or dinner
• Tips for staff or at dinners
• Sleeping bag
*You’re required to carry a personal trekking gear
Other necessary items:
Where does the trip start?
This Trip starts at Puerto Natales (3-hour drive from Punta Arenas) however if you need to want to start in Punta Arenas still in Chile, or El Calafate in Argentina, we can provide transportation for around $30 per person
How far ahead should I book my trip?
Due to the popularity of Patagonia, we recommend booking your trip 4 months in advance during the peak travel months (Dec-Feb). If you want to travel in November or March we recommend booking 2 months in advance.
Upon arrival to Patagonia
If your tour is guided, your guide will meet you in Puerto Natales, which is about a 3-hour drive from Punta Arenas. Depending on what time your plane arrives, you will have the entire day or just a few hours to explore or rest-up in the small town of Puerto Natales. Your guide will meet you shortly after dinner to discuss trip details, answer questions, and make sure that you have all the appropriate gear for the next few days (the hotel will allow you to leave any unnecessary luggage with them).
Most of the time, there is no way to know what to expect. What you need to know is that it is fast changing and one can witness the wind, sun, rain, and snow all in a matter of hours while in Patagonian wilderness. However, in the cities it is slightly more predictable, normally www.accuweather.com and www.undergroundweather.com are correct.
What to pack
During the Torres del Paine W Trek, you need to have a backpack (renting a backpack is possible) with just enough room to carry your clothes, toiletries, and sleeping bag (during the Torres del Paine W Trek, renting a sleeping bag is also possible). Shared equipment like tents, stoves, pots, and food will be brought and transferred by the tour operator staff.
Personal equipment and clothing should be chosen to allow comfort while hiking. Select clothes to keep you dry in the rain, protected from the wind, and cool enough for warmer moments. It is essential that you are prepared to experience all four seasons in one day. Scroll down to see a full packing list!
It is very important that every visitor has international insurance against accidents. Make sure you have arranged for this insurance before paying for the trip. It is worth considering that some aspects of nature are unpredictable and that we must be prepared for any inconvenient circumstances. If you are looking for travel insurance, we can highly recommend World Nomads.
Three meals a day during your program are included. We do not include drinks while in cities or snacks during the day. When staying in cities we will eat in restaurants, however during the days we are in the wilderness your guide will prepare your food. Food is purchased at local stores and we choose your meals according to the preference sheet you fill out.
Food can include but is not limited to, assorted vegetables, beef, chicken, and fish. We will also provide energy-rich carbohydrates like pasta, rice, or potatoes. To top things off and excite your taste buds we also bring some of the following: wine, beer, cookies, cheese, crackers, and fruits. Your meals are carried and, most of the time, prepared by your guide.
Changes in itinerary
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule agreed upon, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions.
To reserve spots in the refugios / campsites, we must pay a 30% non-refundable deposit to the national park, so 30% of your booking is non-refundable at time of booking. The other 70% is fully refundable up to 60 days before the start of your tour. If you have any questions about cancellations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you take this tour you will probably be greeted by David. He was born in Santiago, where he developed a passion for the mountain. He took his first steps in the ‘Andinismo’ in the beautiful Peaks of the central Andes Region, just outside of the capital city.
David has been a certified guide since 2004, when he decided to move to the south and start his own business. He often tells us that making his passion his job was the best decision he ever made. He believes that when people follow their dreams, they have the ability to truly make a positive impact on the world. He is committed to empowering local guides and communities to truly benefit from tourism, and share their incredible experience and perspective.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.