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Torres del Paine W Trek - Self Guided

For those travellers ready to start an adventure on their own, this self guided Torres del Paine W Trek gives you maximum flexibility as you travel at your own pace with a full pack. The Torres del Paine W is one of the world's great treks. An astonishing landscape of twisted volcanic peaks, tumbling glaciers and aquamarine lakes, it zigzags across the Cordillera del Paine like a giant W. This is a wonderful option for those wanting to hike the complete W trek, without having to join a group or hire a guide. The trip is designed so that you visit the three main valleys of the park that make up the W and include hiking to the lookout point to the famous Towers, the rushing French river and the hanging glacier of the French Valley and ends with a boat trip in front of the magnificent Grey Glacier.

Inclusions

4 breakfasts, 5 box lunches and 4 dinners
Four nights lodging in mountain lodges (Refugios) on a multishare basis or camping if refugios are not available
Camping equipment if refuguios are not available
Public bus transfers
Boat trip on Lake Grey to view the Grey Glacier
Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
Hightlights
Hike one of the world's greatest treks at your own pace with a full pack
Marvel at the peaks of Torres del Paine
Experience the dramatically beautiful Patagonian Pampa
Journey on a boat trip in front of the magnificent Grey Glacier
Walk with incredible views of the hanging glacier of the French Valley
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
5
Price From
AUD $2,480
Start Location
Puerto Natales, Patagonia
End Location
Patagonia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 6
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
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ItineraryExpand
Day 1
Starting from Puerto Natales early this morning around 7am we will take a public bus (approx 3 hours) all the way to Torres del Paine National Park. Please make your own way to the bus station. We will drive through open pampas and huge ranches (estancias), and chances are we will be able to observe one of the most typical animals in this area, the ñandu, (rare South American ostrich). The bus arrives to Laguna Amarga the main entrance to the park where you connect with a shuttle to the Refugio Torre central. Today is a big walk (8 - 10hrs round trip, 22km) to the base of the Torres del Paine (or towers). Start the trek to the base of the Towers, following the Ascencio River to enter the Ascencio Valley. The walk will be uphill for one hour before stopping to observe the first glimpses of the valley surrounded by unbelievable beech forests, glaciers and waterfalls. You’ll continue through the valley for another hour and a half before ascending a huge terminal moraine to a lookout (900m), excellent for picture taking. This amazing view will be accompanied by lunch to add to the enjoyment. After being awed by the towers you’ll start the descent, following the same path back to Refugio Las Torres. Dinner will be served in the Refugio. Distance: 22km, 8-10 hours (You will only need to carry your day pack, you can leave your main luggage at the refugio.) Overnight: Refugio Las Torres or camping. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to arrive in Puerto Natales the day before the start of the trip and attend a trip briefing around 6pm at our local partner's office.
Day 2
After breakfast at the Refugio you request your packed lunch and start the hike to Refugio Los Cuernos. As we leave the hut we will arrive at Inge lagoon. Chances are high on this path that you may see the flight of an Andean condor or eagles hunting hares or small rodents. You follow a well marked trail ascending around (200m) the base of Almirante Nieto Mountain (2750m), crossing the Bader River to arrive at Refugio Los Cuernos where you will stay overnight. Distance: 13km, 5-6 hours (You will need to carry your main pack and day pack.) Overnight Refugio Los Cuernos or Domos Frances or camping.
Day 3
After a breakfast in the Refugio and once you have request your packed lunch you will start the day with a 2-hour walk going to an undulating path until reaching the French River for your first glimpses of the hanging glacier. Then you will ascend (300m) for one hour through a surreal Japanese garden landscape, crossing beech forests, to reach the French valley viewpoint gifting us with a magnificent view of both mountains and lakes. Your way back will be the same until you reach the entrance of the valley where you will continue on a different path around the South-West side of Paine Grande, the highest peak in the Park, through native forests of Chilean fire bush and evergreen beech, up to the shore of the Pehoé Lake. Dinner will be served in the Refugio. Distance: 18km, 8-9 hours (You will need to carry your main pack and day pack.) Overnight: Paine Grande Refugio or camping.
Day 4
Today you will begin early this morning with the hike to the Grey Glacier. Initially ascending 200m up a winding narrow path leading to Laguna Negra, where you will observe the first glimpses of the South Patagonia Ice Field with its many unclimbed mountains. Continue through forests and rivers, with possible sightings of spectacle and flying steamer ducks, up to the glacier viewpoint. Optional Ice Hike or Kayak (we suggest to book this in advance, additional cost applies). Distance: 11km, 4-5 hours (You will need to carry your main pack and day pack until Refugio Grey. You can leave your main pack there and continue with a day pack to the Grey Glacier lookout point.) Overnight: Refugio Grey or camping.
Day 5
The morning is at your own leisure. Options include an additional hike to the hanging bridges for a magnificent view of Grey Glacier (8km, 3 hours), an ice trek on Grey Glacier or kayaking on Lake Grey (both at an additional cost). At 1pm you will take a boat in front of the glacier in the hope of seeing icebergs calve (2 hour boat ride). The return journey offers views of Paine Grande with its impressive ice mushrooms and we sail through icebergs of different tones of blue. A private transfer will be waiting for you to drive back to Puerto Natales on a different road with great views of the Paine Mountain from a different perspective. The trip concludes on arrival in Puerto Natales (accommodation in Puerto Natales not included). Please don't book flights or transfers to your next destination before the following day. PLEASE NOTE: During shoulder or low season, the boat on Grey Lake dsn't operate daily and is dependent on the number of people booked. If the boat is not operating on day 5 of your trip, we will walk back to Paine Grande Refugio today and take a ferry from there. It crosses Lake Peh in 35 minutes and arrives in Pudeto where a car transfer will be waiting for you (4 hours hiking, 11km, 35 minutes by Catamaran, 2 hours transfer back to Puerto Natales). We will confirm your final itinerary at the trip briefing the day before the start of the trip.