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Guided Torres del Paine W Trek

Travel through Torres del Paine along the stunning W Trek in group

5 days
4.9 (3 reviews)

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Guided Torres del Paine W Trek tour information

location_onPuerto Natales
timer 5 days
chat Spanish / English


Puerto Natales (Bus transfer to Torres del Paine at 2:30 PM)


Puerto Natales at 9:30 PM (Bus transfer from Pudeto)

During this five day tour, you will be able to enjoy with other people one of the most impressive treks in South America and experience the majestic landscapes of the Chilean Patagonia. This option for the five day W Trek is a professional guided tour. They will take a group of about 8-10 people through the entire journey, explaining the wildlife, environment and all the interesting facts of this wonderful spot in the Patagonia. You will stay in different areas along the famous W route. The tour includes everything you need to enjoy this experience (transfers, accommodation, food, tickets..). You just have to decide if you want to stay in a campsite or a refuge (recommended). The most important areas you will visit during this tour are Base Torres, Los Cuernos, Valle Francés and the Glaciar Grey Viewpoint. In these beautiful places, you will see colossal mountains, deep blue glaciers and forests that are so stunning, they could be out of a fairytale.

Tour itinerary

todayDÍA 1 Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Sector Central
After arriving in Puerto Natales, you will head to the local office of our agency to join your group and start your adventure. At 2:30 you will board the bus that brings you to the starting point of your trek: the Torres del Paine National Park.
The bus ride takes roughly 90 minutes and brings you directly to the central sector. Here you will have time to settle down, take in a the beautiful view and strengthen yourselves with a good dinner before your trek starts the next day.

todayDÍA 2 Hike to Mirador Base Torres (Vantage point base)

Difficulty: High - 19.5 Km (8 - 10 hours). Initial altitude: 120 masl Maximum altitude: 870 masl Accommodation: Sector Central
You will get up early and head to the Mirador Base Torres, one of the most popular treks in the Torres del Paine National Park. This path takes you through the Ascencio river valley until you reach a stretch of 3km that will lead you uphill to one of the most stunning viewpoints in Chile: the breath-taking panorama of the lakes and valleys of the Paso de los Vientos (Path of the Winds).
In the afternoon you will continue your trek to the Chilean Shelter, where you will pass through the lenga beech forest before arriving at La Morrena. Here, we are going to commence with the hardest stretch of the second day: a rocky path uphill to the Mirador base Torres. The fantastic view from the top, however, will be more than enough to compensate for the difficult climb. After taking in the majestic panorama of the Andes, you will descend back to the central sector. Here you will have dinner together and rest up for the next day.

todayDÍA 3 Hike Frances Sector

Difficulty: medium - 13.5 Km (4,5 - 6,5 hours). Cumulative altitude: 200 m Alojamiento: Sector Central
On your third day the W trek will, on a stretch of 13.5km, lead you to some of the most impressive locations in the National Park, like the lake Nordenskjöld, the mountain Almirante Nieto and the Horns of the Paine, a collection of granite spires at an altitude of 2.000m. Here, you can enjoy the impressive views of lakes, glaciers and the diverse environment and wildlife of this region. Afterwards, you will descend back to the Sector Francés to have dinner together and rest.

todayDÍA 4 Hike Frances Valley

Difficulty: High - 20.5 Km (8 - 10 hours) Initial altitude: 120 masl Maximum altitude: 709 masl Accommodation: Paine Grande
Your journey for today continues along a smooth path to the Italian Camp and the route to the Francés Valley, the name giver for the trek. From here, you will begin your 2km uphill climb to the French River Valley.
Along this route, you can enjoy the view on the majestic silhouettes of the mountains that encase the valley like the Paine Grande, Catedral, Hoja, Máscara, Espada, Aleta de Tiburón and the Cuerno Norte. After this impressive sightseeing trek, you will descend to the Paine Grande sector. Here, your stretch for the day will end with a well-deserved dinner and a relaxing rest.

todayDÍA 5 Hike Grey Glacier - Pehoe Lake navigation - Puerto Natales

Difficulty: High - 22 Km (8 - 10 hours) Initial altitude: 43 masl Maximum altitude: 313 masl
The last path of your trek begins at the slopes of the Paine Grande, the highest point of the mountain range at more than 3.000m above the sea level. Its summit will allow you to take in a breath-taking view of its glaciers. Following the path between the mountains Ñirres, Coigües and Notros, you will arrive at the Lago Grey vantage point, from where you can view the imposing Grey glacier and its broken-away pieces floating on the lake. You will then continue along the path to Grey Shelter.
In the afternoon, you will return to the Paine Grande sector, where you will board the catamaran that will bring you to Pudeto. Once you arrive at Pudeto, our bus will be waiting for you to take you back to Puerto Natales, where you will arrive around 9:30 PM.

Tour details


  • Entrance ticket to the Torres del Paine National Park
  • Bus transfer to and from Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine (round trip)
  • Catamaran Transfer from Paine Grande (across the lake Pehoé)
  • Accommodation 4 nights in Camping or Refugio
  • All meals included (Breakfast - Lunch Box - Dinner)
  • Trekking Mirador Base Torres
  • Trekking Frances Sector
  • Trekking Frances Valley
  • Trekking Grey Glacier
  • Bilingual professional guide
The camping includes a tent, sleeping bag, mattress and rain cover. All this will be ready when you arrive at the campsite and you will not have to carry it during the trekking.

Not included

  • Other meals

error_outlineImportant information

In order to access the Torres del Paine National Park it will be mandatory to present the negative PCR and the Sanitary Passport. Request yours at This documentation is nominative and not transferable.

The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel 31 days before the start of the tour, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. Up to 15 days before the tour starts you can modify de starting date within the same season at no cost. After this time, no refunds will be given. In some cases, free date changes will be offered until April 2023. The cases to qualify for the change of dates are the following: 1- In the event of a situation of COVID19 re-emerging in Chile or the traveler's country of origin that implies the closure of borders, total quarantine, or cancellation of land and/or air transfers. 2- In the event of contagion of the traveler (presenting a medical certificate that proves it) If you do not request a change of dates or not show up at the beginning of the tour, no refunds or rescheduling will be made. Bookings are nominative and non-transferable

What to bring to Guided Torres del Paine W Trek

The weather in Torres del Paine is cold in the season from April to September, since this is the time of winter in the southern hemisphere. We recommend you bring:
  • Passport + immigration form (given by the Immigration Officer upon arrival in Chile)
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Cash (USD) since the area does not allow card payments and there are no exchange offices / ATMs

Where does the tour Guided Torres del Paine W Trek start

The Guided Torres del Paine W Trek tour starts in the city of Puerto Natales. If you are traveling from Santiago de Chile the best option is to take a flight to Punta Arenas. And from Punta Arenas take a bus to Puerto Natales (3:15 hours). If you are traveling from El Calafate (Argentina), there are buses that connect directly to Puerto Natales in a 5 hour trip. Check out the requirements for entry into Chile at:

Guided Torres del Paine W Trek tour reviews with Howlanders

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Thomas Winter · March 4, 2020
Great experience. Ivan was awesome. Highly recommend.

Edek · September 17, 2019
Heavy trekking but wonderful landscapes. The campsite was a little crowded but the people were very respectful and organized. I love Chilean Patagonia.

Katty and Joshepine · September 1, 2019
We love Chilean Patagonia (L). We were afraid of being just two people and without any expert guide. For this reason, we talked to Howlanders and they recommended this tour. We loved our guide, Luis, he took care of us during the whole trip. If you want to visit Florence you know you have a home there ;)

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