An extreme and unforgettable adventure through Torres del Paine
Puerto Natales between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Puerto Natales between 7:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
The Winter W Trek has a high difficulty, so the day before the tour starts you will have a meeting with your guide in Puerto Natales where you will receive all the necessary indications and advice. In addition, he will give you all the documentation you need to access the Park and do your trek.
Close your backpack tightly, cover it in case it rains, and put on your gloves, we're coming out! Once the whole group is gathered, around 7:00 a.m. we will leave in our private transport to the Torres del Paine National Park. After about two hours of travel you will arrive at the park entrance, where your guide will hand you your canes and help you to make the entrance.
And now it's time to start the trek! The route starts in the direction of the Hostería Las Torres sector. During a tour of about 4 hours, you will cross Ascensio Valley opening a way through the cozy Lengas forest. A path that runs among infinite trees, creating a unique atmosphere, with the cerro Almirante Nieto in the background.
At the end of this section, leaving the forest behind, you will start to climb a glacial moraine (a steeply sloping stone path), until you reach your goal: Base Torres viewpoint. Yes, we have arrived! Did you know that this viewpoint faces the lake and the famous towers that give their name to the Park? Get your camera ready, let's take one of the best pictures of the trip!
In front of these impressive views, we will take advantage of the moment to stop for a meal and rest a little before starting our way back. The descent will take us about 3 hours until we meet again with the private transportation that will be waiting for us at the entrance of the park to take us to Puerto Natales.
You will arrive in the city around 08:00 p.m. Remember that tonight's accommodation is not included in the tour. If you need help to make the booking, please contact us! Our team will give you all the necessary advice to find the best accommodation in Puerto Natales.
Full belly, charged batteries, and poles in hand, shall we go on? Let's go for day two! Once the whole group is reunited with the guide, around 7:00 a.m. in Puerto Natales, we will leave again in our private transport, this time, towards the CONAF Administration sector.
After a two-hour drive, we will arrive at Torres del Paine National Park, where the guide will give you a short informative talk before starting this second day's journey. The route will take about 5 hours, along the Carretas trail that will take you to your final destination: Paine Grande Sector.
During the entire ride, if the weather allows it, you will be accompanied by an impressive view of the entire Paine Mountain Range, also known as the Paine Massif. Among its summits, we find the so-called Torres del Paine, three granite peaks of about 2600 meters high on average.
On this second day, you will have dinner and spend the night at the Paine Grande Lodge. A well-deserved rest! After the rest break in the common dining room with the rest of the group, we will go to bed. We have to load forces, the route continues!
Can you imagine what it will feel like to wake up in the heart of Chilean Patagonia? The time has come to discover it! After breakfast, trek will begin. Following the northern shore of Lake Pehoe, we will walk along the path that belongs to the W Circuit, which is the intermediate vertical line of this route, until we reach the Valle Francés lookout point. Poles ready!
Cameras ready! In 3 hours and 30 minutes you will have reached the viewpoint, where you will contemplate the hills: Hojas, Espada and Fortaleza. You will be at the viewpoint for about an hour, where you will have lunch, rest and explore the area.
With your batteries charged, you will return to the Paine Grande Lodge, where you will spend the night. With a full stomach, it's time to go to sleep. We've got a big day ahead of us tomorrow!
Panza llena, corazón contento, in other words: full stomach, happy heart! After breakfast, you'll start this fourth and penultimate day of the route by taking the path to the Quebrada de los Vientos. Let's make the most of every second! You will cross a 450mts. high hill and you will discover on your left the Grey lake. You will then reach the glacier viewpoint.
From the Grey lake viewpoint, you will contemplate the Grey Glacier and see how the ice floes float on the surface of the lake water. A mass of water located in the vicinity of the Grey Glacier that receives this name because its formation is born from the melting of the glacier, flowing into the northern part of the lake.
After enjoying one of the most emblematic landscapes of this route, we will start our return to Paine Grande Lodge. Where once again, we will have dinner and spend the night. Last night in paradise, get all your strength out, we're coming to the final sprint.
All good things come to an end, but not without squeezing every last bit of it. After breakfast, we will start the route of this fifth day. Today's route will be the same as we did on the second day but in the opposite direction.
Open your eyes wide, and take advantage of this day not to miss a single detail, take the last pictures and say goodbye to the magical landscapes Torres del Paine has to offer. The route will take about 5 hours long. You will take the Carretas trail towards the CONAF Administration where our private transportation will be waiting for us.
You will arrive in Puerto Natales around 8:00 p.m. thus ending an extreme and unforgettable experience in Chilean Patagonia.