Patagonia – Torres del Paine ‘W’ Trek – 5 Days

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1570
5 Day
Availability : Jan 1' - Dec 31'
Cusco
Ausangate
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 15
Overview
Patagonia – Torres Del Paine ‘W’ Trek

Patagonia – Torres del Paine National Park. Is one of the most spectacular parts of the Patagonia region and the southern Andes; located at the southern tip of the Americas. The park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and one of the most visited in Chile. Torres del Paine lies between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian Steppe in southern Chile giving on to the Atlantic coast. So then; it is an area of great scenic beauty; with many ridges, crags, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and lagoons.

Then; this itinerary will cover the striking pointed peaks and massive glaciers of the Paine Massif and Southern Patagonia Ice Field; along what is popularly known as the “W” route based on its circuit shape.

Following in just over a week; you will trek through almost 40 miles (60 km) of trails and stay at a variety of lodges; shelters (refugios) or camping for the overnights.

After all; this tour is best suited for experienced trekkers; or physically-fit adventurers who are willing to practice hiking trails with, at times, demanding conditions. Crowds of trekkers/travellers are more prevalent during the high season; which also overlaps with pleasant summer weather in the Southern Hemisphere.


INCLUDED
  • All camping Equipment (incl. sleeping bags)
    Professional bilingual guide
    Campsites or Refugio Reservations

NOT INCLUDED

  • International Airfare
    Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
    Tips for crew
    Any additional extras
    Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
    Transfers – (FYI: The bus journey from Puerto Natales lasts about two and a half hours (112 km)) Approx. $22-24 usd per person for Round Bus Trip. Catamaran to Pudeto on last day $34 usd per person.
    Meals at refugios (to be purchased in the refugio, additional to price; but can be included as part of your reservation on request)
    Park entrance fees to be paid for in cash at park entrance
Joining Arrangements There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
Food & Water Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
Special Diets We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
Trekking Crew We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
Acclimatisation
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
Machu Picchu An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco. To be confirmed on reservation.
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
Covid-19 (Useful Links) World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
Available Discounts Throughout 2021 we’re offfering a 25% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+
Reservation Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
Customer Service Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.

 

Itinerary

Day 1Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine

On arrival to Torres del Paine National Park, we will arrange logistics to meet up with your guide. (FYI: The bus journey trip lasts about two and a half hours (112 km)). You should arrive during the afternoon to then go to dinner and spend the first night in the Sector Central.
 
  • Meals: Dinner (to be purchased in the refugio, additional to price; but can be included as part of your reservation on request)
  • Accommodation: Camping or Refugio

Day 2Trekking Mirador Base Torres

You will start early towards one of the most famous landmarks of the Park, the Mirador Base Torres. During the first part of the trail you will walk through the pampas and crossing the Ascencio River, then head up about 3km 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 head into a forest of lengas eventually reaching 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. Later you will begin to descend towards the Central Sector to have dinner and sleep.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (to be purchased in the refugio, additional to price; but can be included as part of your reservation on request)
  • Accommodation: Camping or Refugio

Day 3Trekking Sector Francés

Today you’ll trek around 13.5 km bordering Lake NordenskjöldCerro Almirante Nieto and the impressive Cuernos del Paine. During the trek you will have beautiful views of granite formed mountains, lakes and zones where you can appreciate the abundant flora and fauna of this patagonian park. You will take dinner and sleep in the French Sector.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (to be purchased in the refugio, additional to price; but can be included as part of your reservation on request)
  • Accommodation: Camping or Refugio

Day 4Trekking Valle Francés

This day begins with one of the most important iconic routes of the circuit, the French Valley. Very early you’ll start with a gentle incline walk until you reach the Italian Camp. From here you’ll start the ascent (about two kilometers) between forests through the Valley of the French River. Continuing until you reach the viewpoint of the Valley Frances, from here you’ll have one of the most breathtaking images of the circuit; the view towards the valley flanked by the hills of Paine Grande and Northern Horn amongst others. After taking in this incredible vista, you’ll begin the descent towards the Sector Paine Grande.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (to be purchased in the refugio, additional to price; but can be included as part of your reservation on request)
  • Accommodation: Camping or Refugio

Day 5Trekking to the sector Glacier Grey – Puerto Natales

Today you’ll reach the third milestone of this famous circuit, a place that offers an unforgettable postcard of the park, the wonderful Grey Glacier. The path begins along the Paine Grande Hill, the highest point of the Massif (3,050m), with incredible views towards its hanging glaciers. Walking between Ñirres, Coigües and Notros, you’ll reach the first Mirador of Lago Gray where you’ll see numerous pieces of glacier floating in the lake. Continuing walking with the impressive view of the Grey Glacier, until reaching the Grey Refuge. Lunch will be taken here, then you will return to Paine Grande Sector where at 18:30 you’ll take the catamaran that will take you to Pudeto. There will be the bus that will take you back to Puerto Natales.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. (to be purchased in the refugio, additional to price; but can be included as part of your reservation on request)
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Abner Klinger

Group Traveller

The tour was well organized, although for the second day, probably due to unavailability of Refugio’s, the scheduled trek was too long for me (32 km). Would have preferred more balance as the next few days were a lot shorter. Company handled our request for private transfer and also a change in itinerary that we made during our trip with efficiency. Personnel that accompanied us were very positive and professional. Had a very nice trip and would recommend.

February 11, 2020

Paul Richardson

Group Traveller

We booked this trek with Unu Raymi just one month before flying out to Patagonia from the UK. James at Unu Raymi was able to book the camp sites and Refugio at short notice and organised a route that worked brilliantly. He organised a porter to carry the tents, sleeping bags and other camping gear so we only had to carry rucksacks. James was brilliant and knew all about the local wildlife and geology. Great trip.

December 10, 2019

Stuart Norris

Group Traveller

Completed a 5 day trek in Torres Del Paine with James in November. Great experience with stunning scenery. Although it was organised last minute James managed to book campsites and a Refugio. All in all a great trip.

December 10, 2019

Lewis Crane

Solo Traveller

The walk was great, beautiful scenery. Not very difficult walking, tracks all well maintained. Guide was totally amazing. Refugios all good as well. Definitely would recommend.

November 23, 2019
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