Patagonia: Torres del Paine Classic W Trek

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Immerse yourself in the Patagonian wilderness, on this 6-day hiking trip in the Torres del Pain National Park of Chile. Coined one of the most beautiful and popular treks in the world, the W Trek traverses through rolling grasslands and mountainous peaks, alongside the breathtaking blues of lakes, rivers and streams. You’ll stay in Refugios by night (backcoun...
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Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level


    • Immerse yourself in the sheer majesty of Chilean Patagonia – one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth with its vast mountain ranges, glacial lakes, grasslands and beech forests.
    • Explore French Valley, Lake Grey and the famous Towers of Blue (Torres del Paine) on an actioned-packed multi-day hiking trip. This part of the world is widely considered one of the best for hiking.
    • Witness this raw, untamed landscape on a low-altitude trek that takes you through a designated UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Keep your eye out for Andean condors, flamingos and guanacos.
    • Stay in Refugios with fully serviced kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds and all meals taken care of – so you don’t need to worry about anything other than the experience.
    • Hike the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park West to East, saving the crown jewel (the three peaks of Torres del Paine) for last. What a way to cap off the perfect hiking trip!

What's this trip about?

    Immerse yourself in the Patagonian wilderness, on this 6-day hiking trip in the Torres del Pain National Park of Chile. Coined one of the most beautiful and popular treks in the world, the W Trek traverses through rolling grasslands and mountainous peaks, alongside the breathtaking blues of lakes, rivers and streams. You’ll stay in Refugios by night (backcountry huts or lodges with all the comforts of home) and walk the ever-changing landscape by day. Along the way, witness jagged icebergs on Lake Grey, diverse flora and fauna (look out for Andean condors and grazing guanacos) and the famous Los Cuernos del Paine (The Horns of Blue) and Torres del Paine (Towers of Blue) distinctive to Patagonia. If you’re looking for a challenge, this multi-day hiking trek is perfect for you.


Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 14 people
Age range15 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityPuerto Natales
End CityPuerto Natales

Travel Themes

  • Hiking & Walking
  • Trekking & Expeditions


  • South America
  • Chile


  • Patagonia


Travel Map

Day 1 Puerto Natales

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Puerto Natales, in Chilean Patagonia. This port city is famously the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park – the centre of your 6-day hiking trip. Depending on when you arrive, you may want to acquaint yourself with the city on foot, taking...

Day 2 Torres del Paine National Park Lake Grey

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, you’ll take a transfer from the hotel to the Grey Sector of the W Circuit in wild Patagonia. This is the most famous and well-travelled hiking trail in the park because although it can be challenging, the trail can be complet...

Day 3 Torres del Paine National Park French Valley

After breakfast at your Refugio, you’ll embark on a full-day trek through the French Valley. From here, the well-trodden path leads towards the Cuernos of Paine – look! You can see the jagged peaks in the far distance. Passing through woods and over small streams, you...

Day 4 Torres del Paine National Park Lake Nordenskjold

Fuel up on brekkie this morning and pack up your gear ready for another beautiful day of hiking. Today’s trek passes through beech tree woodlands and continues along the northern shore of Lake Nordenskjold, with its amazing dark-blue hues. On your left, the incredibly...

Day 5 Torres del Paine National Park Base Las Torres

Arise nice and early and fuel up on brekkie, ready for your last full day of trekking this spectacular trail. As this is your last day in the park, it’s a good idea to remind yourself to be present, taking in all the majestic beauty of the area and the friendly faces ...

Day 6 Puerto Natales

This morning after breakfast your trip will come to an end. If you would like to extend your stay, just speak to your booking agent.

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Finish point

  • Hotel Big Sur Puerto Natales
  • Manuel Bulnes 69
  • Puerto Natales
  • 6160000
  • Phone: +56 964863994
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