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7-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek with EcoCamp

7-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek with EcoCamp

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7-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek with EcoCamp
from $3245 USD

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This week-long trek allows you to immerse yourself in the most popular sites of Chilean Patagonia. The trails in between the famous Torres del Paine craggy mountains are among the world's classic trekking routes.

The trip is ideal for travelers who enjoy trekking into the wilderness. You will spend overnights in EcoCamp with large domed tents and 2 nights in mountain huts.

Group Departures: This trek departs every Monday from October to April.

Private Departures: This trek departs every day from October to April for groups of 2 or more.

PRICING 2024-2025:

High Mid Peak
Standard $3245 $1945 $3695
Superior $4295 $2595 $5095
Suite $4745 $2845 $5745


  • High: Nov 1-Dec 14 / Jan 15-Mar 31
  • Mid: Sep 30-Oct 31 / Apr 1-28
  • Peak: Dec 15-Jan 14

The W-Trek is only open Oct 1 - Apr 27.


Day 1: Arrival in Torres del Paine (D)

The trip starts in Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales either at your hotel or at the airport. Drive to the Torres del Paine National Park.

If you start in Punta Arenas, you will stop in Puerto Natales on the shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza - "Last Hope Sound". Here you will enjoy a hearty lunch with delicious local food.

​During summer the sun sets around 11 pm, so as you drive in you will have plenty of light to admire the Patagonian steppe with its guanaco and snow-peaked mountain horizon.

Meals included: Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: EcoCamp

Day 2: Trek Paso Los Cuernos trail (BLD)

We start our adventure in the Park with a pleasant walk through the Cuernos trail located beside beautiful Lake Nordenskjold. As we advance through the trail we enjoy magnificent views of the park's central lakes and the Paine's Horns which are majestic black horn-like peaks of slate atop gray granite which crown the center of the Massif. The trek ends at Refugio Los Cuernos, a small and cozy mountain refuge located by the shores of Lake Nordenskjold.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Refugio Los Cuernos

Day 3: Trek Valle del Frances trail (BLD)

After breakfast, we begin a challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley), a steep trail that goes into the very heart of the Paine Massif. An active walk leads us to the hanging bridge over the French River, located at the foot of the south east face of the Massif. From this point, we can enjoy our first truly wonderful view and then continue up the trail until reaching the upper prospects of the valley. The entire group of geological formations of the high valley can be admired here: Hoja (Blade), Mascara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburon (Shark's Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza! (Fortress). Next, we descend through an undulating terrain of mixed grassland and light forest until reaching the Refugio Paine Grande, located in the peaceful shores of Lake Pehoe.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Refugio Paine Grande

Day 4: Trek Pehoe - Grey trail (BLD)

Today we'll hike from Paine Grande Lodge along the shores of mountain-lined Lake Pehoe to the northern end of glacial Lake Grey. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch before boarding the boat that sails to the blue face of Glacier Grey. You?ll have lots of time to marvel at this calving glacier before the boat ride across Lake Grey with its floating pieces of ice. From Lake Grey's southern end we transfer to the EcoCamp. If the weather conditions do not allow us to navigate Lake Grey, we'll instead hike to Glacier Grey and return, then at Paine Grande's dock we'll board the catamaran to Pudeto.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: EcoCamp

Day 5: Trek to the Towers (BLD)

Our goal is to complete the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine NP. We walk from the camp site towards Hosteria Las Torres and connect with the winding uphill path to Ascencio Valley - the valley which supports the eastern face of the Towers' base. It's not a difficult walk, but energy should nevertheless be saved for the final challenge: the moraine. This mass of boulders is the last guardian before our face to face meeting with the uplifting Torres del Paine. This is one of the most breathtaking sights of the world! The famous Torres del Paine (2,900 m / 9,400 ft) consist of three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice. We then hike back to the EcoCamp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: EcoCamp

Day 6: Hike the Eastern Lakes (BLD)

We hike to the Laguna Azul lookout where we have a gorgeous view of both the lagoon and granite towers. We continue along the eastern side of Lago Sarmiento to the calcium formations on the lake's shores where guanacos are often seen. Later we trek to Paso Las Corneas with spectacular views of Rio Paine, Lake Pehoe and the massif of Paine. Depending on the group, we can also hike to the Toro lookout point. Upon returning to the EcoCamp, a farewell dinner is celebrated.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: EcoCamp

Day 7: Departure: Drive to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas (B)

We board an early morning vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride back to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas on time to catch the evening flight to Santiago.

Meals included: Breakfast


7-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek with EcoCamp
from $3245 USD
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NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • Regular transfer from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate
  • Regular bus tickets from Calafate to Natales if starting/finishing in Calafate
  • Boat crossing over Lake Grey
  • 4 nights in EcoCamp standard domes (shared basis)
  • 1 night at Refugio Paine Grande and 1 night in Refugio Los Cuernos (depending on availability)
  • Park fees for Cueva del Milodon and Torres del Paine National Park
  • One expert English speaking trekking guide
  • Sleeping bag for the refugios if needed
  • Transportation for your luggage within the Park: while trekking you will carry just your day pack
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip - ask us for details)
  • Soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals

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