3 Ways to do the Famous W Trek in Torres del Paine

Trekking season in Patagonia is upon us! Read on to discover three different ways to do the famous W Trek in Torres del Paine with us this season.

  1. Self-Guided with Rifugios (basic)
  2. EcoCamp (comfortable)
  3. Explora (luxury)
Torres del Paine
Traditional W-Trek in Torres del Paine, Patagonia

1) Self-guided 5-Day Patagonia: Traditional W Trek in Torres del Paine (Staying at Refugios)

This is the most traditional way of doing the W Trek. Start off in Puerto Natales where you will have a briefing and be given maps, directions, bus tickets and refugio vouchers. Then head off to Torres del Paine and enjoy 5 days and 4 nights of trekking while staying at the traditional, cozy refugios throughout the park. End back in Puerto Natales. This is the cheapest option and is great for experienced hikers looking for a non-frilly, incredible trekking experience. This hike can be done with a guide as well for additional cost. Please note that we include all bedding at the refugios for our travelers so all you need to carry are the clothes and personal items you will want during the trek.

5-Day Patagonia: Traditional W Trek in Torres del Paine


EcoCamp (Standard Dome)

2) 5 and 7-Day W Trek options with EcoCamp

Enjoy the W Trek in a slightly more comfortable way with EcoCamp. These two options are group departures and are based from EcoCamp, which is your home-base for the trek and offers a variety of dome accommodations. Depending on if you do the 5-Day or 7-Day option, you will spend 1 or 2 nights respectably in one of the refugios in the park but the rest of the nights will be back at EcoCamp. This option is great for solo travelers looking to join a group or people that would like a bit more comfort during the trek than the traditional refugio to refugio option. With this option you do not have to carry anything more than a day pack with your personal items that you will want for the day in it.


View from rooms at Explora

3) 5-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine Luxury Explora

This final option is the most luxurious way to hike around Torres del Paine. Base your self for 5 days at Explora Patagonia in the middle of Torres del Paine National Park. Each day you have the opportunity to choose from dozens of hiking options around the park. For those wishing to do the W Trek, you can complete the trek as three day hikes with Explora: Base of the Towers Trek, French Valley Trek and Glacier Grey Valley Trek. At Explora, your stay is all inclusive so all meals and alcohol are included as well as transportation out to the various hikes and private guides.

Want to plan your W Trek adventure? Contact us!

Your friendly Patagonia expert,
Gretchen

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