W Circuit Express I W Trek I 4 days/ 3 nights I Torres del Paine I Las Torres

W Express Circuit

Available to travel from October 20th, 2021
Accommodation Options

Camping , Mountain Hostel and Mixed Hotel.

Guide Options

Independent self-guided, or in group, or with a private guide. 

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This is an express version of the world famous circuit in Torres del Paine, where you will see Las Torres, Los Cuernos Mountains, Francés Valley

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One of the best hikes in the world

Be prepared to fall in love with Chile’s Patagonia. The pictures speak for themselves but could never do justice to the sights, feelings, excitement and pure awe that you will experience while hiking the W Circuit. Hiking through unbelievably big mountains, deep valleys, and dense, mysterious forests will leave you grateful for life and the exact moment you’re living.

The W Circuit is the most popular hike in Torres del Paine National Park for a reason – it’s stocked with all the highlights including Base Las Torres, Los Cuernos Mountains, Francés Valley, Paine Grande and Grey Glacier . You can choose your adventure style, from camping immersed in nature to full room and board in shared mountain hostels or private hotel rooms. While still remaining a physically and mentally demanding experience, the W Circuit offers luxuries like comfy beds, hot showers, warm, hearty meals, and stock-up points along the way.

The W Circuit gets its name from the way it starts at one end of the Park, winds up and back down two spectacular mountain valleys, and then comes to a close at the other end, forming a W from a bird’s eye view.

The 4 day/3 night W Circuit Express option starts early on the first day and involves hiking to the Base Las Torres Lookout the same day of arrival to Park. If you’re on a tight schedule but don’t want to miss anything, this hike is for you.

What will you see?

Las Torres

Amongst the most famous mountains in the world, these three towering, granite peaks soar in the blue sky at 2850m / 9350ft, 2800m / 9200ft, and 2600m / 8500ft. Molded by pure glacial force, these are the breath-taking towers that give the Park its name.

Los Cuernos

These three mountains put up a fight with the Las Torres Mountains over prettiest in the Park. Standing at 2600m / 8500ft, 2400m / 7900ft and 2200m / 7200ft, the different types of rocks that make up this massif create a stark, beautiful, and multi-colored contrast. A 700m / 3000ft wide slab of granite crosses the middle of these uniquely shaped mountains.

Francés Valley

This lookout in the middle of the W Circuit boasts unmatchable views. To the west, you can gaze at the Cuernos, Espada, Hoja and Máscara mountains. To the east, the Francés Glacier overhangs Mount Paine Grande. To the north, the jagged Fortaleza and Aleta de Tiburón (shark’s fin) peaks stand out against the sky. As if that wasn’t enough, the valley is immersed in a Nothofagus forest filled with many species of trees and vegetation that produce a variety of flowers and change colors during autumn.

Paine Grande

Made up of four summits, Paine Grande is recognized as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The highest peak towers at 3050m / 10000ft, making it the tallest mountain in the Macizo Paine Range and also the technically hardest mountain to climb in the entire Torres del Paine National Park.

Glaciar Grey

This is the largest glacier in Torres del Paine National Park, measuring 6km / 4mi wide, 30m / 100ft tall and 19km / 12mi long. Its floating icebergs and glacial moraines are just as picturesque as the glacier itself, which tumbles down from the massive Southern Ice Field. To see this gorgeous ice formation up close, you can take a boat ride, a kayak tour or an ice-hiking excurision.

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What will it be like?

What does it include?

Camping

Day 1: Transportation to Torres del Paine, hike to Las Torres Base, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 2: Hiking to Francés Sector (o Cuernos), lodging Francés Sector (o Cuernos).
Day 3: Hike to the Francés Valley, lodging at Francés Sector.
Day 4: Hike to Grey Glaciar first Lookout Point, then cross Pehoe Lake in catamaran and take transport back to Puerto Natales.

Based on double occupancy – 2 people, 1 tent:

  • Self-guided: USD $ 730

Based on single occupancy – 1 person, 1 tent:

  • Self-guided: USD $ 776

Notes:

  • If you would like this option with a group, please book through the form at the bottom of this page.
  • DuringChristmas Eve and New Years Eve an extra of USD $31 is charged per dinner.
  • 1 4 day Epic Trekking Circuit
  • 2 Park Entrance Fee
  • 3 Transport to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • 4 Catamaran from Paine Grande
  • 5 3 nights in fully equipped and ready set-up Camping (mountain standard tent, sleeping bag, liner and sleeping mat)
  • 6 All Meals
  • 7 A hike of a lifetime

Mountain Hostel

Day 1: Transportation to Torres del Paine, hike to Las Torres Base, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 2: Hiking to Francés Sector (o Cuernos), lodging Francés Sector (o Cuernos).
Day 3: Hike to the Francés Valley, lodging at Francés Sector.
Day 4: Hike to Grey Glaciar first Lookout Point, then cross Pehoe Lake in catamaran and take transport back to Puerto Natales.

Based on 6 people per room:

  • Self-Guided: USD $ 990

Note:

  • Due to adaptations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all reservations at mountain hostels will consider the entire room.
  • Each room has 6 beds available.
  • If you would like this option, please book through the form at the bottom of this page.
  • During Christmas Eve and New Years Eve an extra of USD $31 is charged per dinner.
  • 1 4 day Epic Trelkking Circuit
  • 2 Park Entrance Fee
  • 3 Transport to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • 4 Catamaran from Paine Grande
  • 5 3 nights in fully equipped and ready set-up Camping (mountain standard tent, sleeping bag, liner and sleeping mat)
  • 6 All Meals
  • 7 A hike of a lifetime

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