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.