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  • Camping
  • Refugio
  • Mix Refugio / Hotel
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One of the best hikes in the world

The W Circuit will make you 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 Las Torres Base Viewpoint, 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 5 day/4 night W Circuit option gives you the first day to relax and thoroughly explore the numerous sights of the Las Torres sector.

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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How is the Circuit?

What does it include?

Fully Equipped Camping Experience

Day 1: Transportation from Puerto Natales  to Torres del Paine, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 2: Hike to Las Torres Base, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 3: Hiking to Francés Sector (o Cuernos), lodging Francés Sector (o Cuernos).
Day 4: Hike to the Francés Valley, lodging at Paine Grande Sector.
Day 5: Hike to Grey Glaciar Lookout Point, then cross Pehoe Lake in catamaran and take transport back to Puerto Natales. (* Monday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. from Pudeto and return at 18:30 p.m. from Paine Grande) 

Based on double occupancy – 2 people, 1 tent:

  • USD $ 1,025 p/p

Single Suplement:

  • USD $ 75

Notes:

  • Self-guided circuit available from September 10
  • The published rates and dates are valid from September 2022 until April 2023.
  • 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 $78 is charged per dinner.
  • If you wish to book this program with a private guide, complete the form at the bottom of this page.
  • Lake Pehoé catamaran may be subject to changes, which could include modifications in the itinerary, in that case we will help you find the best alternative
  • 1 5 day Epic Trekking Circuit
  • 2 4 nights in fully equipped and ready set-up Camping (mountain standard tent, sleeping bag, liner and sleeping mat)
  • 3 All Meals
  • 4 Transport to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • 5 Catamaran from Paine Grande
  • 6 Park Entrance Fee
  • 7 A hike of a lifetime

Mountain Hostel Experience

Day 1: Transportation from Puerto Natales  to Torres del Paine, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 2: Hike to Las Torres Base, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 3: Hiking to Francés Sector (o Cuernos), lodging Francés Sector (o Cuernos).
Day 4: Hike to the Francés Valley, lodging at Paine Grande Sector.
Day 5: Hike to Grey Glaciar Lookout Point, then cross the Pehoe Lake in catamaran and take transport back to Puerto Natales. (* Monday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m. from Pudeto and return at 18:30 p.m. from Paine Grande) 

Prices are per person based on 6 people per shared room:

  • USD $ 1,295 p/p

Notes:

  • Self-guided circuit available from September 10
  • The published rates and dates are valid from April 2022 until april 2023.
  • 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 $78 is charged per dinner.
  • If you wish to book this program with a private guide, complete the form at the bottom of this page.
  • Lake Pehoé catamaran may be subject to changes, which could include modifications in the itinerary, in that case we will help you find the best alternative
  • 1 5 day Epic Trekking Circuit
  • 2 4 nights in Mountain Hostel
  • 3 All Meals
  • 4 Transport to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • 5 Catamaran from Paine Grande
  • 6 Park Entrance Fee
  • 7 A hike of a lifetime

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O Circuit From USD $1,520

Take in all the Park has to offer by hiking the full circuit. Begin with the road less traveled, the back end, and close your adventure with a grand finale, the Las Torres Base Viewpoint on the last day.
Circuitos de Trekking From Sept. 2022

W Circuit Express From USD $820

For those on a tighter schedule, start the first day early and hike to the base of the Torres right from the get go. The next day, head towards the inconceivably beautiful Francés sector.
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