Trekking to Valle del Frances with boat navigation on Lake Pehoe
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Classic W Trekking Circuit in Torres del Paine National Park

Explore the three most popular valleys in Torres del Paine National Park
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Classic W Trekking Circuit in Torres del Paine National Park


One of the most famous trekkings programs in Torres del Paine National Park

We welcome you to get a firsthand look at the majestic granite spires that lend the park its name, to stroll alongside the breathtaking Los Cuernos, and to marvel at the astonishing formations of the Francés Valley. Additionally, prepare to be awe-struck by the splendid Grey Glacier, the furthest point south of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, where the ice merges with the clouds on the distant horizon.

Overview itinerary:
Day 1: Transport to Torres del Paine, lodging in Central Sector.
Day 2: Hike to Las Torres Base, lodging in Central Sector.
Day 3: Hike to the Cuernos Sector, lodging in Cuernos Sector.
Day 4: Hike in the Francés Valley, lodging in Paine Grande Sector.
Day 5: Hike to Grey Glacier lookout point, catamaran crossing of Lake Pehóe*, transport to Puerto Natales.
Obs: You can also hike the W Circuit starting at Paine Grande Sector and finishing at Central Sector

You can choose from Equipped Camping, to Mountain Hostel, or even a combination of hotel and  mountain hostel. 



From Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine

Before your adventure you will receive an email with technical information to prepare you in the best way for your trip. The next day you will take the bus at 2:30 pm. to Torres del Paine National Park. Once you arrive, you should pick up your welcome kit at the Welcome Center. If you want to take advantage of the day and enjoy one of our horseback riding, you can take the bus that leaves at 7 am. from Puerto Natales (these activities are not included in the program and must be requested in

You will have dinner in the Central mountain hostel and spend the night in the Central Sector. Remember that if you bought a camping program, you will be provided with all the necessary equipment in each sector.

Overnight: Central Sector


Trekking to Las Torres Base

After breakfast, we will start early on your way to one of the most emblematic places in the park, the Base Torres viewpoint. During the first part you will walk through the pampa and
cross the Ascencio River, and then climb about 1.8 mi. until you reach the Los Vientos pass, which will give you incredible views of the valley and lakes. You will continue until you reach the Chileno Mountain Hostel and then go into a lenga forest and reach “La Morrena”, where the hardest part of the trek begins. You will walk along a rocky path until you reach the spectacular Las Torres
Base viewpoint. Later you will start descending to the Central Sector to have dinner and spend the night.

Trekking distance / time: 8-10 hours and 19.4 km
Difficulty level: High
Elevation gain: 750 mts
Overnight in Central Sector


Trekking to Frances Sector

After breakfast, be ready for your activity. You will walk around 8.4 mi. bordering Lake Nordenskjöld, Mount Almirante Nieto and the impressive Los Cuernos mountains. Along the way you will have beautiful views of hanging glaciers, lakes and areas where you can
appreciate the abundant flora and fauna. You will arrive to have dinner and spend the night in the Francés

Trekking time/distance: 4.5 to 6.5 hours, and 13.5 km
Difficulty level: Medium
Elevatoin Gain: 80 mts
Overnight in Frances Sector


Trekking to Frances Valley

This day begins with one of the most important icons of the circuit, the Francés Valley. Then you will walk along a beautiful beach of the Lake Nordenskjöld where you can observe the tranquility of the water or the amazing play between the wind and the water. Once you arrive at the Italiano Camping you will start the ascent (about 1.2 mi.) between forests through the Francés River Valley. You will continue until you reach the Francés viewpoint, from where you will have one of the most breathtaking images of the circuit. After this spectacle, you will begin the descent to the Paine Grande Sector to have dinner and rest.

Trekking time / distance: 9-10 hours long and 20.5 km
High difficulty level
Elevation gain: 712 mts
Overnight in Paine Grande


Trekking to Grey Sector - Navigation Lake Pehoe and Return to Puerto Natales

After breakfast, be ready for your last day!

This day you will reach the third highlight of the circuit, a place that offers an unforgettable postcard of the park, the wonderful Grey Glacier. The trail begins bordering Mount Paine Grande, the highest peak of the Massif (10,000 ft.), with incredible views of its hanging glaciers. Walking among Ñirres, Coigües and Notros trees, you will reach the first viewpoint of the Grey
Glacier where you see floating icebergs on Lake Grey. You will continue walking with the imposing view of the Grey Glacier, until you reach the Grey Mountain hostel. Then you will return to the Paine Grande Sector where you will take the catamaran to Pudeto at 6:30pm. From there you will take the bus back to Puerto Natales

Trekking time / distance: 8-10 hours and 31.5 kms
High level of difficulty
Elevation gain: 280 mts
Navigation included in Lake Pehoe
Transfer back to Puerto Natales

Obs: You can also hike the W Circuit starting at Paine Grande Sector and finishing at Central Sector.

* Please note, the program can be extended to 6 or 7 nights if you prefer to do the program

What is Included

  • Self guided hikes: Las Torres Base, Los Cuernos del Paine, Frances Valley and Grey Glacier Lookout
  • 4 nights of accommodation in mountain / cabin / camping / hotel
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch or box lunch and dinner
  • Transfers from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine and back
  • Navigation crosssing the Pehoe Lake
  • Park Entrance and Welcome Kit
  • Guide (trails are self guided)
  • Air tickets
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Tips


The trails are very well signposted, and guides are not necessary. These are self-guided trails

The trekking is available from September to April.

Yes, transfers in/out are included

Yes, the basic program is a 4-night package, but can be extended to 5 or even 6 nights.
6th day itinerary: includes a hike to and accommodation in Grey Sector.
7th day itinerary: includes an extra night in Francés Sector or Cuernos and a
hike to and accommodation in Grey Sector.


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