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Torres del Paine W Express Trek 4D/3N (Self-Guided)

Hike to see the massive granite towers up close that give the Park its name and get ready to have your breath taken away when you discover the magnificent Grey Glacier, the southernmost tip of the Chilean Patagonia’s Southern Ice Fields, where the ice blends into the clouds on the horizon.

Tour Highlights

  • Be amazed by the stunning shapes of the Francés Valley
  • Walk alongside the breathtaking Cuernos del Paine
  • Discover glaciers, lakes, and the abundant local vegetation and wildlife
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$2,250.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 1 night of lodging in the Central Sector and 2 nights of lodging in Cuernos or Francés Sector, depending on availability.
  • - 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • - Active Adventure
  • - Some of the activities
  • - Torres del Paine National Park entrance fees

Departures:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine, Chile

The day before your departure, you will receive an induction talk at 5:00pm and will be given your vouchers and map.

The following day, we meet at 6:30am to take the 7am bus to Torres del Paine National Park which takes about 2.5 hours. That morning you will depart to one of the Park’s landmarks, the Las Torres Base Lookout Point. After the ascent, you will return to the Central Sector where you will have dinner and stay the night.

Remember, if you chose the camping option, you will receive all the equipment you need in each campsite.

Hike: 8 to 10 hours – 19.5km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 120m

Highest: 870m

Day 2: Torres del Paine, Chile

You will walk about 13,5kms. along the shore of Nordenskjöld Lake and beneath Almirante Nieto mountain as well as the striking Cuernos del Paine.

During the hike you will enjoy magnificent views of Paine Massif’s horns (Los Cuernos), hanging glaciers, lakes and abundant vegetation and wildlife.

You will have dinner and spend the night in the Francés or Cuernos Sector.

Hike: 4.5 to 6.5 – 13.5km

Difficulty: Medium

Elevation Gain: 200m

Day 3: Torres del Paine, Chile

The day begins exploring one of the icons of the circuit, the Francés Valley.

You will start early with a light hike to the Italiano Campsite. From there, you will begin the climb through the woods (about 2kms) up the Francés River Valley.

We will continue to the Francés Lookout Point, where you will enjoy one of the most breath-taking views of the circuit, the view to the valley framed by the Paine Grande, Catedral, Hoja, Máscara, Espada, Aleta de Tiburón, and Cuerno del Norte mountains.

After this spectacle, following this magnificent experience you will begin the descent to the Francés Sector.

Hike: 7 to 9 hours – 17.5km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 120m

Highest: 762m

Day 4: Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales, Chile

Today, you will reach the third milestone on the circuit, the magnificent Grey Glacier.

The trail goes around Paine Grande, the highest peak in the mountain range (3,050m), with incredible views of its hanging glaciers. Walking amidst Antarctic beech trees (ñirre), Dombey’s beech (coigüe) and Chilean firebush (notro), you will reach the first lookout point over Grey Lake, from where you will have an awe-inspiring view of the Glacier.

We will continue walking in the direction of the imposing Grey Glacier until we reach the Grey Mountain Refuge. After a short stop we will return to the Paine Grande Sector and take the 6:30pm catamaran to Pudeto. You will be met by the bus that will take you to Puerto Natales.

Hike: 6 to 8 hours – 19km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 43m

Highest: 313m