Torres del Paine W Trek 5D/4N (Self-Guided)

Built for physically-active travellers, this circuit takes you to the heart of the wild Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, one of the world’s most spectacular trekking areas.

Walk alongside the breath-taking “Cuernos del Paine”, viewing high mountain peaks, tumbling glaciers, brilliant blue, and green lakes along the way.

Tour Highlights

  • Hike to the base of Torres del Paine and see its high peaks
  • Get spectacular views of the French Valley Grey Glacier
  • Sleep in camps or refuges amongst superb mountain sceneries
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Tour Information


  • - 2 nights of lodging in the Central Sector, 1 night in the Francés Sector and 1 night in the Paine Grande Sector, depending on availability.
  • - 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • - Active Adventure
  • - Some of the activities
  • - Torres del Paine National Park entrance fees


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Day 1: Puerto Natales - Torre del Paine, Chile

Receive an induction talk and get your vouchers and map. Then, we will take the 2:30pm bus to Torres del Paine National Park. The trip takes about 2,5 hours (112 km.).

If you want to take advantage of the day and join one of our horseback riding or climbing excursions, make sure you collect your voucher the day before and take the bus that departs from Puerto Natales at 7am. These excursions are not included in the program and require a previous reservation and payment.

You will arrive in the afternoon, have dinner and spend the night in the Central Sector.

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

Day 2: Torres del Paine - Central Sector, Chile

You will depart early to one of the parks iconic landmarks, the Las Torres Base Lookout Point.

During the first stretch, you will walk through the pampas, cross the Ascencio River and then climb 3kms up to Los Vientos Mountain Pass, where you will enjoy amazing views of the valley and lakes.

You will continue your hike to the Chileno Mountain hostel and then pass through a lenga beech forest up to La Morrena, where the hardest part of the hike begins.

After a short stop you will follow a rock trail to the spectacular Las Torres Base Lookout Point.

Later, you will begin the descent to the Central Sector to have dinner and spend the night.

Hike: 8 to 10hrs – 19.5km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 120m

Highest: 870m

Day 3: Central Sector - Francés Sector, Chile

You will walk about 13.5 km along the shore of Nordenskjöld Lake and beneath Almirante Nieto Hill as well as the striking Cuernos del Paine.

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

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

Hike: 4.5 to 6.5 hours – 13.5km

Difficulty: Medium

Elevation Gain: 200m

Day 4: Francés Sector - Paine Grande Sector, Chile

The day begins with 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. The beauty of the landscape will take your breath away.

After a short stop you will begin the descent to the Paine Grande Sector.

Hike: 8 to 10 hours – 20.5km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 120m

Highest: 762m

Day 5: Paine Grande Sector - 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 (3,050 mts.), 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, where we will see pieces of floating 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: 8 to 10 hours – 22km

Difficulty: High

Altitude Initial: 43m

Highest: 313m