W Trekking Torres del Paine National Park
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Excursions: Self Guided
Alojamiento: Refuges included
Starting Point: Puerto Natales
Departure: Daily (Sep to Apr)
Self guided trek for the trekking lovers who like the extreme natural contact in the the end of the world. A trekking with magnificient flora and fauna inside Torres del Paine National Park.
- Rates not valid for Chistmas or New Year's Eve
- Ask for prices for groups of 4 or more people for the program with guide.
At 14:30 hrs. Regular bus transportation from the city of Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park, the trip lasts approximately 2 hours (70 mi, 112 Km), with a brief stop in Cerro Castillo (Villa Park located 54 km away from Puerto Natales). Arrival in the Torres del Paine National Park via the Laguna Amarga Entrance, in this place should come down and go to the CONAF Administration Office. After that, you will take the shuttles that are waiting to transfer you to the Estancia Cerro Paine area and the Welcome Center. After the check in process, overnight in Refugio Torre Central.
The first stage is a 1-an-a-half hour climbing with beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and the hanging glacier of Monte Almirante Nieto (2,670 m.o.s.l.) up to Refugio El Chileno sector where we will be able to recover our energy. Later, during 1 hour through an ancient forest of beech, arrival in the base of the moraine and a 45-minute ascension. Now we will have access to one of the most owe-inspiring places: Base Torres Viewpoint, where an impressive view of the imposing South Tower (2,850 m.o.s.l.), Central Tower (2,800 m.o.s.l.), North Tower (2,600 m.o.s.l.), Nido de Cóndor and Torre Glacier will be enjoyed. Return to Refugio El Chileno and accommodation (or Refugio Central according availability).
Level of difficulty: High.
Duration: 7 to 8 hours..
Time recommended starting at 09:00 hrs. Moderate Trekking around the Paine Massif, strolling around the base of the Mount Almirante Nieto, after a half-an-hour walk, we will see the display that indicates a "Shortcut" on the right path towards Refugio "Los Cuernos". Along the way, we will enjoy beautiful views of the Nordenskjöld Lake, hanging glaciers and existing flora such as "Ciruelillo" or "Notro" which from December features red flowers. After 4 to 5 hours hike, we will reach the area of Los Cuernos, which is by far one of the most overwhelming sites of the circuit. Overnight in Refugio Los Cuernos.
Level of difficulty: Medium.
Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
Duration: 11 to 12 hours.
Trekking to the Grey Glacier Viewpoint. After 1 and a half hour we will get the first viewpoint, from where it is possible to watch the glacier in the distance. After that, by the western path of the Grey Lake, we get, after a 1-an-a-half walk, to the Main Viewpoint with amazing views of the Grey Glacier, the Olguín Mountain Chain and icebergs. The return will be by the same path until we reach where it is located the Paine Grande Lodge. Here we will head to the pier where the catamaran sets sail the catamaran in order to cross the Pehoé Lake to the Pudeto area, where a regular bus will take to Puerto Natales.
* It is important this day is calculated either walk hours to be at the time of sailing catamaran.
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Jaime Sanroma Oca de Zayas
El sobre con todos los tickets y demás tardó en llegar y hubo un momento de incertidumbre... También creo que la información en general (dónde ir y qué hacer exactamente) podría ser más precisa ya que no cambia (hablo de Torres del Paine), pero bien en general
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For active travelers, personal tours and treks are preferable to group excursions.
Francisco Rivera Alarcon
Maximiliano Herrera Quiroga
Mauricio Contreras Gallegos
En el campamento "El Chileno" la cena estuvo muy mal, la carne muy dura y el arroz crudo; hecho del cual lo represente al maestro de cocina y de la que me manifestó que eso se debió a la tardanza de la entrega de los alimentos por parte de la empresa contratada en la entrega de los recursos alimenticios.
Matias Arturo Martinez Boyston
Lizcette Karina Rojas Bolvarán
The refugios are run badly. There are rules that are asked of clients but the staff does not follow. Overpriced services and low quality service was not what we wanted. We understand it is hiking in the woods and resources are limited but lower prices and better quality are possible.
Unfortunately, the first option was booked out while we were communicating, so a way to hold offers for 24-48 hours would be great, though I know it is not easy.
Paul & Renee Kuross
We were not told that we'd be in a tent at Los Quernos. We chose to upgrade to a cabana. The water in the showers was either burning hot or freezing cold.