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Enjoy the W Trek's Classic Highlights & Our Exclusive Glamping in Torres del Paine

Overview

The W Trek – Torres del Paine’s most famous hike, has made its name for a good reason – it’s unforgettable! Now there is a W Trek that offers the classic highlights – French Valley, Las Torres, & Grey Glacier – with exclusive nightly accommodations in our Riverside Camp. This W Trek includes the main attractions of Torres del Paine while exploring some of the national park’s unique, lesser-known trails and activities. During this 5 day guided W Trek you’ll hike from an authentic Patagonia estancia where views of the Paine Massif and Andean condors soaring high above accompany you to the Lago Toro Lookout which offers a breathtaking 360° view of the Paine River, Southern Patagonia Icefield, & endless mountain peaks. Trek into the hidden Pingo Valley where the park’s most elusive animal, the huemul, is often sighted and take a boat navigation across Grey Lake up-close to the incredible Grey Glacier. Spend a full-day in search of the pumas of Torres del Paine before visiting the enchanting wetlands of Laguna Azul. Each night you’ll rest and relax in the comfort of a private lotus belle tent along the shores of the Serrano River far away from the crowds and refugios. With spectacular views of the Paine Massif, this ideal camp is just another highlight of this once-in-a-lifetime W Trek experience!

Trip Highlights

• Visit an Authentic Patagonia Estancia
• See Los Cuernos & the Paine Massif
• Hike to Lago Toro Lookout with 360° Views of Torres del Paine
• Trek the Immense French Valley
• Explore the Pingo Valley & Navigate up-close to the Grey Glacier
• Enjoy a Full Day of Searching for Pumas
• Visit the Wetlands of Laguna Azul
• Hike to the Base of the Iconic Three Towers
• Escape the Crowds & Travel Along Unseen Landscapes
• Glamp each night in our exclusive Riverside Camp!

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Trip length

5 DAYS

Trip Level

3
MODERATE

From USD

$2.795 per person

Start / End

PUERTO NATALES

Spaces:

MIN 2 / MAX 8 PEOPLE

Season

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October
November
December
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Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from Natales – Hike Estancia Lazo to Weber Bridge

  • 2 Hour Chile Nativo Transfer
  • 5 Hour Hike, 13 km / 8 mi
  • 30 Minute Private Transfer
  • Night at Chile Nativo’s Riverside Camp, Single/Double Deluxe Tent (BL-D)

Our journey begins from Puerto Natales as we travel 2 hours to Estancia Lazo, a 13,000 hectare (32,123 acres) cattle ranch founded over a century ago and still operating today beneath striking views of the Paine Massif on the shores of Laguna Verde. From here we’ll hike into Torres del Paine National Park along a generally flat trail through peaceful stretches of native beech and coihue forests teeming with wildlife. As you walk, watch for condors and caranchos circling the skies; guanacos grazing on the hills; and woodpeckers, owls, and lesser-known species such as the cachaña (Austral parakeet), peeking out from the leafy trees. We’ll reach Honda Lagoon and continue on to the Toro Lake lookout (559 m / 1,834 ft.), where 360 degree views of mountains, rivers, lakes and glaciers await. Take a moment to identify the Grey, Serrano and Paine Rivers, Serrano Valley, Mount Balmaceda and the Geike and Tyndall Glaciers. After our short descent to the Weber Bridge, our private transfer awaits to take us to our campsite located on the shores of the Serrano River where we are greeted with a freshly prepared welcome dinner and stunning views of the Paine Massif.

*Chile Nativo Transfers allow us to continue our commitment to sustainability by minimizing our carbon footprint whenever possible. For this reason, Chile Nativo Transfers are semi privarte, sharing among our clients who are coming in or out of the park.

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Day 2

Round Trip Hike of the Pingo Valley – Glacier Grey Boat Navigation

  • 30 Minute Private Transfer
  • 3 Hour Hike, 10 km / 6.2 mi
  • 3 Hour Round-Trip Boat Navigation
  • 30 Minute Private Transfer
  • Night at Chile Nativo’s Riverside Camp, Single/Double Deluxe Tent (B-BL-D)

Following a plentiful and freshly made breakfast, our private transfer takes us along a 30 minute drive to the trailhead of our day’s trek of the Pingo Valley. This 3-hour hike in the valley takes us to a breathtaking viewpoint at “Cascada los Salmones”, a waterfall where salmon are sometimes seen. Be alert as we return – you may see the elusive huemul (Andean deer) hiding nearby! After a picnic lunch on the shores of the Pingo River we’ll make our way through a woodpecker-inhabited beech forest to our boat’s departure point. The 3 hour-long boat trip takes us around blue-hued icebergs to the immense face of the Grey Glacier, where we’ll stay for a while to admire its textures, lines and colors. If we’re lucky, we’ll witness a glacial calving, where chunks of ice break off and plummet spectacularly into the freezing waters. On your return journey you’ll see the wind-sculpted “ice mushrooms” atop the massive peaks of Paine Grande. Later, we’ll drive to the Serrano River area where a gourmet meal and good night’s rest await us at our riverside camp.

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Day 3

Round Trip Hike to the French Valley

  • 30 Minute Private Transfer
  • 35 Minute Catamaran Each Way
  • 7-8 Hour Hike, 17 km / 10.5 mi
  • 30 Minute Private Transfer
  • Night at Chile Nativo’s Riverside Camp, Single/Double Deluxe Tent (B-BL-D)

After a energy-packed breakfast admiring the sunrise on the Paine Massif from our dining lodge, a private transfer will take us to Lake Pehoe where we will take a short 35 minute catamaran to Refugio Paine Grande. Here we begin our hike to the the entrance to the French Valley – a huge glacial moraine where we follow undulating trails over boulders to catch the first sight of incredible hanging glaciers atop the valley.

From this point, we ascend for an hour through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint (the “Plateau”).

We are rewarded with a heart-stirring bird’s eye view of granite peaks and hanging glaciers. To one side, the French Glacier and Paine Grande (3,050 m / 10,006 ft.); while to the other, La Espada, La Hoja, La Máscara and the main and north “horns” of Los Cuernos arch upwards. In the upper section of the Valley, Cerro Catedral and Cerro Fortaleza loom like turrets above the landscape.

We’ll take our time to enjoy lunch at the viewpoint, surrounded by these imposing peaks and open skies. Our return hike is along the same track back to Refugio Paine Grande & Lake Pehoe where we will take the short catamaran ride back across the lake where our private transfer awaits to take us back to our riverside camp.

A deliciously prepared dinner welcomes us at the dining lodge before turning in for the evening in your private double deluxe dome on the shores of the Serrano River.

This hike is demanding and many parts of the trail are steep. This trek is a minimum of 8 hours along challenging, rugged mountainous terrains. This trek is suitable for travelers with a strong physical stamina.

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Day 4

Round-Trip Hike to Salto Grande & Mirador Cuernos + One Way Hike Sarmiento to Laguna Amarga Entrance

  • 45 Minute Private Transfer
  • 2 Hour Hike, 6 km / 3.7 mi
  • 30 Minute Private Transfer
  • 2.5 Hour Hike, 6.5 km / 4 mi
  • 1 Hour Private Transfer
  • Night at Chile Nativo’s Riverside Camp, Single/Double Deluxe Tent (B-BL-D)

After breakfast, our transfer will take us along the Paine River past Lake Pehoe to Pudeto where we will begin our first gentle round-trip hike for the day.
We will pass by the Salto Grande Waterfall where the Nordenskjöld Lake flows into the Pehoe Lake creating a magnificent turquoise blue water.
We can enjoy the area’s boardwalk with offers spectacular views of the lake as well as the Paine Grande & Cuernos mountains.
Continuing on along a gentle path, we will pass by an open area where the effects of the 2005 national park fire can be seen. Our trail takes us along the black sandy beach of Nordenskjöld Lake where one can feel the powerful Patagonia winds before arriving up top to the Cuernos lookout point which offers captivating views of the French Valley, Los Cuernos, and Paine Grande mountain.
Listen closely as you can hear the valley´s glaciers as they shake and move down the icy rock. Taking the same path back, we will enjoy a fresh snack, fresh drink, and short rest before our private transfer takes us to our next trailhead!
After a short 30 minute transfer, we’ll set off from the Sarmiento Lake ranger station in route to the Laguna Amarga area.
Hiking along a beautiful wildlife observation trail which connects two of the four park entrances, we’ll be able to photograph some spectacular landscapes and observe guanacos and a wide variety of endemic waterbird species who frequent this area for nesting and feeding.
The coscoroba swan, upland goose, caiquenes, and black-neck swans are just a few of the species we can see along our way.
After about an hour of hiking, we will reach a rock eave formation where a series of cave paintings dating back to 6,000 years ago can be observed.
We will learn about this section’s history and some of the first inhabitants of Patagonia who frequented this area to hunt. This trail crosses through a very special landscape of the park which has several small lagoons and wonderful frontal views of the Paine Massif.
This sector is also a place where Pumas tend to frequent due to it’s prime conditions for hunting guanacos! Arriving to the Laguna Amarga entrance, our private transfer awaits where it will transfer us to our accommodation.

Day 5

Transfer to Las Torres – Round Trip Hike to the Base of the Towers Lookout

  • 2 Hour Chile Nativo Transfer
  • 8-10 Hour Hike,  22 km / 13.6 mi
  • 2 Hour Private Transfer (B-BL)

Today, we begin early with a energy-boosting breakfast to prepare us for our final trek – the base of the iconic Towers. Along with our guide, we take a 2 hour transfer to the Las Torres Sector of the park where our trek begins with an ascent, following the Ascencio River into the Ascencio Valley.

After about an hour, we’ll stop to observe how the valley’s beauty unfolds with rich beech forests, glaciers and waterfalls.

Past this lookout point, we continue uphill and through lush beech forests before ascending a gigantic terminal moraine (the ridge formed at a glacier’s end point) where we’ll be rewarded by the arresting sight of the three Towers themselves.

At this lookout point 900 m (2,953 ft.) above sea level, we’ll rest, take photos and have lunch. Our descent is along the same path, taking us back where our private transfer awaits to take us to Puerto Natales.

This hike is demanding and many parts of the trail are steep. This trek is a minimum of 8 hours along challenging, rugged mountainous terrains. This trek is suitable for travelers with a strong physical stamina.

*Chile Nativo Transfers allow us to continue our commitment to sustainability by minimizing our carbon footprint whenever possible. For this reason, Chile Nativo Transfers are semi privarte, sharing among our clients who are coming in or out of the park.

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INCLUDED

  • All Private Transportation Indicated in Schedule
  • Entrance Fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Four Nights Lodging in Chile Nativo's Riverside Camp (Comfortable Double Deluxe Tents with Fresh Bedding, Linens, & Towels)
  • Welcome Drink at Riverside Camp (PiscoSour, Glass of Wine, Beer, Sparkling Champagne)
  • Round-Trip Catamaran on Pehoe Lake
  • Round-Trip Boat Navigation on Grey Lake
  • All Meals Indicated in Schedule (B: Breakfast, BL: Box Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Guide & Chauffeur (English-Spanish languages)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any Additional Nights
  • Additional Alcoholic Beverages
  • Medical Expenses
  • Insurance of Any Kind
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities for Guide/s & Chauffeur

Trip length

5 DAYS

Trip Level

3
MODERATE

From USD

$2.795 per person

Start / End

PUERTO NATALES

Spaces:

MIN 2 / MAX 8 PEOPLE

Season

September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April

Lodgings

Riverside Camp

Far away from the crowded park refugios and campsites, Chile Nativo Riverside Camp is our fully supported base camp located in Torres del Paine National Park. This area is ideal for families and special groups setting off to the park or for those looking for an alternative and unique outdoor experience.

Dates & Prices

Program prices are determined on the final number of confirmed guests in a group. The per person price lowers as more guests join the group. Chile Nativo operates with a maximum of 8 guests per departure which allows for a high level of individualized service and an unforgettable personalized experience.

PRICES FOR SEASON 24/25 (valid until April 2025)

2 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 3.895 per person
3 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 3.295 per person
4-8 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 2.795 per person

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FAQ's

Q: Where do I keep my luggage that I won’t need during my trek while I am hiking in the park?
A: The majority of the hotels and hostels will store luggage for their guests who are staying with them prior to and after their travels in the park. If not, we will happily store your luggage securely in our office until you arrive back from your trek and will deliver this to your hotel where you will be staying in Puerto Natales. Your chauffeur will bring your luggage back to our office after your group has been dropped off to the park. On the last day of your excursion, your chauffeur will have your luggage in the transfer to be dropped off with you at your hotel or accommodation.

Q: Should I tip my guide? If so – how much is appropriate?
A: Tipping can be a delicate subject and many different nationalities have different tipping cultures. Tips or propinas in Chile, are viewed as a reward for good service. When tipping, a good guide and guide assistance who does the job well, has good English and provides a great service, can expect 10 – 15 USD per person per day. It is usual to leave your driver or chauffeur a tip too. Normally around 5 USD per person.  Please find below a tipping guide:

  • Guides USD$ 10 to USD$ 15 per person, per day; to be given to your guides directly.

  • Staff (waiters, chefs,Housekeeping USD$5 per person, per night

  • Drivers:  USD$10 per person, per day; given directly to your drivers.

  • Porters: USD$10 per person, per day; given directly to your porter

These amounts are merely a source to help you or give you a general idea of what is normal or typical. Of course, tipping is always at the discretion of the group members as to what they deem appropriate for the service they received.

Q: What time will we finish our trek on the last day and arrive back to Puerto Natales?
A: Upon completing the Grey III boat navigation on the last day of your trek, your private transportation will bring you all back to Puerto Natales arriving around 18:30hrs, in time to take the bus to Punta Arenas for a departing flight or onward travels.

Add-Ons & Upgrades

PRIVATE DEPARTURES AVAILABLE – PLEASE CONTACT A TRIP SPECIALIST TO PLAN YOUR TREK!

OPTIONAL SERVICES: (must be booked in advance)
– Private Transfer to/from Punta Arenas Airport/Puerto Natales: *Price depends on total number of guests

– Public Bus Punta Arenas to/from Puerto Natales: USD$ 25 per guest, per way

Reviews

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SY Joyce Kan
SY Joyce Kan
2023-03-07
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Amazing trip! We joined the Torres Del Paine 7 day O trek tour - note that this tour is not a complete O Trek but skipping the part from Camp Frances to Las Torres, which worked in our favour as our holiday is limited and we won’t miss much. Our guide, Debbie was knowledgeable and amicable, and very passionate about hiking. Unfortunately I fell sick during the hike and wished to leave a day earlier than planned. Debbie and Chile Nativo quickly rearranged transportation for us and was very helpful. Throughout the whole process Chile Nativo was very responsive. We had a memorable journey and I would highly recommend Chile Nativo.
Jim Garvin
Jim Garvin
2023-03-02
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Fantastic experience! We were booked with Chile Nativo via Swoop and had a wonderful experience. Our guides, Tim & Lucile, were awesome. We really enjoyed their company. They were very knowledgeable about the region (the history, animals, landscape, etc). Highly recommend.
Olivia Evans
Olivia Evans
2023-02-15
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I booked the independent, self-guided Torres Del Paine trek with Chile Nativo’s help and was so glad I did. When I looked to book on my own, everything was all reserved in Torres Del Paine and Chile Nativo was the only agency that could help me find a spot still. To still be able to go on the trip when I wanted to go, to not have to spend so much time planning all the logistics, to get a local’s recommendations on the best way to do the trek…but STILL get to do the trek on my own was amazing and worth every penny. In particular Paolina at the agency was incredibly helpful. I would recommend this agency to anyone looking to hike in Torres del Paine.
Chiloe Natural (chiloenatural)
Chiloe Natural (chiloenatural)
2023-02-10
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Serious, professional, and friendly Tour Agency in Puerto Natales that will cater your needs in Patagonia and Torres del Paine.
Kevin Jobst
Kevin Jobst
2023-01-27
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Hiking in Torres with Pepa is like walking with your smartest and wisest friend. She has an incredible depth of knowledge in everything from mycology to government, from geology to history. She is fiercely passionate about conservation and our planet and has dedicated her life to making our world a better place. Our two porters Filipe and Bastian were both incredibly strong and highly professional. Always in the know on where to set up the tent, they picked the best spot in every site we were at. Also, they were an absolute blast to hang out with after the long days hiking. I cannot recommend this particular team highly enough and if you are passionate about the environment, making the world a better place, learning everything there is to know about glaciers, mushrooms, Patagonia, the history of Chile, magma intrusions and edible berries request them by name. Thank you to all three of you for making our experience so special and I hope our paths cross again.
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
2023-01-15
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Our Torres Del Paine Plus trip was fantastic! A great crew of newly-made friends, guided by Izabella “La Professora”, on a journey beyond expectations. What a great time, a balance of hiking and touring. DO NOT miss the pumas!!! I will definitely go with the Chile Nativo team again, and thanks to Nestor & Juan too!
Senga Simpson
Senga Simpson
2023-01-09
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Excellent service. Thank you Vicky
Lukas Winegarner
Lukas Winegarner
2022-11-28
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Camilo is ledged! Chile Nativo is extremely experienced and knowledgeable - I would highly recommend booking directly through them. We were a group of 8 doing the O 7 day hike and everything was great! Thanks to Camilo & Tomas and all of our porters!

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