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W TREK INDEPENDIENTE (4 DÍAS)

¡Para el aventurero independiente!

INFORMACION GENERAL

La aventura ideal para excursionistas independientes que quieran experimentar el Sendero W sin guías, fechas establecidas o planificación previa. Visitará los tres lugares destacados de Torres del Paine: Las grandiosas Torres, el inspirador Valle del Frances y el hechizante Glaciar Grey. Preparamos todo: Enviándole toda la información de antemano, reservando todos los servicios y proporcionándole un lugar seguro para guardar su equipaje.

 

Aspectos destacados del viaje

• Completa la Ruta W en Menos Tiempo
• Caminata Independiente – Disfruta a tu Propio Ritmo
• Trekking hasta el Mirador de la Base de las Torres
• Observa Glaciares Colgantes en el Valle Francés
• Acércate al Inmenso Glaciar Grey
• ¡Todas las Logísticas y Reservas Organizadas para Ti!

DESCARGA TUS MAPAS:
MAPA DEL PN TORRES DEL PAINE
MAGALLANES & ANTARCTIC REGION
PUERTO NATALES

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Duración del viaje

4 DÍAS

Nivel de viaje

3
DEMANDANTE

Desde USD

$1.295 per person

Comienza / Termina

Puerto Natales

Espacios:

NO HAY MIN O MAX

Temporada

OCTUBRE
NOVIEMBRE
DICIEMBRE
ENERO
FEBRERO
MARZO
ABRIL

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Itinerario

Día 1

Public Bus to Torres Del Paine – Shuttle to Las Torres – Round Trip Self Guided Hike to Towers Lookout

  • 2 Hours by Public Bus
  • 30 Minutes by Shuttle
  • 8-9 Hour Round-Trip Hike, 22km / 13.6 mi
  • Night at Camping or Refugio Las Torres, Optional Upgrade to Hotel Las Torres(BL-D)

By 6:45AM you must be at the Bus Terminal in Puerto Natales where you will board the 7AM public bus which will take you straight to Torres del Paine National Park.

The route passes estancias (ranches) and pampas, and possibly even ñandus (Patagonian ostrich).

At Laguna Amarga, the main entrance to the Park, you’ll collect your the park pass which is included in your program, and board a shuttle bound for your Refugio.

Here, you’ll leave your backpack and take your packed lunch (provided during your trek briefing in Puerto Natales held day prior). Now you’re ready to begin the W Trek’s first highlight: the hike to the Towers lookout! This challenging trek ascends along the Ascencio River into the Ascencio Valley.

Take a moment to stop and observe the first glimpses of this gorgeous valley, complete with beech forests, glaciers and waterfalls.

Continue uphill through the lush beech forest before beginning your ascent of the gigantic terminal moraine, 900 meters (2,952 ft.) above sea level. At the top, you’ll be rewarded by the remarkable sight of the three Towers themselves.

Rest a while, take photos and have lunch. Once you’re ready – your descent is along the same path, taking you back to the Refugio where dinner will be served and where you will rest your first night.

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.

*Upgrade a habitación privada en Hotel Las Torres (sujeto a disponibilidad) - Consulta con uno de nuestros ejecutivos para reservar tu alojamiento

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Día 2

Caminata autoguiada al mirador de Los Cuernos

  • 4-5 Hour Hike, 13 km / 8 mi
  • Night at Camping, Cabin, or Refugio Los Cuernos or Domos Frances, subject to availability (B-BL-D)

Enjoy breakfast at your Refugio and request your packed lunch.

Starting today’s trek, you’ll arrive at Inge lagoon where chances are you’ll catch condors and other birds of prey circling the skies above you.

The well-marked trail ascends 200 meters from the base of Almirante Nieto Mountain (2,750 m / 9,022 ft.) and crosses the Bader River to today’s destination, Refugio Los Cuernos or Domes Frances (depending on availability).

Here, enjoy a good meal and settle in for the night.

*Upgrade a Cabaña privada en Los Cuernos (sujeto a disponibilidad) - Consulta con uno de nuestros Ejecutivos para reservar tu alojamiento!

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Día 3

Self Guided Trek of the Dramatic French Valley – Hike to Pehoe Lake

  • 8-9 Hour Hike, 18 km / 11.2 mi
  • Noche en camping o refugio Paine Grande (D-BL-C)

La caminata de hoy es una caminata desafiante hasta el corazón del macizo del Paine. El Valle Francés es una espectacular cuenca natural rodeada de picos y glaciares colgantes.

After breakfast, request your packed lunch and set off on a 2-hour hike through a winding path to the French River (one hour if your accommodation was at the French Domes).

At the entrance to the French Valley – a glacial moraine – you’ll scramble over huge boulders and catch the first sight of the hanging glacier atop the valley. From this point, you’ll ascend for an hour through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint (the “Plateau”).

Your reward is 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. Take your time to have lunch at the viewpoint, surrounded by these imposing peaks and open skies.

If time and energy levels allow, you can continue hiking for an additional hour through the Valley to the British Camp for yet another spectacular cirque (amphitheater-like formation) of mountains. You’ll descend via the same path until you reach the valley’s entrance, at which point you’ll continue around the south-west side of Paine Grande, Torres del Paine’s highest peak. This final leg passes through native firebush and evergreen beech forests to the shores of Pehoe Lake. Dinner will be served at Refugio Paine Grande.

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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Día 4

Round Trip Self Guided Trek to Grey Glacier – Catamaran Across Lake Pehoe – Public Shuttle to Puerto Natales

  • 8 Hour Hike, 22 km / 13.6 mi
  • 35 Minutes by Catamaran
  • 3 Hours by Public Bus (B-BL)

Set out early after breakfast, ascending 200 meters (656 ft.) through the narrow winding path to Laguna Los Patos.

Here, you’ll see sections of the massive Southern Patagonian Ice Field, a geological phenomenon that still hides many unclimbed mountains.

From here you’ll continue to Grey Glacier’s lookout point, passing forests and rivers, with possible sightings of the spectacled and flightless steamer ducks that call them home. Enjooy your packed lunch with the mammoth Grey Glacier at your feet.

You’ll later walk back along the same path to Paine Grande to catch the last catamaran across Pehoe Lake (check catamaran and walking times with Refugio staff in the morning to ensure you arrive in time).

While hiking, take in views of Paine Grande and the powerful, almost muscular granite walls of Cordon Olguín.

At the other side of Pehoe Lake, a public bus will be waiting to take you to Puerto Natales. Because you will arrive in town around 22:00hrs (10:00PM) you should consider spending the night in Puerto Natales.

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INCLUIDO

  • Transporte Público según lo indicado en el itinerario
  • Traslado compartido entre Laguna Amarga & Refugio Las Torres
  • Entrada al PN Torres del Paine
  • Three Nights Lodging in Mountain Lodges (Refugios) or Private Tent Camping (Refugios Offer Comfortable Rooms with 6 Beds & Shared Men's/Women's Bathrooms) (Sorry, No Single Refugio Accommodations Available)
  • Sleeping Bag for Refugio Accommodations / Sleeping Bag, Mat, & Tent for Camping Accommodations
  • One Way Catamaran to Cross Pehoe Lake
  • Todas las comidas indicadas en el itinerario (D: desayuno, BL: box lunch, C: cena)

NO INCLUIDO

  • Noches adicionales
  • Gastos Médicos
  • Seguro de cualquier índole
  • Gastos personales
  • Dinner on Day 4 in Puerto Natales
  • Any Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Drinks at the Refugios Except for the Drinks Included in the Menu
  • Guide or Porter

Duración del viaje

4 DÍAS

Nivel de viaje

3
DEMANDANTE

Desde USD

$1.295 per person

Comienza / Termina

Puerto Natales

Espacios:

NO HAY MIN O MAX

Temporada

OCTUBRE
NOVIEMBRE
DICIEMBRE
ENERO
FEBRERO
MARZO
ABRIL

Alojamientos

Camping Central

Located at the beginning of the W Circuit in Las Torres sector 250 meters from Refugio Torre Central. Camping features shared bathroom facilities with hot water and shampoo/conditioner dispensers are available. Towels are not provided. Guests sleep in 4 season tents. Guests are encouraged to bring their own sleeping liner.

Camping Paine Grande

Ubicado a orillas del lago Pehoé, con hermosas vistas a los Cuernos del Paine y al Cerro Paine Grande, el Camping Paine Grande es punto de inicio o finalización de los senderos Glaciar Grey y Valle Francés, así como parte del Circuito W y del Circuito Macizo del Paine. Los huéspedes duermen en carpas de 4 estaciones. Hay baños compartidos con duchas de agua caliente disponibles. No se proporcionan toallas. Se anima a los huéspedes a traer su propio saco de dormir.

Camping Los Cuernos

A continuación del refugio principal, el sector Los Cuernos está equipado con 50 sitios para acampar con baños compartidos de uso exclusivo para campistas con servicio de agua caliente las 24 horas. No se proporcionan toallas. Los campamentos vienen con una tienda de campaña, saco de dormir y colchoneta. Se anima a los huéspedes a traer su propio saco de dormir. Las comidas se sirven en el Refugio, a pocos pasos de los campings.

Hotel Las Torres

Ubicada en la base de los senderos que conducen al mirador de las Torres, Valle del Silencio y Caminatas “W”, esta antigua estancia convertida en Hotel, ofrece 57 cómodas habitaciones con calefacción central y teléfono y un spa de servicio completo. La excelente calidad tanto del servicio como de la comida es la principal característica de este Hotel.

Refugio Torre Central & Norte

Los refugios de montaña Torres Central y Norte son dos cómodos refugios ubicados en la base de la caminata hacia el mirador de las Torres y parte de las caminatas "W" y "Circuito". Se encuentran a poca distancia del Hotel Spa Las Torres que ofrece una gran variedad de servicios que incluyen masajes y saunas. Hay 6 camas en cada habitación (estilo litera) con baños compartidos y agua caliente.

CABAÑAS LOS CUERNOS (OPCIONAL)

8 acogedoras cabañas para 2 personas cada una con baños y duchas compartidos exclusivamente para las personas que se hospedan en las cabañas. Están ubicadas junto al Refugio Los Cuernos y todas las comidas se toman en el Refugio.

REFUGIO LOS CUERNOS

En la orilla del lago Nordenskjöld enclavado en un bosque de Coihue se encuentra el Refugio Los Cuernos con 32 camas. Este acogedor albergue está ubicado en los senderos del circuito “W” entre el Valle Francés y el mirador de Las Torres y el área de campamento base. Hay 6 camas en cada habitación (estilo litera) y tienen baños compartidos con agua caliente.

Domo Frances

Ubicado a 1 hora de caminata desde el sector Los Cuernos hacia el Oeste (entre los campings Cuernos e Italiano), con una vista espectacular del lago Nordenskjöld, los Cuernos del Paine y el Cerro Paine Grande. Hay 3 domos con capacidad para 8 personas cada uno estilo litera. Cada domo tiene un baño privado compartido con agua caliente. Las toallas no están incluidas. Las camas incluyen un saco de dormir y se recomienda a los huéspedes que traigan su propio saco de dormir.

REFUGIO PAINE GRANDE

Paine Grande es un refugio grande y moderno ubicado a orillas del lago Pehoe, que incluye conexión a Internet y bar de servicio completo. Es el punto de partida del catamarán que cruza el lago Pehoe y las caminatas hacia los valles Francés y Grey. Hay 6 camas en cada habitación (estilo litera) y tienen baños compartidos con agua caliente. No se proporcionan toallas y se recomienda a los huéspedes que traigan su propio saco de dormir.

Fechas & Precios

PRICES FOR SEASON 2023/2024: (valid until April 2024)

Nightly Accommodation in Camping
1 Guest: USD$ 1.395
2 or More Guests: USD$ 1.295 per person

Nightly Accommodation in Refugio
USD$ 1.395 por persona

Deluxe UpgradeFirst Night in Hotel Las Torres, Private Transfer In & Out of Park, & Grey Glacier Navigation Day 4
Prices to be confirmed

FAQ's

Q: Where do I keep my luggage that I won’t need during my trek while I am hiking in the park?
R: 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. We ask that you come to our office between the hours of 09:00 – 13:00 or 15:00 – 19:00 to drop these off.

Q: If I’m reserved in the campsites, do I need to travel with my own sleeping bag and tent?
R: In the case that campsites are the only available accommodation for you during 1 or more nights of your W Trek, your tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat are all included in your reservation. These will be setup upon your arrival to each refugio and there is no need to bring your own camping gear along your trek! All guests are encouraged to bring their own sleeping liner whether they are staying in camping or refugio accommodations.

Q: If I’m doing this on my own, how do I get my park & reservation passes?
R: Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We will provide you with your detailed program itinerary through a digital travel app where all your transfer vouchers, reservation & confirmation codes, and park passes will be uploaded. This information – such as the travel app and your personal login information will be sent to you prior to your trip by our guest service team. We will also have your box lunch for your first day which will be delivered to your hotel or accommodation the evening before your program starts.

P: ¿Puedo hacer un upgrade a un alojamiento privado cada noche a lo largo del W Trek?
R: You may upgrade to a private accommodation in Hotel Las Torres on night 1 for an additional charge. You may also upgrade to a private cabin in Los Cuernos on the second night of the W Trek for an additional per person charge. Both upgrades are based on availability at the time of your request. The last night of the W Trek will be spent in a shared refugio accommodation or a 2-person tent in the campsite.

P: ¿Hay agua disponible a lo largo de los senderos?
R: Yes! Each day you will have the opportunity to fill up your reusable water bottle prior to departing the refugios. The first day you will have the opportunity to fill your water bottle at Refugio Chileno in route to the base of the towers. On day 2, be sure to fill up your water bottle prior to leaving for Los Cuernos as there are no other refugios along the way. On the third day’s hike of the French Valley, be sure to have plenty of water ready for your trek of the French Valley and can also re-fill at Frances in route along the way. Day 4 you can fill up at Refugio Paine Grande before setting out for your short trek to Refugio Grey. Only drink from natural water sources that you know are safe.

P: ¿A qué hora terminaré mi caminata el último día y llegaré de regreso a Puerto Natales?
R: Después de caminar de regreso al Refugio Paine Grande desde Refugio Grey el último día de su programa, tomará el catamarán de 35 minutos a través del lago Pehoe hasta Pudeto, donde luego se conectará con el bús público que lo llevará de regreso a Puerto Natales (terminal de buses). Los pasajeros que tomen el último catamaran y bus del parque llegarán de regreso a Puerto Natales alrededor de las 22:00 hrs. Si desea agregar la Navegación Grey que sale directamente de Refugio Grey, puede reservarlo con anticipación. Al completar la Navegación Grey III, una experiencia destacada en Torres del Paine, un traslado privado lo espera para llevarlo de regreso a Puerto Natales, llegando alrededor de las 18:00 hrs.

P: ¿Puedo hacer la ruta al revés, de oeste a este?
R: ¡Absolutamente! Podemos organizar la ruta de oeste a este para usted si así lo desea y en función de la disponibilidad en los refugios para las respectivas noches necesarias.

COMPLEMENTOS & UPGRADES

SALIDAS PRIVADAS DISPONIBLES - ¡POR FAVOR CONTACTE A UNO DE NUESTROS EJECUTIVOS PARA PLANIFICAR SU TREK!

SERVICIOS OPCIONALES (se debe reservar con anticipación)
- Traslado privado desde/hacia Punta Arenas/aeropuertos/Puerto Natales: *el precio depende del total de pasajeros

- Bus Publico Punta Arenas desde/hacia Puerto Natales USD$ 20 per guest, per way

– Private Porter Service for 2 Days: USD$ 330 *If you want to avoid carrying too much weight you can pay for a private porter. Our porters carry a maximum of 15 kilos in a dry bag which we provide to you. This service is usually good to share between 2 – 3 people and must be booked for 2 days (Day 2 and 3).

ARRIENDO DE EQUIPOS: (se debe reservar con anticipación)
- Bastones de trekking: USD$ 6 el par, por día

UPGRADES: (se debe reservar con anticipación)

Día 1: Upgrade Private Transfer IN: 1 person USD$ 240 per person; 2 people USD$ 120 per person. To continue our commitment to sustainability, we will minimize our carbon footprint when possible. Therefore, in some cases, the possibility exists to share the private transfer with other Chile Nativo clients who have the same start date for their Independent W Trek. We will try our best to communicate the instances when a private transfer will be shared with other Chile Nativo clients.

Upgrade a habitación privada en Hotel Las Torres: Single Room USD$ 360 per person; Double Room USD$ 125 per person

Día 2: Upgrade to Cabin in Los Cuernos or Refugio Cuernos: Single USD$ 290; Double USD$90 per person. The private cabin is at a walking distance from the main Refugio and next to a small waterfall. The cabins share bathrooms only in between cabin guests (8, 2-person cabins total).

Day 4: Upgrade Grey Navigation + Private Transfer to Puerto Natales: 1 person USD$ 360 per person; 2 people USD$ 220 per person. To continue our commitment to sustainability, we will minimize our carbon footprint when possible. Therefore, in some cases, the possibility exists to share the private transfer with other Chile Nativo clients who have the same finish date for their Independent W Trek. We will try our best to communicate the instances when a private transfer will be shared with other Chile Nativo clients.

Day 4: Night in Hotel Lago Grey & Private Transfer to Puerto Natales on Day 6 – Consulta con uno de nuestros Ejecutivos por los detalles de esta opción!

Contact our Trip Specialists for our longer (5 or 6 Day) versions of this program!

Reseñas

Chile Nativo is a fantastic company that makes such a strenuous hike doable in a few days with all details taken care of. Had I not had food and gear ready for me after so much hiking, it would have been more difficult to fully appreciate the experience of being in blissful nature.

Independent W Trek, Olivia B., USA

Really enjoyed the briefing, as they knew exactly our itinerary, food restrictions, very knowledgeable about the route and with clear guidance. On top of that speaking good and clear English. All arrangements worked out exactly as expected, which is always nice. Good experience, thanks to you all!

Adriaan, Netherlands

The W Trek was outstanding and we found the whole trip much easier with all the guidance and recommendations from Chile Nativo. We loved the care and attention to details from the quick response to our e-mails to the briefing before our trek start. We’ll recommend your services to friends for sure. Thanks guys! 🙂

Juliano A., Brazil

We loved our self-guided trip through Torres del Paine. All of the arrangements were easy to follow and everything went smoothly. When there was a problem with the Grey Navigation, the Chile Nativo team were helpful and gave us good advice on how to proceed. Daniela was our main point of contact for the reservation and leading up to the trek. She was helpful and answered all our questions quickly.

Independent W Trek, Fionna T., United Kingdom

Reserva

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SY Joyce Kan
SY Joyce Kan
2023-03-07
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
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
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
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
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
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
Excellent service. Thank you Vicky
Lukas Winegarner
Lukas Winegarner
2022-11-28
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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