Self-Guided Modified Camping “W” Trek

4 Days

The W Hike in Torres del Paine has become a “must do” for outdoor enthusiasts around the world. The Towers of Torres del Paine made the area famous among climbers in the 1980’s. Since then, people have been doing more mountaineering in the national park. You can hike the W trail and admire the most eye-catching icons in Torres del Paine National Park. You will visit the Torres Lookout, the French Valley, the Cuernos, and Glacier Grey. Moreover, you will be able to observe granite formations imposing on sedimentary rocks, ancient glaciers and diverse flora and fauna.


$770.00 (per person/based on 4*)

*Final cost depends on the number in your group. Additional cost for single. Contact us with any questions.

Travel Plans:


map of the route


Difficulty: Intermediate

Highlights: Views of Glacier Grey and the Southern Ice Field, the many lakes of Torres del Paine and the hanging glaciers of the French Valley, the granite towers which are the namesake of Torres del Paine.

Day 1: Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine National Park, Grey

Day 2: Grey – Paine Grande

Day 3: Paine Grande – French Valley Lookout – Las Torres

Day 4: Las Torres – Las Torres Lookout – Puerto Natales





  • 3 Nights of camping in Torres del Paine National Park (tent + sleeping mat included)
  • Trip briefing in Puerto Natales day before trip starts (18:00)
  • Breakfast on days 2, 3, 4
  • Lunch on days 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Dinner on days 1, 2, 3
  • Bus to and from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Round-trip catamaran ticket between Pudeto and Paine Grande
  • Bus from Pudeto to Laguna Amarga
  • Shuttle to and from Las Torres and Laguna Amarga


  • Accommodation not listed above
  • Meals not listed above
  • Land transportation not listed above
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Tips for staff or at dinners
  • Sleeping bag


*You’re required to carry personal trekking gear (what is on the packing list)

Upper body

  • Shirts/Jacket
  • Wind proof and water proof jacket, such as Gore Tex or similar
  • Fleece or pile coat
  • Quick dry long sleeve t-shirt
  • Quick dry or cotton short sleeve t-shirt
  • Winter hat, beanie
  • Light gloves

Lower body

  • Quick dry hiking socks
  • Quick dry, light weight long underwear bottoms
  • Quick dry and breathable windproof pants
  • Shorts
  • Light trekking boots and/or gym shoes

Other necessary items

  • Pajamas
  • Sleeping bag (-5°C for Nov. – Mar. trips, -15°C for April – Oct. trips)
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle (1.000cc)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap Stick with sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Backpack (big enough for all your personal things)
  • Shower Shoes, flip flops
  • Earplugs
  • Head lamp and/or flashlight
  • Camera

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: Admire Glacier Grey

Puerto Natales – Grey

 Early in the morning you will depart on a bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine. The trip to the park entrance at Laguna Amarga is approximately two hours. After arriving to the park you will take the catamaran across Lake Pehoe before you begin a four-hour hike through a small forest and then along Lake Grey. Most days this section of the park is very windy, due to openness provided by Lake Grey, Glacier Grey and the Southern Ice Field.  After about two hours of hiking you will get your first glimpse of Glacier Grey.  You will continue hiking for two more hours until arriving to Camp Grey where you will spend the night.  There are two optional excursions you can take today in the afternoon or tomorrow in the morning while at Refugio Grey – ice hiking on Glacier Grey or kayaking on Lake Grey.  Let us know if you are interested and we can make reservations.

Hike: Refugio Paine Grande – Refugio Grey 
Total Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles 
Average Time: 4 Hours 

DAY 2: Hike to Lake Pehoe

Grey – Paine Grande

In the morning you will have an energizing breakfast and then prepare to hike again. If you would like you can continue past the camp with a day pack for a spectacular view of the glacier and a chance to cross one of the parks famous suspension bridges. Upon return to Camp Grey, collect all of your belongings and begin your hike back towards Paine Grande where you will camp along the shore of Lake Pehoe.


Hike: Refugio Grey – Refugio Paine Grande 
Total Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles 
Average Time: 4 Hours 

DAY 3: Visit the French Valley

Paine Grande – French Valley Lookout – Las Torres

 Shortly after breakfast you will begin hiking towards Campamento Italiano. This camp is 2.5 hours away.  Once you arrive to Campamento Italiano you will hike across a moraine and through a forest until you come to a clearing.  Here you will be blown away by both the wind and the spectacular views of Lake Nordenskjold, Skottberg and Pehoe behind you, the hanging French Glacier just ahead of you and by many other peaks.  After leaving the lookout you will return to Paine Grande to gather your things and take the catamaran back across Lake Pehoe. From here you will catch a bus and shuttle to Camping Central where you will spend the night.

Hike: Refugio Paine Grande – French Valley Lookout – Refugio Paine Grande
Total Distance: 17.3 Kilometers / 10.7 Miles 
Average Time: 7 Hours

DAY 4: Visit the famous towers

Las Torres – Las Torres Lookout – Natales

Today, you will hike to the iconic towers of the park – Las Torres! After breakfast, you will begin to hike up Almirante Nieto, a mountain with incredible views of Lake Nordenskjold and the Asencio Valley.  After two hours of hiking steadily upward you will arrive to Refugio & Camping Chileno where you will be able to enjoy your lunch before continuing onto the Las Torres lookout. walk for one hour through a dense Lenga forest. After leaving the forest, you will approach a moraine and climb until you see Las Torres — imposing granite peaks rising 9,000 feet into the air. This impressive sight will take your breath away! After taking some time to relax in front of the majestic peaks, you will hike back down the moraine to continue hiking through the Asencio Valley, downhill to Camping Torre Central. After, you will catch a shuttle as well as a bus back to Puerto Natales.

Hike: Hotel Las Torres – Las Torres Lookout – Hotel Las Torres
Total Distance: 18 kilometers / 11.2 miles
Average Time: 8 hours