Ref Cuernos > Ref Frances > Paine Grande > Grey). Even if you don’t get to hike the W I can suggest doing day hikes or tours – there are several options to do so: 1) Hike to the Torres, starting from Hotel Las Torres (in the morning) 2) Take the early boat from Pudeto to Paine Grande to the lookout of the Grey glacier (about half way to refugio grey), take the late boat back (please check with the boat times) 3) Full Paine Tour – this is a great full day tour by bus which takes you to some spectacular viewpoints you wouldn’t see when hiking (the popular images you see on books and all over the web) 4) Laguna Azul 5) Grey Glacier by boat. Not the worlds worst situation, but really made me feel like all they cared about was the $$$ (these are private, monopoly companies remember), so my tips are how to pay as little as possible (we should have just lied, said nothing and we could have shared her tent easily). I’m looking under camping and all that loads is the 82$US one, could you please send me a link to the website for the camping spaces at 8,500pesos? I am planning to go solo on January 2018. To prepare for trekking in Torres del Paine checkout my other post named ‘How to prepare for hiking in Torres del Paine' with information about transport, accommodation in Pto. Stay tuned. Therefore, how many days in advance do you think I need to book? The 'W' trek is the name given to the W shaped beaten track that interlinks the 3 Granite Paine Towers, the French Valley, and the Grey Glacier. Consider: The free campsite Torres is very popular, therefore you can stay mostly only for one night there. So two questions. I used the travel insurance from WorldNomads which is perfect for this trekking trip as it covers a wide range of adventure activities including trekking up to 6,000m in the Standard Package. Thanks so much!!! Date January 16, 2019. Thank you for your help! I am currently writing my own blog post about the experience. Start from the beginning of our Patagonian adventure. Nevertheless I think Torres del Paine is worth it even with the day hikes and tours I mentioned, I’ll also write about those more in-depth in the future. Contact Us Now . The W Trek, which owes its name to its shape resembling a W as the trail goes up valleys and along a lake (see map below), is one of the most popular treks in Patagonia for many good reasons. Hi and thank you for this great guide!!! $1,950 usd. The Torres del Paine W Trek is considered one of the best treks in Patagonia. We are never particularly organised when travelling so we have just looked at booking places in the campsite (we are hiring or bringing all camping equipment) and the two owned by vertice say they are not available – we are planning to trek from 26th – 30th November West to East. It is pretty much as you intend to do – just show up there and get everything sorted. The trails of the W-trek are in excellent conditions, the campsites and refugios are cozy and quite comfortable for a remote location like that. 414 W 14th Street. Another option is to book a complete tour – this way you can leave the organization, gear rental, transportation, food and booking of campsites to local experts. Keep walking in the direction of Paso. I’d like to know what you think about going from Italiano to Torres in 1 day. Hi Steve. Day 1: Puerto Natales – Refugio Grey – Paine Grande (28 -30 km, 15.000 CLP + 21.000 CLP + 20.000 CLP + 6.000 CLP) Leave Puerto Natales with the early bus (15.000 CLP return ticket) and get off at Pudeto (next stop after the park entrance – fee: 21.000 CLP) where you catch the catamaran to Paine Grande (20.000 CLP). Las Torres next to the Hotel in the Valley) and then do a 1 day hike up to the towers. Or if you can be on the trail during those dates. The only difference was that she had rented tents at the sites and booked meals so as not to carry all her gear…personally, I wanted to “do it myself” (even though this involves booking sites in advance). The park refers you to two private sites neither of which indicate any availability so we can only hope that some of the reservations get cancelled or were pre booked on spec by tour companies. Here you can find more info: https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowTopic-g670171-i12474-k7508911-Tranferring_between_TdeP_and_El_Calafate_specific_companies-Torres_del_Paine_National_Park.html. I am a little scared I wont find a solution for that prolem. Are they signposted or do you need maps and compasses. I leave on Saturday to join up with my son, who lives in Colombia. (Late July and Early August). ChileTour Patagonia, is a top-rated local Chilean travel brand with a main office in Puerto Natales that operates various types of W Trek experiences in Torres del Paine National Park and trips to other parts of Patagonia. This is the perfect schedule for a relaxed time in the park starting with a nice boat trip and the Glacier Grey, finishing with the sunrise at the Torres in the morning of the last day. Hi Steve, Thanks so much for this information on the W trek. Thanks so much, the information has been invaluable. I am back packing around so I do not exactly when I will reach. Great post, not easy to find reliable information on w trail. We would often ask, “What would Steve do?” ;) I wanted to share a couple of things from our trip: 1. Going from west to east and in 5 days 4 nights where should i book? Read the my W Trek article to explore the options. The Torres del Paine W Trek is one of South America’s most iconic outdoor experiences. Hello! is. It’s not true. Do you think the above information would still be applicable? A first-timer’s guide to trekking in Patagonia. though, it should be noted in the strongest terms: RESERVATIONS ARE MANDATORY, for campsites or whatever, at all locations mentioned (including Italiano, and particularly at Torres and Cuernos). Checklists are included to help make sure you don’t forget anything. Get up early, leave your stuff at the camp and just take a daypack to hike up to Paso (at 8:00 a.m.). What are the Pros/Cons of going East to West as you suggest vs. West to East? This is why I try to have an impact with this blog and tell people how to behave in an environment like this. I have a query – Does Campo Torres provide any kind of food? One final note: I’ve done a lot of trekking and especially the W is not really a big deal in matters of difficulty ;). This is one of the most beautiful and famous treks in Patagonia, if not the world, and I have been wanting to do it since the first time my jaw dropped at seeing a photo of this mountainous National Park. Thank you for all your help thus far and in the future! Please keep in mind that this is the first season with the booking system and the visitor numbers are increasing each year – therefore I’d like to recommend the reservation as I don’t want people to plan the trek and then having a bad experience because the got turned away (which is actually happening in some cases) – in the low season and maybe also the shoulder season this is another story ;) Great to hear you had such an amazing experience! My thoughts on this are to go sneaky as much as possible, wait for the trails to be closed (one couple did see a Puma on one of the trails at night), so you can claim fear of being eaten by a wild animal and that should keep you in your tent til morning. Regards, Valerio. Looking for a hike that will offer you the highlights reel of Patagonia? Great, I guess you'll not regret it and you've a bit more time for Lookouts and Pictures. I just downloaded your e-book! After your return take down your tent, pack your stuff and leave the camp at around 9 a.m. Head down to the Hotel Las Torres – it'll take around 3 hours to arrive there. I have a few questions: 1. If you have a look at the map of the trail you'll quickly realize why it is called the W trek. This satellite map of Patagonia is meant for illustration purposes only. I have had a look at the Torres Del Paine Website in an attempt to book a campsite for each night but as yet I can’t seem to book. Sounds like you had a great time & maybe you come back one day to try the whole circuit ;). I have planned my trip around the very nice descrption you have offered here. Just don’t know if my compass will work in South America. Do you recommend staying in the park? Hey – I just updated the prices and all Info on the main article. Love to hear that. As stated in my preparation guide the visitor number increased rapidly so I recommend reserving well in advance as there is a restriction on the number of people who are allowed to get in for a good reason: to protect this unique park. One of the pleasures of hiking in Patagonia is that you can drink water directly from the source on the trail. Keep it up! Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia is the most famous hike in the entire region. I just finished the hike last week (nov 2016). So far, I’d hiked about 12km / 7.5 miles each day. After deciding to trek in Torres del Paine your next step is to decide which trek to do, the W Trek or the O Circuit. The most popular trek in Patagonia, the Torres Del Paine W Trek is fast becoming one of the most well-respected short hikes in the world due to the trails stunning scenery.. I decided to go with Vertice Patagonia and it seems I will be doing the hike from East to West. Remember that you can only stay there if you made a reservation beforehand! Hiking boots would be better but for most parts of it you should be fine with your Nike if it isn’t raining ;), Hi Steve! Actually I’m a guy like you that used to live the ‘normal’ life until September 2012... ‘How to prepare for hiking in Torres del Paine', 2) The W in 5 days, 4 nights (100 km, 139.800 CLP), 3) The W in 4 days, 3 nights (100 km, around 134.800 CLP). Now you can decide if you want to continue a bit more into the direction of Paso or keep it shorter. The only day where we had differences were: Cuernos, I had had to book a bunk bed (55$US!) I will be hiking the W in a couple of weeks, and unfortunately left my hiking boots at home. I assume that the answer from Vertice is related to the availability of tents or spaces to rent from them. W trek..." Destinations Santiago, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Buenos Aires +3 more Age Range 15 to 99 year olds Physical Rating. Patagonia is a most unique holiday destination; perfect for those seeking thrills and adventure. You've done the W in Torres del Paine and with that around 100 km by foot. Start your walk around 9 a.m. to Campamento Chileno. Also the tour by car along the road offers some spectacular views. The route starts at the entrance to Reserva Nacional Jeinimeni. Given that I’m a newbie I don’t plan to trek any glasiers or anything, I probably will look for a tour that takes me to see Perito Moreno Glacier and Mt. With this you have a real challenging program right at the start. The best I have found. The ultimate trekking Patagonia experience -Torres del Paine O Trek and Q Trek. Thank you very much for sharing your experience, James! Click here to learn more >>. Did you hike in Patagonia in the summer or winter? The next day of my W trail in Patagonia was also supposed to be relatively easy. Stay a night or two after your trek in Punta Natales to relax loads of local cafes and hostals with delicious food. We want to take the free campsites as the Refugio campsites require one to take “fullboard” which becomes quite expensive! Fantasico Sur told me they are doing it to limit the number of people, but I agree they are just using their monopoly to make more. I am in good hiking shape. Yes – that’s another way to do it. Moderate. 11-12-2019. 3. The Erratic Rock is a great hikers place – I’ve been there and had a few chats with fellow outdoor lovers, moreover they offer the free 3 o’clock talk where you’re able to get the latest information about the park & weather! What’s the difficulty level of the w trail? Unlike the shorter W-Trek, the O-Trek can be worth 7 days of hiking. Local authorities should really do something about Fantastico Sur group though, as they have monopoly in the eastern part of the park and their outrageous prices really aren’t justified. It was very useful in planning my trip to the park. Consequently, the Park is an area of incredible, outstanding, natural beauty in the heart of Patagonia. I’m guessing there’s space for more tents, they just don’t want to overbook by a large margin. I am booking my sites for the w trek now. Patagonia. Therefore, Puerto Natales is the perfect place to meet like-minded people setting off on the W Trek, or over to El Calafate and El Chalten, or even heading as far south as Antarctica. They are amazing and I cannot wait to get there next month. Especially curious on your methods of camping. We are planning on going from West to East as well this weekend. My friend and I are doing the W in 4 days, and 3 nights December 11-14, 2016. Thanks & let us know how it went! When you stopover in Punta Arenas you could consider to spend a day there and head to the “zona franca” which is a toll free zone where you can buy especially outdoor gear for good prices (apart from that South America is quite expensive if you want quality equipment). Avoiding Refugio Chileno, basically… I don’t really think that sleeping on wooden platforms is a good idea! EcoDome - Torres Del Paine W Trek, Patagonia - 5 Days. Sincerely, Bowen. You’ll also meet fellow hikers on the way as it is the most popular route. Hi Steve, Really great work and description. Overview map of the Patagonia National Park Trek. I’m looking at doing it in 3 days of hiking. Do I need a pair of hiking boots or will my Nike running shoes be okay? This 7 Day Itinerary includes 4 nights accommodation at the stunning EcoCamp situated within the … Hey Bella, first of all the W is not really a very tough hike..so you should be fine. Natales, Gear and prices. bummer to hear this. I am a little slow at hiking – perhaps I will consider W in 6 or 7 nights…. Thank you so much for your great blog from a newbie hiker/trekker! Hope this is of some kind of help…..just burns me that they take such a great place and turn it into a money scheme…or that there are hikers who don’t respect the awesomeness that they are getting to see by camping outside grounds, littering or generally doing other stupid things. Have a slow start and head uphill, set up your tent and use the huge amount of time to spend some hours at the Torres in the afternoon. I can only see “platforms” including food for 82$US. Next time I’ll head down there I try to do the O in winter with some local friends who are rangers in the Park ;), Good to know about the sticker checkers…I’ll let you know if I have any problems on the O trail….still going without trying to pay….would happily pay if I felt the money was going to protecting the park, but that is clearly not the case. 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After deciding to trek in Torres del Paine your next step is to decide which trek to do, the W Trek or the O Circuit. > See all W-trek highlights > Start at any date. Also, thank you for this incredible blog. The above map is based on satellite images taken on July 2004. If you’re not comfortable with it, I won’t link you, but your blog was so helpful I feel like sharing it with others! Steve, thanks so much for all the great info! Did you try to sneak into the free Campamento Torres at the top? […] How to hike the W in Torres del Paine – Circuit and Q itinerary pending – […]. On your last full day you have a nice hike ahead – starting flat and going up at the end to the base of the Torres. The day hike up to the Torres is a tough one but very rewarding. What I am wondering about is the FREE Camping. i was searching through web about those trails in Torres del Paine but more i searched, more i was confused. And it ends in the town of Cochrane south of Reserva Nacional Tamango. Have you heard of this? WATER . If you have any tips or hints feel free to join the conversation – post a comment below and share your experience of hiking the W in Torres del Paine! Also, we will have couple of days with us after the W, are there any day trip tours we can do? Our plan was to camp for all 3 nights, first at Refugio Paine Grande, then at Los Cuernos, and the third night at Refugio Chilenos. Torres del Paine's two most famous trekking routes are the W Trek and the O, or Full Circuit, both incorporating the Grey Lake, French Valley and Ascensio Valley. a fantastic guide for those looking to hike the W. thank you! The W vs The O: Comly and I opted to hike the W during our 5 days and 4 nights in Torres Del Paine, but you could do this trek in 4 days and 3 nights as well. However, in hindsight, I think I would have stayed an extra day in the park and experienced Glacier Grey by kayak or ice climbing/hiking and eliminated the mad rush to the Perito Moreno Glacier … call me crazy. Article by Rachel Elizabeth. I already updated the info in the post above :). There are many options if you want to conquer this massif. It’s a four to five-day hike that makes stops at the park’s iconic refugios for overnight stays with an option to hike the entire trek without carrying food. hey thx so much for the info! and she had a tent set up for her…we asked about trading as I prefer to sleep outside and they had no problem with that..so all was good. A map of Patagonia shows our adventure itinerary in Argentina and Chile, from February 3 to March 11, 2005. I’m traveling on my own and I’m a newbie at hiking/trekking, but I am a long distance runner and swimmer and I’m in reasonable good shape. amazing! The next day we decided to push it to Campamento Torres, which made for a long hiking day. Toll free: 1-888-882-5637 (N. America)    -    0-800-520-0431 (UK)    -    Time zone: -3:00 GMT     -. Beside Refugios you also have the chance to rent a tent (you can book it in advance via the website of the operator). Administrative park centre –Serrano sector: 6 kms. Patagonia Portland. Compared to a lot of lofty hiking destinations in South America, like the Andes and Cordillera Blanca in Peru, Patagonia is low altitude. here’s what I saw. I published all information needed to plan your trip to Chile in one clear and concise guide book based on my experience. We’ll meet in Santiago, fly down to Punta Arenas, and bus up to Torres Del Paine. Recommended by the National Parks Administration and the National Tourist Service. I have email these sources and it has been slow awaiting a response. Have fun hiking there. The best thing is to let as many people responsibly enjoy the park while doing minimal damage to keep it going for 100’s of years to come! We cruised 12 days round trip through the Beagle Channel and across the rough 400-mile Drake Passage to explore the frozen Antarctic Peninsula. I have a little question. Even in February I never had problems but arrived also mostly quite early with my moderate hiking pace. I have debated just taking my own backpack loaded with gear because I know it so well and it’s light and reliable. Also, please let me know if there is anything you would like me to look out for for your blog, it is incredibly helpful to have people like you helping out other trekkers and if there is anything I can do to add to your blog, please don’t hesitate to ask, I’d be happy to contribute to this awesome blog!! Since I’m a newbie hiker/trekker, seems the biggest challenge will be the weather conditions and being prepared for that. Hi Steve! The Bus back to Puerto Natales leaves at 2:30 p.m. from the entrance as already described in the preparation Guide. So, when booking, reserve for one person, don’t bother paying for two, they won’t know or check. Day 1: Puerto Natales – Refugio Grey (11 km, 15.000 CLP + 21.000 CLP + 20.000 CLP + 5.000 CLP)Glacier Grey Leave Puerto Natales with the early bus (15.000 CLP return ticket) and get off at Pudeto (next stop after the park entrance – fee: 21.000 CLP) where you catch the catamaran to Paine Grande (20.000 CLP). Even if you get kicked along, they would need a ranger to accompany you the whole way to the entrance or exit (you can claim lost passport or something to avoid giving up who you are). Refugio Grey to Refugio Paine Grande. The W includes the major viewpoints in Torres Del Paine and can be trekked in either direction. We will buy a map but just wanted to know if it is quite straightforward to find the various routes. After working with them in Peru I highly recommend the tours offered by G Adventures as their philosophy and focus on sustainable travel are in line with my personal values. I took all my own gear – I think you could consider renting the tent and maybe some walking sticks – I’d not feel very comfortable in a rented sleeping bag :/. Me and my wife are going to do the W in the last week of December. Fantastico Sur seems to be a criminal organisation judging by their prices. Thank you so much Steve! Prices at Vertice are still the same as you published, so they are still good to go to. The Park is an area of incredible, outstanding, natural beauty in the heart of Patagonia. www.garden-domes.com. Patagonia Grill & Cafe offers a wide variety of fine wines from all over the world – all ready to pair with our Argentinean Cuisine. One question, if bringing our own tents and planning to stay at campsites, do we need to reserve the campsites in advance? 4. If you have some time left you can go down to the beach and maybe touch some icebergs. Hi Leo – if you can’t make the early bus then you won’t be able to get to Refugio Grey as you need to take into account the bus ride to the park, the boat ride…and the 11km hike. Situated in Torres del Paine National Park, hiking this 83 kilometer long trail in four days gives you stunning views over of the granite towers that give the park its name. An alternative would be to go to El Chaltén where you have numerous great hiking options. please get in touch with the company directly as they run the campsites & spaces are limited. We just hiked the W trek a few months ago with ChileTour Patagonia a travel company and had such a great time! I just booked campsites for west to east and didn’t realize how expensive it would be with the CONAF sites all full. An option to see the glacier would be a boat trip from Hotel Lago Grey (see my preparation guide), it is an expensive but wonderful day trip which brings you up close to the glacier itself (you can still do it afterwards). What is the W Trek in Patagonia? For this you simply make Day 1 and Day 2 in one day. Patagonia Pittsburgh. This blog will explore the similarities and difference between the two treks so that you can choose which one is the best fit for your Patagonian adventure. www.garden-domes.com. Thank you! The most popular trek in Patagonia, the Torres Del Paine W Trek is fast becoming one of the most well-respected short hikes in the world due to the trails stunning scenery. All free campsites don’t have a shop nor do they provide food – you need to take it with you. I did not stop at frances (our route was sleep at grey, sleep at grande paine, sleep at cuenos, sleep at chileano/torres (bottom near the entrance), so I could not say with any degree of certainty about sneaking a tent into Frances, not enough room to share the tent booked? It’s 76km and is the most used hiking trail in Chile. Custom Itineraries for Travel in Torres del Paine and Patagonia. Day hikes or longer hiking days on the W are the way to go to avoid those pricey refugios :/. I was told no and had to hike down to the bottom, get up at 1:30am, come back up, met my friend at Chileano and proceed to the top. Thanks, Steve! Don't make the fault to skip the way up when it is raining in the camp – the weather changes really quick and you might regret it later. Day 5: Refugio Chileno – Campamento Torres (8 km, free) As you see you have the most relaxed day ahead because you just move from one campsite to another. Please be aware that Campamento Torres is closed due to reconstruction works for the whole 2018-2019 season! We are going from May 9-May 16. So i did the w and can confirm that 3 days is a bit thight, i ended up doing it in 4 days. Total kilometres vehicle route inside the park: 97 kms. I just got word they are only allowing hiking from East to West. there are regular buses from Punta Arenas to Pto Natales at that time, please check with the local bus companies (e.g. 15 reviews "Great tour. For those looking for more of a challenge, the alternative treks in the park, the Q and the Circuit or O, are just the ticket. Please head to the preparation guide (link at the beginning of this post)! Any thoughts on that? Use this tool to get a price for the exact time needed: Backpacking in Chile: my Chile Travel Guide   This is a clear and concise book based on my experience from 6 months traveling through Chile. After 2,5 hours you'll reach the Mirador and have lunch (12:30 pm.m.). It’s our last day … Bottom line, they are greedy people and deserve to lose as much $ as possible, please do obey all other park rules, no litter, no smoking, stay on the trails, no fires, etc. I was going to hike 1 ½ hours to a viewpoint over Glacier Grey then return to the refugio along the same path and then take the path going back to Paine Grande. Where did you hear this? It's also the best trail in Patagonia for solo travelers (or female hikers) as you're guaranteed to meet others along the way to share the journey. Depending on the time you arrive (should be 12 p.m.) you can decide if you want to walk from the Hotel to the entrance (1 hour, 7,5km along the road) or pay 2.800 CLP extra to take the minibus which leaves around 2 p.m. Especially at the W it can get crowded in high season. Though you pay more you'll get the full package this way including porters and a knowledgable guide. Cool – thanks for coming back and sharing your experience! The only thing I would do against the rules is not pay for my camping, but still use good judgement and camp only in designated areas. The most notable trek is the W-Trek, which takes you to the lookout point of the towers at the Ascencio Valley, the hanging glaciers in the French Valley and ultimately the Grey Valley. Note: Unfortunately Campamento Torres will be closed for the 2018-2019 season due to maintenance work – therefore you need to switch plans to camp at Chileno (pretty pricey) or down at Campamento Las Torres (next to Hotel Las Torres). We’ve been very inspired and are now really looking forward to our trip. If you stay in Puerto Natales I’d highly recommend the full paine tour and the day hike to the Torres! You write that there is no need to book? Nice detailed information (the most comprehensive I have seen). We are planning to hike the W the end of Jan 2017. Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia is the most famous hike in the entire region. Found in "Activities, Skills and tips, Travel and places" Patagonia had been on my bucket list for quite some time, so a friend and I travelled far south to this famously rugged region shared by Chile and Argentina. Our executive will help you with all information to enjoy patagonia! This won’t work – so you need to figure out another itinerary (maybe hike my itinerary backwards – but please check with the boat times to get back to Pto.Natales on the last day!). Darn those prices! Sure you can – make sure to consult the bus companies in Puerto Natales for the exact departure times! Is this realistic? we got really lucky with the weather and I have to say it was a near-perfect experience. I just updated all info in the main preparation guide – important for you: Chileno got super expensive so you might need to consider an alternative route (camping at Las Torres campground in the valley next to the Hotel Las Torres and doing a day hike up to the towers). Unfortunately, I just realized that I might have problems to actually see the torres. I ended having to get a bed in Curenos as Italiano, Frances, Cuernos were all booked up. Many thanks! Generally you can also just turn up in Natales and organize most of the stuff there. Please post my bail if I don’t write back in a week! You are right about the level but you should take the distances into account. Visit South America and travel to Patagonia on a trekking adventure. have fun! Last but not least, where do i rent a tent!?? Each day is color coded. Also here you mostly need a reservation to camp. Hi Valerio, working on this. EcoDome - Torres Del Paine W Trek, Patagonia - 7 Days . Patagonia is home to many different hiking and trekking options for the adventurous traveller! I am preparing myself to trek Park Patagonia solo next Feb and was wondering if you still have the gpx file of this trek to share. Hi guys, thanks for posting your Patagonia National Park Trek Map, indeed a very valuable resource. We'll be renting equipment from Puerto Natales and enter the park from the east (Las torres). I have a few tips to share, but they unconventional…please feel free to delete my comments if you don’t want your readers using these tips. We are doing the East to West route (Ref Chileno > Ref Cuernos > Ref Frances > Paine Grande > Grey). Even if you don’t get to hike the W I can suggest doing day hikes or tours – there are several options to do so: 1) Hike to the Torres, starting from Hotel Las Torres (in the morning) 2) Take the early boat from Pudeto to Paine Grande to the lookout of the Grey glacier (about half way to refugio grey), take the late boat back (please check with the boat times) 3) Full Paine Tour – this is a great full day tour by bus which takes you to some spectacular viewpoints you wouldn’t see when hiking (the popular images you see on books and all over the web) 4) Laguna Azul 5) Grey Glacier by boat. Not the worlds worst situation, but really made me feel like all they cared about was the $$$ (these are private, monopoly companies remember), so my tips are how to pay as little as possible (we should have just lied, said nothing and we could have shared her tent easily). I’m looking under camping and all that loads is the 82$US one, could you please send me a link to the website for the camping spaces at 8,500pesos? I am planning to go solo on January 2018. To prepare for trekking in Torres del Paine checkout my other post named ‘How to prepare for hiking in Torres del Paine' with information about transport, accommodation in Pto. Stay tuned. Therefore, how many days in advance do you think I need to book? The 'W' trek is the name given to the W shaped beaten track that interlinks the 3 Granite Paine Towers, the French Valley, and the Grey Glacier. Consider: The free campsite Torres is very popular, therefore you can stay mostly only for one night there. So two questions. I used the travel insurance from WorldNomads which is perfect for this trekking trip as it covers a wide range of adventure activities including trekking up to 6,000m in the Standard Package. Thanks so much!!! Date January 16, 2019. Thank you for your help! I am currently writing my own blog post about the experience. Start from the beginning of our Patagonian adventure. Nevertheless I think Torres del Paine is worth it even with the day hikes and tours I mentioned, I’ll also write about those more in-depth in the future. Contact Us Now . The W Trek, which owes its name to its shape resembling a W as the trail goes up valleys and along a lake (see map below), is one of the most popular treks in Patagonia for many good reasons. Hi and thank you for this great guide!!! $1,950 usd. The Torres del Paine W Trek is considered one of the best treks in Patagonia. We are never particularly organised when travelling so we have just looked at booking places in the campsite (we are hiring or bringing all camping equipment) and the two owned by vertice say they are not available – we are planning to trek from 26th – 30th November West to East. It is pretty much as you intend to do – just show up there and get everything sorted. The trails of the W-trek are in excellent conditions, the campsites and refugios are cozy and quite comfortable for a remote location like that. 414 W 14th Street. Another option is to book a complete tour – this way you can leave the organization, gear rental, transportation, food and booking of campsites to local experts. Keep walking in the direction of Paso. I’d like to know what you think about going from Italiano to Torres in 1 day. Hi Steve. Day 1: Puerto Natales – Refugio Grey – Paine Grande (28 -30 km, 15.000 CLP + 21.000 CLP + 20.000 CLP + 6.000 CLP) Leave Puerto Natales with the early bus (15.000 CLP return ticket) and get off at Pudeto (next stop after the park entrance – fee: 21.000 CLP) where you catch the catamaran to Paine Grande (20.000 CLP). Las Torres next to the Hotel in the Valley) and then do a 1 day hike up to the towers. Or if you can be on the trail during those dates. The only difference was that she had rented tents at the sites and booked meals so as not to carry all her gear…personally, I wanted to “do it myself” (even though this involves booking sites in advance). The park refers you to two private sites neither of which indicate any availability so we can only hope that some of the reservations get cancelled or were pre booked on spec by tour companies. Here you can find more info: https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowTopic-g670171-i12474-k7508911-Tranferring_between_TdeP_and_El_Calafate_specific_companies-Torres_del_Paine_National_Park.html. I am a little scared I wont find a solution for that prolem. Are they signposted or do you need maps and compasses. I leave on Saturday to join up with my son, who lives in Colombia. (Late July and Early August). ChileTour Patagonia, is a top-rated local Chilean travel brand with a main office in Puerto Natales that operates various types of W Trek experiences in Torres del Paine National Park and trips to other parts of Patagonia. This is the perfect schedule for a relaxed time in the park starting with a nice boat trip and the Glacier Grey, finishing with the sunrise at the Torres in the morning of the last day. Hi Steve, Thanks so much for this information on the W trek. Thanks so much, the information has been invaluable. I am back packing around so I do not exactly when I will reach. Great post, not easy to find reliable information on w trail. We would often ask, “What would Steve do?” ;) I wanted to share a couple of things from our trip: 1. Going from west to east and in 5 days 4 nights where should i book? Read the my W Trek article to explore the options. The Torres del Paine W Trek is one of South America’s most iconic outdoor experiences. Hello! is. It’s not true. Do you think the above information would still be applicable? A first-timer’s guide to trekking in Patagonia. though, it should be noted in the strongest terms: RESERVATIONS ARE MANDATORY, for campsites or whatever, at all locations mentioned (including Italiano, and particularly at Torres and Cuernos). Checklists are included to help make sure you don’t forget anything. Get up early, leave your stuff at the camp and just take a daypack to hike up to Paso (at 8:00 a.m.). What are the Pros/Cons of going East to West as you suggest vs. West to East? This is why I try to have an impact with this blog and tell people how to behave in an environment like this. I have a query – Does Campo Torres provide any kind of food? One final note: I’ve done a lot of trekking and especially the W is not really a big deal in matters of difficulty ;). This is one of the most beautiful and famous treks in Patagonia, if not the world, and I have been wanting to do it since the first time my jaw dropped at seeing a photo of this mountainous National Park. Thank you for all your help thus far and in the future! Please keep in mind that this is the first season with the booking system and the visitor numbers are increasing each year – therefore I’d like to recommend the reservation as I don’t want people to plan the trek and then having a bad experience because the got turned away (which is actually happening in some cases) – in the low season and maybe also the shoulder season this is another story ;) Great to hear you had such an amazing experience! My thoughts on this are to go sneaky as much as possible, wait for the trails to be closed (one couple did see a Puma on one of the trails at night), so you can claim fear of being eaten by a wild animal and that should keep you in your tent til morning. Regards, Valerio. Looking for a hike that will offer you the highlights reel of Patagonia? Great, I guess you'll not regret it and you've a bit more time for Lookouts and Pictures. I just downloaded your e-book! After your return take down your tent, pack your stuff and leave the camp at around 9 a.m. Head down to the Hotel Las Torres – it'll take around 3 hours to arrive there. I have a few questions: 1. If you have a look at the map of the trail you'll quickly realize why it is called the W trek. This satellite map of Patagonia is meant for illustration purposes only. I have had a look at the Torres Del Paine Website in an attempt to book a campsite for each night but as yet I can’t seem to book. Sounds like you had a great time & maybe you come back one day to try the whole circuit ;). I have planned my trip around the very nice descrption you have offered here. Just don’t know if my compass will work in South America. Do you recommend staying in the park? Hey – I just updated the prices and all Info on the main article. Love to hear that. As stated in my preparation guide the visitor number increased rapidly so I recommend reserving well in advance as there is a restriction on the number of people who are allowed to get in for a good reason: to protect this unique park. One of the pleasures of hiking in Patagonia is that you can drink water directly from the source on the trail. Keep it up! Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia is the most famous hike in the entire region. I just finished the hike last week (nov 2016). So far, I’d hiked about 12km / 7.5 miles each day. After deciding to trek in Torres del Paine your next step is to decide which trek to do, the W Trek or the O Circuit. The most popular trek in Patagonia, the Torres Del Paine W Trek is fast becoming one of the most well-respected short hikes in the world due to the trails stunning scenery.. I decided to go with Vertice Patagonia and it seems I will be doing the hike from East to West. Remember that you can only stay there if you made a reservation beforehand! Hiking boots would be better but for most parts of it you should be fine with your Nike if it isn’t raining ;), Hi Steve! Actually I’m a guy like you that used to live the ‘normal’ life until September 2012... ‘How to prepare for hiking in Torres del Paine', 2) The W in 5 days, 4 nights (100 km, 139.800 CLP), 3) The W in 4 days, 3 nights (100 km, around 134.800 CLP). Now you can decide if you want to continue a bit more into the direction of Paso or keep it shorter. The only day where we had differences were: Cuernos, I had had to book a bunk bed (55$US!) I will be hiking the W in a couple of weeks, and unfortunately left my hiking boots at home. I assume that the answer from Vertice is related to the availability of tents or spaces to rent from them. W trek..." Destinations Santiago, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Buenos Aires +3 more Age Range 15 to 99 year olds Physical Rating. Patagonia is a most unique holiday destination; perfect for those seeking thrills and adventure. You've done the W in Torres del Paine and with that around 100 km by foot. Start your walk around 9 a.m. to Campamento Chileno. Also the tour by car along the road offers some spectacular views. The route starts at the entrance to Reserva Nacional Jeinimeni. Given that I’m a newbie I don’t plan to trek any glasiers or anything, I probably will look for a tour that takes me to see Perito Moreno Glacier and Mt. With this you have a real challenging program right at the start. The best I have found. The ultimate trekking Patagonia experience -Torres del Paine O Trek and Q Trek. Thank you very much for sharing your experience, James! Click here to learn more >>. Did you hike in Patagonia in the summer or winter? The next day of my W trail in Patagonia was also supposed to be relatively easy. Stay a night or two after your trek in Punta Natales to relax loads of local cafes and hostals with delicious food. We want to take the free campsites as the Refugio campsites require one to take “fullboard” which becomes quite expensive! Fantasico Sur told me they are doing it to limit the number of people, but I agree they are just using their monopoly to make more. I am in good hiking shape. Yes – that’s another way to do it. Moderate. 11-12-2019. 3. The Erratic Rock is a great hikers place – I’ve been there and had a few chats with fellow outdoor lovers, moreover they offer the free 3 o’clock talk where you’re able to get the latest information about the park & weather! What’s the difficulty level of the w trail? Unlike the shorter W-Trek, the O-Trek can be worth 7 days of hiking. Local authorities should really do something about Fantastico Sur group though, as they have monopoly in the eastern part of the park and their outrageous prices really aren’t justified. It was very useful in planning my trip to the park. Consequently, the Park is an area of incredible, outstanding, natural beauty in the heart of Patagonia. I’m guessing there’s space for more tents, they just don’t want to overbook by a large margin. I am booking my sites for the w trek now. Patagonia. Therefore, Puerto Natales is the perfect place to meet like-minded people setting off on the W Trek, or over to El Calafate and El Chalten, or even heading as far south as Antarctica. They are amazing and I cannot wait to get there next month. Especially curious on your methods of camping. We are planning on going from West to East as well this weekend. My friend and I are doing the W in 4 days, and 3 nights December 11-14, 2016. Thanks & let us know how it went! When you stopover in Punta Arenas you could consider to spend a day there and head to the “zona franca” which is a toll free zone where you can buy especially outdoor gear for good prices (apart from that South America is quite expensive if you want quality equipment). Avoiding Refugio Chileno, basically… I don’t really think that sleeping on wooden platforms is a good idea! EcoDome - Torres Del Paine W Trek, Patagonia - 5 Days. Sincerely, Bowen. You’ll also meet fellow hikers on the way as it is the most popular route. Hi Steve, Really great work and description. Overview map of the Patagonia National Park Trek. I’m looking at doing it in 3 days of hiking. Do I need a pair of hiking boots or will my Nike running shoes be okay? This 7 Day Itinerary includes 4 nights accommodation at the stunning EcoCamp situated within the … Hey Bella, first of all the W is not really a very tough hike..so you should be fine. Natales, Gear and prices. bummer to hear this. I am a little slow at hiking – perhaps I will consider W in 6 or 7 nights…. Thank you so much for your great blog from a newbie hiker/trekker! Hope this is of some kind of help…..just burns me that they take such a great place and turn it into a money scheme…or that there are hikers who don’t respect the awesomeness that they are getting to see by camping outside grounds, littering or generally doing other stupid things. Have a slow start and head uphill, set up your tent and use the huge amount of time to spend some hours at the Torres in the afternoon. I can only see “platforms” including food for 82$US. Next time I’ll head down there I try to do the O in winter with some local friends who are rangers in the Park ;), Good to know about the sticker checkers…I’ll let you know if I have any problems on the O trail….still going without trying to pay….would happily pay if I felt the money was going to protecting the park, but that is clearly not the case. 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