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Patagonia Hiking: Torres del Paine W Trek

Starts: Punta Arenas, Chile
Finishes: Torres del Paine!, Chile

Visit: Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine NP, Paine Massif Chile, Grey Glacier Argentina, Torres del Paine, Laguna Azul Chile, Torres del Paine!

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Hiking

Overview

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Join us as we explore Southern Patagonias most iconic landscape in Chiles Torres del Paine National Park. On this 7-day hiking adventure we follow the world-famous and challenging W route, traveling from our comfortable base camp to two unique refugios carrying only our daypacks. Well hike to the foot of the granite spires that give this park its name; explore the shorelines of Nordenskjold, Pehoe and Grey Lakes; climb deep into French Valley; get to know the local flora and fauna and even get up close and personal with a calving glacier. Each night well take shelter in warm and comfortable lodging and share the days stories over hearty and delicious meals. Its a week-long adventure that should definitely be on your bucket list.

Chilean Patagonia is home to some of the most impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere and to some of the worlds most classic trekking routes, encompassing ancient forests, glaciers, lakes, rivers and fjords, and fauna, including guanacos, flamingos, condors, foxes and pumas.

At the southern tip of the Andes in Chile lies Torres del Paine National Park. The Park is located in Chiles southernmost and largest region, Magellanes and Chilean Antarctica, where the main economic activities are sheep farming, oil extraction and tourism. The population density is sparse at 1.1 per km, but the regions main city, Punta Arenas, is home to a sizeable 120,000 people. The Park draws in approximately 100,000 tourists each year who visit the main attractions the Paine Towers, Los Cuernos, French Valley and Grey Glacier. The W trek and the Paine Circuit are popular routes.

Highlights

    • Trek the famous W route in Torres del Paine National Park
    • Hike to Ascencio Valley for an iconic view of the Towers
    • Stay in comfortable domed camps and refugio each night
    • Marvel at calving glaciers and granite spires
    • Tour the Eastern Lakes by foot or cycle

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 166153
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Punta Arenas, Chile
Finishes: Torres del Paine!, Chile
Duration: 7 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Skilled, professional guide service provided by our affiliate operator
  • 4 nights accommodation at basecamp (based on double occupancy)
  • 1 night camp accommodation at Refugio Los Cuernos or Domo el Francés
  • 1 night camp accommodation at Refugio Paine Grande
  • Round trip ground transport from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park (transfers outside of the scheduled times are available for an additional cost)
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 through breakfast on day 7 (and limited beverages offered at each meal)
  • Activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Entry fees for Torres del Paine and Milodon cave
  • Porter services and all excursions included in the itinerary (boat crossings, etc)
  • Lodging amenities such as linens, towels and hand soap
  • Daily yoga while staying at basecamp
  • 27-oz Klean Kanteen water bottle

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,865 ($266/day)

Deposit:

$800 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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Chile Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Torres Del Paine National Park, Los Cuernos, Lake Nordenskjoldm, Paine Massif, Lake Pehoe, Lake Grey, Laguna Azul, Cañadón Macho, Santiago
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Izzie  

Experienced guides. Great adventure!! Ecocamp's service, food and acomodation was excellent!

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PataHiker  

Each day's trek was demanding whether it be the hilly terrain of the "Patagonia flat", hiking distance, steep trails, loose terrain or stream crossings. We had long full days. You definitely need to do some good training for this adventure. However, being surrounded by the spectacular scenery of glacial lakes and snow-capped peaks made it worth the effort. We saw a lot of backpackers laden down with huge packs of gear. I was really thankful to only be carrying a daypack. Before we left I had read that you can experience four seasons of weather in one day, so we came prepared with layers and rain gear. We went in March and one day it rained all day and all night long (which I don't think is normal), but it was still good hiking and the sun returned the next day. We learned to just go with it. It's part of the Patagonia experience. The domed huts at EcoCamp are simple, but nice with comfortable warm beds. Delicious meals - huge breakfast & lunch buffets with variety and natural foods. For the multi-course gourmet dinners we were given several choices, many based around traditional Chilean dishes with their own unique twist. All the staff, trekking guides and drivers were very friendly, helpful and hospitable. Very good quality facilities and equipment. The Ecocamp staff asked for comments and critiques and were open to suggestions as well as being accommodating. Besides the amazing scenery, Patagonia has interesting wildlife. The last day we did a fauna hike through grassla

Tour Operator

OARS

Since 1969 O.A.R.S. has been setting the unforgettable standard in rafting, sea kayaking and hiking adventures, with destinations & unparalleled experiences on the most legendary rivers, coastlines & mountains in the world – from California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Arizona’s Grand Canyon to the opulent gorges of Fiji and the Galapagos Islands, O.A.R.S. specializes in first-class adventures throughout Western North America, South America and the South Pacific.

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the “Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S. trips have been honored as “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler.

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