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Explore the stunning scenery spread over 74 kilometers (46 miles) of trails, molded by one of the largest glaciers in the Southern Hemisphere. Torres del Paine is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, tucked between the Andes and the Patagonian Steppe in Chile. Feel the crisp air coming from the surrounding mountains and enjoy hiking under clear blue skies. To fully experience this rugged and beautiful landscape, it requires hiking in sometimes unpredictable conditions but the rewards are unparalleled: experience the sunsets on the lagoon, hike to the edges of glaciers, and enjoy sweeping views of waterfalls and ridges that will get your heart racing. The ‘W’ shaped trek checks all the adventure boxes with its spectacular wilderness of Patagonian Steppe, glaciers, and lakes that deserve their UNESCO status. Find out more about this hike that never ceases to amaze from a hiking guide James Mackender!
W Trek takes the prize for the perfect balance of hiking and sightseeing
Endless valleys with majestic glaciers and towering mountains as a backdrop
74 km of stunning scenery, molded by one of the largest glaciers of the Southern Hemisphere
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Torres del Paine, please refer to the Chile Reports and Official Chilean Government (Spanish only) websites.
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What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
Other than breakfast and lunch on day 1 and dinner on day 5, all meals for the duration of the trip can either be individually purchased in the refugios, or be included as part of your reservation on request.
If you wish to include private transport or upgrade your accommodation, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Here’s the list of the equipment you need to bring:
The Torres del Paine W Trek is considered a difficult hike and is best suited for fit and experienced hikers. Intermediate hikes will see a little more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length. Advanced hikes are longer treks with steep descents and challenging switchbacks. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can change and you’ll also be packing a 35-50L backpack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.
Group sizes and pricing:
If you’re traveling with a larger party, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements. All pricing is per person and cost doesn’t decrease.
Min. age requirements:
If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
A 30% deposit to secure your place upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure or once your guide confirms the trip. For bookings within five weeks of the departure, full payment is required. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
In case you need to cancel the trip, the following cancellation costs would be incurred:
Refunds percentages are based on 100% of the trip price. Please note that flight purchases are not included in the above table and the refund of any flights is subject to the cancellation/refunds policy of the individual airline, nor are any other non-refundable resources purchased as part of the trip.
You can get credit for future travel as a means of replanning your trip in the event of unforeseen circumstances (travel that is impacted by pandemics, travel bans etc.) that delays your arrival, requires postponement for a short period or will require entirely changing the dates of your trip for another year.
The easiest way to come to the Torres del Paine is by flying to Santiago de Chile International Airport and to Punta Arenas and taking a bus to Puerto Natales where you will have an evening briefing on day 0.
The meeting location is usually at Torres del Paine National Park. You should arrive during the afternoon on day 0.