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Our all-women’s W Circuit is far from your typical girls’ trip! This 5-day, 47-mile trek is your passport to the surreal beauty of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Imagine teal and azure lakes, emerald forests, and roaring rivers. Picture a radiant blue glacier and condors soaring above towering granite spires. You can camp beneath star-studded skies or enjoy cozy mountain refuges overnight—the magic is real, and the choice is yours! Immerse yourself in the Patagonian wilderness, reconnect with your friends (or make new ones!) and create lasting memories on one of the world’s most incredible treks.

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Adventure highlights

  • Spectacular Sights

    Experience the best of the Torres del Paine National Park, like Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the Tower’s Base Viewpoint

  • All-Inclusive Adventure

    With all the logistics covered, all that’s left to do is enjoy and appreciate this iconic 47-mile trail

  • Unique Girls’ Getaway

    Get ready for a trip tailored for women looking for a perfect blend of challenge, fun, and Patagonian wilderness!

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Women-Only W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine — Refuge Edition

Embrace one of the world's most incredible trails on an all-women's expedition! The legendary W Circuit trek in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, spans 47 demanding miles, but the rewards are definitely worth it. Over 5 unforgettable days, our expert woman guide will lead you through the entire W Circuit, ensuring you don't miss a moment of its natural wonders. Meals and accommodations in mountain refuges are all part of the package, so all you need to do is prepare for the journey of a lifetime. Don't miss this chance to experience the magic of Patagonia with an incredible group of women.

  • Welcome to the spectacular Patagonia! Make sure to reach Patagonia at least a day prior to your adventure as you’re heading out tomorrow early in the morning. Meet your guide in Puerto Natales and go through a briefing. All your last-minute questions about the tour will be answered!

  • Whichever hotel you’re at, make sure to have a hearty breakfast and request your boxed lunch to-go before heading to the Puerto Natales Bus Terminal, where you’ll meet your guide and your team at 7 am. Make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early so you don’t miss the bus to Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy breathtaking scenery of Patagonia as you travel to Laguna Amarga’s main entrance where you will need to register with the park ranger, CONAF.

    From there, Transporte Las Torres will take you to the welcome center and then it’s just a 5-minute walk to Estancia Cerro Paine where you’ll register and begin your trek. Follow the trail through Ascencio Valley and its lush forests, and once you ascend through a field of large rocks, you’ll reach the iconic Mirador Base Las Torres. It’s that world-famous view of three granite towers and a turquoise lake at their feet. Have your lunch there before returning to Torre Central Refuge for a warm dinner after a long day of hiking.

    Meals: Dinner
    Hiking: 8-10 hours
    Distance: 14 miles / 22.5 km
    Accommodation: Central Refuge

    Torres del Paine Mirador Base
  • Start your day with breakfast and don’t forget to request your lunch box. Today you’ll explore the middle zone of the W Circuit beneath the towing mountains of Torres del Paine National Park. Along the way, witness spectacular views of crystalline streams and glaciers cascading down Mount Almirante Nieto. Spot majestic condors soaring above and admire glistening waters of Lake Nordenskjold. Follow the path to Cuerno Refuge where you can unwind for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 4-5 hours
    Distance: 7-9 miles / 11-14.5 km
    Accommodation: Cuernos or Frances Refuge

    Hikers in Torres del Paine and lake
  • Rise and shine! After asking for your lunch box, go on and continue discovering otherworldly Patagonian landscapes. After a brief stop at a park ranger shelter, begin your ascent to the French Valley. Traverse rocky terrain and lush forests until you reach the Plateau, where you’ll enjoy views of Los Cuernos, glacial lagoons, and you might even hear a thunderous noise of falling water and witness an avalanche! Rest and have lunch at the British Lookout before continuing onto Refugio Paine Grande. End your day with a delicious dinner at the refuge.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 6-7 hours
    Distance: 10.5 miles / 17 km
    Accommodation: Paine Grande Refuge

    French valley in Torres deL Paine, seen along the W Circuit Trek.
  • Set out on a winding path through a narrow valley to Laguna de Los Patos. Marvel at the views of the vast Southern Patagonian Ice Field and the ice floes of Lago Grey. Descend through a forest to reach the refuge and then continue for 10 minutes to the Grey Glacier Viewpoint for a breathtaking encounter with the massive blue ice massif.

    You can take an optional extension of today’s hike and go for a 4-hour hike to the famous hanging bridges, offering a new perspective of the glacier’s depths and the surrounding Olguín cord.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 4-4.5 hours (plus optional 3-4 hours)
    Distance: 6.8 miles / 11 km (plus optional 2.5 miles / 4 km)
    Accommodation: Grey Refuge

    Grey Lake in Torres del Paine
  • Make the most out of your morning with optional activities like an ice walk or kayak adventure amidst the stunning glacier scenery. Following your final explorations of the park, come to Paine Grande Lodge and board the catamaran to Pudeto, where you can catch a bus to Puerto Natales.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch
    Hiking: 4-4.5 hours
    Distance: 6.8 miles / 11 km

    A hiker near glacial formations in Torres del Paine, along the W Circuit Trek
Women-Only W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine — Camping Edition

Unleash your sense of adventure on a women's-only W Trek in Torres del Paine! Embrace the great outdoors with a camping experience, where you can fully immerse yourself in the stunning national park and sleep under the starry Patagonian skies. With glaciers, towering peaks, pristine lakes, and breathtaking waterfalls on the itinerary, you're in for a treat. Accommodations, meals, and expert guidance are all meticulously arranged to ensure a seamless and memorable journey through Torres del Paine.

  • Welcome to the spectacular Patagonia! Make sure to reach Patagonia at least a day prior to your adventure as you’re heading out tomorrow early in the morning. Meet your guide in Puerto Natales and go through a briefing. All your last-minute questions about the tour will be answered!

  • Whichever hotel you’re at, make sure to have a hearty breakfast and request your boxed lunch to-go before heading to the Puerto Natales Bus Terminal, where you’ll meet your guide and your team at 7 am. Make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early so you don’t miss the bus to Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy breathtaking scenery of Patagonia as you travel to Laguna Amarga’s main entrance where you will need to register with the park ranger, CONAF.

    From there, Transporte Las Torres will take you to the welcome center and then it’s just a 5-minute walk to Estancia Cerro Paine where you’ll register and begin your trek. Follow the trail through Ascencio Valley and its lush forests, and once you ascend through a field of large rocks, you’ll reach the iconic Mirador Base Las Torres. It’s that world-famous view of three granite towers and a turquoise lake at their feet. Have your lunch there before returning to Camping Central for a warm dinner after a long day of hiking.

    Meals: Dinner
    Hiking: 8-10 hours
    Distance: 14 miles / 22.5 km
    Accommodation: Camping Central

    Torres del Paine Mirador Base
  • Start your day with breakfast and don’t forget to request your lunch box. Today you’ll explore the middle zone of the W Circuit beneath the towing mountains of Torres del Paine National Park. Along the way, witness spectacular views of crystalline streams and glaciers cascading down Mount Almirante Nieto. Spot majestic condors soaring above and admire glistening waters of Lake Nordenskjold. Follow the path to your campsite where you can unwind for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 4-5 hours
    Distance: 7-9 miles / 11-14.5 km
    Accommodation: Camping Cuernos or Frances

    Hikers in Torres del Paine and lake
  • Rise and shine! After asking for your lunch box, go on and continue discovering otherworldly Patagonian landscapes. After a brief stop at a park ranger shelter, begin your ascent to the French Valley. Traverse rocky terrain and lush forests until you reach the Plateau, where you’ll enjoy views of Los Cuernos, glacial lagoons, and you might even hear a thunderous noise of falling water and witness an avalanche! Rest and have lunch at the British Lookout before continuing onto Campsite Paine Grande. End your day with a delicious dinner at the refuge.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 6-7 hours
    Distance: 10.5 miles / 17 km
    Accommodation: Camping Paine Grande

    Camping in Torres del Paine
  • Set out on a winding path through a narrow valley to Laguna de Los Patos. Marvel at the views of the vast Southern Patagonian Ice Field and the ice floes of Lago Grey. Descend through a forest to reach the refuge and then continue for 10 minutes to the Grey Glacier Viewpoint for a breathtaking encounter with the massive blue ice massif.

    You can take an optional extension of today’s hike and go for a 4-hour hike to the famous hanging bridges, offering a new perspective of the glacier’s depths and the surrounding Olguín cord.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Hiking: 4-4.5 hours (plus optional 3-4 hours)
    Distance: 6.8 miles / 11 km (plus optional 2.5 miles / 4 km)
    Accommodation: Camping Grey

    Grey Lake in Torres del Paine
  • Make the most out of your morning with optional activities like an ice walk or kayak adventure amidst the stunning glacier scenery. Following your final explorations of the park, come to Paine Grande Lodge and board the catamaran to Pudeto, where you can catch a bus to Puerto Natales.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch
    Hiking: 4-4.5 hours
    Distance: 6.8 miles / 11 km

    A hiker near glacial formations in Torres del Paine, along the W Circuit Trek
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Based in Puerto Natales, Chile, Outdoor Index is your gateway to conscious adventuring in Patagonia. Their four pillars drive them to diversify destinations, educate for conscious tourism, foster personal growth through adventure, and activate local ecosystems. Joining their adventures means exploring the best of South American wilderness in a truly unique and meaningful way.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 5-day W Trek in Torres del Paine guided adventure
      • Round-trip transportation Puerto Natales — Torres del Paine
      • Meals as per itinerary
      • Accommodation — 4 nights in mountain refuges (6-8 people per room) or in campsites (possible to rent a single tent at an additional cost)
      • Sleeping bag and pillows for mountain refuges
      • Tent (shared), sleeping bag, mat, and liner in each camp
      • Ticket for the catamaran
      • Entrance ticket to Torres del Paine
      • Briefing talk

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to and from the starting point
      • Travel and accident insurance
      • Porter for your luggage — optional, but can be hired
      • Accommodation in Puerto Natales
      • Kayak in front of the Grey Glacier — optional, can be added at checkout
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • In order to join this guided all-women W Circuit trip in Torres del Paine, you need to be in excellent physical shape. A great thing about this adventure is that there are no issues with altitude, but still keep in mind that this is a 5-day tour full of strenuous walks! You’ll be doing between 7 and 14 miles per day (11 to 22 km) while carrying a backpack with all your belongings.

    Some days are longer, while some days you’ll only hike for 4-5 hours. Still, this tour is more than just a leisurely stroll so make sure you’re in good enough shape to join it. To prepare, we consider hiking and backpacking regularly, as well as engaging in various cardiovascular activities and strength training. Keep in mind that your guide will always be by your side to encourage you, give you tips and make sure the trek runs smoothly despite the possible challenges.

  • The weather in southern Patagonia is very changeable, and you can experience all four seasons in one day. It’s crucial to be prepared for any type of weather, especially strong winds and high solar radiation. The list below outlines the basic equipment necessary for a day of excursions in Torres del Paine National Park:

      • 40L backpack (with rain cover)
      • Small daypack for shorter trips
      • Trekking poles (highly recommended)
      • Water-resistant jacket and pants (Gore-Tex or similar)
      • Fleece or sweatshirt
      • First layer of merino wool or breathable material
      • Short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts
      • Comfortable hiking boots (not brand new)
      • Cell phone (with camera)
      • Sandals (for bathing and resting)
      • Headlamp
      • Lock for your tent
      • Quick-drying towel (lightweight)
      • Cold-resistant hat and gloves
      • Sun hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional, but recommended
      • Binoculars (for experienced users)
      • Reusable water bottle (1 liter is sufficient, clear bottles are recommended)
      • Ziploc bags (for waste disposal)
      • First aid kit (with bandages, adhesive bandages, and anti-inflammatory patches)
  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this women-only W Circuit trek in Torres del Paine guided tour, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 8:1. The maximum group size is 8.
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate.
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

    The W Trek in Torres del Paine guided adventure can be arranged for larger and for private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Puerto Natales, the starting point of your tour, most people fly into Teniente Julio Gallardo Airport (PNT) serving Puerto Natales. Once you land there, you have a 10-minute drive to the city.

    Another option is to fly into Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ), the airport serving the Punta Arenas area. Once you’re there, you have several options to reach Puerto Natales. You can take a bus which takes 3-4 hours, you can rent a car, or arrange a private transfer.

    You will meet your guide on Day 0 in Puerto Natales, which is when you’ll meet your guide and go through a briefing. Let us know if you need any help arranging transportation and/or accommodation prior to and after the tour.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. For more information on travel recommendations and restrictions in Chile, please refer to Chile’s Foreign Travel Advice.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Deposits

    You can secure one of the set dates with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining 70% of the trip price is to be paid 90 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Secure your early bird spot with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure anytime in case the dates don’t suit you.
      • Once the dates are set, you can confirm your booking by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.

    Cancellations

    Booking fees are non-refundable in all cases. During checkout, however, you can choose one of 57hours’ flexibility options:

    Basic

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 90 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-89 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 90 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 60-89 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Super Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.

    Once you make the payment, your guides will confirm the date of your reservation within a maximum of 4 business days. In case there is no availability, your guides will offer you the nearest secure date. If the proposed date does not work for you, your guides will offer you a full refund.

    Once you make the payment, your guides will confirm the date of your reservation within a maximum of 4 business days. In case there is no availability, your guides will offer you the nearest secure date. If the proposed date does not work for you, your guides will offer you a full refund.

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