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1 Person
5 day
Unu Raymi Expeditions
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  • Explore Torres del Paine’s W Trek in an unforgettable 5-day tour! Let your guide take you to the most spectacular places, such as Mirador Base Torres, Cerro Almirante Nieto, and the spectacular Cuernos del Paine. Spend the nights in a camp, and save up energy for exploring the French Valley and the impressive Grey Glacier. Learn about the history of the area and explore the Patagonian Steppe, while sleeping in beautiful campsites among Chilean natural wonders.
    NOTE: Dorm-style refugio accommodations are also available for an added fee.

    • Arrive in Puerto Natales the day before your adventure begins. There will be a pre-trek briefing held the evening before the departure to go over the details of the trek. You have to be at the Rodoviario de Puerto Natales (bus station) at 6.30 to take the bus leaving at 7:00 am to the Torres del Paine National Park. Enter the park through the Laguna Amarga Lodge, where you’ll show your ticket and take the approach bus to the Welcome Center of the Cerro Paine Reserve. Revel in the impressive silhouettes of the Torres del Paine and the Almirante Nieto Massif. There will be a pre-trek briefing held the evening before the departure at your hotel to go over the details of the trek. Once you arrive at the Torres del Paine National Park in the afternoon hours, spend the rest of the day by getting to know your group over dinner and retreat to Sector Central for the night. 

      Meals: Dinner
      Accommodation: Camping or refugio

      Puerto Natales in the Strait Of Magellan, Antarctic Patagonia, Chile
    • Wake up for breakfast and venture off to one of the beautiful places along the trail: the Mirador Base Torres, Ascencio River and Paso de los Vientos. You will walk through the pampas and enjoy the incredible views of valley and lakes. You will continue until you reach the Chilean Refuge, then head into a forest of lengas eventually reaching La Morrena where the hardest part of the trekking begins. You will walk along a rocky path until you reach the spectacular Mirador Base Torres. Camp and eat dinner in the Central Sector, and get some rest for tomorrow. 

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Camping or refugio

      Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic Region, Chile
    • Get an early start and hike for 13.5 km / 8.5 miles along the magnificent Lake Nordenskjöld, Cerro Almirante Nieto and Cuernos del Paine. Take in the beautiful views of the granite formed mountains, lakes and zones where you can appreciate the abundant flora and fauna of this Patagonian park. Camp and eat dinner at the French Sector.

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Camping or refugio

      Blue lake on a snowy mountains background and cloudy sky Torres del paine
    • Wake up for breakfast and continue hiking one of the most important iconic routes of the circuit. Today you’ll hike along the French Valley to the Italian Camp and hike through the Valley of the French River. Learn about the history and take photos along the way. You’ll witness one of the most breathtaking vistas of the circuit — the view towards the valley flanked by the hills of Paine Grande and Northern Horn amongst others.  After you’re done for the day, head back to Sector Paine Grande, have dinner and rest for the night.

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Camping or refugio

      French Valley landscape from Britannic viewpoint, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Cuernos del Paine. Chilean Patagonia
    • After breakfast, continue the hike and visit the third and final milestone of this trek, a place that offers an unforgettable memory of the park, the Grey Glacier. Some stops along the way include Paine Grande Hill (the highest point of the Massif), Ñirres, Coigües and Notros, and the first Mirador of Lago Gray where pieces of glacier float around the lake. Enjoy the views of the Gray Glacier and after lunch at the Grey Sector, return to the Paine Grande Sector and take the catamaran to Pudeto. From there, you can catch a bus back to Puerto Natales.

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch

      Grey Glacier,Patagonia, Chile - a glacier in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Cordillera del Paine
    • What you get on this adventure:

      • A professional bilingual guide
      • All camping equipment (including sleeping bags)
      • Refugio and campsite reservations for the duration of the tour
      • Meals and snacks at refugios

      What’s not included:

      • Hiking poles
      • Hiking boots or shoes
      • Bus transportation to and from Puerto Natales (approx. $24 per person for the round trip)
      • Catamaran transportation to Pudeto on the final day ($34 per person)
      • Hotel accommodations before and after the tour
      • International and domestic flight costs
      • Park entrance fees (to be paid in cash at the park entrance)

      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:

        • Multi-day hiking pack large enough to carry all the items listed (35-50L backpack)
        • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
        • Lightweight hiking or trekking boots
        • Thermal long-sleeved shirt
        • Synthetic t-shirts and long-sleeved shirt
        • Waterproof rain jacket with hood (like Gore-tex)
        • Thermal base layer pants
        • Waterproof pants
        • Hiking pants (preferably convertibles)
        • Down jacket or vest
        • Synthetic or wool base layers, underwear and socks
        • Sunhat
        • Winter hat, scarf and gloves
        • Hiking poles — optional (but recommended)
        • Head torch
        • Pocket knife
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • First aid kit
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional (but recommended)
    • 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. 

    • You will spend your night in a combination of campsites and refugios, depending on location and availability.

      Camping facilities will be minimal with access to clean bathrooms and hot showers. Wild camping is prohibited in the national park. Refugios are spaced out along the trail and offer a limited number of beds.

      Refugios often have a restaurant serving hot meals and a fully stocked bar where you can get trail snacks or full meals.


    • Group sizes and pricing:

      • A minimum of 2 participants is required for the tour to run.
      • The groups for this trek usually consist of 2-6 people, but larger groups can be accommodated.
      • Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
      • Private trips are possible but have a minimum group size of 2 people. Private trips are possible for 1 person but have a minimum cost of a 2 person booking.

      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:

      • Everybody over the age of 18 is welcome to book this hiking adventure.
      • Minors may be permitted to join private tours on a case-by-case basis.

      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:

      • There is a $120 cancellation fee per person (plus any trip resource costs already paid & any bank charges that are incurred for a refund)
      • 50+ days prior to arrival: 75% refund of total trip price
      • 49 – 36 days prior to arrival: 50% refund of the total trip price
      • 35 – 0 days prior to arrival: 0% refund of total trip price

      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.

    • 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.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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