Winter W - Trek 5 Days

    What's Included?

  • All ground transportation
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Three nights in Refugio Paine Grande
  • One night stay at Hosteria Pehoe
  • Private transfers (to and from Puerto Natales, as well as from Hosteria Pehoe to Las Torres)
  • Trekking Poles
  • All meals as described on the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Patagonia Hero T-shirt


For those who love avoiding the crowds, then Winter W-Trek in Torres del Paine is a perfect fit and the best way to see the highlights of Torres del Paine National Park. Hike right to the base of the spectacular Towers del Paine, see the giant southern ice fields and experience Patagonian's famous winds. The first day starts with the journey from Puerto Natales to the park entrance and an overnight at the relaxing Refugio Torre Central. We start the trek the following morning with a hike up to the Towers Lookout point for amazing views of the world famous granitic spires. The trek continues along the shores of Lago Nordenskjold to the beautiful French Valley which features excellent views of the surrounding hanging glaciers, mountain lakes and several peaks. The last day of the trek takes you to the Glacier Grey viewpoint where you will get a firsthand look at the massive Patagonian Ice Field where you may see icebergs calving directly from the glacier into the lake. You will be staying at local lodges or camp sites and will be guided by an expert English speaking trekking guide.

Day 1 - Hike to Pehoe Lake

Overnight in Paine Grande Refugio
2 hrs private transfer
16 kms, approx 5 hrs

Early morning pickup from Puerto Natales and drive into Torres del Paine National Park. Once registration has been completed, we will begin our hike along the Las Carretas trail. Snake around the Pehoe Lake towards your destination, Refugio Paine Grande.

Packed Lunch and dinner included

Day 2 - French Valley Hike, return

Overnight Paine Grande Refugio
18 kms, approx 7-8 hrs

After breakfast we will start out on the trek to the French Valley, in the middle of the national park. Our aim today is to reach the view point, which provides panoramic views of the valley, as well as the highest peak in Torres del Paine, Paine Grande itself. See the glaciers on the mountain side, and listen out for any avalanches on the distant slopes. Los Cuernos also dominates the skyline on this challenging day hike. Lunch at the viewpoint, before returning to Paine Grande for a well deserved rest

Breakfast, packed Lunch and dinner included

Day 3 - Hike to Grey

Overnight Paine Grande Refugio
22 kms, approx 8 hrs

To complete this side of the park, we will be heading towards the Grey Glacier. Today we start out early to ensure we get enough time to appreciate the beauty this glacier has to offer. First stop is Laguna Negra, with the first glimpse of icebergs and the glacier in the distance. Lunch at Refugio Grey before continuing 15 minutes further towards the viewpoint. After you have seen your fill, we will head back to Paine Grande on the same trail for our last night at the refugio

Breakfast, packed Lunch and dinner included

Day 4 - Las Carretas trail to Hosteria Pehoe

16 kms, approx 5 hrs
Overnight Hosteria Pehoe

Set out after breakfast returning as we did on Day 1, via Las Carretas trail. Leave Lake Pehoe behind, as we hike to our overnight destination, Hosteria Pehoe. The hotel is situated on the lake, this gorgeous location is truly a well hidden secret of Torres del Paine

Breakfast, packed Lunch and dinner included

Day 5 - Base of Towers, return to Puerto Natales

22 kms, approx 8-9 hrs
2 hrs transfer to Puerto Natales

Another early start as we begin the day to complete our Torres del Paine adventure. A short transfer to Las Torres, and the hike to the Base of Towers viewpoint. Head up first to the Chileanos refugio, and then tackle the steep moraine to reach the lookout. From here you can see the brilliant colours of the laguna, as well as the three Towers. Lunch at the top of the moraine, before descending along the same path back to Las Torres where your transfer will be waiting for you.

Head back to Puerto Natales and be dropped off at your hotel for a well deserved rest

Breakfast and packed Lunch included

    Exclusions

  • Hotel in Puerto Natales
  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Meals in Puerto Natales (meals not included in itinerary)
  • Towels
The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Patagonia, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions.

    On the Trail Daypack

  • Extra layers
  • Windbreaker
  • Poncho
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
  • Small Lock(s) for day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack


    Clothing: Base, Middle, and Outer Layers

  • Moisture-wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (1) Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (1)
  • Underwear (3 to 4)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants (Winter Treks)
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood Rain Poncho that covers your daypack Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens (Winter Treks)
  • Gaiters (optional)


    Footwear: Shoes and Socks

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes Hiking socks (6)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


    First Aid Kit and Toiletries

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers' diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant...)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel


    Paperwork and Money

  • Passport (needed at entry gate for registration) Spending Money around $200


    Other Items

  • Portable Solar Charger Journal, pen and paper
  • Drybags
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
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