Discover the best of the W-Trek on this guided hike returning each day to your luxury lodge base overlooking Torres del Paine National Park
This luxury lodge based experience offers a chance to complete the three must-do sections of the W-Trek in Torres del Paine National Park, while enjoying exclusive accommodation and local food and wine at award-winning Tierra Patagonia. You'll be led by a professional local guide each day as you tick off the Towers Base hike, Grey Glacier bridges hike and a walk to the hanging glaciers of the French Valley. In the evening enjoy local produce over a three course dinner prepared by Tierra's chef, and a Chilean wine from the open bar. The onsite facilities include a sauna, steam room and indoor pool and are the perfect way to relax and ease sore muscles post-walk. All ground and boat transfers are included on this all-inclusive journey to the heart of Southern Patagonia. For the ultimate convenience, departures are available on any date in season (October to April), with included transfer options from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and El Calafate, making it simple to combine your Torres del Paine adventure with our recommended El Calafate and El Chalten extension options.
This itinerary includes shared transfers and you may be joined on your hikes by fellow Tierra guests (up to six guests per guide). Please let your journey designer know if you'd prefer a fully private option and we can arrange a personal guide for a small supplement.
Your four night itinerary includes:
- Four nights' luxury accommodation at Tierra in a standard room with Torres mountain views
- Daily breakfasts and three-course dinners with Chilean wines
- Open bar including soft drinks, house wines and spirits
- Packed picnic lunches to enjoy on the trail
- Guided hikes on the W Trek including Grey Glacier, Towers Base and French Valley*
- Complimentary use of steam rooms, sauna and indoor pool facilities
- All boat and ground transfers required to/from trails
- National Park passes
- Return shared scheduled transfers from Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, with one-way El Calafate transfer included on a scheduled basis (select days)
* Your itinerary includes a shared guide so you may be joined by other Tierra guests on your guided day hikes (up to six guests per guide). Please let us know if you'd prefer a personal guide for a fully private experience.
** From pricing is per person, twin share, based on low season (October, April); please enquire for pricing for your preferred month of travel
This journey commences and concludes in Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas, in Chilean Patagonia. Flights from Santiago to Puerto Natales are seasonal and normally operate from November to April. Flights to Punta Arenas are available year-round. Complimentary scheduled transfers from either airport are included with your journey. A one-way scheduled transfer option is also available to/from El Calafate, if you'd like to combine your W-Trek with time in Argentinian Patagonia. View a detailed W-Trek Map here.
Please enquire about pre and post-accommodation in and around Torres del Paine National Park, and extension options to El Calafate and El Chalten.
Welcome to Torres del Paine National Park and the wonderful Tierra Patagonia. Today is all about settling in to your luxury lodge surroundings and preparing for your walk to begin tomorrow. A shared transfer from Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas is included to the lodge, which offers time to soak in the views of the Patagonian landscape. Keep an eye out for the guanacos and other native wildlife on the drive. Tonight enjoy a Chilean wine by the fire and a taste of Patagonia during your three course chef-prepared dinner.
The Towers Base Hike is arguably the best day hike in Torres del Paine National Park, if not the world. Located on the famous W Trek, the full day guided walk begins at the Ascensio River with a climb to Paso los Vientos. As you hike up the pass, the mountains come into view before crossing through native lenga forest. After a final scramble up a rocky hillside you will reach the base of the three towers for which Torres del Paine is named. Return to your luxury lodge base this afternoon and soak in the warmth of the sauna or pool before a hearty dinner in the restaurant. The views to the towers will remind you of your day's adventure as you dine.
Daily walk distance: 18 kilometres, full day hike
Included: B - L - D
Note: The sequence of your walks may vary based on the weather and your selected departure date. A detailed itinerary will be provided when you book and updated by your guide as required on arrival.
After breakfast, set off with your guide on today's hike to the 'Valle Frances' or French Valley, a section of the W-trek known for its hanging glaciers. After a transfer to Pudeto jetty, the day begins with a beautiful boat ride across Lake Pehoe to the Paine Grande, where the trailhead is located. As you set off, you’ll soon pass two beautiful lakes with views of the 'Cuernos' or Horns as you cross small footbridges to avoid the mud and tree routes of the mountainside. After 7 kilometers, after crossing the French River, you will emerge from native forest to a view of the hanging French Glacier that spills into the Paine Grande. If fitness and conditions allow, continue climbing for another hour passing through lenga and coihue forests and by waterfalls until you reach the Plató lookout. This is a great lunch spot with its unique views of the imposing Paine Grande and the beautiful granite rocks opposite. Return along the same trail to another access point to Lake Pehoe for your cataman crossing back to the vehicle. An evening at Tierra awaits.
Daily walk distance: up to 19 kilometres, full day hike
Included: B - L - D
After a scenic transfer by road and boat, today you will enjoy another highlight of the W-Trek, Grey Glacier and the Bridges Grey hike. This time commencing on the northern side of Lake Grey, begin with a 3.5 kilometre trek in a northerly direction to approach the east side of the glacier. Photo opportunities are everywhere as you traverse scenic suspension bridges and pass lenga forest opening to views of the Patagonian Ice Fields and dramatic Grey Glacier. Continue your hike along the Grey Glacier sector of the W-Trek for a further 11 kilometres in the direction of Paine Grande to complete your bucket-list day hike in Torres del Paine National Park. You will cross Lake Pehoé via catamaran one last time to reach your transfer back to the lodge. After completing such a special few days of hiking, tonight is all about relaxing with new friends at the lodge and perhaps indulging in a well-earned massage before dinner.
Daily walk distance: up to 15 kilometres, full day hike
Included: B - L - D
Enjoy a sleep in and leisurely breakfast soaking in the views to the Towers from the lodge restaurant. Your transfer to Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas or El Calafate is included today (scheduled departure times).
October to April season. Any date departure is possible in season, subject to availability.
To combine your walk with an El Calafate or El Chalten extension option, we recommend commencing your stay at Tierra on a Monday, Thursday or Sunday to access the complimentary El Calafate transfer.