W Highlights from Luxury Camp

The highlights of Torres del Paine's most famous trek, from the base of a relaxed, friendly eco camp for 3 of 4 nights. Hike with expert guides and only a day pack, returning to a comfortable bed, wood burning stove and en suite bathroom. Meals and transfers from/to Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas or Calafate included.

5 Days

$1,375

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Trek along the French Valley
  • Hike along Lake Pehoe
  • View Glacier Grey by boat
  • Trek along the Asencio Valley

Landmarks visited on W Highlights from Luxury Camp

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: The Patagonian Adventure starts

The trip begins with you being picked up from your hotel in Punta Arenas or Punta Arenas airport in the morning and driven to EcoCamp Patagonia, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. Alternatively, you can start your trip in Calafate.

En route you make a couple of stops - First in Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of "Seno de Ultima Esperanza", where you'll enjoy a hearty local lunch, and second at Cueva de Milodon, a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890's. The journey is scenic and highly atmospheric, featuring many wild birds and wonderful Patagonian landscapes.The day ends with your arrival and overnight stay at EcoCamp Patagonia, with a prime view of the majestic Torres.

Sunset is usually around 11pm during the summer months, meaning that there will still be enough daylight for you to admire the Patagonian steppe with its guanacos and snow-peaked mountain horizon once you arrive.

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals: Lunch, dinner


Day 2: The Paine Massif's Heart: Valle Frances

After breakfast you drive toward Pudeto dock where you board the catamaran to Pehoe, from here you will begin the challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley), along a steep trail that leads to the very heart of the Paine Massif. How far in you go depends on your group's trekking rhythm. A swifter walk will lead you to the hanging bridge over the French River, located at the foot of the south east face of the Massif, where you will be treated to fantastic views of the valley. You continue to ascend towards the upper section of the valley where you will be able to marvel at the extensive mass of the valley's geological formations. After your upward trek, you will pause for a picnic and relax a while. This day's trek will end as you descend through an undulating terrain of mixed grassland and light forest which will take you to Refugio Paine Grande, located on the peaceful shores of Lake Pehoe.

*An optional trek to Mirador Britanico is also available.

N.B.The excursion to French Valley varies throughout the season depending on the catamaran connecting Pudeto and Refugio Pehoe: From October 1st to November 15th and from March 16th through April the navigation operates only once a day, therefore the hike will be limited and only reach Italian campsite. (From November 16th to March 15th the excursion operates on a regular basis)

Accommodation: Refugio Paine Grande

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 3: Glacier Grey

This day will see you hike from Paine Grande Refugio along the shores of Lake Pehoe to the northern side of the glacially beautiful Lake Grey. You will feast on a picnic lunch before boarding the boat that sails right to the huge, crystalline facade of Glacier Grey, where you will have plenty of time to marvel at the calving glacier. From the southern end of Glacier Grey you will transfer to EcoCamp. Be aware that boat trips can be cancelled if the required minimum of 10 passengers is not reached. If either is the case, you will trek up to the sightseeing point and profit from wonderful, panoramic views of the Glacier instead. Then you will return on foot to Paine Grande and take a catamaran to Pudeto's dock, where we will be picked up and driven to EcoCamp.

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 4: The big challenge: Torres del Paine

The goal of the penultimate day of your 5-day trek will be to complete the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine National Park! You will walk from EcoCamp towards Hosteria Las Torres before ascending to Ascencio Valley on the Tower's eastern face. Mountain ridges, beech forests and small rivers line the scenic walk towards the valley. Your big challenge comes in the form of the steep moraine, a huge mass of boulders which will lead you to that iconic base-view of the Towers - Three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice. After a tough uphill climb, the Towers eventually come into full view, rising majestically before us, with the glacial lake visible below. Is there any better place in the world to have lunch? After feasting on the view and our picnic, you backtrack along the same trail through Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp for a well-deserved dinner.

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 5: Adios Torres del Paine!

You will board an early morning vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride back to Punta Arenas in time to catch the evening flight.

Meals: Breakfast, packed-lunch 

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip departs every Sunday throughout from Oct 8th 2017 to April 22nd 2018.

Start date Price (pp)
October 2017
29-Oct-2017 $1,604 Guaranteed Date
November 2017
5-Nov-2017 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
12-Nov-2017 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
19-Nov-2017 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
26-Nov-2017 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
December 2017
3-Dec-2017 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
10-Dec-2017 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
17-Dec-2017 $2,344 Guaranteed Date
24-Dec-2017 $2,344 Guaranteed Date
31-Dec-2017 $2,344 Guaranteed Date
January 2018
7-Jan-2018 $2,344 Guaranteed Date
14-Jan-2018 $2,344 Guaranteed Date
21-Jan-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
28-Jan-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
February 2018
4-Feb-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
11-Feb-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
18-Feb-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
25-Feb-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
March 2018
4-Mar-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
11-Mar-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
18-Mar-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
25-Mar-2018 $2,232 Guaranteed Date
April 2018
1-Apr-2018 $1,604 Guaranteed Date
8-Apr-2018 $1,604 Guaranteed Date
15-Apr-2018 $1,604 Guaranteed Date
22-Apr-2018 $1,375* Guaranteed Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in CLP (CLP) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost CLP863,784

Prices shown are for accommodation in a Standard Double Dome.

The price of 863,784 CLP is for the Low Season

The price of 1,007,640 CLP is for the Shoulder Season

The price of 1,402,056 CLP is for the High Season

The price of 1,472,040 CLP is for the Peak Season

Includes

  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary
  • Regular bus tickets from Calafate to Natales if starting/ finishing in Calafate
  • One expert English speaking trekking guide
  • Cueva del Milodon and Torres del Paine National Park fees
  • 3 nights accommodation in standard domes (shared)
  • 1 night accommodation at Refugio Paine grande (shared)
  • Boat crossing over Lago Pehoe and Lago Grey
  • Sleeping bag for the mountain refugios if needed
  • Luggage transport: you will only carry your daypack
  • Meals throughout the trip  (Except breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 5)

Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance
  • Voluntary tipping of guides
  • Soft drinks or snack not served with meals
  • Personal items

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