Stephen’s 7 Day W Trek based from an eco camp in Torres del Paine

Stephen embarked on a 7 day W Trek in late October 2013, throughout which he stayed at an eco friendly camp in Torres del Paine. Here he tells us about his trip…

Stephen embarked on a 7 day W Trek in late October 2013, throughout which he stayed at an eco friendly camp in Torres del Paine. Here he tells us about his trip…

How was your trip?

I enjoyed it all very much, and Swoop did a good job of putting together the flights and dates I needed at a reasonable cost.

How did you find the W Trek?

The trek generally was a good enough challenge – a couple of longer days were included which made it very worthwhile.

What did you think of the operator and the guides on the trip, and the accommodation at the eco camp?

The guide was excellent and helpful, and the eco-camp I stayed at was fabulous. I was very pleasantly surprised at the high level of accommodation and service there. It was also genuinely welcoming. I loved the domes and the food and wine were really good.

Is there anything you wish you had known before your trip?

One suggestion might be a bit of advice about what to do in Punta Arenas. I looked around the cemetery, which was very interesting and particularly moving is the memorial to the young people assassinated by the military dictatorship.

What was the highlight of your trip?

The highlight I suppose was the walk to Lake Grey and the boat trip up to the Grey Glacier. We were very lucky with the weather that day. It’s something I’d like to re-visit some time.