View of Paine

Hike the W Trek and stay in a secluded riverside lodge inside the Park. Perfect when refugio availability is limited or if you prefer to avoid dorm room accommodation. Daily transfers to the trailheads with an expert local guide and delicious home-cooked meals are included.

4 Days


View of Paine - 4 - $1,390

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Trek to the Ascencio Valley the 3 pink granite towers with its glacial lake below that made the park famous
  • Hike the French Valley, surrounded by hanging glaciers and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires 
  • Trek along the enchanting Lake Grey with magnificent views of Glacier Grey and floating icebergs
  • Cross Grey Lake via catamaran , view the front of the glacier while sipping on your pisco sour on deck

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on View of Paine

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Puerto Natales

Our guide will meet you at the Punta Arenas airport. Transfer to Puerto Natales, a three-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. Meeting to discuss trip program 

Accommodation: Puerto Natels, Kau Lodge

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Torres del Paine

Transfer by van to Torres del Paine National Park. This is a two hour journey crossing the pampa Patagonica. Arrival at Torres del Paine. We will begin trekking to the Ascencio Valley where from above you see the river (of the same name) running wildly past refugio Chileno. After a quick stop here we will continue through a forest of the native Lenga (Beech) trees until reaching the glacial moraine. From here it's a 1 hour trek to the top where the towers appear from nowhere! This trek is spectacular where you get to view the 3 pink granite towers with its glacial lake below that made the park famous. (8 hours round trip, 20 KM). 

Accommodation: Nash Serrano Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: French Valley

Transfer to Pudeto, cross Pehoe lake by catamaran. Trek to the French Valley. This valley is the most beautiful in the park and one of the most unique in the world. Its surrounded by hanging glaciers (where you can see and hear the ice calving off at various intervals) and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires. There are amazing views throughout this trek and the further you trek into the valley the better they become! For this day we will have two hiking options: Plan A consists of getting to the further end of the trail, to the British Camp, all the way to the end of this natural congregation of mountains. If we reach this point, we will have completed 24km and 7-8 hours hiking.

Plan B consists of heading to the French Valley Main Lookout, from this point you can appreciate the whole natural amphitheater created by glaciers millions of years ago, it is absolutely breathtaking. For option B you will have hiked for 5-6 hours and completed 16km. The options will depend on fitness level, timing and weather conditions. On the return journey you will notice the extraordinary turquoise colour of Lake Pehoe. Cross Pehoe lake by Catamaran.

Accommodation: Nash Serrano Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Grey Glacier

We will trek along enchanting Lake Grey (3-4 hours 11 KM) with magnificent views of Glacier Grey and floating icebergs. Visit to the glacier lookout point and to the lakeshore for up-close views of vibrant-blue icebergs (Paine is a Tehuelche Indian word for "blue"). During the afternoon we will navigate aboard of the Grey III catamaran. Two hours navigation in this magic lake surrounded by ice bergs where the boat does a circuit right up to the front of the glacier whilst you stand on deck sipping your pisco sour served with glacial ice! Transfer from Grey lake to Puerto Natales. Farewell dinner and night at Kau Lodge or Natalino hotel.

Accommodation: Kau Lodge or Natalino hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Punta Arenas Breakfast, transfer to Punta Arenas

End of the trip

Meals: Breakdast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,390 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Additional Notes

Please note that the price of the trip depends on the number of people in your group:

For 2 people the price is $2,195 USD

For 3 people the price is $1,965 USD

For 4 people the price is $1,965 USD

For 6 people the price is $1,655 USD

For 8 people the price is $1,655 USD

For 10 people the price is $1,390 USD


  • Accommodation in a new refugio 
  • All bedding
  • All meals noted in the itinerary
  • Guide for the entire trip
  • Private transfers
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat trip on Lago Grey


  • Long haul flights
  • Personal hiking equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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