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W Trek, 3 days

This trip fits Torres del Paine's highlights into a short timeframe. Trek up close to the famous granite towers, the mesmerising French Valley and the shimmering blue ice of Glacier Grey. Expert guides, deluxe tent accommodation, pre-arranged transfers and meals allow you to indulge in the pure joy of trekking in one of Patagonia's iconic settings.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

3 Days




Torres del Paine

W Trek, 3 days - 3 - $1,695

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Boat on Pehoe Lake; Trek the French Valley; Serrano Camp 

Day 2: Trek the Pingo Valley; Glacier Grey boat trip; Serrano Camp 

Day 3: Trek to Las Torres (The Towers) lookout; Drive to Puerto Natales

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on W Trek, 3 days

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Boat on Pehoe Lake; Trek the French Valley; Serrano Camp

Our day begins in Puerto Natales at 7am when your guide and private transport picks you up from your hotel or accommodation. We drive to Torres del Paine along unpaved roads and past lagoons and pampas, accompanied at times by the guanacos (relatives of llamas), grey foxes, Chilean flamingos and black-necked swans that call this region home.

Once in the National Park, we’ll take the catamaran across Lake Pehoe to the starting point of today’s return trek. Our destination, the French Valley, is a glacial moraine surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers – we’ll hike over challenging terrain and catch our first sight of the hanging glacier atop the valley.

From here we ascend for an hour through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint (the 'Plateau'). Your reward is a stunning bird’s eye view of granite peaks and hanging glaciers. On one side is the French Glacier and Paine Grande (3050m); while on the other, La Espada, La Hoja, La Máscara and the main and north 'horns' of Los Cuernos arch upwards. In the upper section of the valley, Mt Catedral and Mt Fortaleza loom like turrets above the landscape. We'll have plenty of time to rest and have lunch at the viewpoint, surrounded by these imposing peaks and open skies.

Our descent is via the same path. We’ll take the short catamaran ride back across Pehoe Lake, and pick up our private transfer to the Serrano Camp. A freshly prepared welcome dinner awaits us as we share unforgettable views of the Paine Massif from the spacious dining lodge. Spend a restful night in your private deluxe dome on the shore of the Serrano River.

Transfer duration: 2hrs to the national park, plus 35mins to the camp

Catamaran duration: 35mins

Length of hike: 7-8hrs, 17km

Meals: Picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Serrano Camp

Day 2: Trek the Pingo Valley; Glacier Grey boat trip; Serrano Camp

After a fresh and hearty breakfast, our private transfer drives us to the trailhead of our morning trek into the Pingo Valley. This 3hr hike in the valley takes us to a stunning viewpoint at Cascada los Salmones – a waterfall where salmon are sometimes seen. On the return journey keep an eye out for the elusive huemul (Andean deer).

After a relaxing picnic lunch on the bank of the Pingo River we’ll walk through a woodpecker-inhabited beech forest to pick up the boat for our 3hr trip around blue-hued icebergs to the enormous face of Glacier Grey. We'll stay for some time to soak up the textures, lines and colours. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to see a glacial calving, where huge chunks of ice break off the glacier and crash into the freezing waters.

On your return journey in the boat we’ll see the wind-sculpted 'ice mushrooms' atop the massive peaks of Paine Grande. Later, we’ll drive to the Serrano Camp where a sumptuous meal and good night’s rest await us.

Transfer duration: 30mins each way

Boat ride duration: 3hrs

Length of hike: 3hrs, 10km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Serrano Camp

Day 3: Trek to Las Torres (The Towers) lookout; Drive to Puerto Natales

The final day starts with a transfer across the National Park, taking in some incredible early-morning sights as the sun gradually begins to rise, to the starting point for our trek to the famous Las Torres lookout.

An initial ascent follows the Ascencio River into the Ascencio Valley. At a lookout point, about an hour into the trek, we’ll pause to take in the beauty of the valley's rich beech forests, glaciers and waterfalls.

After this point the path continues climbing through lush beech forests before ascending a gigantic terminal moraine (the ridge formed at a glacier’s end point). It's here, at an altitude of 900m, where we’ll be rewarded by the stunning sight of Las Torres and stay a while to soak up the amazing views, take photos and have lunch.

We'll then retrace our steps and pick up our private transfer to Puerto Natales, arriving in the evening exhausted from three intense days of activity, but buzzing with the feeling of having conquered Torres del Paine's most iconic treks.

Transfer duration: 1.5hrs to the trailhead, 2hrs back to Puerto Natales

Length of hike: 8-10hrs round-trip, 22km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

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What our customers think of W Trek, 3 days

W Trek, 3 days trips scored 4.4/5 from 28 reviews

I cannot pick just one. When you finally reach the base of the Fitz Roy in Chalten and the Towers in Torres Del Paine one is struck with overwhelming emotion. Though cliche, no photo could possible display such beauty. There is a sense of real accomplishment. The time spent traveling the Strait of Magellan to Francisco Coloane III Island gives one time to reflect on just how remote your time spent seeing wildlife will be. Then there they are--the Whales. So amazing.

Travelled: February 2020

Connie -

Overall, the obvious highlight was the W-trek through Torres Del Paine. The park is great, the route is fantastic. We got very lucky with the weather. We did the refugios and the 'glamping' option which we enjoyed for our short trip - the food in the refugios was surprisingly excellent and we enjoyed all of that a lot. In particular, our guide Chuma, was fantastic and really made the trip too. I was a bit dubious about having a guide but that worked out brilliantly. The whole W is great, but getting up to the towers, and hiking up to Brittanica (a slight detour) were both really great. As was going up to see the glacier field above Glacier Grey by hiking up over the second suspension bridge (another detour). Alongside all the of the information and time with glaciers was fascinating.

Travelled: March 2021

Oli -

Overall fantastic. Highlight was probabaly Mt. Fitzroy but Base of the towers were great as was kayaking and the glaciers! All superb to be honest Landscapes were stunning - never get tired of seeing those. Plenty of wildlife too including seeing a guanaco give birth and an armadillo. The base camp in torres Del Paine was great and our guide Rodrigo was top notch

Travelled: March 2021

Jonathan Gallacher -

We had dinner with our guide and driver at the Serrano camp- we laughed and shared stories by a fire. The food and beverages were great and the company was even better. I was so pleasantly surprised to meet so many people who spoke English and translated for us. Our Chile Nativo guide was AMAZING- his name is Vincenzo. He has so much passion and enthusiasm for Patagonia- the land, flowers, trees, animals food etc. I feel so lucky that we had him.

Travelled: October 2022

Anne -

The ice hiking stands out the most, I wish I knew I would enjoy it so much I would have done the Big Ice Hike instead of the mini-trek. I enjoyed the Chilean side of Patagonia more than the Argentina side.

Travelled: March 2021

Jeanette Richards & Carrie Stelzig -

Hikes to Torres del Pine and Fitz Roy

Travelled: March 2023

Anonymous -

Hiking the 14 mile trek to Torres del Paine was the best hike we have ever done. While challenging physically, the reward was just breathtaking. The views and experience were 10/10.

Travelled: February 2023

Brett -

Being with our 2 girls and experiencing the beauty of Patagonia

Travelled: January 2023

Amy -

Getting to see the three towers - just! - within the clouds on the third day. The walk was brilliant, nice and steady, we walked in the sun, rain and some snow. The guide was encouraging and made everyone feel included and valued. Seeing an armadillo at the camp site was also a highlight for me.

Travelled: December 2023

Belle -

Our trip was excellent. The highlight for Kate was kayaking down the Serrano river. For Rahul, the best thing was the hike to the base of the towers. The landscape was one-of-a-kind. On top of that, we hit the jackpot with our group, and everybody was a pleasure to be around.

Travelled: March 2021


My most memorable moment was climbing up to the lookout in the French Valley on the final day and thinking, "it was all worth it."

Travelled: January 2020

Jonathan -

Hiking to the base of the Towers in all types of weather - sunshine to begin, then clouds and rain then wind, then snow. Watching the weather at the top change from one second to the next was incredible.

Travelled: December 2023

Sharon -

Spending time with a mother puma and her cubs at sunset and sunrise, walking a trail with a puma after the first snowfall of the season

Travelled: April 2022

Maddie -

There were too many! Best was getting to the base of las Torres.

Travelled: November 2023

Namrata -

The treks and the views at the end Lots of wildlife in Torres Del Paine Great 3 days on the W trek Having our return flight cancelled forcing us to get a 55 hour coach ride to Buenos Aires

Travelled: March 2021

Kiran -

Day 1 hike to base of the towers

Travelled: March 2023

Tim -

The view of the three towers when we reached the peak on the first day.

Travelled: February 2023

Alex -

When our 14 year old was carried down the mountain by guides on piggyback after turning her ankle just 200 yards from reaching the base of Las Torres.

Travelled: January 2020

Anonymous -

hiking the towers of torres del paine

Travelled: January 2020

Dennis -

Getting to the top of the Mirador of the Torres on day 3 of the fast track W Trek - the weather let us down but still felt fantastic after 3 days of solid hiking!

Travelled: March 2020

James -


3-Day W Trek

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices for the 2023/24 season are:

4-8 people: USD $1,695 per person
3 people: USD $1,995 per person
2 people: USD $2,295 per person



Start date Price (pp)
December 2023
13-Dec-2023 $1,695* Provisional Date Enquire
20-Dec-2023 $1,695 Limited Availability Enquire
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24-Dec-2023 $1,695 Fully Booked Enquire
31-Dec-2023 $1,695* Fully Booked Enquire
January 2024
14-Jan-2024 $1,695 Guaranteed Date Enquire
18-Jan-2024 $1,695* Limited Availability Enquire
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February 2024
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* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $1,695

Additional Notes

Joining & departure instructions – Please arrive in Puerto Natales on the afternoon before for your trip starts for your group briefing. It is also recommended that you plan to stay in Puerto Natales when you finish your trek. If you would like help booking your pre/post-trek arrangements please just let us know.

Group size - 8 maximum, 2 minimum

Opening dates – Serrano Camp is open from mid-September until the end of April.

Facilities Serrano Camp is located on the shores of the Serrano River, away from the crowded refugios and campsites. It's equipped with separate men's and women's bathrooms, hot showers, and electrical outlets for charging and operating electronic devices. Delicious meals are shared in a dedicated dining lodge with views of the Paine Massif. A spacious lounge offers the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying some great company.

Wifi – Please note that there is no wifi at Serrano Camp.


  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation: 2 nights camping (comfortable deluxe tents with 2 premium inflatable mattresses with fresh linens and bedding)
  • All private transport included in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Round trip catamaran to Cross Pehoe Lake
  • Round trip boat navigation at Grey Lake
  • English and Spanish speaking guide/driver


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list – trekking poles can be rented for USD $6 per day)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • Porters (please enquire if these are available)
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • International and domestic/in-country flights

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