Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
- Boat ride up Grey Lake to Grey Glacier
- Hike along the edge of Lake Nordenskjold
- 1 nights camping, 2 nights in mountain refugios
- Hike to the Base of Towers
Landmarks visited on 4 Day W Trek
Day 1: Puerto Natales. Glacier Boat. Hike Grey - Pehoe
Arrive into Puerto Natales. Meet guide and the rest of the group at our office and take a private transfer via the new road into Torres del Paine arriving at the Park's entrance in just over an hour. Drive to Grey Lake and board the Grey II launch which takes you through the normally iceberg-choked waters of Grey Lake and up to the disembarkation point close to Grey Glacier. After a walk to the Grey Glacier lookout, we will continue hiking down the beautiful forested trail towards Lake Pehoe. This trail skirts the edge of the immense Grey Glacier and the mountain and glacier views are incredible. After a packed lunch, continue on to the turquoise waters of Lake Pehoe, one of the prettier lakes in the Park. Your tents will be ready for you here so you can relax and enjoy some snacks and a cup of tea or glass of wine before dinner. Dinner will be eaten in nearby refugio.
Lunch and dinner included (drinks available at extra cost). Camp facilities include hot showers, small shop, bathrooms and a bar.
Day 2: Hike Pehoe to Los Cuernos
After breakfast, we will pack our day packs with cameras and packed lunches and head out towards the French Valley and along the edges of Lake Nordenskjold. A full day's hike we will enjoy fantastic views of the amphitheatre of granite peaks that make up this enclosed valley as well as the waterscapes below including lakes Pehoe, Scottsburg, Toro, and Nordenskjold. After some time enjoying the scenery we will have a picnic lunch before pressing on along the turquoise lakeshores to Camping Cuernos situated in a beautiful location nestled between the mountains and the lake.
Night Camping. Dinner in nearby refugio. All meals included (drinks available at extra cost). Camp facilities include hot showers and bathrooms.
Day 3: Hike Cuernos to Chileno. Night refugio Chileno
Today our destination is the lively refugio Chileno which is set below the imposing peaks of the Towers themselves. Beautiful day's hike with dramatic mountain vistas and trails through southern beech forests and past pristine lakes.
Arrive at refugio Chileno and spend the night in bunk bed accommodation. Meals in refugio. All meals included (drinks available at extra cost). Camp facilities include hot showers and bathrooms.
Day 4: Hike to base of Towers. Transfer Puerto Natales
Today's hiking is our most arduous but worthwhile as we climb to the Towers themselves. A roundtrip hike we will climb up into the Ascencio Valley and through beautiful old growth beech forests to a rock moraine just under the towers. A steep climb over the moraine will reward us with one of the most spectacular views in the park and weather permitting we will enjoy our last trail lunch at this amazing vantage point. On return to the trailhead, enjoy a glass of pisco sour in the nearby hotel before returning to Puerto Natales. Trip end.
Breakfast and lunch only today.
What our customers think
Our hike was great and our guide was the highlight; he did so many little things beyond just guiding us. I also thought the timeline of our itinerary was perfect.
Heather October 2015
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Price is based on group of 4.
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,782 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.