Amazing Paine

The W Trek in five full and active days, enriched by the geographical and wildlife knowledge of the best guides we know and with complete peace of mind provided by full organisation of accommodation, meals and airport transfers where needed.

7 Days


Amazing Paine - 7 - $2,195

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Trek the Ascencio Valley and view the three pink granite towers with its glacial lake below 
  • Experience The French Valley, the most beautiful in park and one of the most unique in the world
  • Hike to the enchanting Lake grey with magnificent views of Glacier Grey
  • Kayaking on Lago Grey
  • Ice hike on Glacier Grey 

Landmarks visited on Amazing Paine

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

Our guide will meet you at the Punta Arenas airport. Transfer to Puerto Natales, a three-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. We will have a welcome dinner and a meeting to discuss the trip program.

Accommodation: Natalino Hotel (or similar), Puerto Natales

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park

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.

Length of hike: 7 hours, 19 km

Accommodation: Refugio Nash

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: French Valley

Transfer to Pudeto, across Lake Pehoe by catamaran. Trek to the French Valley. This valley, the most beautiful in the park and one of the most unique in the world. Its surrounded by hanging glaciers (where you can see & 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 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 on reaching 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. The options will depend on fitness level, timing and weather conditions. We will cross Lake Pehoe by catamaran, for lodging and dinner at Nash Serrano Lodge.

Length of hike: Plan A 7-8 hours 24km, Plan B 5-6 hours 16km

Accommodation: Nash Serrano Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Lake Grey Trek & Kayak

Transfer to Pudeto, across Lake Pehoe by catamaran. Trek along enchanting Lake Grey 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"). We take a short walk to Bigfoot Patagonia basecamp, located on the northeast coast of Lake Grey. Here our guides introduce us to the equipment needed for the tour and we will have a safety briefing. After this, we will carry the kayaks approximately 20 metres to the lakes’ edge. Now the tour really begins! We will be paddling around icebergs that are floating in the lake and afterwards we paddle towards the eastern side of the Grey Glacier to wonder at the spectacular scenery in this special place. If conditions permit, we can paddle closer to the glacier to get a really good view. After this, we will paddle back to the start point. Dinner at Grey lodge, accommodation at lodge or camping. (B/L/D)

Length of Hike: 3-4 hours, 11km

Accommodation: Grey Lodge or camping

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Ice Hike

After breakfast, the guides will have an introductory chat, and explain the route, the time the tour will take and also test the equipment, and adjust it correctly for each passenger. Then, we go in a zodiac boat for 15 minutes until we reach the west side of the Grey Glacier. On arrival, we will disembark on the island at the glacier (nunatak) and we will walk on it for about an hour until we reach the ice. Before walking onto the glacier, the guide will talk to us about the safety aspects, and they will explain the techniques of displacement in the ice and the correct use of the equipment.

Once the safety briefing is complete we will begin our exploration of the Grey Glacier which will last approximately 3 hours. During this time we will be able to observe cracks, rivers, lagoons and tunnels with their different tones of blue. After 3 hours on the glacier, we return to the zodiac boat and ride back to the base camp. After a lunch, we enjoy a 2 hour trip on Grey II on this magic lake surrounded by icebergs. Transfer from Grey Lake to Puerto Natales.

Accommodation: Natalino Hotel (or similar), Puerto Natales

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Punta Arenas

End of trip.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please contact us for more 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 $2,995 USD

For 3 people the price is $2,690 USD

For 4 people the price is $2,690 USD

For 6 people the price is $2,390 USD

For 8 people the price is $2,390 USD

For 10 people the price is $2,195 USD

Please be aware, on 4 days of the trip you be required to carry your pack - which will weigh around 10kg. Items you will need to carry include: your clothes for the trip, lunch for the day and any other personal items. If you would like a porter, there will be an extra cost of U$ 120 per day. Each porter can carry 15 kg max, which means that one porter can be used by two trekkers.


  • Accommodation and meals as detailed in itinerary 
  • Private transfers to/from Punta Arenas
  • Private Guide
  • Kayaking on Lago Grey
  • Ice Hike on Glacier Grey
  • Park entrance fees


  • Long haul flights
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities 
  • Alcoholic beverages 

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