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W Trek with Lake Brush Extension

Trek the famous W Trek, but with a difference. Starting in the remote Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, trek on ancient and wild trails to enter the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park, before joining well-trodden paths to the renowned EcoCamp Patagonia. Accompanied by your expert guide, this trek is for those looking for the ultimate extended W Trek experience.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

7 Days

From

$1,940 -$3,720

Location

Torres del Paine

W Trek with Lake Brush Extension - 7 Days - $1,940

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Bernado O'Higgins & Torres del Paine National Parks

Day 2: Hike from Lake Brush to Serrano Village; Lake Grey

Day 3: Grey boat trip and hike to Paine Grande campsite

Day 4: Hike to the French Valley and Los Cuernos/Francés campsite

Day 5: Hike from Los Cuernos/Francés campsite to EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 6: Hike to the base of the Towers

Day 7: Transfer to Puerto Natales

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on W Trek with Lake Brush Extension

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Bernado O'Higgins & Torres del Paine National Parks

Please arrive in Puerto Natales the day before your trip starts so that you can attend a trip briefing. Shared transfers are available from Punta Arenas and El Calafate, but must be booked in advance.

You'll be picked up at 7am from your hotel in Puerto Natales and take a short drive to the port. On arrival you'll take a boat to the stunning Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers before disembarking at Puerto Toro from where your trek begins.

Today you'll walk through nothofagus forests, filled with diverse flora and fauna to reach a viewpoint with amazing panoramic views of the Tyndall Glacier and the Torres del Paine massif.

You'll then head to your campsite at Lake Brush and settle in for the night.

Length of hike: 4 hours, 14km/8.7 miles

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Lake Brush Campsite


Day 2: Lake Brush to Serrano Village & Lake Grey

You'll leave the campsite at Lake Brush after breakfast and trek past Lake del Jote as you make your way to Serrano Village. 

Today's wild hiking will take you on old horse trails, foot paths that are rarely trodden and, at times, through some densely forested terrain as the undulating route follows the immense Serrano River which flows from the National park, southwards. Whilst the route is not technically difficult or particularly steep, the remoteness of it, plus the obligatory river crossings where your feet will get wet, will make today's hiking feel truly epic as you get closer to the Torres del Paine National Park. You will almost certainly need to have footwear for crossing rivers.

When you reach Serrano Village, a van will take you to Hotel Grey where you'll have dinner and spend the night.

Length of hike: 4 hours, 13km/8 miles

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Grey


Day 3: Grey boat trip; Hike to Paine Grande campsite

Today you'll take a 9am boat trip all the way up Lake Grey to Refugio Grey. From here you'll start the day's trek to a viewpoint from where there are fantastic views of the immense Grey Glacier. The walk then heads south along the shores of Lake Grey to the northern shore of Lake Pehoé.

Today's trek will end with a gentle climb through undulating terrain of grassland and forests to reach the campsite at Refugio Paine Grande.

Length of hike: 4 hours, 11km/6.8 miles

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Campsite at Refugio Paine Grande


Day 4: To the French Valley and Los Cuernos/Francés campsite

Today you'll undertake a challenging trek on a steep trail through the French Valley and right into the heart of the Paine Massif.

The first section of the walk will take you to the hanging bridge over the French River, after which you'll continue your ascent of the upper section of the valley with stunning views of the surrounding geological formations.

You'll have lunch and a rest stop at the top of the climb, before heading back down and finally arriving at either Los Cuernos or Francés campsites where you'll have dinner and spend the night. 

Length of hike: 10 hours, 26km/16.2 miles

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Campsite at Refugio Los Cuernos or Francés


Day 5: Hike from Los Cuernos/Francés campsite to EcoCamp Patagonia

Today you'll continue following the Cuernos Trail along the beautiful Lake Nordenskjöld. You'll have plenty of time to take in the varied flora and great views of the famous horns of the Paine Massif.

Today's walk will finish at EcoCamp Patagonia where you can enjoy dinner with some Chilean wine and a relaxing night in preparation for the highlight tomorrow.

Length of hike: 4-5 hours, 12km/7.5 miles

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia


Day 6: Hike to the base of the Towers

Today is the highlight of your trip - the famous trek to the base of the Towers. You'll head out from EcoCamp towards Hotel Las Torres before starting the ascent in the Ascencio Valley.

During the ascent there is a steep moraine to negotiate and some tough uphill sections before you reach the viewpoint at the base of the Towers with a glacial lake visible below.

This is possible the best-located lunch stop in the world - you'll have time to rest and take it all in before retracing your steps to EcoCamp where you'll relax, have dinner and celebrate your adventures with some Chilean wine.

Length of hike: 9 hours, 22km/13.7 miles

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia


Day 7: Transfer to Puerto Natales

Today you'll take an early-morning, shared transfer from EcoCamp to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas in time for you to catch an evening flight.

If you are travelling on to El Calafate in Argentina, you'll need to book an early transfer at extra cost.

All transfers must be booked in advance.

Meals: Breakfast

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

2024/25 high season prices start from USD $3,280 per person (based on two people sharing a double room/tent in high season). 

2024

2025

Start date Price (pp)
October 2024
4-Oct-2024 $1,940* Provisional Date Enquire
11-Oct-2024 $1,940 Provisional Date Enquire
18-Oct-2024 $1,940* Provisional Date Enquire
25-Oct-2024 $1,940 Provisional Date Enquire
November 2024
1-Nov-2024 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
8-Nov-2024 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
15-Nov-2024 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
22-Nov-2024 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
29-Nov-2024 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
December 2024
6-Dec-2024 $3,280 Fully Booked Enquire
13-Dec-2024 $3,280 Limited Availability Enquire
20-Dec-2024 $3,720 Fully Booked Enquire
27-Dec-2024 $3,720 Fully Booked Enquire
January 2025
3-Jan-2025 $3,720 Fully Booked Enquire
10-Jan-2025 $3,720 Guaranteed Date Enquire
17-Jan-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
24-Jan-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
31-Jan-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
February 2025
7-Feb-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
14-Feb-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
21-Feb-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
28-Feb-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
March 2025
7-Mar-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
14-Mar-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
21-Mar-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
28-Mar-2025 $3,280 Guaranteed Date Enquire
April 2025
4-Apr-2025 $1,940* Provisional Date Enquire
11-Apr-2025 $1,940 Provisional Date Enquire
18-Apr-2025 $1,940* Provisional Date Enquire
25-Apr-2025 $1,940 Provisional Date Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $1,940

Additional Notes

Group size – Minimum two people, maximum 12 people.

Seasons – The 2024/25 season is divided into three periods as follows:

  • Shoulder Season: 4th Oct to 31st Oct & 1st Apr to 25th Apr
  • High Season: 1st Nov to 14th Dec & 15th Jan to 31st Mar
  • Peak Season: 15th Dec to 14th Jan

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.

Extra night – We can easily book at night for you in Puerto Natales, before your trip start date, at a centrally located hotel for approximately USD $150 (single or double room).

Accommodation upgrade – It is possible to upgrade your accommodation, if there's availability, at Hotel Grey and EcoCamp Patagonia. Please contact us for more details.

Age restriction – Minimum age for group participation is 14 years / 10 years if hiring a private guide. 

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single supplement – If you choose a standard dome and you are travelling alone, you can share a dome with another person of the same gender and pay the double base price. Single domes are available from an additional USD $770, subject to availability. 

Child policy – Youngsters who are 13 years of age or older are welcome and are considered adults. Children between 10 and 12 might be accepted onto this programme if their legal guardian sends a formal letter stating that the child is prepared for such an intense trekking trip and authorises the hire of a private guide in case the child cannot perform well during the trek. Children under 10 years of age cannot participate in this trip. This trip doesn’t offer a special discount for children.

Includes

  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches, 6 dinners
  • Accommodation: Three nights camping; one night in Lake Grey Hotel; two nights at EcoCamp Patagonia
  • Torres del Paine entrance fee
  • Group transportation to and from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, or El Calafate (Argentina) pre- and post-trip
  • All group transport included in the itinerary
  • Boat trip on Lake Grey
  • English and Spanish speaking guide

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Transfer from Puerto Natales bus station to your hotel in Puerto Natales (the day before your trip starts) 
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment (our recommended kit list)
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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