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Glamping W Trek

Discover Torres del Paine's famous treks with expert guides, combining refugios with comfortable and unique accommodation. Trek to Los Cuernos, explore the French Valley and hike to the famous viewpoint at the base of the Towers, whilst also visiting the stunning Glacier Grey and enjoying walks around the lesser-visited Eastern Lakes for the complete experience.

Are you hoping to travel before March 2023?

Patagonia's a big trip and we know how crucial it is to get it right. As you’re considering travelling in the next couple of months, we want to be upfront with you…

Finding available accommodation is proving almost impossible in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. While not uncommon, the pandemic has exacerbated the situation this year.

Alongside this, Swoop are also currently focused on ensuring that all of the logistics are in place for our booked travellers who are due to head south shortly.

Swoop has therefore decided to no longer accept any new bookings departing before the beginning of March 2023.

As alternative options, here’s what we suggest:

Option A:

Push your trip back and choose to travel instead in early 2023. April onwards has more accommodation options still available. The Patagonian autumnal colours are stunning and trails less crowded.

Option B:

Defer your Patagonia adventure by 12 months, benefitting by getting exactly the trip you want without compromise, and lock in plans now while there’s still good availability.

If you are able to be flexible on your travel dates, the next step would then be for us to arrange a time to talk through the options.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

7 Days




Torres del Paine

Glamping W Trek - 7 - $1,426

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 2: Trek Los Cuernos trail; Camping at Refugio Los Cuernos

Day 3: Trek the French Valley; Camping at Refugio Paine Grande

Day 4: Trek to Glacier Grey; EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 5: Trek to the Towers; EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 6: Trek around the Eastern Lakes; EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 7: Transfer to Punta Arenas

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Glamping W Trek

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; EcoCamp Patagonia 

The trip begins in the morning with you being picked up from either Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales and transferred to your accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park (5hrs). Alternatively, you can start your trip in El Calafate – a transfer from here will incur an extra charge.

If travelling from Punta Arenas, we'll stop en route in Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of Last Hope Sound (Ultima Esperanza), where we'll enjoy a local lunch. This journey is through a very picturesque region – look out for wildlife.

The day ends with your arrival during late afternoon at EcoCamp Patagonia, nestled in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park and with a prime view of the majestic Torres. This evening you'll meet your guide and a small group of like-minded travel companions as you're briefed on your upcoming adventure together.

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the communal dome and admire the sunset across the Patagonian steppe and Torres del Paine massif – usually around 11pm during the summer months.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 2: Trek Los Cuernos trail; Camping at Refugio Los Cuernos

The first day of the official hike will see us set out through the sinuous Los Cuernos trail which leads to the beautiful Lake Nordenskjold. During this warm-up trek, we'll have plenty of time to admire the park's exquisite flora and fauna and the magnificent views of the park's central lakes and Paine's Horns – the majestic black peaks of slate atop grey granite which crown the centre of the Massif.

Today's trek ends at Refugio Los Cuernos, a small and cosy mountain refuge on the shore of Lake Nordenskjold. The evening is set aside for relaxing over dinner.

Length of hike: 4.5hrs, 12km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Supported camping (in double tents) at Refugio Los Cuernos

Day 3: Trek the French Valley; Camping at Refugio Paine Grande

After breakfast at Refugio Los Cuernos, you will begin the challenging trek to the French Valley (Valle Frances), along a steep trail that leads to the very heart of the Paine Massif. How far we go will de dictated by the pace of the group as a whole, but a faster walk will lead us to the hanging bridge over the French River, located at the foot of the south-east face of the Massif. From here there are fantastic views of the valley.

We'll then continue our ascent to the upper section of the valley where we'll take in the valley's incredible geological formations: The Hoja (Blade), Máscara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedrál (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburón (Shark's Fin) and the stunning Fortaleza (Fortress) peaks which combine to make this valley simply breathtaking.

After all this ascent, we'll stop for a picnic lunch and rest up. Afterwards, it's a descent through undulating terrain of mixed grassland and light forest to Refugio Paine Grande.

Note: An optional trek to Mirador Británico is also available

Length of hike: 10hrs, 26km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Supported camping (in double tents) at Refugio Paine Grande

Day 4: Trek to Glacier Grey; EcoCamp Patagonia

Today we'll hike from Refugio Paine Grande along the northern side of the beautiful Lake Grey, edging gradually closer to the park's iconic glacier. Here we'll tuck into a picnic lunch before taking a boat trip to the huge facade of Glacier Grey where there will be plenty of time to watch the calving glacier. The boat trip ends at the southern end of Lake Grey, where we'll drive back to EcoCamp Patagonia via a stunning route bordering the entire massif.

Due to the highly temperamental weather in the region, boat trips across the lake may occasionally be cancelled. This can also happen if the required minimum of 15 passengers is not reached. If either is the case, we'll trek up to the sightseeing point and from there will have superb, panoramic views of the Glacier Grey. From here we'll return on foot to Refugio Paine Grande and take a catamaran to the dock at Pudeto, where we'll be picked up and driven to EcoCamp Patagonia.

Length of hike: 4hrs, 11km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 5: Trek to the Towers; EcoCamp Patagonia

The goal of our fifth day will be to complete the most famous trekking trail in all Patagonia – the trek to the Towers, or Las Torres! Departing from EcoCamp Patagonia on foot, we'll enter the Ascencio Valley before following the river through scenic forest, along an undulating trail.

Our main challenge comes in the form of the steep moraine (a huge mass of boulders) which lead us to the base of the Towers – three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice.

After a tough final ascent, the Towers eventually come into full view, soaring majestically before us. Here we'll stop at probably the best lunch spot in the world! After soaking up the view, we'll backtrack along the same trail through the Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp Patagonia for a well-deserved dinner.

Note: Days 5 and 6 may be switched around, depending on weather conditions, in order to give you the best chance to complete the Towers hike.

Length of hike: 9hrs, 22km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 6: Trek around the Eastern Lakes; EcoCamp Patagonia

Today we'll have a more relaxed walk as we recover from the previous day's exertions. After breakfast, we'll take a leisurely drive towards Laguna Azul, passing Cañadón Macho, home to many wild guanacos and Darwin's rheas (ñandú). We'll pause occasionally to admire the views of the Patagonian steppe and the towers from different angles.

At Laguna Azul, we'll walk to the viewpoint for fantastic views of both the lagoon and the granite towers. After lunch, we'll drive to the northern shore of Lake Sarmiento where the Fauna Trail begins. As we hike northbound on this trail we'll see an wide and varied range of Patagonian fauna, including guanacos, ostrich-like nandus and maybe even see the occasional puma print. This trail will afford us the best panoramic views of the entire Torres del Paine massif.

The next lagoon we'll pass is the charming Launga Goic and, after about 5km of relaxed walking in total, we'll reach the Laguna Amarga ranger station. Our transport will be waiting here to drive us back to EcoCamp Patagonia where we can celebrate the achievements of our trip over a farewell dinner.

Note: Days 5 and 6 may be switched around, depending on weather conditions, in order to give you the best chance to complete the Towers hike.

Note: If there are more than six travellers in the group there's an option to split into two groups. One group (or the whole group if everybody desires) can do an alternative excursion to Laguna Azul.

Length of hike: 3hrs, 6km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 7: Transfer to Punta Arenas

In the early morning you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride back to Punta Arenas (5hrs) to catch an afternoon flight to Santiago. Alternatively, you can continue your trip to El Calafate – a transfer to here will incur an extra charge.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

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What our customers think of Glamping W Trek

Torres del Paine was incredible! We loved the terrain. Our guides really made the week spectacular. They were so accommodating and really worked well with the group. They were experts and helped to make our trip unforgettable!

Travelled: November 2015

Courtney -

Excellent overview of the Torres del Paine in a week.

Travelled: February 2022

José Olivares - USA

It was beautiful and very relaxing. Our guides were amazing, encouraging, supportive and very helpful. Eco Camp is a perfect holiday gateway with fantastic food.

Travelled: February 2018

Cathy Boissy - United States Of America

The highlight was the scenery... But the ecocamp was wonderful. The food was fantastic and all the staff were so friendly and accommodating. We had great guides for our trek and loads of fun!

Travelled: October 2016

Fiona Ware - Australia

The organisation of all the components of the trek (transfers, boats, trails, meals) was exceptionally well done. Our guides did a great job and were knowledgeable enough to answer our questions. EcoCamp was absolutely perfect.

Travelled: January 2017

Bette & Klaus -

Patagonia was exactly what I needed to get reconnected with the outdoors. You are surrounded by unique beauty everywhere you look and it's vastness reminds you how big this world is.

Travelled: December 2018

Sarah Tocco - United States Of America

The W Trek was fantastic - great guide and great experience. The EcoCamp was brilliant, a real slice of luxury in the middle of nowhere!

Travelled: December 2021

Robyn Stewart - UK

The W trek with the variety in the landscape and type of hiking each day was incredible. The hike was the right amount of challenge for us. The granite peaks and landscape exceeded our expectations!

Travelled: December 2017

Jami & Don - California, USA

We saw a lot of wildlife and learned a lot of local flora and fauna from our guide. We got so much out of this from having a guide, and would have totally missed out if we had just done the hiking alone.

Travelled: December 2018

Mindy De Hooge - United States Of America

The landscapes were unlike anything I could of ever imagined. Our group instantly bonded with the other 3 girls in our hiking group. We have plans to meet up in the future. I’ve told my friends that it was the best trip I’ve ever been on! No surprises - everything went as planned. The most magical moment was bonding with everyone in the Refugio the first night and meeting so many people from so many other cultures.

Travelled: January 2019

Nicole Doria - United States Of America


Luxury Camp W Trek

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The 2022/23 season guide price in Chilean Pesos of CLP 2,091,900 per person is based on two people sharing a standard dome in high season. Prices will be confirmed in Chilean Pesos and converted to your local currency on the day of booking.
The 2023/24 season guide price in Chilean Pesos of CLP 2,405,685 per person is based on two people sharing a standard dome in high season. Prices will be confirmed in Chilean Pesos and converted to your local currency on the day of booking.


Private group departures can be arranged on dates other than those shown. Please ask us for more details.



Start date Price (pp)
January 2023
30-Jan-2023 $2,643 Fully Booked Enquire
February 2023
6-Feb-2023 $2,643 Fully Booked Enquire
13-Feb-2023 $2,643 Fully Booked Enquire
20-Feb-2023 $2,643 Fully Booked Enquire
27-Feb-2023 $2,643 Limited Availability Enquire
March 2023
6-Mar-2023 $2,643 Fully Booked Enquire
13-Mar-2023 $2,643 Fully Booked Enquire
20-Mar-2023 $2,643 Fully Booked Enquire
27-Mar-2023 $2,643 Fully Booked Enquire
April 2023
3-Apr-2023 $1,796 Fully Booked Enquire
10-Apr-2023 $1,796 Fully Booked Enquire
17-Apr-2023 $1,796 Fully Booked Enquire
24-Apr-2023 $1,426* Limited Availability Enquire
September 2023
11-Sep-2023 $1,426 Provisional Date Enquire
18-Sep-2023 $1,426* Provisional Date Enquire
October 2023
2-Oct-2023 $1,426 Provisional Date Enquire
9-Oct-2023 $1,426* Provisional Date Enquire
16-Oct-2023 $1,796 Provisional Date Enquire
23-Oct-2023 $1,796 Provisional Date Enquire
30-Oct-2023 $1,796 Provisional Date Enquire
November 2023
6-Nov-2023 $3,040 Fully Booked Enquire
13-Nov-2023 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
20-Nov-2023 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
27-Nov-2023 $3,040 Fully Booked Enquire
December 2023
4-Dec-2023 $3,040 Fully Booked Enquire
11-Dec-2023 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
18-Dec-2023 $3,506 Provisional Date Enquire
25-Dec-2023 $3,506 Provisional Date Enquire
January 2024
1-Jan-2024 $3,506 Provisional Date Enquire
8-Jan-2024 $3,506 Provisional Date Enquire
15-Jan-2024 $3,506 Provisional Date Enquire
22-Jan-2024 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
29-Jan-2024 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
February 2024
5-Feb-2024 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
12-Feb-2024 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
19-Feb-2024 $3,040 Fully Booked Enquire
26-Feb-2024 $3,040 Fully Booked Enquire
March 2024
4-Mar-2024 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
11-Mar-2024 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
18-Mar-2024 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
25-Mar-2024 $3,040 Provisional Date Enquire
April 2024
1-Apr-2024 $1,796 Provisional Date Enquire
8-Apr-2024 $1,796 Provisional Date Enquire
15-Apr-2024 $1,796 Provisional Date Enquire
22-Apr-2024 $1,426* Provisional Date Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in CLP (CLP) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost CLP1,128,200

Additional Notes

Group size – All activities are small group adventures with a maximum group size of 12 travellers.

EcoCamp Patagonia – Please be aware that you will need to check out of EcoCamp Patagonia while you are on the W Trek. You check back in on your return.

Seasons – The seasons are divided into four periods as follows:

  • Low Season: 11th Sep to 15th Oct & 18th to 24th Apr
  • Shoulder Season: 16th to 31st Oct & 1st to 17th Apr
  • High Season: 1st Nov to 14th Dec & 21st Jan to 31st Mar
  • Peak Season: 15th Dec to 20th Jan

Transfers – Transfers from/to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales to/from EcoCamp Patagonia are private, small group transfers.

Optional transferThe public bus connection to/from El Calafate is included in the trip price – you can upgrade to semi/fully private transfer at an extra cost.

Days 5 & 6 – Days 5 and 6 may be switched around, depending on weather conditions, in order to give you the best chance to complete the Towers hike.

Activities – There is always the risk of cancellation of an activity, such as the boat trip to Glacier Grey because of bad weather, especially during low/shoulder season (Oct and Apr). If this is the case, an alternative activity will be provided.

Accommodation upgrade – It's possible to upgrade from supported camping to refugio accommodation on nights two and three. Please ask us for more details.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single supplement – If you choose a standard dome and you are traveling alone, you can share a dome with another person of the same gender and pay the double base price. Single domes are available for CLP 3,138,000 in the 2022/23 season.

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.


  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches, 6 dinners
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in EcoCamp Patagonia; 1 night camping at Refugio Paine Grande; 1 night camping at Refugio Los Cuernos or El Francés Domes
  • Tent for double occupancy
  • Sleeping bags/mats for camping
  • Transfers to/from either Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas
  • All private, small group transport included in the itinerary
  • Boat crossing on Grey Lake on day four of the itinerary
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • An expert English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Transportation for your luggage within the park (whilst trekking you will only carry your day pack)


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Transfers to/from El Calafate
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Backpack (day-pack/65ltr minimum size)
  • Personal Equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • International and domestic/in-country flights

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