W Trek: Heart of Torres

This trip turns the W Trek into a series of shorter day hikes, with an all-inclusive hotel in the heart of the park as your base. A flexible schedule, options for extra excursions or horseback riding and organisation of all transfers make it one of the most relaxed ways to see Torres del Paine's highlights.

5 Days


W Trek: Heart of Torres - 5 - $2,400

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Trek through the Ascencio Valley to the base of the Torres
  • Hike into the French Valley
  • Trek along the shoreline of Lago Grey to its glacial source

Landmarks visited on W Trek: Heart of Torres

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival 

Take some time upon arrival to relax and familiarise yourself with the area with a gentle stroll before enjoying a tasty meal at the restaurant.  If you're lucky with the timing of your journey, you may be able to take part in an afternoon excursion.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Ascencio Valley

You will explore the Ascencio Valley, walking through beautiful lenga forests and getting up close to the astounding Towers of Paine. Throughout the excursion you will walk through bushes, streams and moraines.

If you like horses you can take the option to horseback ride to El Chileno Lodge, which is located half way. Then you will continue by foot walking up towards the base of the Towers.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Day 3:  French Valley

You will get to Pudeto by vehicle. Here you will get on board a catamaran and cross the Pehoe Lake by boat, After a 30-minute navigation you will start the trek towards the French Valley, which is surrounded by lakes, rivers and streams, and a wonderful view of the Paine massif.

Once you get to the feet of Monte Paine Grande you will be able to rest in front of the French Glacier, which is where you will become a spectator of impressive avalanches that often occur.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Day 4:  Grey Glacier

You will get to Pudeto by vehicle. Here you will board the ferry and cross the Pehoe Lake, After a 30-minute navigation you will start the trek towards the Grey Glacier View Point.

You will walk through rocky areas, evergreen and deciduous forests. You will finally be able to get a wonderful view of the Grey Glaciar and the lake by the same name filled with centenary icebergs.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Day 5:  Depart

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you'll enjoy the views of the park one last time as you take the transfer to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

NOTE: Indicative schedule only - sequence and choice of activities can change

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,400 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.

$2,400 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double garden view bedroom in high season.

Low season rates apply - please get in touch for more details.


  • Transfers IN / OUT from Punta Arenas or Calafate
  • Visit to Cerro Negro Ranch en route from Punta Arenas
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • All meals
  • Open Bar (not including premium spirits)
  • All excursions inside the National Park
  • Bilingual guides Spanish/English (ask for quote of other languages)
  • WI-FI (only in common areas)
  • Accommodation in superior room
  • A 20% discount in our spa


  • Premium wines, premium liquors & premium beer
  • Transfers outside our regularly scheduled times (listed below)
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Phone Calls
  • Unscheduled meals
  • Accommodation outside Torres del Paine National Park
  • Travel Insurance

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