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W Trek Glamping Highlights

Hike Torres del Paine's famous W Trek in a dynamic manner with expert guides, whilst basing yourself in unique accommodation in the heart of the park. Trek the stunning French Valley, to the base of the iconic Towers and visit to the immense Glacier Grey by boat. This itinerary showcases the best of Patagonia in a compact timeframe.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

5 Days




Torres del Paine

W Trek Glamping Highlights - 5 Days - $960

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

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

Day 2: Trek the French Valley; Camping at Refugio Paine Grande

Day 3: Trek to Glacier Grey; EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 4: Trek to the Towers; EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 5: Transfer to Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales / El Calafate

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on W Trek Glamping Highlights

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. Alternatively, you can start your trip in El Calafate and enter Chile by public bus (included) or private transfer.

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 the French Valley; Camping at Refugio Paine Grande

After breakfast we'll transfer by vehicle through the national park to board our catamaran boat at Lake Pehoé. The short boat ride etches ever-closer to the immense Paine Grande mountain before docking near the refugio where you can leave your overnight items, if you wish.

You'll begin the challenging, yet rewarding, trek into the French Valley (Valle Francés) by first bordering Lake Nordenskjöld and then entering the vast glacial terrain at the 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 hike, uphill to the upper section of the valley where we'll take in the extensive views over the beautiful granite peaks of the Hoja (Blade), Máscara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedrál (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburón (Shark's Fin) and the stunning Fortaleza (Fortress) – truly an amazin sight.

After all this ascent, we'll begin our descent and arrive back at Refugio Paine Grande.

Note: The trek to the French Valley varies throughout the season, depending on the catamaran connecting Pudeto and Lake Pehoé. In October and April the catamaran times mean the hike reaches the Italian Camp at the entrance to the French Valley. From November to March the boat departs earlier, allowing trekkers to reach further up the valley.

Length of hike: 10hrs, 26km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Suppported camping  (in double tents) Refugio Paine Grande

Day 3: Trek to Glacier Grey; EcoCamp Patagonia

Today we'll hike from Refugio Paine Grande along the shore of Lake Pehoé to the northern side of the beautiful Lake Grey. 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. From here, we'll sail to the southern end of Glacier Grey, where we'll transfer to EcoCamp Patagonia.

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 10 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 our camp.

Length of hike: 4hrs, 11km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 4: Trek to the Towers; EcoCamp Patagonia

The goal of our fourth 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 Ascenio 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.

Length of hike: 9hrs, 22km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 5: 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 W Trek Glamping Highlights

W Trek Glamping Highlights trips scored 4.2/5 from 29 reviews

French Valley - it's significantly beautiful, more so than Torres del Paine

Travelled: May 2023

Christine -

Hiking the Torres

Travelled: January 2022

Anonymous -

That’s tough, there were plenty. Probably being knocked off our feet in 100km/h winds on the final hiking day of the W-trek to the towers. After having had exceptional weather this felt great to see Patagonia in all its varieties. The guides were great at managing everyone’s safety and comfortability with the weather and we didn’t finish the trek but that didn’t matter!

Travelled: October 2023

William -

Highlights includes the view from the base of The Towers, viewing icebergs from the ferry, the eco-domes and meeting new friends.

Travelled: March 2021

Eve Echt -

The highlight was the scenery at the Torres del Paine. The walks were excellent, as were the guides. The group we were with worked very well and we got on extremely well. The EcoLodge was great fun to stay at. The food, accommodation and Service were excellent.

Travelled: March 2021

Rod & Olwyn -

Connecting with fellow hiking group mates

Travelled: May 2023

Kat -

The highlight was definitely the landscape and scenery. It is a well preserved area, away from human's craziness. The people in the Park were very nice and helpful.

Travelled: March 2021

Cathy -

Beautiful views, challenging, but rewards hikes. Seeing the glacier and icebergs so close up- the brilliant blue!!!

Travelled: October 2022

Teresa -

Torres Hike

Travelled: January 2022

Yung -

The guides are knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. One guide in particular made the trip for one of us life changing. Javier Lagos helped her summit Torres del Paine one step at a time. He never give up and did not let her give up on herself and ability to complete the trek. Putting one step ahead of the other she completed the trek with a smile on her face. He helped her find her WILL POWER.

Travelled: March 2022

Lucibel -

Arriving at the Base of the Torres. It was the the longest and most challenging trek I’ve done as a novice NP trekker. Seeing the towers and the lake up there was magical.

Travelled: April 2023

Catherine -

Hiking around and under Los Cuernos mountains in the major Paine range

Travelled: October 2022

Patty -

Being in a remote area surrounded by the most spectacular natural landscapes.

Travelled: March 2022

Nathan -

Look out at grey lake and Base of the towers

Travelled: December 2022

Steven -

Arriving at Laguna de los Tres was spectacular. Our guide Lucas was also phenomenal.

Travelled: January 2022

Charles -

Getting to the top of the Mirador Los Torres. That feeling that I did it, that I’m capable, and with such an amazing view as payoff.

Travelled: November 2023

Jacob -

Waking up in EcoCamp with a giant rainbow over the mountain.

Travelled: April 2023

Tiffany -

The area is vast and swoop did an amazing job of organizing our stay to focus on the highlights while giving us time to self explore. The food at the ecolodge was some of the best I’ve had and I live in chicago where we have done of the best restaurants in the world.

Travelled: February 2022

Rupal Dadu -

Getting to the towers .. also getting to the glacier

Travelled: February 2022

Jonathan -

Ringing in the new decade at EcoCamp

Travelled: January 2020

Alexa -


W Trek Glamping Highlights

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The 2023/24 season guide price in Chilean Pesos of CLP 1,755,935 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.


Book now to guarantee your place and price for the 2024/25 season. Prices start from CLP 1,931,530 per person.The operator's final price may be slightly higher when they confirm their rates; we guarantee you will not pay more for your trip if you book before then. If the final rate is less than initially quoted to you, the lower rate will be honoured.


Private group departures can be arranged on dates other than those shown.




Start date Price (pp)
December 2023
10-Dec-2023 $2,048 Limited Availability Enquire
17-Dec-2023 $2,362 Limited Availability Enquire
24-Dec-2023 $2,362 Limited Availability Enquire
31-Dec-2023 $2,362 Fully Booked Enquire
January 2024
7-Jan-2024 $2,362 Fully Booked Enquire
14-Jan-2024 $2,362 Fully Booked Enquire
21-Jan-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
28-Jan-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
February 2024
4-Feb-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
11-Feb-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
18-Feb-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
25-Feb-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
March 2024
3-Mar-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
10-Mar-2024 $2,048 Limited Availability Enquire
17-Mar-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
24-Mar-2024 $2,048 Limited Availability Enquire
31-Mar-2024 $2,048 Fully Booked Enquire
April 2024
7-Apr-2024 $1,210 Limited Availability Enquire
14-Apr-2024 $1,210 Limited Availability Enquire
21-Apr-2024 $960* Fully Booked Enquire
November 2024
3-Nov-2024 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
10-Nov-2024 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
17-Nov-2024 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
24-Nov-2024 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
December 2024
1-Dec-2024 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
8-Dec-2024 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
15-Dec-2024 $2,598 Guaranteed Date Enquire
22-Dec-2024 $2,598 Guaranteed Date Enquire
29-Dec-2024 $2,598 Guaranteed Date Enquire
January 2025
5-Jan-2025 $2,598 Guaranteed Date Enquire
12-Jan-2025 $2,598 Guaranteed Date Enquire
19-Jan-2025 $2,598 Guaranteed Date Enquire
26-Jan-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
February 2025
2-Feb-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
9-Feb-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
16-Feb-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
23-Feb-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
March 2025
2-Mar-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
9-Mar-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
16-Mar-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
23-Mar-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire
31-Mar-2025 $2,278 Guaranteed Date Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in CLP (CLP) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost CLP823,500

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: 2nd to 15th Oct & 18th to 23rd 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 transfer –  The 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.

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 night two. Please ask us for more details.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single supplement – Single domes are available for CLP 2,634,100 in the 2023/24 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: 4 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in EcoCamp Patagonia; 1 night camping at Refugio Paine Grande
  • 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
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Boat crossing over Pehoe Lake and Grey Lake
  • 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 and 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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