W Highlights from Luxury Camp

Discover Torres del Paine's famous treks with expert guides, returning to comfortable accommodation each evening. Trek the French Valley and to the base of the Towers. This trip also includes a visit to the stunning Grey Glacier. Discover Torres del Paine's famous treks with expert guides, returning to comfortable accommodation each evening. Trek the French Valley and to the base of the Towers. This trip also includes a visit to the stunning Grey Glacier.
5 Days
$1,007

W Highlights from Luxury Camp - 5 - $1,007

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

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

Day 2: Trek the French Valley; Refugio Paine Grande

Day 3: Trek to Glacier Grey; EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 4: Trek to the Towers; EcoCamp Patagonia

Day 5: Transport to Punta Arenas or El Calafate

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on W Highlights from Luxury Camp

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 your hotel in Punta Arenas or from Punta Arenas Airport and driven to your accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park. Alternatively, you can start your trip in El Calafate or Puerto Natales.

En route, we'll stop in Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of 'Seno de 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 and overnight stay at EcoCamp Patagonia, nestled in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park and with a prime view of the majestic Torres. Sunset is usually around 11pm during the summer months, so on arrival there will still be enough daylight for you to admire the Patagonian steppe with its guanacos and snow-peaked mountain horizon.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Accommodation: EcoCamp Patagonia


Day 2: Trek the French Valley; 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 extensive mass of the valley's geological formations: Hoja (Blade), Máscara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburon (Shark's Fin) and the stunning Fortaleza (Fortress).

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

Note: The trek to the French Valley varies throughout the season, depending on the catamaran connecting Pudeto and Lake Pehoe. From Oct 1-31 and Apr 1-30 the catamaran operates once per day, thus limiting the hike to reaching the Italian camp (depending on the group's walking pace). From Nov 1 to Mar 30 the French Valley trek operates on a regular basis.

Length of hike: 10hrs, 26km

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio Paine Grande


Day 3: Trek to Glacier Grey; EcoCamp Patagonia

Today we'll hike from Refugio Paine Grande along the shore of Lake Pehoe 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 Torres del Paine National Park – the trek to the Towers! We'll walk from the dome camp towards Hosteria Las Torres before climbing to the Ascencio Valley on the eastern face of the Towers. Mountain ridges, beech forests and small rivers line the scenic walk towards the valley.

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: Transport to Punta Arenas or El Calafate

In the early morning you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride back to Punta Arenas to catch the evening flight to Santiago. Alternatively, take an early morning ride to the border to continue your journey to El Calafate.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

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What our customers think

The highlight was day three of walking (the Tower Base hike) as the views were spectacular all day, the weather was good and the morale in the group was excellent. EcoCamp surroundings, staff and services were impeccable. Torres del Paine is a place I'd love to visit over and over again.

Amy Australia October 2017

It was tough! but well worth it for the amazing scenery. The team at Eco Camp were just spectacular, our guide was patient and kind, and the staff back at camp made you feel welcomed. Our dome was nice and cosy, I also LOVED the yoga dome! The food was delicious and there was such a huge variety which I really enjoyed.

Iryani October 2016

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The base price of CLP 1,401,855 per person is based on two people sharing a standard dome in high season.


This trip departs every Sunday from 26th Sep 2021 to 26th Apr 2022 with prices varying depending on the season.

Private group departures can be arranged on dates other than those shown. Please contact us to discuss.

(Prices valid to the end of the 2022/23 season)

2021

2022

Start date Price (pp)
September 2021
26-Sep-2021 $1,007* Provisional Date Enquire
October 2021
3-Oct-2021 $1,007 Provisional Date Enquire
10-Oct-2021 $1,007* Provisional Date Enquire
17-Oct-2021 $1,269 Provisional Date Enquire
24-Oct-2021 $1,269 Provisional Date Enquire
31-Oct-2021 $1,269 Provisional Date Enquire
November 2021
7-Nov-2021 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
14-Nov-2021 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
21-Nov-2021 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
28-Nov-2021 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
December 2021
5-Dec-2021 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
12-Dec-2021 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
19-Dec-2021 $2,063 Provisional Date Enquire
26-Dec-2021 $2,063 Provisional Date Enquire
January 2022
2-Jan-2022 $2,063 Provisional Date Enquire
9-Jan-2022 $2,063 Provisional Date Enquire
16-Jan-2022 $2,063 Provisional Date Enquire
23-Jan-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
30-Jan-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
February 2022
6-Feb-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
13-Feb-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
20-Feb-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
27-Feb-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
March 2022
6-Mar-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
13-Mar-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
20-Mar-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
27-Mar-2022 $1,867 Provisional Date Enquire
April 2022
3-Apr-2022 $1,269 Provisional Date Enquire
10-Apr-2022 $1,269 Provisional Date Enquire
17-Apr-2022 $1,269 Provisional Date Enquire
24-Apr-2022 $1,007* Provisional Date Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in CLP (CLP) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost CLP756,080

Additional Notes

Group size - 12 maximum, 1 minimum

Refugio accommodation – This will be provided either in dormitories or in comfortable tents or domes. A mat, sleeping bag and polar fleece liner will be included; the team will set up and dismantle all this. The campsite provides satisfactory bathroom facilities. Meals will be served inside the Refugio.

Low and Shoulder Season (Oct and Apr) –  Some excursions are subject to the weather conditions and may be cancelled or modified for safety reasons during this time. For example, the navigation on Grey Lake, the trek to the French Valley and to the base of the Towers. In this case, the original itinerary would be modified accordingly or you would be offered a good alternative excursion within the park.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single supplement – If you choose a standard dome at the EcoCamp and you are travelling alone, you can share the dome with another person of the same gender and pay the double base price. Single domes are available for which a single supplement of CLP 302,800 applies.

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: 4 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in EcoCamp Patagonia; 1 night at Refugio Paine Grande
  • Tent for double occupancy
  • Sleeping bag for refugio if needed
  • All private transport included in the itinerary
  • Bus from/to El Calafate if starting/ finishing in El Calafate
  • 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)

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch and dinner
  • 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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