Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife

A gentle-paced W-Trek for peace- and nature-lovers: based in a secluded, all-inclusive camp of luxury yurts, you'll wake up each morning in a forest over-looking Lago Toro before journeying through breath-taking scenery to complete the world famous W-Trek. Looked after from start to finish you'll be left to appreciate the beautiful wild.

6 Days

$3,000

Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife - 6 - $3,000

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Cross the the Ascensio River and trek to the base of the Torres del Paine
  • Hike into the French Valley and witness spectacular views of the French Glacier
  • Trek around the Cuernos of Paine and experience the beauty of Las Torres
  • Hike along Lago Grey to Glacier Grey with a fantastic view of the surrounding area and a festival of colours to delight your senses 

Landmarks visited on Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas 

Transfer from Punta Arenas airport to the camp.  After a long day of travelling, take the evening to relax in the bar and lounge, enjoy the restaurant, and take a stroll around the area.

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Ascensio Valley 

A deservedly famous and highly demanding excursion. After crossing the Ascensio River you will walk uphill around 2.5 km until reaching Pasos del Viento pass at about 480 meters above sea level (masl), with a beautiful panoramic view of the pampa, the lakes to the south and the Ascensio Valley itself. From there you will descend to the Refugio Chileno shelter. Up to that point, vegetation is that of the pre-Andean scrubland bioclimate; from then on vegetation changes completely and as you climb you will penetrate the ancient lenga tree forests until you reach the Torres Glacier moraine at 600 masl.

Once out of the forest a final push of around 45 minutes of continuous uphill climbing will take you to the Torres Base at 870m, where you will behold directly in front of you the three massive granite giants, the best reward for your efforts!

Throughout the trek you will observe fauna such as condors, mora eagles, caranchos and other birds of prey.

Length of hike: 18 km, 8 hours

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 


Day 3: French Glacier 

A wonderful adventure that will lead you into the heart of the mountain! After crossing Lake Pehoe in a 30-minute boat ride, you will begin a hike lasting around two hours along a rustic trail in the midst of a notro and coihue trees forest. Upon reaching the suspension bridge there is a spectacular view of the Glaciar Frances (French Glacier) and once across the bridge the Italian Camp, located within an ancient lenga tree forest. The climb continues uphill along the trail to the Valle del Frances Viewpoint, offering a 360-degree view of the magical shapes granite makes into mountains.

The boat ride has an additional cost of about US$40

Length of hike:  22.5 km , 8 hours

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 


Day 4: Las Torres and Los Cuernos del Paine 

A trek to experience the beauty of the park's two iconic mountains: Las Torres and Los Cuernos del Paine. The hike starts alongside beautiful rivers and lakes with ever-present native flora and fauna. Upon reaching the first rock plateau you will enjoy seeing close up the whimsical line drawn by the Cuernos del Paine, and their characteristic two-color hue created by sedimentary rock and granite.

Length of hike: 16 km, 8 hours

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 


Day 5: Grey Glacier 

An excursion that lets you discover three completely different environments: beginning at Guarderia Grey (or entry) you cross a mature Lenga tree forest where you can observe forest birds such as Magellanic woodpeckers and cachas. The hike continues along the beach at the far end of Lake Grey with views of the icebergs breaking away from Grey Glacier with their amazing blue colors and breathtaking shapes. Finally, upon reaching the peninsula you will find a spectacular view of Grey Glacier and surrounding area, a festival of colors to delight your senses!

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

From USD $3,000 per person, based on two people staying 5 nights all-inclusive in a double bedroom deluxe yurt in high season. 

Other rates available please enquire for further details 

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $3,000 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.

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please get in touch for more details.

Transfers are included in/ out from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and El Calafate at set times each day.

Includes

  • Accomodation in a luxury yurt camp.
  • Full board (buffet breakfast / lunch or box lunch / menu dinner).
  • Open bar (house wines & standard liquors included; premium wines & liquors available with an additional cost).
  • Daily excursions from our activities menu to Torres del Paine National Parkand surroundings (excursions are subject to availability and weather conditions).
  • Bilingual guides (Spanish / English).
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Regular transfers from and to Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Cancha Carrera or Cerro Castillo (transfer from and to El Calafate available with an additional cost). Transfers schedules subject to change without prior notice.

Excludes

  • Laundry.
  • Premium liquors.
  • Any other wine alternatives different from the house wine.
  • Any other item not mentioned.
  • Any Extras.

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