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


Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife - 6 - $2,290

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Cross the Ascensio River to climb to the Torres Base at 870 metres above sea level, via the Torres Glacier moraine 
  • Trek into the French Valley and behold spectacular views of the French Glacier and Italian Camp
  • Explore the park's iconic Las Torres and Los Cuernos del Paine mountains
  • Hike along Lago Grey to Glacier Grey with a fantastic view of the surrounding area and a festival of colours to delight your senses 
  • Set yourself up for optimal daily adventuring with nourishing breakfasts, lunches and dinners provided

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.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

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 (mail), 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: 8 hours, 18 km

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

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 roughly USD $40

Length of hike: 8 hours, 22.5 km

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

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: 8 hours, 16 km

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

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!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Yurt

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Additional Notes

Low season prices: USD $2,290 per person for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

High season prices: USD $3,300 per person for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

For two nights, all-inclusive rates start from USD $1,000 per person. Rates include transfer to and from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or Cerro Castillo; breakfast, packed lunch and dinner; alcoholic beverages and soft drinks; choice of daily excursions; bilingual guides; entrance to Torres del Paine National Park.

Bed and breakfast rates from USD $440 per person for two nights.

Transfers - included in/out from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and El Calafate at set times each day. Transfers schedules subject to change without prior notice.

Single Supplement And Child Policy


  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in a luxury yurt camp
  • Open bar (house wines & standard liquors included; premium wines & liquors available with an additional cost)
  • Torres del Paine entrance fee
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • All private transport included in the itinerary
  • 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)


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment (request our recommended kit list for more details)
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • International and domestic/in country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • Premium wines and liquors
  • Laundry service

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