Torres del Paine Winter Adventure

Our expert guides make it possible to follow the majority of the W route and experience its highlights in the winter months, in spite of chillier conditions and limited services. You'll have the snow-covered park almost all to yourself - something that few people ever experience.

5 Days


Torres del Paine Winter Adventure - 5 - $1,595

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Private transfer to Torres del Paine National Park and hike to the shore of lake Pehoe
  • Trek through forests to Glacier Grey
  • Walk around the Paine Grande, to the French Valley viewpoint.
  • Transfer to the Serrano River and a night in a cosy cabin.
  • Hike to the Torres del Paine lookout point

Landmarks visited on Torres del Paine Winter Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: private transfer from Puerto Natales to Torres Del Paine & hike to Pehoe Lake

Early in the morning, we will start out from Puerto Natales, taking a private transfer along an unpaved road heading to Torres Del Paine National Park and the administration area. From here we'll make a 6 hour hike to the shore of lake Pehoe along Las Carretas trail. On the way we'll follow the Grey river and have a picnic lunch in this beautiful area.

Length of trip: 5 hour hike

Meals: boxed lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Night in Mountain Hut

Day 2: Round trip hike to Glacier Grey

We will begin early morning with our hike to the Grey glacier. Our initial ascent of 200 metres up a winding narrow path leads us to Laguna Negra, a place where we will observe the first glimpses of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field with its many unclimbed mountains. We will advance through forests and rivers, with possible sightings of spectacle and flying steamer ducks, up to the glacier viewpoint. We will have lunch here and, if we are lucky enough, see ice calving from the huge glacier wall. We will then return, following the same path, with views of Cordon Olguin and Paine Grande, to reach the Shore of Pehoe Lake to spend our second night

Length of trip: 8 hour hike, 22km

Meals: breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Night in Mountain Hut

Day 3: round trip hike to the French Valley

We will start our day with a two hour walk, going around the southwest side of Paine Grande, the highest peak in the park. This takes us through native forests of Chilean fire bush and evergreen beech (Nothofagus Bethuloides), up to the hanging bridge over the French river for our first glimpses of the hanging glacier. Then we will ascend (300m) for one hour through a surreal Japanese garden landscape, crossing beech forests, to reach the French valley viewpoint, gifting us with a magnificent view of both mountains and lakes. We will lunch here, with a good chance of seeing avalanches from the hanging glacier or if not, simply enjoying the view of the west side of the Cuernos (2600m), Espada (2400m) and Fortaleza (2800m) mountains. Our return journey will be the same until we reach the refugio at the shore of lake Pehoe, to spend our last night here.

Length of trip: 7 hour hike

Meals: breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Night in Mountain Hut

Day 4: Hike back Las Carretas trail - Transfer to Las Torres Area

Early in the morning, we'll start our hike back to Las Torres to hike back Las Carretas Trail. From the administration area we take our transfer to the Rio Serrano area of the Park where we will stay in a cozy mountain hut 

Length of trip: 5 hour hike

Meals: breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Night in Mountain Hut

Day 5: round trip hike to Las Torres lookout point & transfer back to Puerto Natales

In the morning we'll start our walk through incredible deciduous beech forests, with views of glaciers and waterfalls. Our journey continues as we ascend a huge terminal moraine up to a viewpoint (900m) with excellent photo opportunities. From here we will be surrounded by three giant granite towers (2850m) and a lagoon fed by waters from glacial erosion. We will enjoy lunch in front of this breathtaking scenery. We will then descend, following the same path down to the estancia Las Torres, located at the mountain's plateau, where we will take a transfer back to Puerto Natales.

Length of trip: 8-10 hour hike

Meals: breakfast and boxed lunch

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

The trip price varies depending on group size as shown below (valid until September 2019):

4-8 people sharing a Mountain Hut - USD $1,595 per person

3 people - USD $1,695 per person

2 people - USD $1,895 per person


  • All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Four nights in Lodge (Sharing rooms bunk bed style), heating, showers & hot water
  • All meals indicated in the schedule
  • Guide (English-Spanish languages)


  • Any additional nights
  • Medical expenses
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks besides those include in the menus
  • Sleeping bag and mattress
  • Porters to carry personal belongings (available upon request, cost of USD $500 with a maximum of 15kg per porter, usually good to share one between two hikers)
  • Gratuities for guide

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