W Circuit & Fitz Roy Adventure

Visit Patagonia's very best trekking destinations in both Chile and Argentina in just 11 days. You'll trek the W Circuit of Paine, and then cross to Patagonian Argentina to trek around Fitz Roy and El Chalten.

11 Days

W Circuit & Fitz Roy Adventure - 11

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Hike around Lago Nordenskjold, the French Valley & Lago Grey
  • See Glacier Grey and cross Lago Grey by boat
  • Hike to Cerro Torre and to the Fitz Roy look-out

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on W Circuit & Fitz Roy Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales.

Arrival at Punta Arenas. Transfer to Puerto Natales in a private vehicle, a 3-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. Lodging in Puerto Natales. Meeting to discuss trip programme. (Dinner not included). Book any flight that arrives before 8PM at Punta Arenas airport in Southern Chile.


Day 2: Torres del Paine.

Breakfast in the morning. Leave in the morning in our private vehicle in the direction of Torres del Paine National Park. Start our hike through Ascencio valley by the footpath through Lenga tree forests towards the Torres del Paine lookout, one of the most spectacular views of the Park. From here we can view the three granite pinnacles towering above a grey lake in a deep, narrow valley. Return to Torres camp. Snack and dinner. Note: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner is included on each day of the expedition in Torres del Paine.


Day 3: Cuernos Camp

We leave early in the morning and trek along a footpath that crosses rocky zones and goes through forests along the Paine massif. Lodging in Cuernos camp. Refugio los Cuernos offers a superb view of the "Cuernos" mountains and condors flying around.


Day 4: French Valley - Pehoe Camp.

Leave in the morning fors French Valley. After walking along Lago Nordenskjold, we go into an impressive valley that is surrounded by mountains such as; Paine Grande, the Horns, the Sword, the Mask and other magnificent peaks. We continue towards the Pehoe camp, where we will find our camping spot.


Day 5: Pehoe Camp - Grey Camp.

Today we start one of the most beautiful passages of this excursion. It is a four-hour trek with beautiful views of Lago Grey along the way. From the trail we will see views of the enormous Grey Glacier coming down from the Southern Ice Cap. Camp Grey.


Day 6: Grey Camp - Los Guardas (Grey lookout) - Puerto Natales.

Breakfast in the morning. Trek to Los Guardas (1.5 hours) and arrive at a place where we can contemplate the Grey Glacier. Back to Grey camp. From here we will take a boat and sail on Lago Grey towards the other side of the lake. From here our private vehicle will transfer us to Puerto Natales. Hotel. (Dinner not included).


Day 7: Puerto Natales - El Chalten.

Regular bus to Chalten (stop at El Calafate). (8-hour round journey) Hotel.


Day 8: Trek to Cerro Torre lookout.

Spectacular and pleasant hike towards to the base of Cerro Torre. Short Hike to Mirador Maestri (Maestri's lookout). Back to Chalt?n. Lodging in Hotel. Dinner at night. Note: All meals are included during the expedition.


Day 9: Trek to Laguna de los Tres (Fitz Roy lookout).

Hike towards Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres. Start from Estancia Pilar and return to Chalten through Rio Blanco valley. Hotel. Dinner at night.


Day 10: Back to Puerto Natales.

Regular bus to El Calafate and then change bus to Puerto Natales. Hotel.


Day 11: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas.

Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $0 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.

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