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Torres del Paine W Trek 5D/4N (Self-Guided)

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5.0 Based on 21 Reviews
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Independent
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method
  • Maximum altitude 1000 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Patagonia, Chile
  • Ends Patagonia, Chile
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Hike to the base of Torres del Paine and see its high peaks
  • Get spectacular views of the French Valley Grey Glacier
  • Sleep in camps or refuges amongst superb mountain sceneries
Start and end in Patagonia, the trip "Torres Del Paine W Trek 5D/4N (Self-Guided)" is a guided trekking trip that takes 5 days. You will travel through Patagonia, Camp Paine Grande, Torres Del Paine and 3 other destinations in Chile. "Torres Del Paine W Trek 5D/4N (Self-Guided)" is a trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Built for physically-active travellers, this circuit takes you to the heart of the wild Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, one of the world’s most spectacular trekking areas. Walk alongside the breathtaking "Cuernos del Paine", viewing high mountain peaks, tumbling glaciers, brilliant blue, and green lakes along the way.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Puerto Natales - Torre del Paine, Chile
  • Day 2: Torres del Paine - Central Sector, Chile
  • Day 3: Central Sector - Francés Sector, Chile
  • Day 4: Francés Sector - Paine Grande Sector, Chile
  • Day 5: Paine Grande Sector - Puerto Natales, Chile
WHAT'S INCLUDED
accommodation
  • 2 nights of lodging in the Central Sector, 1 night in the Francés Sector and 1 night in the Paine Grande Sector, depending on availability.
meals
  • 4 Breakfast(s)
  • 5 Lunch(es)
  • 4 Dinner(s)
Included Activities
  • Active Adventure
  • Hiking tour
Others
  • Torres del Paine National Park entrance fees
  • Mountain hostels include beds with sleeping bag, except at the Central Mountain hostel (fully-made bed, with sheets) and Campsite includes: tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
  • Welcome Kit: includes sleeping-bag liner, microfiber towel, water bottle (stainless steel), a map and a journal notebook.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Guide (remember this is an independent trek)
  • Any service not specified in the program
  • Additional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • International and/or domestic flights
  • All the tips to the guides are optional and not included
  • Optional gratuities
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 21 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 13 2020
5 - Excellent
Excellent
What an incredible experience. The landscape is aboslutely stunning. This was a lot of fun and I can't recommend it enough.
  • Anonymous
  • From United States
  • On Jan 07 2020
5 - Excellent
Excellent
We did the W in on our own (you really do not need a guide). We loved the views and always changing beauty of nature: From glaciers with blue lakes to wonderful soft mountains with flowers and forrest. Would always do it again.
  • Anonymous
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
I had a really great experience immersing in nature, soaking in the stunning views, and getting to meet hikers from all over the world.
  • Anonymous
  • From United States
  • On Dec 18 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
I had trained in anticipation for this trek by doing several hikes with roughly the same weight I'd be carrying in Torres del Paine. I also had completed a half marathon in Patagonia so I was acclimated to the elevation. I'm... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Torres del Paine W Trek 5D/4N (Self-Guided) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 31 August 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 August 2022, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Torres del Paine W Trek 5D/4N (Self-Guided) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Torres del Paine W Trek 5D/4N (Self-Guided) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Moderate-High Level of fitness required.  (You must be capable of carrying a backpack with your belongings and hiking along steep and uneven mountain trails)

Patagonia has an unpredictable weather, that’s why we recommends you to bring: 40 litres Backpack, 20-25 litres Backpack for day hikes, Waterproof jacket and trousers (GORE TEX), Warm clothes (Polar Tec), Comfortable trousers for trekking, T-shirts, Long sleeve shirts, Trekking boots, Sandals (for showering, resting and crossing streams), Flashlight, Earplugs, Sunglasses, Towel, Enough battery supplies for the whole trek (there are no places to charge batteries), Padlock, Warm hat, Sun hat, Gloves, Sunscreen, Camera (with charger, memory cards and waterproof bag), Binoculars, Water bottle (Nalgene), Ziploc bags (for taking your trash back), Trekking Poles.

Other Useful Information

In 2016 the Torres del Paine National Park service has prohibited campers to cook their own food at the campsites in efforts to protect the cleanliness and preservation of the park environment. Therefore, we no longer offer options 'without meals'.

The Refugios have the following referential meals schedules:

  • Breakfast: 07:30 - 09:30
  • Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
  • Dinner: 19:30 - 21:30
For the preservation of the park, please do not leave trash on the trails, take it out of the park in a plastic bag (Leave No Trace philosophy). Please use water and electricity in a conscious manner.

For environmental purposes, in some of the Refugios, the electricity is turned off during the night, between 23.00 PM and 07.00 AM. The use of certain electronic devices is not possible due to the fact that they may overcharge our systems (example: hairdryers). Please bring enough batteries.

Concerning connectivity: The National Park and the Lodges don't have cellphone or Internet connectivity due to its remote location. GPS devices work properly all over the Torres del Paine National Park.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Please note that this tour only runs in specific departures from September to April.
  • You must pick-up your vouchers, tickets & maps at the Puerto Natales Bus Station one day prior to departure, or the morning of Day 1 of your trip. If your adventure starts on a Monday (Day 1), please make sure to give details of your Sunday’s night accommodation, in order to provide the paperwork you need to start your trip. All travellers are welcome to participate in the informative talk given at The Welcome Centre, Torres del Paine, every day at 11:00 and 18:00.
  • If you are an international traveller, in order to exempt you from the 19% tax enforced by the Chilean government, you must present your Passport and Immigration Card (this is the card that customs provides when entering the country as a tourist). If you do not present these documents at check-in, you will be charged the 19% tax in Chilean pesos.
  • Be sure to arrive on time for the Catamaran departure, as delays will require you to stay one extra night at Refugio Paine Grande at your own cost. The departure is at 18:30 pm from Pehoe pier (next to Refugio Paine Grande). Please be present at the pier by 18:00 pm.

 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days do you need in Chile?

    We recommend, at the very least, a 2-weeks tour of Chile to explore the blue glaciers and emerald forests of Torres del Paine, the enticing landscapes of the Atacama desert, and similar must-see destinations. You will be left with enough time to add a few more delightful places like capital Santiago, Valparaiso, and one or two world-class vineyards. A three-week tour will allow you to linger longer in all your favorite places. But if you have only 5 to 7 days, it’s best to focus on Santiago, the nearby colorful towns, and the wine valleys. Add a few more days, and you can squeeze in Patagonia, Atacama, Easter Island, or the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. To get more details on how many days to spend in Chile, see here.

  • Is Chile cheap for tourists?

    Chile is not the cheapest place to visit in South America. But the kind of trip you have in mind will determine your budget. Typically, most tourists like to hike in the Torres del Paine and explore the desert landscape of Atacama during a 10 to 15-day trip. It is possible to do a trekking-heavy trip on a budget of USD 90 to 100 per day per person. Basic accommodation and food costs are higher in Chile than in other South American countries. So be ready to spend at least USD 75 daily for a non-luxurious trip.

  • How do you get around in Chile?

    Chile is well connected from north to south via flights and buses. But it’s trickier to travel from east to west, and south of Puerto Montt because of the unusual landscape comprising glaciers and mountains. Long-distance buses are the best way to go up and down the country. For travelling to remote areas, you can hire your own car. Trains are useful only in certain parts, like Central Chile. You can also consider low-cost airlines: they are sometimes cheaper than long-distance buses—if you don’t mind missing out on the scenery on the way.

  • What is Chile best known for?

    Chile is best known for its diverse landscapes. It is home to incredible glaciers and fjords, the driest of deserts, superb rock formations, and ancient forests. Chilean hospitality is well known, and the people like to bond over maté tea. You’ll find buena onda (good vibes) wherever you go. The world has woken up to the exquisite taste of Chile’s wines. In fact, Latin America’s largest winegrower is in Chile’s countryside. Capital Santiago has some of the finest art galleries in South America like the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Neighborhoods like Bellavista in Santiago and Concepción in Valparaíso have a very vibrant street-art culture. 

  • What is the typical food in Chile?

    Traditional Chilean cuisine is hearty and winsome, imbibing many European and South American influences. Some famous dishes include Plateada (soft-cut beef), Chorrillana (French fries with meat and seasoning); Empanada (baked or fried puff pastry with salty or sweet fillings), Pastel del choclo (a sort of shepherd’s pie made using corn mash), Pastel de jaiba (crab pie), Machas a la parmesana (a clam dish topped with cheese), and Completo (Chilean-style hot dog that is bigger than its American counterpart). And you must try Terremotos, a rather potent alcoholic drink, and the many excellent Chilean wines

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