The “W” name comes from the formation of a perfect W when joining the trails that access to the 3 highlights in the Circuit:
- Base of the Towers: is the most famous trekking in Torres del Paine National Park, and is without any doubt the MUST of it. After a 3 to 4 hours ascent through the Asencio river valley and millenary “Lenga” forests you reach the BASE TORRES LOOKOUT POINT, with the amazing view of the 3 granitic towers, its hanging glacier and the lagoon.
- French Valley: in the heart of the Circuit is the less visited of all, but for many of us is the most challenging and awesome. Absolutely a must for the real trekkers!
- Grey Glacier: the trail goes through the western side of the Grey Lake. This Glacier is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap of more than 300 km long and third source of freshwater in the planet.
Total length of the circuit: 5 days / 4 nights.
Total Distance: 62 Km.
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W Circuit – FS Torres del Paine from US $ 430 2013 – 2014 Season 1st of November 2013 – 31st of March 2014 ITINERARY 5 days, 4 nights Day 1: Transport to Torres del Paine National Park (Regular Bus). Regular – Public transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park (Laguna Amarga Main [...]
2013 – 2014 Season Valid from the 1st of October 2013 until the 30th of April 2014 Highlights: Trekking Base Torres, Trekking French Valley. The Short Version program goes through 2 different valleys at the W Circuit: Ascencio Valley which ascent goes to the BASE of the Towers and the French Valley. The return is [...]
2013 – 2014 Season Valid from the 1st of October 2013 until the 30th of April 2014 ITINERARY 5 days, 4 nights Day 1: Transport to Torres del Paine National Park (Regular Bus) (D). Transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park (Laguna Amarga Main Entrance), with a little stop in Cerro Castillo Village [...]
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