W Express International Tourist
Come and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the leading hiking circuit in Patagonia
We invite you to see the massive granite towers up close that give the Park its name, walk alongside the breathtaking "Cuernos del Paine" and to be amazed by the stunning shapes of the "Francés Valley." Also, get your breath taken away in front of the magnificent Grey Glacier, the southernmost tip of the Chilean Patagonia’s Southern Ice Fields, where the ice blends into the clouds on the horizon.
Day 1: Transportation to Torres del Paine, hike to Las Torres Base, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 2: Hike to the Francés sector, lodging at Francés sector.
Day 3: Hike to the Francés Valley, lodging at Francés Sector.
Day 4: Hike to Grey Glacier’s first Lookout Point, return in catamaran via Pehoé Lake, return to Puerto Natales.
ITINERARY | 4 days, 3 nights
Day 1: Puerto Natales – Las Torres Base Lookout Point
The day before you will attend a technical talk, get your voucher and map. The following day you must show up at 6:30 am to take the 7:00 am bus to Torres del Paine National Park (2.5 hours). That morning you will depart to one of the landmarks of the park, the Las Torres Base Lookout Point.
After the ascent, you will return to the Central Sector to have dinner and sleep.
Day 2: Hike Francés Sector
You will walk about 13.5 km along the shore of Nordenskjöld Lake, Almirante Nieto Hill, and the striking Cuernos del Paine. During the hike, you will enjoy magnificent views of Los Cuernos, hanging glaciers, lakes, and the abundant local vegetation and wildlife.
You will have dinner and sleep at the Cuernos or Francés Sector.
Day 3: Hike Cuernos/Francés Sector
The day begins with one of the icons of the circuit, the Francés Valley. You will start early with a light hike to the Italiano Campsite. From there, you will begin the climb through the woods (about 2 km) up the Francés River Valley. We will continue to the Francés Lookout Point, where you will enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of the circuit, the view to the valley framed by the Hills Paine Grande, Catedral, Hoja, Máscara, Espada, Aleta de Tiburón, and Cuerno del Norte. It will leave you speechless. After this spectacle, you will begin the descent to the Francés Sector
Day 4: Hike Grey Glacier Sector – Pehoé Lake
Navigation – Return to Puerto Natales
On this day, you will reach the third milestone of the circuit, a place that oers one of the most unforgettable sceneries of the park, the magnificent Grey Glacier.
The trail goes around the Paine Grande Hill, the highest peak in the mountain range (3,050 m), with incredible views of its hanging glaciers. Walking amidst Antarctic Beech (ñirre), Dombey’s beech (coigüe), and Chilean firebush (notro), you will reach the first lookout point of Grey Lake, where we will see floating pieces of glacier. Then, you will return to the Paine Grande Sector and take the 6:30 pm catamaran that will take you to Pudeto. There you will meet the bus that will take you back to Puerto Natales.