W Series International Guests.
Enjoy a unique experience and fall in love with 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.”
Come and enjoy 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. It will take your breath away!
Day 1: Transportation to Torres del Paine, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 2: Hike to Las Torres Base, lodging at Central Sector.
Day 3: Hike to the Francés Sector, lodging at Francés Sector.
Day 4: Hike to the Francés Valley, lodging at Paine Grande Sector.
Day 5: Hike to Grey Glacier Lookout Point, return in catamaran via Pehoé Lake, return to Puerto Natales.
ITINERARY | 5 days, 4 nights
Day 1: Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine
At 11:30 am, we will meet at Fantástico Sur’s oce in Puerto Natales for a technical talk. Then, we will take the 2:30 pm bus to Torres del Paine National Park. The trip takes about 2.5 hours (112 km).
We will arrive in the afternoon, have dinner, and sleep in the Central Sector.
Day 2: Hike to Las Torres Base Lookout Point
Early in the morning, we will begin our hike to one of the park’s landmarks, Las Torres Base Lookout Point.
During the first stretch, we will walk through the pampa, cross the Ascencio River and then climb 3 km up to Los Vientos Mountain Pass where we will enjoy amazing views of the valley and lakes. We will continue our journey to the Chileno Mountain Refuge, and then go deep into a lenga beech forest up to La Morrena, where the hardest part of the hike begins. We will follow a rock trail to the spectacular Las Torres Base Lookout Point. Later, we will begin our descent to the Central Sector to have dinner and sleep.
Day 3: Hike Francés Sector
We will walk about 13.5 km along the shore of Nordenskjöld Lake, Almirante Nieto Hill, and the striking Cuernos del Paine. During the hike, we will enjoy magnificent views of Los Cuernos, hanging glaciers, lakes, and the abundant local vegetation and wildlife.
We will have dinner and sleep in the Francés Sector.
Day 4: Hike Francés Valley
Our day begins with one of the icons of the circuit, the Francés Valley. We will begin early with a light hike to the Italiano Campsite. From there, we will begin our climb through the woods (about 2 km) up the Francés River Valley. We will continue to the Francés Lookout Point, where we 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, we will begin our descent to the Paine Grande Sector.
Day 5: Hike Grey Glacier Sector – Pehoé Lake Navigation – Return to
On this day, we 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), we will reach the first lookout point of Grey Lake, where we will see floating pieces of glacier. We will continue to walk towards the imposing view of Grey Glacier to reach the Grey Sector. Then, we will return to the Paine Grande Sector and take the 6:30 pm catamaran that will take us to Pudeto. There we will meet the bus that will take us back to Puerto Natales.