Torres del Paine W Circuit By Fantastico Sur

Bus + Tours + Hotel en Torres del Paine

Availability: 15/10 al 14/04

Torres del Paine W circuit. Trekking Base Torres / Valle del Francés / Trekking to Grey Glacier.
Torres del Paine tours and treking


In this program you visit the 3 valleys part of the famous W Trek: Valle del Ascenciowhich ascent goes to the BASE of the Towers lookout point,
Valle del Francés&Glacier Grey.

Day 1: Transport to Torres del Paine NP, accommodation in Refugio Torre Central

Day 2: Trekking to Base Torres, accommodation in Refugio El Chileno or Torre Central

Day 3: Trekking to Los Cuernos, accommodation in Refugio Los Cuernos

Day 4: Trekking to French Valley, accommodation in Refugio Paine Grande

Day 5: Trekking to Grey Glacier + Catamaran at Pehoé Lake + transport to Puerto Natales



Día 1: Transport to Torres del Paine National Park (Regular / Public Bus).

Regular – Public transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park (Laguna Amarga Main Entrance), the trip is about two and a half hours
(112 Km), with a short stop at Cerro Castillo Village.

At the moment you arrive to Laguna Amarga entrance you will have to acquire your entrance ticket and take the shuttles that will be waiting for you to take you to Las Torres sector
(Estancia sector) where our Refugio is located.

.Presentation time at the Bus Station: 14.15 PM
.Departure: 14:30 PM / Arrival to Laguna Amarga: 16:30 PM
.Accommodation: Refugio Torre Central.

Día 2: Trekking to “BASE TORRES” (7 – 8 hours; 13 Km).

Recommended hour to start: 9.00 AM.

The first hour and a half walking is steep with fantastic views of lake Nordenskjöld and Almirante Nieto Mn (2.670 m.s.n.m), with its hanging glaciers until you reach Refugio El Chileno to recover energies and leave your luggage. Then,carrying just a small back pack, you will continue the trail through a millenary Lenga forest (1 hour) until the base of “the moraine” which challenging ascent (45 min), will take you to one of the most impressive lookouts in the park: “Base of Torres del Paine” where you will have the view of Torre Sur (2,850 m.s.n.m.), Torre Central (2.800 m.s.n.m), Torre Norte (2.600 m.s.n.m) and Cerro Nido de Cóndor.

Accommodation: Refugio El Chileno /If this Refugio is full, the way back will be until Torre Central (2 hours more of trekking)

Difficulty Level: High.


Día 3: Trekking from El Chileno to Los Cuernos Refugio (4 – 5 hours, 11 Km).

Recommended hour to start: 9.00 AM.

About 30 minutes after leaving Refugio El Chileno you will notice the sign to take the “shortcut” that leads to Refugio Los Cuernos. The trail goes
through the Base of Almirante Nieto Mn. – part of the Paine Massif-, with great views to Nordenskjöld lake; from December the flora presents different
colours specially the “Ciruelillo or Fire Bush” which take its name from the red colour of its flowers. After about 4 – 5 hours you will get to the Base
of Los Cuernos where our Refugio is located, considered by many, one of the most charming sites in the whole park, a perfect spot to rest and recover
energies for the next day challenging trek: “The French Valley”.

Accommodation: Refugio Los Cuernos (we recommend Cabins Los Cuernos, private accommodation; you may check the upgrade rate below).

Difficulty Level: Medium.

Día 4: Trekking to French Valley(10 – 12 hours, 25.3 Km).

Recommended hour to start: 8.00 AM.

The first 2 hours are with some ascents, descents and views to Nordenskjöld Lake until “Campamento Italiano”, at this point we recommend you to contact
CONAF staff so you can leave your Big Backpack with them and start the next part of the trek with a small day backpack. The ascent goes for about 1 hour
and a half until French Glacier lookout, where you’ll be able to observe its hanging glacier and opportunities to observe small avalanches. After that the
trail continues until “Británico area” and after about 20 minutes you will reach the lookout point considered by many as one of the most overwhelming spots
in the Circuit: “Mirador Británico”, where you will admire: “Paine Grande”, “Cerro Hoja”, “Cerro Máscara”, “Cerro Catedral”, “Cerro Aleta de Tiburón”,
“Cuerno Norte”, etc.

The return is the same way back to “Campamento Italiano”, and then to Pehoé sector.

Accommodation: Refugio Paine Grande.

Difficulty Level: High.


Día 5: Trekking to Grey Glacier (8 – 9 hours, 22 Km).

Recommended hour to start: 9.00 AM.

Trek to Grey Glacier lookout (round-trip). The trail goes through the western side of the Paine Massif with views to Grey Lake and Mountains.
After 1 hour and a half you will reach the first lookout point, where you may observe Grey Glacier in the distance, thenand after 1 and a half / two hours
you will get to the Main lookout, in front of the glacier. The return is the same way back until Pehoé Lake to take the Catamaran that crosses Pehoe Lake
to Pudeto sector, where your bus will be waiting for you to take you back to Puerto Natales.

Difficulty level: Medium.

.Please be aware of the Catamaran departure time.

.You can leave your backpack in the storage room at Refugio Paine Grande.

Catamaran Itinerary Departure at 18.30 PM from Pehoe pier (next to Refugio Paine Grande) / presentation time at Pier: 18.00 PM / arrival time to Bus
Station in Puerto Natales: around 22.00 PM

.4 Nights of accommodation in Refugios (Shared Dorms in Bunk Beds; with sleeping bag or made up bed (depending on availability)
.Made Up Bed: sheets + pillow + bed cover.
.Transportation in Regular/Public Bus from Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales.
.Shuttle from Laguna Amarga main entrance to Las Torres (Estancia)sector.
.Catamaran Pehoé (Lake crossing from Pehoé sector until Pudeto area to connect with the regular transportation to Puerto Natales).
.OPTIONS 2 & 3: All meals at the Refugios (breakfast, lunch box, dinner). Day 1 dinner, day 5 breakfast and box lunch.

  • Accomodation
  • Foods and Drinks
  • Mountain guide
  • Tour Guide
  • LaunchBox

.Services not indicated in Program.
.Entrance ticket to Torres del Paine National Park.
.Medical insurance of any kind.

  • Entrance fee to the National Park
  • Personal Equipament




Recommended Backpacks:

- 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 Sleeved Shirts.
- Trekking boots.
- Sandals (for showering, resting and crossing streams).
- Flash lamp.
- Enough batteries supplies, as in FS we produce our own sustainable energy we do not have places to charge batteries.
- Earplugs.
- Sunglasses.
- Padlock.
- Gloves / Sunscreen.
- Camera / Binoculars.
- Bottle for water (Nalgene).
- Ziploc bags (for taking your trash back).
- Trekking Sticks.
- Warm Hat.
- Hat for sun protection.



Schedules & others

Programs Starting at 14.30 PM: guests must come to our Office in Puerto Natales, the day before or the same day (day 1) before 1 PM, where you will receive
your Map, vouchers, tickets and briefing.

For Itineraries in October & April, or starting at 7.30 AM, you must present the day before in our Sales office; presentation time at the bus station: 7:15 AM
(Bus departure; 7.30AM)

Opening hours Puerto Natales sales office: Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 13.00 / 15.00 – 18.30; Saturday: 9.00 – 18.30; Sundays & holidays: Closed.
Esmeralda Street 661.

.In Chile we have a Foreign franchise (Chilean Law) to improve tourism, where tourists are exempted of paying the tax of 19% at the check in,
for this purpose please do not forget to bring: – Passport – Tourist card (given at the border when entering to Chile).
.If you do not carry and present these documents you will have to pay the tax in Chilean pesos at the check in.
.If you need Regular / Public transportation from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales,, please contact your sales executive.

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