Torres Del Paine 5 Days Short-W Trek

Torres Del Paine 5 Days Short-W Trek

Torres Del Paine 5 Days Short-W Trek

Torres Del Paine 5 Days Short-W Trek

Torres Del Paine 5 Days Short-W Trek

Torres Del Paine 5 Days Short-W Trek

What can I expect?

Be amazed by the skyrocketing mountains, deep blue glaciers, and hauntingly beautiful forests of Torres del Paine National Park on this shorter version of the world-renowned W Trek, all completed with EcoCamp’s unique blend of adventure and comfort.

CLP$1.166.076 / 5 days

CLP$1.166.076
/ 5 days

Summary

Start your journey with a scenic and highly atmospheric drive through wonderful Patagonian landscapes. The day ends with the arrival and overnight stay at EcoCamp Patagonia, where you will arrive on time to enjoy a sunset of the majestic Torres. After waking up in Torres del Paine you will be brought to board a catamaran to Pehoe. where you will start a trek to the beautiful Valle del Frances. On the following day you will hike to the Lake Grey, to navigate on the lake between icebergs and get a close-up view of the glacier. The next day will be the highlight of the W Trek, the trek to the mighty Tower’s Base. After having enjoyed the view of the Towers at its glacial lake you will start the descent to your last night at the EcoCamp.

ITINERARY

The Patagonian Adventure starts

Torres del Paine NP, Chile

The trip begins with you being picked up from your hotel in Punta Arenas or Punta Arenas airport in the morning and driven to EcoCamp Patagonia, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. Alternatively, you can start your trip in El Calafate. En route we make a couple of stops – First in Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of “Seno de Ultima Esperanza”, where we enjoy a hearty local lunch, and second at Cueva de Milodon, a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890’s. The journey is scenic and highly atmospheric, featuring many wild birds and wonderful Patagonian landscapes. The day ends with our arrival and overnight stay at EcoCamp Patagonia, with a prime view of the majestic Torres. Sunset is usually around 11pm during the summer months, meaning that there will still be enough daylight for you to admire the Patagonian steppe with its guanacos and snow-peaked mountain horizon once you arrive.


Short Itinerary

  • Pick up in Punta Arenas or El Calafate
  • Stop in Puerto Natales
  • Visit of the Milodon Cave
  • Arrival at the EcoCamp in Torres del Paine NP

The Patagonian Adventure starts
Ecocamp PatagoniaEcocamp Patagonia
Room
Standard Dome
Meals
Full board
Category
Eco Boutique
Estilo
Glamping
Ecocamp PatagoniaEcocamp Patagonia
Room
Suite Dome
Meals
Full board
Category
Eco Boutique
Estilo
Glamping

Regular Departures: every Sunday from October 2017 to April 2018

The Paine Massif’s Heart: Valle Frances

Torres del Paine NP, Chile

After breakfast we drive toward Pudeto dock where we board the catamaran to Pehoe, from here we will begin the challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley), along a steep trail that leads to the very heart of the Paine Massif. How far in we go depends on our group’s trekking rhythm. A swifter walk will lead us to the hanging bridge over the French River, located at the foot of the south east face of the Massif, where we will be treated to fantastic views of the valley. We continue to ascend towards the upper section of the valley where we will be able to marvel at the extensive mass of the valley’s geological formations. After our upward trek, we will pause for a picnic and relax a while. This day’s trek will end as we descend through an undulating terrain of mixed grassland and light forest which will take us to Refugio Paine Grande, located on the peaceful shores of Lake Pehoe.


Short Itinerary

  • Catamaran to Pehoe
  • Trek to Valle Frances
  • Overnight at the Lake Pehoe

The Paine Massif’s Heart: Valle Frances
Refugio Paine GrandeRefugio Paine Grande
Room
6-bed room (bunk beds)
Meals
Full Board
Category
Hostel
Estilo
Mountain Hut

Regular Departures: every Sunday from October 2017 to April 2018

* Accommodation at the refugio will be provided either in dormitories or in the refuge’s camping area consisting of a comfortable tent, including mat, sleeping bag and a polar fleece liner; our team will set up and dismantle all this. The campsite provides satisfactory bathroom facilities. Meals will be served inside the refuges.

Glacier Grey

Torres del Paine NP, Chile

This day will see us hike from Paine Grande Refugio along the shores of Lake Pehoe to the northern side of the glacially beautiful Lake Grey. We will feast on a picnic lunch before boarding the boat that sails right to the huge, crystalline facade of Glacier Grey, where we will have plenty of time to marvel at the calving glacier.  From the southern end of Glacier Grey we will transfer to EcoCamp.

Be aware that boat trips can be cancelled if the required minimum of 10 passengers is not reached. If either is the case, we will trek up to the sightseeing point and profit from wonderful, panoramic views of the Glacier instead. Then we will return on foot to Paine Grande and take a catamaran to Pudeto’s dock, where we will be picked up and driven to EcoCamp.


Short Itinerary

  • Trek along Lake Pehoe to the Lake Grey
  • Navigation on the Lake Grey
  • Close-up view of the Glacier Grey

Glacier Grey
Ecocamp PatagoniaEcocamp Patagonia
Room
Standard Dome
Meals
Full board
Category
Eco Boutique
Estilo
Glamping
Ecocamp PatagoniaEcocamp Patagonia
Room
Suite Dome
Meals
Full board
Category
Eco Boutique
Estilo
Glamping

Regular Departures: every Sunday from October 2017 to April 2018

The big challenge: Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine NP, Chile

The goal of the penultimate day of our 5-day trek will be to complete the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine National Park! We will walk from EcoCamp towards Hostería Las Torres before ascending to Ascencio Valley on the Tower’s eastern face. Mountain ridges, beech forests and small rivers line the scenic walk towards the valley. Our big challenge comes in the form of the steep moraine, a huge mass of boulders which will lead us to that iconic base-view of the Towers – Three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice. After a tough uphill climb, the Towers eventually come into full view, rising majestically before us, with the glacial lake visible below. Is there any better place in the world to have lunch? After feasting on the view and our picnic, we backtrack along the same trail through Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp for a well-deserved dinner.


Short Itinerary

  • Trek to the Tower’s Base
  • Trail through Ascencio Valley
  • Picnic at the glacial lake of the Tower’s Base

The big challenge: Torres del Paine
Ecocamp PatagoniaEcocamp Patagonia
Room
Standard Dome
Meals
Full board
Category
Eco Boutique
Estilo
Glamping
Ecocamp PatagoniaEcocamp Patagonia
Room
Suite Dome
Meals
Full board
Category
Eco Boutique
Estilo
Glamping

Regular Departures: every Sunday from October 2017 to April 2018

Adios Torres del Paine!

Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

We will board an early morning vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride back to Punta Arenas in time to catch the evening flight. Of course it’s also possible to leave in a bus to El Calafate.


  • Scenic ride to Punta Arenas or bus to El Calafate

Adios Torres del Paine!

END OF TOUR

  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pick-up / Drop-off in Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate (bus tickets included)
  • One expert English/Spanish speaking trekking guide
  • Cueva del Milodon and Torres del Paine NP fees
  • 3 nights accommodation at EcoCamp (dome of your choice)
  • 1 night accommodation at Refugio Paine Grande* (shared basis)
  • Boat crossing over Pehoe Lake ** and Grey Lake **
  • Sleeping bag for the mountain hut if needed
  • Luggage transport: while trekking you will carry just your daypack
  • Meals:
    day 1: L, D
    day 2: B, BL, D
    day 3: B, BL, D
    day 4: B, BL, D
    day 5: B, BL
    B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, L: lunch, D: dinner

* Either in refugio or refugio’s camping area
**During Shoulder and low season (October and April), some excursions are subject to the
weather conditions and might be cancelled or modified for reasons of security, for example
the Navigation on Grey Lake, the excursion to the French Valley and to the Tower base
trek. In any case we will either modify the original itinerary or offer you a good alternative of
excursion within the park.

  • Airplane tickets
  • Insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
  • Voluntary tips for guides and staff
  • Soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals included at the EcoCamp. Bringing
  • US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine NP is
    recommended
  • Items of personal nature

PRICES AND PACKAGES

Suite Dome
  • Low Season (8 Sept– 15 Oct 2017 & 18 Apr – 6 May 2018)
  • CLP 1.166.076
  • Shoulder Season (16 Oct - 31 Oct 2017 & 01 Apr - 17 Apr 2018)
  • CLP 1.360.368
  • High Season (01 Nov - 14 Dec 2017 & 21 Jan - 31 Mar 2018)
  • CLP 1.892.808
Standard Dome
  • Low Season (8 Sept– 15 Oct 2017 & 18 Apr – 6 May 2018)
  • CLP 863.784
  • Shoulder Season (16 Oct - 31 Oct 2017 & 01 Apr - 17 Apr 2018)
  • CLP 1.007.640
  • High Season (01 Nov - 14 Dec 2017 & 21 Jan - 31 Mar 2018)
  • CLP 1.402.056

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