You will experience the complete process of ancient explorers coming from the sea to the visually stunning highlights of the Torres del Paine W Trek, including the Grey Glacier, French Valley and the Towers Base, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enter the Park via the Last Hope Sound, then venture into remote trails crossing through the Park and spend your evenings at the refugios' campsite areas in connection with nature to finish at EcoCamp Patagonia, an award-winning sustainable hotel that combines revolutionary eco living with delicious food, yoga and great company.
Brush Lake is the perfect place for nature lovers looking for an authentic camping experience. Located in an idyllic setting, this rustic campsite offers visitors the opportunity to disconnect from the daily routine and immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature.
The Lago Grey Hotel is an impressive hotel establishment located in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park, just a few steps from the majestic Grey Lake. With a privileged location, guests can enjoy panoramic views and an incomparable natural environment.
Accommodation will be provided in tents. The campsite provides satisfactory bathroom facilities. Meals will be served inside the refugio.
Ecocamp Patagonia is located in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, overlooking the majestic Granite Towers. It was the first sustainable lodge south of the Amazon and the first of its kind in the Patagonian vastness. EcoCamp offers a dome camp inspired by the region's ancient nomadic inhabitants.
Suite domes were designed to further our goal of providing comfort in a natural setting with minimal environmental impact, and also maintain the hotel’s familiar and cozy vibe. The domes have comfortable double or twin beds, a wood stove and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet.
Suite dome lofts are two-storey domes which fit up to four people and have comfortable double or twin beds both up and downstairs. These domes, ideal for families or groups of friends, come with a wood stove, a private terrace and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet.
Spacious, comfortable and equipped with private bathrooms, Superior Domes are the optimum choice for trekkers wanting that bit more space and comfort at the end of a long day’s walk. Each Superior Dome has comfortable queen-size or twin beds, a propane heater, skylight windows and a private bathroom with a sophisticated composting toilet.
EcoCamp Standard domes were the world's first lodge accommodation in geodesic shape. They are resistant to the strong Patagonian winds, and come equipped with two single beds (doubles on request), cozy fleece blankets and feather quilts. There are windows in the ceiling for stargazing. Standard domes include shared bathrooms which are large, comfortable and gender divided.
Departures on Fridays.
This trip starts on Friday and finishes on Thursday with pickups and drop-offs in Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate. Please visit our Weekly Transfer Board for details of EcoCamp pick up and drop off times. (Remember that you will need to be in Puerto Natales before the first day of the program in order to board the navigation of Day 1 at 7 am).
This is the right trip for energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. During this trek you will walk a total of 77 kms /48,5mi. On the map, in the itinerary section, click on the walking person icon for daily information.
To enjoy this trek it is essential to be in shape before you arrive. It is not wise to regard this trek as a means of getting into shape or losing excess weight. Start a program of conditioning well before departure.
Those aged 14 years or older are welcome and are considered adults.
Children between 10 and 13 might be accepted in this program if their legal guardian sends a formal letter stating that the child is prepared for such an intense trekking trip and authorizes us to hire a private guide in case the child cannot perform well during the trek.
Children under 10 years of age cannot participate in this trip.
This trip doesn’t offer a special discount for children.
In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia transport is in minivans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people. Pick up/ off times will be confirmed locally by our operations team. An exclusive toll-free emergency number will be available for anyone needing additional support while they are in Chile.
The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the winds that circle the Antarctic landmass, making the weather hard to predict. Fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning; even in summer (December to March), you should come prepared to find strong cold winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfall. Summer’s average temperature is 11ºC (52ºF), ranging between 2 to 24ºC (35 to 75ºF).
Passengers need to be prepared for summer and winter all at once. We recommend the following:
The weather in Patagonia can be difficult to plan around at times. We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based upon these safety/weather considerations.