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  • Single Traveler: Approximate cost is $3,101.38 USD.
  • Group of 2 People: Total cost is approximately $3,866.02 USD, breaking down to $1,938 USD per person.
  • Group of 3 People: Total cost is approximately $4,321.75 USD, making it $1,440 USD per person.
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The famous W Trek in Winter !

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An extraordinary experience off the beaten track through Torres del Paine !
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From 2 to
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May - August
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Lodge and Camping
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Puerto Natales
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You’ll need to be fit and capable of hiking for up to 7-9 hours a day
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📣URGENT Winter 2023 Update: CONAF's New Rules! Mandatory Professional Guide & Full-Board Huts for All W Trek Expeditions! ⛺️🚫 ➡️ 🛌✅

Ever dreamt of beholding the stunning vistas of Patagonia blanketed in pristine white? 🏔️

If the call of nature and unique adventures quickens your pulse, pack your warmest gear and join us for a winter exploration like no other!


Venturing into Torres del Paine National Park during winter offers an unparalleled experience. The park, usually brimming with eager explorers, morphs into your personal playground. Our professional mountain guide, Roberto, Claire or Felipe accompanies you throughout this journey, ensuring a secure and memorable experience.  🥾


Our key offering, the W trek in winter, is an exhilarating blend of adventure and awe-inspiring landscapes. Brace yourself for the unique opportunity to leave your footprints on the untouched snowy trails of one of the world's southernmost regions.


Take note, though, that as of May 2023, park authorities now mandate the presence of a guide for winter explorations, and prohibit camping within the park during the winter season. Instead, travelers are now required to lodge in full-board huts, providing you with cozy shelter against the winter chill.


However, the Frances and Cuernos sectors of the W Trek are exceptions where 'autonomous camping' is allowed. This term implies that no park services, like prepared campsites or facilities, are available. These changes haven't diminished our commitment to offer a hassle-free and unforgettable journey. Our experienced guide, Roberto, Claire and Felipe have swiftly adapted to these new regulations, leading several clients through the W Trek under these revised rules.


So, are you ready for a winter adventure that rivals any other? Our authentic travel options offer a selection of immersive experiences, all within an ethos of sustainable tourism. This winter, let's embrace the cold and venture into the icy heart of Patagonia together!


**Remember: In winter, entering the national park with a guide is MANDATORY ⚠️


🗓️ This trek is only open from the end of April to September 1st.

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🏕️ Experience the W Trek in Winter:

Join us for an unforgettable adventure through the snow-covered landscape of Torres del Paine National Park! Our five-day itinerary covers all the highlights of the famous W Trek in Winter.


🏕️ DAY 1: Base Torres 🏔️

22km - Central Tower Refuge


An early morning transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in Puerto Natales. Our journey to the eastern entrance of Torres del Paine National Park marks the beginning of our Winter W Trek adventure. Here, we'll head towards the Central Tower Refuge, the starting point of the challenging 22km trek to the base of the towers. With a steep ascent and descent, it's a long, tough day, but the view at the top will be worth every drop of sweat. After a long hike and a warm meal, you'll sleep soundly at the refuge.


Included: Accommodation at Central Tower Refuge, meals (dinner), bilingual guide, transportation, and box lunch.


🏔️ DAY 2: French Campsite 🏕️

18km - Tent Camping


Day two will see us breaking camp early to head towards the French Campsite. Equipped with your own gear, supplies, and a sense of adventure, you'll experience self-sufficient camping in the heart of Patagonia, as there are no refuge services, showers, or bathrooms available.

Included: Meals, bilingual guide.

Almirante Nieto mountain and the Cuernos to reach Campamento Italiano at the base of the French Valley

Rise and shine to break camp in the early morning for a hike towards the French Valley. With heavy backpacks on our shoulders and hiking poles in hand, we'll tackle the 17km Cuernos trail, which consists of rolling hills. We'll circumvent Almirante Nieto mountain and the Cuernos to reach Campamento Italiano at the base of the French Valley in the late afternoon. Setting up camp again, beware of mice! Don't leave any food in your tents...

🏞️ DAY 3: French Valley and Paine Grande 🏕️

24km - Paine Grande Refuge

Snow-covered Base Torres Viewpoint in Torres del Paine

We'll make our way to the awe-inspiring French Valley. After a stop at the Italian sector to prepare for the day, we continue our journey to Paine Grande Refuge where a warm meal and comfortable bed await us.


Included: Meals (dinner, next day's breakfast, next day's box lunch), accommodation at Paine Grande Refuge, bilingual guide.


🌬️ DAY 4: Grey Refuge 🏕️

22km - Paine Grande Refuge

Grey Glacier

On the fourth day of our Winter W Trek, we'll visit the majestic Grey Refuge area. Leaving our heavy gear at Paine Grande, we'll journey with only a daypack, returning to Paine Grande Refuge for the night.


Included: Meals (dinner, breakfast, box lunch), accommodation at Paine Grande Refuge, bilingual guide.


🏔️ DAY 5: Carretas to Puerto Natales 🚶‍♂️

13km - Return to Puerto Natales

Trail called Carretas


Our adventure concludes with an early departure from Paine Grande. The Carretas trail will lead us to the park's main administration building, where our vehicle will be waiting to transport us back to Puerto Natales.


Included: Meals (breakfast, box lunch), bilingual guide, transportation to place of stay.


To make the most of your Winter W Trek experience, don't forget to check out our comprehensive article on how to plan and prepare for the W Trek in winter. It's packed with useful tips and advice to help you navigate Torres del Paine National Park.


Remember, any equipment you need can be rented upon arrival in Puerto Natales. We can meet with you the day before the trek to review the itinerary and discuss where to rent gear.

Some Highlights of the W Trek in Winter

  • Changing Colors of Lake Pehoé: ❄️🌅🎨 During the winter season, the changing colors of Lake Pehoé are an absolute treat for the eyes! As the sun rises and sets, the lake transforms from stunning shades of blue to magical hues of pink, orange, and purple. It's a natural spectacle that visitors will cherish for a lifetime! The stark contrast between the snow-covered mountains and the vibrant colors of the lake creates a breathtaking and otherworldly landscape that will leave visitors awestruck.
  • Snow-Covered Landscapes: ⛄🏔️❄️ The winter season transforms the W Trek into a true winter wonderland, with the trails, mountains, and forests covered in a blanket of snow. Visitors can enjoy the crisp air, snow-capped peaks, and pristine white snow as they trek through the national park. The unique winter scenery creates an immersive experience that can only be enjoyed during the winter season, making it a truly special and unforgettable adventure for nature lovers!
  • Dramatic Views of the Grey Glacier: 🏔️❄️🌬️ The Grey Glacier is one of the most iconic sights of the W Trek, and in winter, the views of the glacier are even more breathtaking and dramatic. The glacier stands out against the snow-covered mountains, creating a striking contrast that is not to be missed. Visitors can witness the glacier's slow and steady movement, hear the crackling of the ice, and marvel at the unique formations and colors of the glacier. It's a thrilling experience that visitors will remember for a lifetime!


Included

  • Accommodation for two nights at Paine Grande (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and stay inside the refuge)
  • Accommodation for one night in a tent (including three meals)
  • Accommodation for one night at Torre Norte Refuge (including three meals)
  • Round trip transportation to and from the park
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish-English)



Not included :

  • Park entrance tickets
  • International flights
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bags, tents)
  • Porter services
  • Insurance (our guests are highly suggested to hire an accident insurance suitable for this trip)
  • Tipping (we suggest our guests to bring cash for optional tipping)
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Claire

Claire was born in France but was raised (almost) in all continents, from Italy and Ethiopia to the United States. Claire also enjoys getting to know people from all over the world and sharing her passion for hiking and her love for nature. Moving to Patagonia and working as a guide hiking everyday is a dream come true for her!


While working in Torres del Paine National Park, Felipe and Claire saw the flow of tourists grow and soon saturate the famous W trek.

Why all go to the same place when the entire region has so much more to offer?

Just in the park alone, there are many trails not often hiked which offer equally as beautiful if not more beautiful and pristine views!


Felipe

Felipe is a geologist and experienced guide. He's worked in Torres del Paine National Park for the past six years. Before that, he used to guide near his hometown, in the Lakes District of Chile, hiking up and down volcanoes. He also spent two years guiding, kayaking, and ice climbing in Norway.

Claire and Felipe met through their passion for nature, and they wish to continue their professional journey practicing what they love.

Together, they strive to deliver an authentic, off-the-beaten-track, and unforgettable experience to all their guests. Come meet them!

The famous W Trek in Winter !
Claire

Claire

Claire was born in France but was raised (almost) in all continents, from Italy and Ethiopia to the United States. Claire also enjoys getting to know people from all over the world and sharing her passion for hiking and her love for nature. Moving to Patagonia and working as a guide hiking everyday is a dream come true for her!


While working in Torres del Paine National Park, Felipe and Claire saw the flow of tourists grow and soon saturate the famous W trek.

Why all go to the same place when the entire region has so much more to offer?

Just in the park alone, there are many trails not often hiked which offer equally as beautiful if not more beautiful and pristine views!


Felipe

Felipe

Felipe is a geologist and experienced guide. He's worked in Torres del Paine National Park for the past six years. Before that, he used to guide near his hometown, in the Lakes District of Chile, hiking up and down volcanoes. He also spent two years guiding, kayaking, and ice climbing in Norway.

Claire and Felipe met through their passion for nature, and they wish to continue their professional journey practicing what they love.

Together, they strive to deliver an authentic, off-the-beaten-track, and unforgettable experience to all their guests. Come meet them!

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Bml88

Felipe and Madre Roca are la raja!

My wife and I spent a week at Ecocamp Patagonia and had the great fortune to have Felipe as our guide exploring the Grey Glacier and Lazo Weber. Not only did we go on some of the best hikes and see some of the most extraordinary nature we've ever experienced, but we learned so much about Chilean culture, history and politics, and the geology of Torres del Paine (Felipe is a geologist by training). We were able to practice our Spanish with Felipe for hours on end and Felipe taught us many Chilenismos that made us feel like locals in no time. Felipe is "la raja" (if you don't know what that means you'll have to book a trip with Felipe) and we couldn't imagine a better introduction to Patagonia.

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Gerardo N

Winter 2021 in Torres del Paine

Today was one of those magical days!! It’s winter in Patagonia and I had one of the most beautiful days in Torres del Paine. Felipe it’s an amazing guide, very kind and respectful for the environment, 5 stars service!!

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Adélaïde Pacton

Choose Madre Roca!

I traveled to Torres del Paine National Park from New York to spend a week hiking. Claire was an exceptional guide with a sharp sense of humour and thorough knowledge of the park. She guided me along the W trek as well as along numerous hidden beauties of the park -- away from the main trails. Claire has a truly beautiful soul. She made my experience unforgettable and I will forever cherish the memories.

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