This Patagonia-only itinerary of our original Epic Patagonia expedition allows you to do the magnificent "W" trek in Southern Chile, while serving as a jumping off point to explore everything else Patagonia has to offer. From kayaking to glacier hiking to whale watching, there is a ton to see and do in Patagonia! 

 

Price: Starting from $2,650

Duration: 9 days (November - March)

Activity Level: 1 2 3 4 5

PRICE FROM: $2,650

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Puerto Natales
Day 2: Explore the Milodon Cave then head to Torres del Paine
Day 3: Hike to the base of the Three Towers
Day 4: Hike to Refugio Los Cuernos
Day 5: Hike to Refugio Paine Grande
Day 6: Hike to Refugio Grey
Day 7: Day hike OR optional kayaking or ice hiking
Day 8: Complete the trek and travel to Puerto Natales
Day 9: International departures

Please note: Expedition dates indicate when you should arrive and depart Chile. Arriving early or departing late? Click here to purchase an additional day with lodging and airport transfers.

PRIVATE EXPEDITIONS

Private expeditions are available for this itinerary. Pricing for private expeditions based on group size. 

GROUP DEPARTURES

Arrival DateEnd DateStatus
January 30, 2018February 7, 2018FULL
February 13, 2018February 21, 2018FULL
February 27, 2018March 7, 2018FULL
March 13, 2018March 21, 2018FULL
March 20, 2018March 28, 2018Contact us
October 16, 2018October 24, 2018Open
October 23, 2018October 31, 2018Open
October 30, 2018November 7, 2018Open
November 6, 2018November 14, 2018Open
November 13, 2018November 21, 2018Open
November 20, 2018November 28, 2018Open
November 22, 2018November 30, 2018Open
November 27, 2018December 5, 2018Open
November 29, 2018December 7, 2018Open
December 4, 2018December 12, 2018Open
December 11, 2018December 19, 2018Open
December 18, 2018December 26, 2018Open
December 23, 2018December 31, 2019Open
December 27, 2018January 4, 2019Open
December 30, 2018January 7, 2019Open
January 3, 2019January 11, 2019Open
January 8, 2019January 16, 2019Open
January 15, 2019January 23, 2019Open
January 22, 2019January 30, 2019Open
February 5, 2019February 13, 2019Open
February 12, 2019February 20, 2019Open
February 19, 2019February 27, 2019Open
February 26, 2019March 6, 2019Open
March 5, 2019March 13, 2019Open
March 12, 2019March 20, 2019Open

INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Natales
  • all accommodations on trek in refugios (shared bedrooms and bathrooms)
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • farewell dinner
  • guide services
  • transportation to/from Torres Del Paine

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items 
  • trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • beverages outside of designated meals
  • snacks during trek (there is plenty of food provided and you can purchase snacks at your lodge)

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive to Puerto Natales (10ft/3m). Arrive to Puerto Natales and meet your local guide at the airport or bus station (depending on your mode of transportation). Take a shuttle to the B&B then explore the quaint town of Puerto Natales.

Inclusions: Transportation from airport or bus station; accommodations

Day 2: Puerto Natales to Refugio Las Torres (492ft/150m). Head to the Cueva del Milodón, a famous cave located just outside of Puerto Natales, home to fossils of pre-historic animals and signs of human habitation as early as 6000 BC. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic with local Chilean wine before heading to the entrance gates of Torres del Paine and settling into Refugio Las Torres for the evening.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); bus transportation; park entry fee; accommodations

Day 3: Refugio Las Torres (492ft/150m). Start the trek with day packs as you ascend through a rocky terrain cut by pristine glacial rivers. Climb through a beautiful lenga forest until reaching the base of the towers. Another shorter climb will put you meters from the three towers and the emerald lake that sits at their base. Return to the mountain lodge for the evening.

Total distance: 12.5 miles. Approximately 8 hours of trekking (*Only required to carry a day pack)

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 4: Refugio Las Torres to Refugio Los Cuernos (229ft/70m). Spend a majority of this part of the trek nestled on a trail between Lake Nordenskjold and Mount Almirante Nieto of the Paine Massif.

Total distance: 7 miles. Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 5: Refugio Los Cuernos to Refugio Paine Grande (119ft/37m). Head out from Los Cuernos and hike through Torres’ old-growth forest. After a short climb, see an impressive viewpoint of the French Valley and Cerro Hoja and Cerro Máscara, two of the famous horned peaks.

Total distance: 9 miles. Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 6: Refugio Paine Grande to Refugio Grey (229ft/70m). Hike to Grey’s Glacier, an impressive ice field that covers the west end of the park. Enjoy the beauty of Pehoé Lake and Grey Lake as you approach the glacier.

Total distance: 7 miles. Approximately 4-5 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 7: Refugio Grey (229ft/70m). On the final day of trekking, make your way along Grey’s Glacier toward Campamento Paso. Scale ladders and enjoy views of the glacier before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Total distance: 6-7 miles. Approximately 6-8 hours of optional trekking (*Only required to carry a day pack)

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); accommodations

Day 8: Refugio Grey to Puerto Natales (10ft/3m). Spend one final half day in the park. A short hike toward Grey Lake will take you to the catamaran back to Pehoé and out of the park. Bus transportation will be awaiting your arrival to take a scenic ride back to Puerto Natales. Share a farewell dinner with your guide before a restful night in our partner lodge. 

Total distance: 7 miles. Approximately 4-5 hours trekking

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); bus transportation; catamaran ride; accommodations

Day 9: Puerto Natales (10ft/3m). End of services. International Departures. 

Inclusions: Breakfast

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.


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PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

See current weather conditions for Paine Grande here.

Packing System: This expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear in your own pack. For the day hikes, we suggest you bring a small lightweight backpack which stuffs easily into your larger bag. 

Carried bag weight limit: n/a

Rentals Available: 

  • Not available on this expedition. 

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to/from Puerto Natales
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Small lightweight backpack (for day hikes)
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Waterproof medium-weight gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals (for walking around the lodges in the evening)
  • Day pack – should be light and easy to stuff in main pack when not in use
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (showers are available during the trek)
  • Sleeping bag with 40°F rating
  • Pack cover
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles (must fit inside pack for domestic flight)
  • Synthetic shorts
  • Bandana or buff (for dust and wind)
  • Energy/protein bars (especially for vegetarians as non-meat sources of protein are scarce)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

The best time to travel to Torres del Paine National Park is during the summer months in Chile, November to March. During this season, the highs fluctuate around 60ºF and the lows can drop down below 40ºF.

The park is infamous for its strong winds that can blow up to 80 mph! Typically, your trek will include some sun, rain, and wind all mixed into one trip.

Torres Del Paine Weather

Elevation


Epic Patagonia Reviews

Every part of the trip was well coordinated. All 3 guides ( Sergio, Roberto & Jorge) were communicative and friendly. Kept us informed throughout the trip. We will definitely plan our next trip with OneSeed. This was the best guided trip I have been on, thanks for offering it!!
— Bill B.
One Seed was very communicative regarding any questions I had, organized this expedition perfectly, hired knowledgeable and fun guides, and everything went smoothly.
— Cherie B.
I traveled to Patagonia, Chile this past November and the accommodations, food, guides, and trek truly exceeded my expectations. The company took care of all the planning for transportation and stays so it was great to not have to worry over all the details.
— Sara J.

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

Insure Your Trip

OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex Cancellation and Interruption Insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.