Circuito W Express Camping
Trekking en Patagonia
Bosque patagónico
Carpa armada en Torre Central
Campamento Paine Grande
Plataforma camping sector Torre Central
Comedor camping Central

Express W Circuit (4 days)

October 2021 to April 2022
Operative tour

Self-guided trek through the W Circuit, leaving the park in the Pehoé Lake catamaran. Tents and transport included. Departures every day of the week.


Price

  • Program based on double occupancy for residents in Chile for season 2021-2022: CLP$ 239,000 per person.
  • Program based on double occupancy for non-residents in Chile for season 2021-2022: USD$ 439 per person.

Supplements

  • Single: In case your booking is for one person, three, five, seven, ninve or eleven people, the full price will include a supplement of CLP$ 30,000/USD$ 41 for season 2021-2022.

How to book

  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click on "Add to cart".
  4. Pay the full price of the tour online.

Included

  • Transport:
    • Round-trip transport by bus from Puerto Natales to the Torres del Paine National Park.
    • Catamaran from the Pehoé Area to Pudeto.
  • Accommodations in campsite, in private double tents (include site, tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad).
    • 1st night in Central campsite or Chileno campsite.
    • 2nd night in Cuernos campsite or Francés campsite.
    • 3rd night in Paine Grande campsite.

*The campsites confirmed for every night of your program will depend on the availability they have during the date of your trip. Because of this and/or the catamaran availability, the program could be confirmed with an inverted itinerary (1st night in Paine Grande, 2nd night in Cuernos and 3th night in Central.)

Not included

  • Guide.
  • Meals (optional).
  • Connection transport between Laguna Armaga and Las Torres Area (CLP$ 3,000 per person*).
  • Entrance fee to the Torres del Paine National Park (CLP$ 10,300 for Chileans and US$ 47 for international visitors*).
  • Health insurance.
  • Medical care in case of an accident.
  • Evacuation assistance because of bad weather or reasons of force majeure.
  • Travel insurance that covers accidents and cancellations because of reasons of force majeure.

*Prices subject to change without notice.

Optional services

  • Full board meals (breakfast, box-lunch and dinner):
    • Residents in Chile:
      • Normal: CLP$ 176,000 per person.
      • Christmas and New Year: CLP$ 194,000 per person.
    • Non-residents in Chile:
      • Normal: USD$ 260 per person.
      • Christmas and New Year: USD$ 291 per person.

Included:

  • Breakfast (day 2 to day 4): coffee, tea, milk, bread, eggs, jam, juice and fruit.
  • Box lunch (day 2 to day 4): cold sandwich, cereal bar, chocolate bar, dried fruits and fruit.
  • Dinner (day 1 to day 3): menu of the day with first and second course, dessert and water.

*Service available to add from October 20th, 2021.

What to bring

  • A 40 liter backpack for all the circuit.
  • A 20-25 liter rucksack for during the day treks.
  • Waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Polar warm clothes (Polartec or similar).
  • Thermal clothing (first layer).
  • Short and long sleeved T-shirts.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Enough batteries (energy is produced in a sustainable way, so not always there are no sockets to charge batteries).
  • Water bottle.
  • Sandals (for showers and rest).
  • Flashlight.
  • Lock.
  • Towel.
  • Winter hat and gloves for cold temperatures.
  • Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Sun block.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Ziploc bags or similar (to store the garbage).
  • Hiking poles.
  • Mini kitchenette.
  • Gas.
  • Camping silverware for cooking and eating.
  • Food.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age required of 14 years old to make the activity.
  • Not allowed for pregnant women.

Map

Itinerary

Start: Day 1 at 7:00 pm in Puerto Natales Bus Station.
End: Day 4 at 9:00 pm in Puerto Natales Bus Station.

Day 1: Puerto Natales – Torre Central – Base of Torres del Paine (13 km trek, 7 to8 hours). The program starts at 7:00 am in the Puerto Natales Bus Station, to take a bus to the Portería Laguna Amarga, where you will enter to the Torres del Paine National Park. After that, you will take another transport to the Torre Central area, where you must register. After leaving your stuff there, you will start an upward trek, of 1 and a half hour, that will take you to the Refugio El Chileno. On your way you will be able to enjoy the views of beautiful lakes and the Almirante Nieto Glacier, at 2,600 m of altitude. When you get to the refugio, you will rest for a couple of minutes and then continue for 2 more hours to one of the most amazing places of the park: Base of Torres del Paine. This night you will be staying again at the camping Central.

Day 2: Los Cuernos Trek (11 km, 4 to 5 hours). The trek continues around the Paine Massif, going by the base of Almirante Nieto Mount. During this trek you will see local flora, the Nordenskjöld Lake and the pending glaciers. After 4 or 5 hours walking, you will reach your next destination of the day, Los Cuernos, where you will be able to take the best pictures. At night, we will stay in camping Los Cuernos.

Day 3: Francés Valley Trek (25.3 km, 10 to 12 hours). During this day, you will have to walk 25 km, so we recommend you start the day at 8:00 am. The 2 first hours it’s easy, and you will have a beautiful view of the Nordenskjöld lake. The first stop will be at Campamento Italiano, where you will be able to leave your bags and continue the route only with the most important elements (water, clothes and food). From there, you will start going up for 1 and half hour through the Francés River Valley to reach the Francés Glacier Lookout Point. The trip continues to the Británico Lookout Point, where you will have the most amazing views in the whole national park: Paine Grande, Catedral, Aleta de Tiburón and Cuerno Norte. You will return by the same track to the Campamento Italiano, and then you will continue to the Pehoé Lake, where the Paine Grande camping is located. There, you will spend the night.

Day 4: Grey Glacier Trek (22 km, 8 to 9 hours). During this day, you will be able to visit the Grey Glacier Lookout Point. To get to the first lookout, you have to walk 1 and a half hour, so you can have a first look of your final destination of the day. You will have to continue with the 2 hours trek to reach the main lookout point. The view from here is amazing. After the big effort, you just have to enjoy the view of the Grey Glacier, the Cordón Olguín and the small icebergs. To go back, you have to take the same path to return to the Paine Grande area. Here you have to be at the pier before 4:45 pm to take the catamaran to cross the Pehoé Lake to arrive to Pudeto. In this last area, a bus will be waiting to take you back to Puerto Natales. You will arrive to the Puerto Natales Bus Station at 9:00 pm.

Changes and cancellations policy

Changes for personal reasons

  • You will be able to reschedule without any cost or cancel with full refund until 31 days before the beginning of the program.
  • With less than 31 days before the beginning of the program, it will not be possible to make changes, cancellations nor any refund.

Changes for reasons related to COVID-19

  • In the event of you cannot travel for reasons related to COVID-19, which implies the closure of borders; cancellation of land and/or air transport; contagion by COVID-19 (presenting the proper medical certificate that proves it); quarantine in Torres del Paine city and/or Torres del Paine National Park closure, your will be able to reschedule your booking to make your trip until April 2022. There will be no refund because of the reasons previously identified.

Changes for reasons of force majeure

  • There will be no refund because of accidents, road closures, natural disasters, demonstrations, strikes or any other case of force majeure not related to COVID-19 produced before or during the program that make impossible making part or the whole program. In case one or several of these things happen, the local supplier will give a letter to be presented with the insurance company of the traveler, so we recommend you taking out a travel insurance that covers accidents and cancelations for reasons of force majeure.

FAQ

  • How far in advance should I book the program?
    This program is highly demanded, and its places are limited, due to the current restrictions of capacity in the campsites as part of the COVID-19 health protocols. Because of this, we recommend you booking as far in advance as possible. Availability is subject to changes every minute.

  • How can I make the circuit in a self-guided manner?
    In the self-guided manner (without guide), you will go in an individual and independent way walking by the tracks of the park. This way is possible because all tracks of the park are duly marked and because, before beginning the program, you will receive a tutorial about the circuit and a map of it.
  • What is the difference between a program with accommodation in refugios and a program with accommodation in camping?
    In a progam with accommodation in refugios you will sleep in a shared room (bunks) with shared bathroom (hot shower), while in a program with accommodation in camping you will sleep in a private double tent (includes sleeping bag and sleeping pad), with shared bathroom (hot shower). It is important to note that, for this second form of accommodation, the tent will be set up in every one of the accommodation places, in other words, you will not need to transport, set up nor dismantle the tent.

  • What happens if I book and then I cannot make the circuit because of reasons related to the pandemic?
    You can find our policies in the section “Changes and cancellations policy” of this activity.

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