W Circuit (4 days)

October 2024 to April 2025
Optional: all meals included

Self-guided W Circuit trek, leaving the park in the Pehoé Lake catamaran. Accommodation in refugio and transport included. Daily departures.

There is high demand for this tour and there are limited spots available. Spots for some dates run out months in advance, so we recommend planning your trip as far in advance as possible.


  • Season 2024-2025:
  • Program for residents in Chile: CLP$ 599.000 per person.
  • Program for non-residents in Chile: USD$ 999 pr person.

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.


  • Transport:
  • Round-trip transport by bus from Puerto Natales to the Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Catamaran from the Pehoé Area to Pudeto.
  • Accommodation in refugio or dome, in shared rooms with bunks:
  • 1st night in refugio Central (sleeping bag included).
  • 2nd night in refugio Cuernos or refugio Francés (sleeping bag included).
  • 3rd night in refugio Paine Grande (sheets and cover included).
  • Hot showers.


*The refugios 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 3rd night in Central).

Not included

  • Guide.
  • Meals (optional).
  • Connection transport between Laguna Amarga and Las Torres Area (CLP$ 4.000 per person for residents in Chile and US$ 6 per person for non-residents in Chile*).
  • Entrance fee to the Torres del Paine National Park (CLP$ 13.000 for residents in Chile and CLP$ 44.500 for non-residents in Chile*).
  • 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, starting with the dinner of the first dat and ending with the box-lunch of the last day):
  • Residents in Chile:
  • Season 2024-2025:
  • Normal: CLP$ 215.000 per person.
  • Christmas and New Year: CLP$ 240.000 per person.
  • Non-residents in Chile:
  • Season 2023-2024:
  • Normal: USD$ 360 per person.
  • Christmas and New Year: USD$ 400 per person.

What to bring

  • A 40-liter backpack to bring all the things you will use during the circuit .
  • A 25-liter backpack for full day treks to the Base of Torres del Paine and French Valley (you can leave your big backpack in Central and Italiano camps, and then pick it up on the way back).
  • Waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex or similar).
  • Fleece clothing (Polartec or similar).
  • Thermal clothing (base layer).
  • Short and long-sleeved t-shirts.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Plenty of batteries (energy is produced in a sustainable way, so not always there are no sockets to charge batteries).
  • Earplugs.
  • Flip-flops (for showers and resting).
  • Towel.
  • Flashlight.
  • Lock.
  • Winter hat and gloves for the cold.
  • Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Ziploc bags (to store garbage).
  • Trekking poles.
  • Travel insurance that covers accidents and cancellations because of reasons of force majeure.


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


*The following itinerary is only referential for new bookings and not necessarily matches with your confirmed program. If you have doubts about your confirmed program, contact us at reservas@denomades.com.


Start: Day 1 at 7:00 am in Puerto Natales Bus Station.

End: Day 4 at 9:30 pm in Puerto Natales Bus Station.


Day 1: Departure from Puerto Natales and Base of Torres del Paine Hike (22 km, 13.7 miles, 8 to 9 hours).

The program starts in the Puerto Natales Bus Station to take the bus to the Portería Laguna Amarga, where you will enter the Torres del Paine National Park. After that, you will be able to take another ground transport to the Welcome Center, where you will have to register. After leaving your things in Refugio Central, you will start walking up for 4 hours, crossing the Ascencio Valley and the Paso de los Vientos until reaching one of the most known places inside the national park: Base of Torres Lookout Point. After visiting the lookout point, you will go back by the same track to spend the night in Refugio Central.


Day 2: Cuernos Trek (11 km, 6.8 miles, 4 to 5 hours).

The hike continues from Refugio Central going around the Paine Massif, going through the base of the Cerro Almirante Nieto. During this way you will see the local flora, the Nordenskjöld lake and the hanging glaciers. After 4 or 5 hours walking, you will reach your next destination, the Cuernos del Paine, where you will be able to take some pictures, if the weather is good enough. When night falls, you will sleep in Refugio Cuernos.


Day 3: Francés Valley Hike (25 km, 15.5 miles, 10 to 12 hours).

During this day, you will have to go over 15.5 miles, so the general recommendations is starting the excursion early. The first two hours are smooth, at the same time you can see the Nordenskjöld lake. The first stop will be in the Italiano Campsite, where you can leave your backpack and continue the route only with the essentials (water, warm clothes and food). From there, you will start going up for 1 and a half hour through the Francés River Valley until reaching the Francés Glacier Lookout Point. The travel continues until arriving to the Británico Lookout Point, where you can see the different scenarios delivered by this place inside the national park: Paine Grande, Catedral, Aleta de Tiburón and Cuerno Norte. The return is by the same track until Italiano Campsite, and then you will follow the route to Paine Grande for your third night of accommodation in Refugio Paine Grande.


Day 4: Grey Trek and arrival to Puerto Natales (22 km, 13.7 miles, 8 to 9 hours).

During this day you will be able to visit the Grey Glacier Lookout Points. To reach to the first lookout, you have to walk for 1 and a half hour from Paine Grande, from where you will start to see the final destination. You have to continue walking for almost 2 hours to reach the Refugio Grey, where you can leave your things to keep walking for another 15 minutes until reaching the Main Lookout Point. After this effort, you just have revel with the magnitude of the Grey Glacier, the Cordón Olguín and the small icebergs. To go back you have to take the same track until the Paine Grande area. There you will have to be to take the catamaran that crosses the Pehoé Lake to Pudeto. In that last place the bus will be waiting to take you back to the Puerto Natales Bus Station.

Changes and cancellations policy

  • You will be able to reschedule your booking without any cost or cancel it with full refund until 60 days before the starting date of the program, whatever the reason.
  • Between 59 and 45 days before the start date of the program, you will not be able to make any changes and, in case of cancellations, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • Within the 45 days before the starting date of the program (bookings made less than 45 days in advance included) there will be no refund nor reschedule, whatever the reason.


There are no refunds no reschedule in case any of the following situations may prevent making part or the entire program: adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, fires, flooding, road cuts, accidents, strikes, demonstrations, pandemics, epidemics, flight cancellations, lost luggage, accidents of the passenger inside the park, and personal or health problems of the passenger. For passengers that have travel insurance (suggested), due to the impossibility to make part or the entire program because of the reasons described above and whose insurance policy covers the case at hand, we will provide the required documents to be presented to the insurance company.

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