EcoDome - Extended W Trek with Brush Lake Exploration - 7 Days

Starting in the remote Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, trek through wild trails to Torres del Paine, then join the path to EcoCamp Patagonia.

EcoDome - Extended W Trek with Brush Lake Exploration - 7 Days

Starting in the remote Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, trek through wild trails to Torres del Paine, then join the path to EcoCamp Patagonia.

Embark on an Extraordinary EcoCamp-Style W Trek Adventure!

Prepare to embrace the unparalleled challenge of the W trek, EcoCamp-style, as you journey from the fjords into the very heart of the majestic Torres del Paine massif. This is your chance to relive the exploratory spirit of ancient seafarers, transitioning from the coastal depths to the resplendent heights of the Torres del Paine W Trek.

Witness a journey mirroring the footsteps of historic adventurers, from the mesmerizing Last Hope Sound entry into the Park to the breathtaking highlights of the W Trek. Marvel at the astounding Grey Glacier, traverse the captivating French Valley, and conquer the pinnacle of the Towers Base – an experience that resonates as a true once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Venture into the Park's remote trails, forging an intimate connection with the wild surroundings as you retire each evening to the campsite areas of the refugios, immersed in nature's embrace. Your extraordinary odyssey culminates at the renowned EcoCamp Patagonia – an award-winning haven of sustainable living seamlessly intertwined with the luxuries of modern comfort. Delight in delectable cuisine, unwind with invigorating yoga, and forge cherished bonds with fellow adventurers. This is your chance to merge revolutionary eco-friendly living with unparalleled exploration, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Departures: Every Friday (November - April)

Starting at $1,300usd Per Person

Superior and Suite Dome upgrades available: Both options have a private bathroom and heat. See Dome Category PDF HERE

*Please inquire as pricing is seasonal

  • Explore Chile's exquisite natural wonders within two stunning National Parks.
  • Embark on a mesmerizing boat excursion to witness the grandeur of Balmaceda Glacier.
  • Immerse yourself in the enchanting Nothofagus forest during a captivating trek.
  • Sail across the pristine waters of Grey Lake, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes.
  • Conquer the awe-inspiring French Valley, a trekking paradise of unparalleled beauty.
  • Marvel at the captivating sight of the iconic Los Cuernos peaks.
  • Embark on a rewarding journey with the challenging Towers Base trek.
  • Experience renowned comfort and hospitality at the acclaimed EcoCamp Patagonia.

Day 1: Exploration of Bernardo O'Higgins & Torres del Paine National Parks

Day 2: Trek from Lake Brush to Serrano Village; Explore Lake Grey

Day 3: Grey Glacier Boat Trip & Paine Grande Campsite Hike

Day 4: French Valley Hike & Los Cuernos/Francés Campsite

Day 5: Trek to EcoCamp Patagonia from Los Cuernos/Francés Campsite

Day 6: Towers Base Hike

Day 7: Transfer to Puerto Natales

Start/End: This trip starts on Friday and finishes on Thursday with pickups and drop-offs in Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Torres del Paine Exploration

Bernardo O'Higgins & Torres del Paine National Parks, Chile

Your exhilarating Patagonian journey commences with a 7AM pickup from your hotel in Puerto Natales. A picturesque drive transports you to the port, where you'll embark on a captivating boat ride. Glide through the icy waters to the awe-inspiring Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers. Feel the crisp Patagonian air as you witness the grandeur of these frozen giants up close.

Upon docking at the charming Puerto Toro, your trekking adventure begins with the iconic W trail. Traverse the mystical Nothofagus forest, a haven of lush greenery thriving in the region's wet and rainy environment. Be on the lookout for the diverse flora and fauna that call this enchanting forest home.

As the day draws to a close, prepare to be spellbound by an extraordinary panoramic vista encompassing Tyndall Glacier and the majestic Macizo of Torres del Paine. With your senses invigorated, you'll head to your campsite near Brush Lake, where you'll unwind and immerse yourself in the pristine Patagonian night.

Note: To embark on this remarkable journey, ensure you arrive in Puerto Natales the day prior to catch the early morning navigation to the park.

  • Overnight at a rustic campsite at Brush Lake
  • Length of hike: 4 hours, 14km/8.7 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Day 2: From Brush Lake to Villa Serrano & Grey Lake

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Awaken to the tranquility of the Patagonian wilderness and set forth from Lago Brush. Your journey meanders past the serene Lago del Jote, leading you towards the serene Río Serrano. Here, a waiting van whisks you away to Hotel Lago Grey, a haven of comfort amid nature's splendor.

Savor a delectable dinner and embrace the luxury of a night's rest in the heart of Torres del Paine, where the surrounding landscapes serve as both backdrop and inspiration.

  • Overnight at Hotel Lago Grey, Standard Room, Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Length of hike: 4 hours, 13km/8 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Day 3: Grey Navigation & Paine Grande Hike

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Today's adventure begins with a captivating 9 AM navigation to Refugio Grey. The boat ride presents an opportunity to absorb the pristine beauty of the Patagonian waterscape. Upon disembarking, your feet tread the path towards a lookout, granting you an unobstructed view of the expansive Grey Glacier. Feel the magnitude of nature's craftsmanship as you gaze upon the glacial expanse.

Journey along the tranquil shores of Grey Lake, an experience that allows for introspection amid the Patagonian wilderness. Your footsteps lead you to the northern edge of Lake Pehoe, where Paine Grande’s Campsite awaits, promising a night beneath the vast Patagonian sky.

Note: Be aware that boat trips to Glacier Grey might be subject to change during Low and Shoulder Seasons.

  • Overnight at the Campsite in Paine Grande.
  • Length of hike: 4 hours, 11km/6.8 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Day 4: Heart of the Paine Massif: Valle Francés

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Following a nourishing breakfast at Paine Grande, embark on a captivating trek that leads deep into the heart of the Paine Massif - the renowned French Valley. The path unveils itself with each step, revealing breathtaking mountain ridges, flourishing beech forests, and meandering rivers that together paint a portrait of nature's artistic grandeur.

The trail ascends, and you'll find yourself crossing the French River on a hanging bridge, positioned beneath the imposing southeastern facade of the Massif. Ascend further to unveil the geological marvels of the valley - Blade, Mask, Sword, Cathedral, Shark’s Fin, and the awe-inspiring Fortress. A well-deserved picnic amidst this captivating setting provides a moment of rest and reflection before commencing the journey back to the welcoming embrace of Los Cuernos or Francés campsite, your haven for the night.

  • Overnight at the Campsite in Francés or Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Length of hike: 10 hours, 26km/16.2 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Day 5: Los Cuernos Trail to EcoCamp Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Embark on the scenic Los Cuernos Trail, a picturesque path that leads you to the stunning Lake Nordenskjold. As you traverse this idyllic landscape, be captivated by the kaleidoscope of flora and fauna unique to this corner of the world. Take in the majestic horn-like peaks of slate adorning the gray granite canvas of the Paine Massif - a sight that truly encapsulates the raw beauty of Patagonia.

As the day unfolds, you'll find yourself at the charming Los Cuernos campsite, nestled along the serene shores of Lake Nordenskjold. Alternatively, your journey's end may grace you with the captivating view of Nordenskjöld Lake from the vantage point of El Francés camping, situated between Cuernos and Italiano camping sites. The evening unveils a canvas of leisure, inviting you to reflect on the day's adventures.

  • Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia
  • Length of hike: 4-5 hours, 12km/7.5 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Day 6: Trek to the Towers Base

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Emerge to a new day, brimming with anticipation for a grand undertaking - the ascent to the legendary Paine Towers. Embark on a trek that leads you from the campsite towards Hostería Las Torres, your gateway to Ascencio Valley. Traverse mountain ridges adorned with resilient beech forests and accompanied by the harmonious melodies of small rivers.

As you approach the valley, the landscape transforms, revealing the colossal moraine - a vast expanse of boulders leading to the iconic base of the Towers. Feel the exhilaration of conquering the challenging terrain, for the reward is unparalleled - the towering granite monoliths, standing resolute against the backdrop of a glacial lake. Indulge in a memorable lunch, allowing the awe-inspiring surroundings to serve as a feast for both eyes and soul.

The descent retraces your steps through Ascencio Valley, culminating in a return to the embrace of EcoCamp Patagonia. As evening descends, a well-deserved dinner and the finest Chilean wine await, inviting you to reflect on the magnitude of the day's accomplishment.

  • Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia.
  • Length of hike: 9 hours, 22km/13.7 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Day 7: Farewell to Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

As your transformative Patagonian odyssey draws to a close, the day beckons you to new horizons. An early morning vehicle awaits, promising a scenic journey back to Punta Arenas. En route, allow yourself to be entranced by the vistas that have become an integral part of your journey. Alternatively, opt for a drop-off in the charming town of Puerto Natales or embark on a bus to El Calafate, the first chapter in your next thrilling escapade.

Accommodation Details

Accommodation Details:

Brush Lake Rustic Campsite (Night 1):

For those enamored with nature's charm, Brush Lake offers an authentic camping escapade. Nestled in a picturesque locale, this rustic campsite beckons nature enthusiasts to disconnect from their daily routines and immerse themselves in the serenity of the great outdoors.

Lago Grey Hotel

Lago Grey Hotel (Night 2):

Elegantly perched within the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, Lago Grey Hotel stands as a splendid testament to luxurious lodging. A stone's throw from the splendid Grey Lake, the hotel boasts panoramic vistas and an unparalleled natural ambiance.

Refugios Campsites

Paine Grande & Cuernos/Francés Refugios Campsites (Nights 3 & 4):

Accommodation embraces the simplicity of tents, complemented by satisfactory bathroom facilities. Nourishing meals are provided within the refugio's sheltered confines.

EcoCamp Patagonia

EcoCamp Patagonia (Nights 5 & 6):

Nestled amid the grandeur of Torres del Paine National Park, EcoCamp Patagonia captivates with its prime location overlooking the majestic Granite Towers. A pioneering example of sustainable hospitality, EcoCamp embodies the ancient nomadic heritage of the region, featuring dome-style accommodations.

  • EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Dome (Heating & Private Bathroom, 28m²/300ft²):

These Suite Domes epitomize comfort within a harmonious natural setting, designed to minimize environmental impact. Featuring cozy double or twin beds, a wood stove, and a state-of-the-art composting toilet in a private bathroom, these domes offer both familiarity and luxury.

  • EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Dome Loft (2 floors, Heating & Private Bathroom, 37m²/398ft²):

Designed across two levels to accommodate up to four individuals, Suite Dome Lofts sport comfortable double or twin beds on both floors. Enhanced with a wood stove, private terrace, and a state-of-the-art composting toilet in the private bathroom, these domes are ideal for families or groups of friends.

  • EcoCamp Patagonia Superior Dome (Heating & Private Bathroom, 23m²/250ft²):

For trekkers yearning for extra space and comfort, Superior Domes present the ideal choice. Featuring queen-size or twin beds, propane heater, skylight windows, and a sophisticated composting toilet in a private bathroom, these domes provide respite after a day of trekking.

  • EcoCamp Patagonia Standard Dome (Shared Bathroom, 10m²/108ft²):

Distinguished as the world's inaugural geodesic lodge accommodation, Standard Domes triumph over Patagonian winds. Outfitted with twin or double beds on request, cozy fleece blankets, and feather quilts, these domes offer celestial stargazing through ceiling windows. Shared bathrooms, comfortable and gender-segregated, complete the experience.

Weekly Transfer Board - To/From from/to Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales

Additional Trip Info

  • Culinary Delights: Enjoy 7 breakfasts, relish 6 picnic lunches, and savor 6 delightful dinners.
  • Lodging Variety: Experience 3 nights of camping, indulge in a night at Lake Grey Hotel, and luxuriate in 2 nights at EcoCamp Patagonia.
  • Entrance at Torres del Paine: Your entrance to Torres del Paine is covered.
  • Seamless Travel: Group transportation to and from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, or El Calafate (Argentina) before and after the trip is provided.
  • Comprehensive Transportation: All group transportation detailed in the itinerary is included.
  • Lake Grey Boat Expedition: Partake in a captivating boat journey on Lake Grey.
  • Bilingual Guiding: Benefit from the expertise of an English and Spanish-speaking guide.
  • Unspecified Meals: Meals not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary are not included.
  • Beverages at Lunch/Dinner: Drinks consumed during lunch or dinner are not covered.
  • Additional Excursions: Any optional or extra excursions beyond the outlined itinerary are excluded.
  • Pre-Trip Hotel Transfer: The transfer from Puerto Natales bus station to your Puerto Natales hotel on the day before the trip is not provided.
  • Travel Insurance: We recommend  World Nomads, or Global Rescue (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
  • Personal Equipment: Items on our recommended equipment list are not supplied.
  • Gratuities: Tips or gratuities are not incorporated.
  • Flight Costs: Expenses related to international and domestic flights, including within the destination country, are not included.
  • Visa, Passport, Vaccinations: Any costs associated with visas, passports, and necessary vaccinations are the traveler's responsibility.

Arrival Information:

EcoCamp's comprehensive packages encompass regular transportation services to/from Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.

Morning Arrival Transfer:Our AM Regular Transfer operates within the time frame of 9 AM to 11 AM, retrieving guests from both their hotels and the Punta Arenas airport. Upon landing at the airport, EcoCamp personnel will be readily identifiable with a sign, available from as early as 9 AM. Should your flight arrive prior to 9 AM, we kindly request your patience until our staff arrives. Departing from Punta Arenas, you will be chauffeured to Puerto Natales for a delightful lunch. Additionally, our pickup route may extend to encompass hotels, Puerto Natales Airport, or the dock in Puerto Natales. For those being collected in Puerto Natales, please ensure your arrival before 2 PM. Subsequently, we continue our journey, ultimately leading you to the enchanting EcoCamp.

Afternoon Arrival Transfer:The PM Regular Transfer caters to travelers arriving in Punta Arenas with flight times spanning between 11 AM and 3 PM. The driver extends pickup services to Punta Arenas hotels between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM. Following this, a delectable lunch awaits passengers at a local restaurant. Progressing to Puerto Natales, we gather additional travelers before commencing the final stretch of the journey to EcoCamp. For further details, please refer to our Weekly Transfer Board.

Additional Information:

Group Capacity: Our groups are designed for a minimum of two people and a maximum of twelve individuals.

Joining & Departure Instructions: Arrive in Puerto Natales the afternoon before your trip commences to participate in the group briefing. We suggest planning your stay in Puerto Natales upon completing your trek. Should you require assistance with pre/post-trek arrangements, kindly inform us.

Extra Night Arrangements: Secure an additional night in Puerto Natales, beore your trip's commencement, by booking a centrally located hotel room at approximately USD $150 for a single or double occupancy.

Accommodation Enhancement: Subject to availability, you have the option to elevate your lodging experience at Hotel Grey and EcoCamp Patagonia. For further details, please reach out to us.

Age Limitation: The minimum age requirement for this trip is 14 years old.

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