Additional Information - Restrictions and Suggestions:
• This itinerary is not suitable for children under the age of 10.
• Participants should be capable of carrying their personal belongings throughout the program. We suggest utilizing 40-liter backpacks.
• For those desiring to lighten their load during the hike, we provide luggage storage in Puerto Natales.
• Departures are available every day (subject to availability) from October to April.
• All outings are contingent upon weather conditions.
Pre-Trip Briefing: Expect a briefing at our local partner's office in Puerto Natales the day before your journey.
Camping: Enjoy fully-supported camping, including a two-person tent, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag, with all meals provided along the route. Your daypack should contain lunch (provided) and personal items for each overnight stop.
Refugios: Accommodations at refugios consist of dormitory rooms. Some refugios offer sleeping bags and pillows, while others provide sheets, blankets, and pillows.
Luggage Storage: You can safely store your luggage with our local partners in Puerto Natales, or at your selected hotel.
Optional Excursions: Availability varies for these excursions and must be booked and paid for in advance, as they are not included in the trip price. Contact us for further details.
Boat Trip on Glacier Grey: Experience a boat trip on Day 5 from Refugio Grey to the southern end of the lake, followed by a private transfer to Puerto Natales. This option skips the hike from Refugio Grey to Refugio Paine Grande, but allows for an optional hike to the Ferrier lookout (3hrs, 5.6km, 651m elevation gain) after the boat trip. USD $130 per person.
Kayaking in Front of Glacier Grey: Enjoy kayaking in front of Glacier Grey on Day 4 or 5. USD $180 per person.
Ice Hike on Glacier Grey: Experience an ice hike on Glacier Grey on Day 4 or 5. USD $240 per person.
Single Supplement: Solo travelers incur a single supplement of USD $360.
Getting to the start of the W trek: The trip begins and ends in the Chilean town of Puerto Natales, a touristic bus is provided in the package to/from Torres del Paine National Park. Flights are recommended from Santiago to Puerto Natales, in the case there are no flight direct to Puerto Natales from Santiago, you can fly into Punta Arenas, ground transfers can also be arranged from the Argentina town of El Calafate at an extra cost.