The W Trek
The unique W trek in Torres del Paine includes amazing views of the Grey glacier, the unique French valley and the stunning Torres towers. The hike to the Torres towers is rated difficult/strenuous and has an elevation gain of 901m/ 2,956 feet. This is just one day of the trek so you need to physically prepared for this adventure.
In our opinion the French valley is the most spectacular valley on the our W Trek in Torres Del Paine. The W Trek is Torres del Paine’s also leads you to the famous granite towers that give the park its name. You need to pick a five day trekking itinerary to experience the famous W trek. Our service is camping trek supported by guides and porters.
We run a small number of Patagonia treks each year. Our W trek is the most popular trek. We also run the O trek or the full circuit trek which encompasses the full W trek and takes in the backside of Torres Del Paine National Park and crosses the John Gardner Pass with unique views of the southern Patagonia Icefield. We also run a full Patagonia experience that includes visits to El Calafate and the famous Fitzroy mountain range in El Chalten in Argentina.
Wonder of the World
Torres del Paine in Patagonia was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and the eighth wonder of the world in 2013. Torres del Paine National Park is undoubtedly a world-class tourist attraction with unique mountain viewing at every turn. The National Park has it all, sweeping glaciers, massive granite walls, 10,000 foot peaks, serene landscape and extreme’s in weather.
Looking to See Penguins
You will not see any Penguins in Torres Del Paine National Park, but you can take a day or half-day trip from Punta Arenas to Isla Magdalena and walk among them. It is worth spending more time in this region of Chile to experience more of this magical place.
What is the Best Time of Year to Trek Torres Del Paine?
You can start a trek in Torres Del Paine in November and trek through mid April. I personally like March into early April. The best time to visit Torres Del Paine will be October through April.
Torres Del Paine will look different in different seasons. Patagonia reveals its true colors through springtime blossoms and fall foliage. And since they’re the shoulder seasons, the crowds are fewer to immerse yourself more in nature.
The main reason why Patagonia is famous around the world is because of its landscapes, vast forest, natural reserves, national parks, glaciers and native wildlife. Patagonia is called a region that combines many provinces and all of them have different attractions. If you have more time we highly recommend doing our full Patagonia adventure trek.
Patagonia is a region encompassing the vast southernmost tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains as its dividing line.