The 'W' trek is the name given to the W-shaped beaten track that interlinks the 3 Granite Paine Towers, the French Valley, and the Grey Glacier. The trek is approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) in total distance and is one of the most scenic treks in the world.
The W Express program is a shortened option for those who want to do the W in 3 hiking days. This is ideal for those on a short vacation leave and still want to see the major highlights of the W Trek, the main highlights of the W trail, mainly: the Base of the tower; French Valley; and the Grey Glacier. During the 3 days of hiking you will not be carrying sleeping bags on the trail, you will be hiking only with a daypack and your day gear only, you can just leave your sleeping bag and mat at Paine Grande while hiking.
Our reservation team will initially assist you in understanding your program and will guide you in your plans. We will then be advising you in your logistical and physical preparations. And when you finally arrive here, in Puerto Natales, our Garden Domes hotel team will host you and provide trek briefings. The next day, our Chiletour team of guides and drivers will be assisting you on your first day as you get to know Torres del Paine for the first time. The next day our driver will bring you to Pudeto where you are going to connect to an early morning Catamaran so you can reach your trailhead at Paine Grande.
Our many years of accumulated experience, wisdom, and energy, our local team's knowledge of the land, and our nature-inspired boutique hotel facility, are just some of the reasons why it is worth while doing this most famous trek and adventure of a lifetime with us!
Fly into either Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, or El Calafate (arrival at Calafate should be at least a day earlier). Bus Transfer to Puerto Natales. Welcome dinner & drinks followed by a W Trek briefing. Stay at Tiny House.