How hard is the W hike?
The W Trek is not a difficult or technical trek. Hiking the W Trek doesn’t require you to be a pro, but some hiking experience is highly recommended. Compared to lots of other hiking destinations in South America – especially in the Andes mountains – Patagonia is low altitude.
How long does the W circuit take?
In full, it’s a four or five day hike that can be walked without carrying gear or food, between refugios or campsites. It can also be broken up into day hikes from comfortable hotel bases, or incorporated into longer, wilder treks. Contents: Trips.
How long does it take to hike Torres del Paine?
By far the most popular trek in the park, most people complete the W hike in 3-5 days. You can complete the W trek in either direction, either starting at Paine Grande/Glacier Grey or at the Torres.
How long is the Torres del Paine hike?
The Torres del Paine W trek is a ‘w’ shaped hiking trail that covers a distance of around 50-miles (80 km) through Torres del Paine National Park.
Is the W trek worth it?
The W Trek is definitely the crowd favorite. It takes four days to hike (but is worth spending an extra day exploring the last portion of the trail) and checks off all of Torres’ highlights. It’s a classic for a reason with evenly distributed trails that make this W-shaped route doable but satisfying to complete.
Can you do the W trek without a guide?
Doing the W Trek without a guide is the most cost efficient way to trek through the park and it feels very rewarding to do it yourself. However, sorting out the W Trek was one of the most challenging bookings we have made to date.
Why is Torres del Paine National Park special?
Its Variety of Landscapes is Unique Torres Del Paine encompasses beautiful lakes, mountains, glaciers, forests, plains and waterfalls. Hike just a couple of hours and you may cross different worlds. The landscapes change all of the time and the trails are a world of colors.
Can you do the W trek on your own?
You can be guided or do the w trek self guided (in the warmer months anyway). You can stay in lodges and enjoy a cooked meal and a warm bed every night. You can carry all your own food and gear and pitch a tent in one of the campsites along the way.
How long is the O circuit in Torres del Paine?
The O Circuit in Torres del Paine is a 136-kilometre (85-mile) hike*. Depending on your fitness levels and your familiarity with carrying a heavy rucksack, it is possible to hike it in anything from six days to eleven. When we did it, we hiked it in nine days, which is what I’ll use to illustrate the trek in this post.
Which is the best part of Torres del Paine?
Torres del Paine National Park is pristine and remote – one of the most stunning wilderness areas in the world. The ‘Paine O Circuit’ highlights the best features of the park, while including the famous W-Trek. The Paine O Circuit circumnavigates the whole mountain massif.
Can you use open fire in Torres del Paine?
Take printed booking confirmation and passport with on the trek. Open fires are not allowed in Torres del Paine. Using a camping stove is allowed only at designated areas at the campsites. Drinking water can be found throughout the park (rivers, creeks, streams), it’s claimed to be good quality.
What to see on the Paine O circuit?
The Paine O Circuit takes you along the shores of stunning glacial lakes encompassing electric blue icebergs. You will experience sheer rock spires as tall as the sky and the magnificent, southern Patagonian ice cap, as well as glaciers, turquoise lakes, wonderful backcountry huts (“refugios”) and more!