Anda Travel. Responsible Tourism

Anda Travel. Responsible Tourism

Wildland Trekking - W Trail

Chile

Exceptional Experiences

- Trek the famous W Trail 

- Observe hanging glaciers

- Accomodation at responsible Refugio camps 

Stunning mountains tower over far-reaching stretches of land, in which you’ll explore deep valleys, make your way through thick forests, trek next to blue glaciers and take in some of the world’s most beautiful and colorful lakes. 

 

The famous W-Trail trek will have you navigating between various lodging spots - or Refugios - over four days and waking up every morning to spectacular views all around. At night, share stories with other trekkers, appreciate the tranquil silence and enjoy the incredible views above; stargazing like you’ve never known it before. The Patagonian wilderness is truly an amazing place; it can help you appreciate the connection we have with nature, making everyday life seem a world away.  

 

Some of the unforgettable sights that you’ll see along the way include the mesmerizing Grey Glacier, the French Valley and views of the three granite peaks from which the region gets its name. Wildlife is thriving in the area, so expect to spot more than a few guanacos or deer - if you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a puma.

 

There’s trekking, then there’s trekking in Torres del Paine. Expect a defining experience of the natural world that will stay with you. 

 

 

Day 1 - Puerto Natales-Torres del Paine : Day 1 - Arrive to Torres del Paine
Day 2 - Torres del Paine: Trek to Refugio El Chileno and onto the base of Torres del Paine
Day 3 - Torres del Paine: Los Cuernos Trail
Day 4 - Torres del Paine: Trek through French Valley
Day 5 - Torres del Paine: Round trip to Grey Glacier

 

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Why is this tour 'responsible'?

  • Nature
  • Be a local
  • Culture & Art
  • Unplugged

Visitors’ accommodation is organized at various Refugios that promote environmentally responsible practices and are self-sufficient, drawing energy from wind/hydraulic turbines or efficient generators. The nature of these camps is such that the power required to house individuals is kept relatively low, conserving energy as much as is possible. The Refugios work with local authorities to ensure the interests of the ecosystem active in the National Park are always of a top priority. Being an unplugged trip, there is limited access to the internet and the outside world in general. Further, because of the emphasis on trekking, there is little environmentally impact that comes from transporting visitors.

 

 

Day 1 - Puerto Natales-Torres del Paine

After a 2.5 hour bus trip from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine, you enter the National Park (entrance tickets are available here) and take shuttles to the Las Torres sector. Settle in for the night at Refugio Torres Central.

Day 2 - Torres del Paine

Starting at 9am, you will make for Refugio El Chileno, which is a short but challenging 1.5 hours trek. Along the way, you’ll see remarkable views of the impossibly blue Nordenskjöld Lake and Almirante Nieto mountain. One you arrive, you’ll drop off your things at the Refugio and continue on the trail towards and through the Lenga Forest until you arrive at the Base of Torres del Paine, which has some truly amazing views of the three peaks. Afterwards, you’ll head back to the Refugee.

Day 3 - Torres del Paine

Another early start as you head further into the wilderness. The trail to Los Cuernos takes you along the base of the Almrante Nieto mountain. If you visit in the summertime, you’ll notice the famous brightly red-colored bushes that populate this area, which are quite a unique sight. Eventually you’ll arrive at one of the parks’ most enjoyable and picturesque Refugios at the base of the soaring mountains of Los Cuernos.

Day 4 - Torres del Paine

Today you’ll trek through the French Valley towards two famous lookouts; this is an interesting journey that features ascents, descents, flats and as always stunning scenery. Once you’ve arrived at French Glacier Lookout, you’ll take some time to observe the hanging glacier before continuing on to one of the park’s most incredible spots for views at Británico Area. From here you’ll be able to see far into the distance, with the high mountain peaks on the horizon and the valley below. You’ll then head back the way you came and spend the night at Refugio Paine Grande.

Day 5 - Torres del Paine

Today is a round trip to the Grey Glacier, with another challenging trail around the Paine Massif. During the trek you’ll again be spoilt with amazing views of Grey’s Lake and the mountain ranges. You’ll stop off at two points to view the glacier from a distance and in close, getting a sense of its sheer size. You’ll then trek to Pehoe Lake and take a catamaran across it back to the entrance of the park, where your bus will take you back to Puerto Natales.

 

 

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