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The W Trek - Trekking - Chile

The most highly trekked route in Torres del Paine National Park is called the ‚ÄėW‚Äô, which earns its name after its trail system that zig-zags up and down the mountain valleys: from Campamento Grey, on the west side of the park, down and around into Valle Frances, then down and around again, through the Los Cuernos area, up to the Towers and back down. The typical trek takes five to seven days, with five to eight hours of hiking per day. Most notably, the trek boasts a lot of the park‚Äôs must-see attractions: Los Torres, Los Cuernos, Valle Frances, Paine Grande, and Glacier Grey. This trail system can be done in a variety of ways, from more rugged camping style treks, to full room and board in refugios (well stocked trail huts) along the trail, where beds, food, and showers await you at the end of each day. You could also have the best of both worlds: camping in tents but eating meals in the refugios. There are endless variations you can choose from. Although this trek is growing in popularity, the remote nature, rough trails and strong winds can humble even a seasoned trekker.


Here are other activities in and around Torres del Paine National Park that may be of interest: The Q Circuit Trek,

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