Paine Winter W Trek
5 Winter Days of Trekking & Camping in Torres del Paine
THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN THE WINTER.
Sure the temperatures are extreme, but if you come well equipped and with the right mind set, nothing will stand in the way of you falling in love with this autral-most wonder of the world.
First, you will have the park all to yourself. Imagine a place visited by 300,000 tourists per year empty itself during 4 months. Less people also means more chances to make wild encounters. In effect, puma and huemul deer sightings are more common during this time of the year. If you like winter sports, this is your time, as you will be walking on ice and snow. Crampons are on the required gear list. Additionally, although the temperatures drop considerably, wind gusts do soften and strong winds are almost non-existent during the winter. Surprisingly enough, the sky is clear and the sun shines more often than not. These conditions are excellent for photography, as sun rises later and its light reaches the snow-caped Paine massif horizontally all throughout the day. Finally, low season means lower rates.
5 Trekking Days
4 Camping Nights
1 Professional Guide
Note: Let us know if you'd like to add in a team of porters and cook for a GLAMPING experience!
Now off to the French Valley! We have all day to adventure ourselves up the French Valley, between the imposing Cuernos mountain formation and the impressive French hanging glacier. Whatchout for avalanches! We reach Paine Grande Campsite in the late afternoon where a hopefully warm shower awaits us.
Camping Paine Grande
Night in Puerto Natales
*Changes might be made to the itinerary due to the limited Catamaran services. In the winter, the Catamaran runs on the 1st and 15th of every month. CONTACT US with anticipation in order to plan your trip around these requirements!
**This is the original W Trek... For those of you fully equiped who want to brave the cold and pitch a tent in the snow, we have what you are looking for! But this trek can be done upside down, inside out and under many different shapes and forms. It can be done in reverse, with fewer camping nights, with a team of porters and cook, or staying in huts! For those of you who prefer adventuring from the "warm" comfort of a hut, check out our Winter in Frozengonia tour.
Contact us to help you organise your complete W circuit around the Paine massif in the winter.
***Please note that for the safety of all participants, the specialized guide has full authority to cancel or modify the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions, guests' compromised health, or any other unexpected event.