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Winter W Hike
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Trip starts in Puerto Natales
Arrive into Puerto Natales during the day.

Night in the Hostal de los Castillos or similar. Trip briefing over dinner with the guide.

No meals included today.

Hotel upgrades available on request, contact us for details and prices.
Winter landscape
Day 2: Hike to the base of Towers. Night in cabin.
After breakfast we will be setting off in a private transfer into Torres del Paine to start our winter hiking adventure. After about 2.5 hours driving we will arrive at the trail head at Las Torres where we will be starting the most challenging hike of the trip, to the base of the dramatic Towers that give the Park its name. A steep climb crossing mountain trails, rivers, valleys and a final clamber over glacial moraine, its rewards are spectacular.

Lunch will be eaten in the shadow of these giant granite peaks while icebergs drift across a glacial pool below, a memorable lunch spot and a high point of any hiking trip to the area.

After our full day hiking we will head back down to our vehicle which will take us across the Park to the small, basic cabins located close to the Serrano River. Night in small cabins (with separate bedrooms and bathrooms available).

All meals included with dinner prepared for you. Limited wine included at dinner.
The Towers
Day 3: Hike to Lake Pehoe. Night in refugio.
After breakfast, we will hike the short distance to the Park Administration Centre where we will pack our day packs and start hiking towards the Paine Massif. Our views will be constantly dominated by the huge granite peaks as we walk out over the pampas and then onto pretty trails that border the Grey River, taking us towards the centre of the park.

Eventually our trail will take us around the famous turquoise waters of Lake Pehoe as we arrive at our destination for the night, the refugio at Paine Grande situated on the lake shores with magnificent views in every direction.

Night in basic refugio in dorm-style rooms with beds made up (blankets and sheets included). Although the refugios are not staffed as normal during winter we will have the use of the kitchen in which to prepare meals. Packed lunch and dinner included.
Preparing to hike
Day 4: Hike to Glacier Grey. Night refugio Grey.
Today we will be taking a trail northwards following the contour lines of the valley before the immense Grey Glacier comes into view. We will continue walking with the huge mass of ice to our left for the majority of the afternoon as we make our way along the top of the ridge with its dramatic views.

Arrive at the small refugio nestled in the forest close to the glacier. We will be spending the night in this remote spot where, with luck, we should hear the thunderous roars as ice calves off the glacier nearby.

Night in basic refugio in dorm-style rooms with beds made up (with blankets and sheets). As with refugio Paine Grande we will have the use of the kitchen here to prepare meals.

All meals included.
Grey Beach
Day 5: Hike back to Lake Pehoe. Night in refugio.
After breakfast and plenty of time exploring the area around the refugio, we will be heading back down to Lake Pehoe.

Night in Paine Grande (as above).

All meals included.
Bird of Prey
Day 6: Hike to French Valley and back. Night refugio.
Today we trek towards the French Valley along the foothills of the Paine Massif with the tranquil shores of Lake Nordenskjold to our right.

A fairly challenging hike, we will enjoy jaw-dropping views of the curtain of granite peaks that enclose this hidden valley as well as sparkling waterscapes below, including lakes Pehoe, Skottsberg, Toro and Nordenskjold.

After a picnic lunch we will return on the same trail to Paine Grande for a third night.

Night in refugio Paine Grande, all meals included.
Winter shores
Day 7: Hike to Park administration. Night cabins
After breakfast we will be hiking back around the beautiful blue waters of Lake Pehoe as we head south on the route back to the Park Administration Centre.

Meet a transfer vehicle for the short drive to the beautiful Serrano River for a night in the Tyndall cabins.

All meals included.

Tyndall Cabins
Day 8:  Day sightseeing. Return to Puerto Natales
After breakfast with our stunning views we will be enjoying a day exploring some of Paine's most beautiful winter landscapes with stops to observe wildlife and admire and photograph the stunning views.

After our leisurely morning we will return to Puerto Natales arriving in the afternoon.

Night in the Hostal de los Castillos or similar.

Breakfast and lunch included.
Exotic Wildlife