Short W Trek Eco Camp

Overview

Take on the challenge of the W Trek, one of the world's great treks. A mind-blowing run of twisted volcanic peaks, tumbling glaciers and aquamarine lakes, it zigzags across the Cordillera del Paine like a giant W.

This short version of the W trek will take you on trails reaching amazing glaciers, lakes, forests and the mighty Paine Towers, providing constant delight to your trekking-hungry soul!

TRIP CODE
CLTSSWP
DEPARTURE
Every Sunday
DURATION
5 Days
LOCATIONS
Torres del Paine National Park

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Trekking lodge and Eco Camp
Inclusions
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary
  • Regular bus tickets Calafate to Natales if starting or finishing in El Calafate - check last section
  • One expert English/Spanish speaking trekking guide
  • Cueva del Milodon and Torres del Paine NP fees
  • 3 nights accommodation in EcoCamp standard domes (shared basis)
  • 1 night accommodation at Refugio Paine Grande* (shared basis)
  • Boat crossing over Lake Pehoe** and Lake Grey**
  • Sleeping bag for the mountain refuges if needed
  • Luggage transport: while trekking you will carry just your daypack
  • Meals:

day 1: L, D
day 2: B, BL, D
day 3: B, BL, D
day 4: B, BL, D
day 5: B, BL
B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, L: lunch, D: dinner.

* Either in refugio or refugio's camping area
**During Shoulder  and low season (October and April), some excursions are subject to the weather conditions and might be cancelled or modified for reasons of security, for example the Navigation on Grey Lake, the excursion to the French Valley and to the Tower base trek. In any case we will either modify the original itinerary or offer you a good alternative of excursion within the park.

Excluded
Flight tickets
Insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
Voluntary tipping of guides and staff
Soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals included at the EcoCamp. Bringing US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine NP is recommended
Items of a personal nature

Difficulty Rating 4 (average fitness and above)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Website price based on shoulder season rate (Oct and April) - surcharge applies for high season and peak season.

Trip code: PAT 026

Price Dependent upon

Season and accommodation standard.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
 
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
 
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
 
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America. 


4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
 
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard CLTSSWP-STD AUD 1879


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Standard
 Torres del Paine Short W Trek - 5 Day - Torres del Paine Eco Camp
Standard FB Room
The 10 m2/108 ft2 Standard Domes have wooden floors and are 2.1 m/ 7 ft. high allowing two people to sleep and stand comfortably inside. They are resistant to the fierce Patagonian winds, rain and snow, being well insulated to minimize the exchange of temperature. The domes have a panoramic window as well as ceiling windows allowing you to gaze up at the night sky and they feature two single beds with fleece sheets, blankets and quilts. EcoCamp’s Standard Domes offer large, comfortable shared bathrooms that are gender divided. Shared bathrooms are more environmentally friendly, with water being better controlled and with waste being collected in a central heated composting chamber. Both male and female bathrooms have showers with ample space to dry and put on clothes, hot water, composting toilets and hand wash basins. They are decorated with Patagonian decor and receive ample sunlight during the day. Towels are provided on arrival and guests are asked to use the same towels during their stay. Standard Domes do not have electricity but there is LED lighting throughout EcoCamp and laptops, cameras and other devices can be charged in Community Domes.

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