Torres del Paine “W” Circuit

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Torres del Paine “W” Circuit is a 70.0 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tres Torres, De Magallanes y Antartica Chilena, Chile that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from October until May.

DISTANCE
70 km
ELEVATION GAIN
2726 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A breathtaking, bucket-list trek for any backpacker with sights you will never forget.

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17 days ago

This place is amazing and beautiful. Experienced all seasons during this hike (the wind was crazy one of the days).

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1 month ago

I've hiked all over the world and this is my favorite hike ever. Me encanta Torres del Paine.

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3 months ago

Awesome hike, don't know why anyone would rate it less than 5 stars. It's a must do

3 months ago

If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would! Incredible hiking!!!

3 months ago

Seriously people, this should be on your bucket list!! Ferried across the lake to the Refugio and hiked only to French Valley and back. Most of the trail was well maintained, there were a few soggy spots and places where the elevated path needed repair- but the views and the pristine environment make up for that. Did see an Andean Condor or two. Photo ops galore. Definitely want to make it back here someday!!! Love. It.

hiking
4 months ago

Best hike I've ever done. Difficult, but 100% worth it!

backpacking
6 months ago

Excallente!!

backpacking
6 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

Wonderful hike. Great for a solo female backpacker. Very easy trail to follow so no navigational skills needed. Just follow the path. You cannot get lost on this hike and not much technical skill is needed. If you can walk you are already ready! Solo is fine, there are TONS of other people on this trail so I would say hello about every 20 minutes as I walked by other people. Also, since there are other solo travelers, many are happy to chat at camp and you are sure to find camping buddies if you need them! But even when I did not find a buddy I still felt completely safe. Do your research - lots of blog posts about this place and plan the route that suits your style best. I did it west to east with a 40L pack. I suggest a hat with a cord - this hike is very windy, and when I tried to wear a baseball cap it blew right off multiple times. In the end I wore a bandana for sun protection.