Torres del Paine is a National Park located in Chilean Patagonia. National Geographic elected it as the 5th most beautiful place on Earth. The park has it all: mountains, valleys, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.
This is the trip that made Wheel the World what it is now. You will be provided with everything you need, from transportation to accommodation and adapted equipment, so you can make the most of this truly exciting and magical experience.
We have prepared the following program for our customers. However, all our products can be tailormade! Get in touch so that we can accommodate your needs and requests!
Day 1. Arrival
Your local guide will welcome you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel the EcoCamp hotel. On route, they will explain what is planned for the next few days activities.
Day 2. Trekking from Eco Camp to El Chileno Shelter
We will start our adventure at the EcoCamp Hotel where the trekking wheelchair will be waiting for us. This trail is surrounded by beautiful rivers and mountains until you reach the famous view of Torres del Paine from the El Chileno Shelter.
Day 3. Trekking from El Chileno Shelter to Cuernos Shelter
You will start this hike by going downhill in the trekking wheelchair from El Chileno shelter to the “Shortcut to Cuernos”. On this flat trail, you will see the Northernskjoold lake and its intense turquoise color on your left, and the impressive Cuernos mountains on your right. You will finish this trekking at Cuernos Shelter.
Day 4. Trekking back from Cuernos Shelter to EcoCamp Hotel
On this day, you will make your way back to the EcoCamp hotel. This will be an opportunity for you to enjoy the trails from the days before, via another point of view and perspective.
Day 5. Kayaking at Grey Glacier
The Majestic Grey Glacier is a must see in Torres del Paine. Our partners have been trained by our team to provide you with a safe kayaking experience at Grey Lake.
After getting dressed in a neoprene suit, waterproof jacket, and life jacket, you will get to know your kayak, paddle, and route during a safety brief.
You will then get to paddle around large floating icebergs and get pretty close to the ice wall. Your guide will offer you a snack and a hot drink while you are resting and enjoying the surroundings. You will then make your way back to the Bigfoot base camp, via Nunatak island, weather permitting.
(Night 1 & 4)
EL CHILENO SHELTER
– Can I travel by myself?
Yes, you can count on our assistants and trained guides to assist you during your trip and help you with the logistics.
– If I travel with friends and family members, how fit do they have to be?
This activity has a high difficulty rating. It can be physically demanding. Participants must be very fit, in great physical condition.
– Do you have any tips?
Bring high quality outdoor clothing. Even in summer, you might encounter sun, rain, and snow during the same trip.
Wear high sports boots.
Always carry a windbreaker as strong winds are common.
Bring a sleeping bag for low temperatures.
– Where is the meeting point?
Punta Arenas airport, Chile.
This place and trip is beyond belief. Jagged mountains, massive glaciers, crazy weather! I trekked in Torres del Paine in 2016 on a trip with a Chilean wheelchair user. The “trails” we traveled and sights we saw would have been impossible for him to visit without the specialized equipment WTW has and incredible inclusion efforts of the WTW group. The lodges en route make important accessibility issues possible with the help of the group. Go!
The W circuit in Torres del Paine has been something I have dreamed of doing since forever, so my expectations were already very high. Being able to see the wonders of the Patagonia with one of the finest group of people I have met made this an unforgettable experience, something very special and fun. The organization was flawless and we were able to complete the full circuit with the equipment and special outdoor wheelchair that was provided. Highly recommended!