Tag: Torres de Paine National Park

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 6

Refugio Grey to Refugio Paine Grande (11km, 3.5h) – Catamaran – Puerto Natales by bus Last day of our “W” hiking To take 12.30 pm boat from Lake Pehoé, we left our refugio at 8 am to allow enough time for the estimated 4 hour… Continue Reading ““W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 6″

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 5

Refugio Paine Grande – Laguna Los Patos – Refugio Grey, 11km, 4h We woke up to another sunny day with blue sky. A complete change from yesterday! The Grande Paine Refugio is located in front of the expansive blue Pehoe Lake, and features a… Continue Reading ““W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 5″

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 4

Domo Frances – Campo Italiano – Grande Paine Refugio, 11km, 3h After another quiet night with non-snoring hut mates, Philippe slept till almost 9am. To Philippe’s delight, we had fresh and tasty scramble eggs for breakfast for the first time. Outside it was grey… Continue Reading ““W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 4″

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 3

Refugio El Chileno – Domo Frances – Glaciar Lookout – Domo Frances, 16.5 km The strong wind was howling the whole night and shaking our whole hut. Olga said in the morning that she was afraid that the refugio would be blown away. So we… Continue Reading ““W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 3″

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 2

Refugio El Chileno – Refugio Los Cuernos, 11Km A beautiful hike through the bushes full of red flowers. We made a nice lunch stop at the elevated area with large, flat and smooth granite rocks, enjoying the full sun and a fantastic view of… Continue Reading ““W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 2″

“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 1

Hotel Las Torres – Refugio el Chileno – Mirador Base Las Torres – Refugio el Chileno – 13.5 km The logistics to get to Los Torres del Paine is complex. First we had to take a 7 am bus for 2.5 hrs to get… Continue Reading ““W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 1″

Puerto Natales – The day before 

We arrived at Puerto Natales, the starting point town for the Torres del Paine, in the early afternoon. After checking in our hotel and a nice lunch in this sleepy port town, we walked into an agency, fully anticipating difficulties in booking our hiking… Continue Reading “Puerto Natales – The day before “