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EcoCamp Patagonia - Torres del Paine - Chilean Patagonia - South America …

EcoCamp Patagonia - Torres del Paine - Chilean Patagonia - South America

Get ready for your Patagonia Torres del Paine W trek, the adventure of a lifetime! Tweet us your questions, wishes, booking enquiries and of course your personal travel stories using #Wtrek2013 or tweeting us directly @cascada_travel

The trails around the jagged mountain peaks in Torres del Paine form one of the world's most classic trekking routes. This active trip leads you through forest, mountain ridges and Patagonian steppe and allows you to relax with food & wine and good company in the evenings.

For more details visit: http://www.cascada.travel/Tour/Patagonia-Torres-del-Paine-7-Day-W-Trek


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  • 1. Patagonia Torres del Paine 7 Day W Trek The W Trek trail around the jagged mountain peaks in Torres del Paine forms one of the world's most classic trekking routes. EcoCamp Patagonia, sustainable geodesic dome accommodation situated in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, guides you through forest, mountain ridges, glaciers and Patagonian steppe and allows you to relax with good food & wine and sociable trekking guides & fellow travelers. in Pa ive eR Gr Gl ey ac ier r Arrival & departure Puerto Natales ake L öld skj n rde e ak L ey Gr No Sarmiento Lake Pehoe Lake Legend Day 1 Did you know? The W Trek gets its name from the W shape which you follow around the massif! Arrival r ve Ri ey Gr Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Departure W Trek Elevation 60 37 900 Towers Viewpoint 800 British Campsite Elevation (m) 700 22 14 600 Paso de los vientos 500 Paso de los vientos 52 32 54 400 French Glacier viewpoint Los Cuernos Trail 300 8 5 200 68 42 EcoCamp 0 44 27 17 11 0 0 100 Mirador Grey Trail 12 Los Cuernos Mountain Hut 8 El Chileno El Chileno Hut Hut 30 49 49 30 38 24 66 41 37 EcoCamp EcoCamp EcoCamp Grey Glacier Viewpoint Paine Grande Mountain Hut 44 71 Fauna Trail 77 48 76 46 km Distance in km No worries about altitude, the whole W trek is under 1000 m.a.s.l (3000 ft)! mi Distance in miles Day 1 Travel from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or Calafate to EcoCamp Patagonia in Torres del Paine NP From Punta Arenas To EcoCamp Santiago (SCL) 373km/232mi, 8 hours (inc. lunch in Natales & visit to Milodón Cave) Buenos Aires 2083km/ 1294mi 3 hours 2179km/ 1354mi 31/2 hours From Calafate To EcoCamp 407km/253mi, 12 hours (inc. private transfer to bus station, bus from Calafate to Natales, lunch in Natales & visit to Milodón Cave) Calafate (FTE) Torres del Paine NP EcoCamp Patagonia Puerto Natales Punta Arenas (PUQ) Day 2 Trek Paso Los Cuernos trail Los Cuernos Overnight: Los Cuernos Mountain Hut Did you know? The multicolored Cuernos peaks (Horns) are made from a basalt sandwich with a granite filling. El Arriero River ke a dL l ö skj n rde o N Distance walked: 12 km / 7.5 miles (5h approx) Day 3 The Paine Massif’s Heart: Valle Frances French Valley British campsite Viewpoint Los Cuernos Paine Grande Italian campsite Viewpoint Los Cuernos Mountain Hut e ld kjö ns e Overnight: k La d or N Skot Lake tsberg Paine Grande Mountain Hut Did you know? The 3,050m/10,000ft Paine Grande has only been summited 3 times - in 1957 by Count Guido Monzino & his Italian team, in 2000 by a French-Argentine duo and in 2011 by a Chilean group. Pehoe Lake Distance walked: 26 km / 16 miles (10h approx) Day 4 Trek Pehoe - Grey trail Overnight: Standard Dome (or Superior Dome upgrade) Grey Glacier Grey glacier Viewpoint e d l kjö s k La Lag n oG e ord N rey Paine Grande Mountain Hut Pin Riv go er Did you know? Grey Glacier is named after the colour of Grey Lake and is acutally blue in colour due to the light refracted through the compacted ice. Lago Pehoe Gre ver y Ri Salto Grande Distance walked: 11 km / 7 miles (4h approx) Day 5 Trek to the Towers The Towers Valle del Silencio Towers viewpoint Did you know? The word 'Paine' in Torres del Paine comes from a Tehuelche (ancient Patagonian tribe) word meaning 'blue'. Overnight: Standard Dome (or Superior Dome upgrade) El Chileno Hut Paso de los Vientos As ce nc io Riv er Distance walked: 22 km / 14 miles (9h approx) Day 6 Trek or bike to Eastern Lakes Did you know? The shores of Laguna Amarga are strewn with stromatolites, a rock formation known as 'living fossils'. Laguna Azul Camp & Cottage Laguna Azul Macho Canyon viewpoint If there's more than 6 in your group you can opt for our cycling excursion to Laguna Azul instead! a gun a La arg Am Laguna Amarga Ranger Station er iv eR n Pai Paine Waterfall Fauna Trail Overnight: Standard Dome (or Superior Dome upgrade) River hinas Las C Distance walked: 6km / 4miles (3h) Distance cycling: 8km / 5miles (1h) to en i rm ake Sa L Sarmiento Lake Ranger Station Day 7 Departure to Punta Arenas Los Cuernos French valley Grey glacier The Towers Laguna Azul You've walked: 77km/48 miles You've taken around 101,049 steps You've burned at least 7,000 calories You should have drunk around 21 liters of water Welcome to the W Trek Alumni Club! Check out your hiking group photo in our hall of fame: www.ecocamp.travel/myTrip/W-Trek-7-day For booking information visit www.ecocamp.travel and www.cascada.travel/Tour/Patagonia-Torres-del-Paine-7-Day-W-Trek Cascada Expediciones - EcoCamp Patagonia Tel: +56 (2) 2923-5963 | Email info@cascada.travel