Patagonia, Torres del Paine

Francés to Chileno

5.0Iconic hikesPart of W-trekEpic viewsUnique landscapes

The hike from Francés to Chileno area is a beautiful section of the W-Trek. It takes you from the depths of the French Valley to the base of the iconic Paine Massif, showcasing the diverse landscapes of the park, including turquoise lakes, rolling hills, and dense forests.

The trail approximately covers 11.2 miles and takes about 7 to 8 hours to complete, depending on your pace and the time spent admiring the scenery. The hike follows the shores of Lake Nordenskjöld before ascending through the Ascencio Valley to Campamento Chileno, which serves as a base for the final ascent to the famous Base de las Torres viewpoint.