9 WHY YOU SHOULDN’T DO THE W TREK IN TORRES DEL PAINE 

Let’s jump right into what is going to seem very much against the grain. If you’re here, you’re most likely thinking about the W Trek but let this sink in and you can make the best decision for you.

These are legitimate reasons why we think you should leave the W Trek in Torres del Paine out of your trip to Patagonia.

THE W TREK IS OVERCROWDED

The W Trek has continued to rise in popularity year over year and so you end up with a subpar hiking experience. The trail is littered with people and campsites and refugios are squished with people.

IT’S POSSIBLE TO SEE THE W TREK AS DAY TRIPS

Contrasting to the Inca Trail where you can’t drop into the middle of the trail, Torres del Paine  seen from a variety of angles and its main trail can be broken down into its individual components.

Paddling side by side with majestic icebergs and all the while being surrounded by the impressive mountains.

tHERE’S MORE TO SEE THAN THE W TREK IN TORRES DEL PAINE

YOU WON’T SEE THE PUMAS

There’s no guarantee of seeing them but if you ask the puma trackers, they’ll secretly tell you that it’s close to 100% because.

IT’S NOT A PARTICULARLY BALANCED ITINERARY

Going with a more balanced trip package or building out your own custom trip, we think many of you will enjoy taking control of your experience instead of doing the cookie-cutter one.

THE W TREK IS QUITE BORING FOR STRETCHES

The nature of a multi-day trek is that you’re hauling a lot of gear, and you’re constantly on the move. While we’re not denying the gorgeousness, there’ll be feeling like you’re seeing the same thing.

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