French Valley

French Valley Hiking

Valle del Francés is perfect for nature lovers,

willing to walk in extreme conditions accompanied by

beautiful landscapes of the Torres del Paine National Park.

The French Valley Hike, part of the famous W circuit, is a wonderful excursion that takes place during the day. A different destination for nature lovers.

Online reservation

$75.000 clp

    • Duration 15 Hours

    • Medium-High difficulty

    • Minimum Pax 2*

    • November to March

    • Distance 26 km.

    • Download the Program


    • Bilingual and certified local guide
    • Semi-private transportation
    • Seat insurance
    • Trekking poles

    Does not include

    • Personal and medical expenses.
    • Personal insurance
    • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
    • Catamaran ticket
    • Box Lunch and water


    • Trekking clothes 1st, 2nd and 3rd layer
    • Activity not suited for pregnant women
    • Sunglasses and sun block
    • Always keep your medications close by



    06:00 a 06:30 hrsDeparture from your accommodation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park.

    08:30 hrs – Pudeto Pier. Departure at 09:00 hrs – east-west direction by Lago Pehoe.

    09:30 hrs – Arrival at Paine Grande refuge, bathrooms and preparation.

    We begin our 11 km hike to the base of the French Valley, with a break at Camping Italiano, where we will take a break to eat.

    We continue our ascent through the valley until we reach the first viewpoint that will allow us to appreciate the southwest face of Paine Grande and the French Glacier.

    Then, we will reach a second viewpoint located at 490 meters above sea level with views of glacier remnants.

    The return trip follows the same trail.

    18:00 hrs – Catamaran ride back to our vehicle that will take us back to Puerto Natales.

    21:00 hrs – Arrival to the city, transfer to your lodging.


    **Trekking conditioned by the catamaran schedule.

    Cancellation Policies

    • – Times may vary according to weather conditions and physical conditions of the passengers.
    • – The excursion can be suspended due to bad weather, which implies climatic conditions such as strong winds, rain and snow.
    • – Cancellation and reschedule policy will be sent by e-mail or whatsapp.
    • – If you do not find availability in our online store, consult through our contact form or by WhatsApp.
    • – The tour is private, minimum of people for your departure is two people**.
    • – The cancellation of day trips must be made 24 hours in advance of the requested date, otherwise the reservation will be charged 100%.
    • – *Departures prior confirmation minimum 4 pax.

    French Valley

    Torres del Paine National Park

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