The Andes Mountains are the spine of South America, dominating the western edge of the continent for 7000km from it's northern Colombian coast to the tip of Patagonia in the south. Along the way is a range of trekking destinations and experiences showing the kind of diversity for which South America is renowned. These cater for people of all abilities, from the extremely tough ascent of Aconcagua (the highest mountain outside the Himalayas) and the circuits of the Peruvian cordilleras to the more accessible, but no less stunning, national parks of Patagonia. And not forgetting one of the world's classic treks - hiking to the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Click on each trekking destination for more details and tours.
See Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, the proper way after a glorious 4 day trek through the stunning mountains and valleys of the Peruvian Andes.
Scaling the world's highest mountain outside of the Himalayas is one of the great trekking challenges of the world, an arduous three week expedition to its summit at 6962 metres.
These Peruvian cordilleras provide one of the world's most spectacular trekking landscapes, with circuits amongst soaring 6000m snowcapped peaks, glacial lakes and alpine meadows.
This stunning national park in Chilean Patagonia is justifiably hugely popular, with hikes ranging from day treks to see the famous Torres to a full circuit of the park.
A beautiful mountain range in Argentine Patagonia, Fitzroy attracts both expert mountain climbers and enthusiastic trekkers, as well as offering exploration of its huge glaciers.
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