Stunning Hikes in South America

Are you looking for once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience in South America that is taking you away from the beaten path? The below list includes the 5 most epic hikes of the region and has been compiled for passionate and experienced hikers looking for a real challenge. Breathtaking scenery, gorgeous landscapes, challenging heights, these treks have no shortage of superlatives!
All below trek are rated demanding and only suitable for hikers in a very good physical condition and with a truly adventurous spirit.

Dientes de Navarino Circuit

Southernmost Trekking of the World

The Dientes de Navarino Trek is an off the beaten trek and the world’s southernmost trekking route. The route is often referred to as South America’s most challenging hiking tour. It takes you along the jagged and teeth-like looking peaks of the Dientes de Navarino Massif, over vast snowfields, through beautiful beech forests and mountain valleys.

Season: December – March
Difficulty: Strenuous
Duration: 6 Days
Daily Hiking Distance: 8-11 km/5-6.8 miles
Maximum Altitude: 847m/2,779ft

The World´s Southernmost Hiking Tour in Chilean Patagonia

Torres del Paine Circuit

Remote Trekking Adventure for Experienced Hikers

The O-Circuit is a wonderful trek for experienced hikers who would like to explore the remoter areas of Torres del Paine. It takes you to Torres del Paine’s famous spots as the Tower Base Viewpoint, Grey Glaciar and French Valley, but in addition to some wilder areas where you will encounter only a couple of fellow hikers. En route you will be able to enjoy the most amazing views to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

Season: October – April
Difficulty: Demanding
Duration: 7 Days
Daily Hiking Distance: 9-22 km/5.6-13.7 miles
Maximum Altitude: 915m/3,000ft.

Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Trek

Amazing Landscapes & Mountain Views

The Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Trek is an off the beaten path wilderness hike. En route you encounter snow-capped mountains, turquoise lakes, glacial peaks, rainbow mountains, hot springs, llamas, alpacas, chinchillas, and maybe even a wild vicuña. It takes you along a portion of the Ausangate Trail to the incredibly colorful Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain composed of stratified layers of sandstone. 

Season: April – November
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Duration: 4 Days
Daily Hiking Distance: 12-16 km/7.5-10 miles
Maximum Altitude: 5050m/16,568ft

Chimbarazo & Cotopaxi Volcano Hike

Trek along Ecuador's Volcanoes

Ecuador houses two of the world’s highest volcanoes: Chimborazo (6268 m) and Cotopaxi (5897 m). The surrounding area awaits you with stunning nature and exotic indigenous villages and cultures. This trek starts with the ascent of some of Ecuador’s lower mountains, to acclimatize and prepare you for the big challenge of climbing Ecuador’s highest volcano.

Season: November – March
Difficulty: Demanding
Duration: 4 Days
Maximum Altitude: 6,268m/20,564ft12

Los Nevados National Park

Colombian Volcanoes & Nevado del Tolima

Los Nevados National Park is located in Colombia´s Central Andes and Coffee Region. The area hosts Colombia´s most important volcanoes, making it an incrcedibly attractive destination for hikers. This trek leads you thorough a changing scenery of extraordinary beauty, starting at the mountain cloud forest from where you will hike up to the highlands and to the peak of the cone shaped Tolima volcano.

Season: November – March
Difficulty: Demanding
Duration: 10 Days
Daily Hiking Distance: 5.9-16.5 km/3.7-10.3 miles
Maximum Altitude: 5,221m/17,129ft

Not sure which is the best trek for you? Get in touch with our Travel Specialists who will be happy to assist you!

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