Not everyone can take off on an epic international trip anytime they want; many of us have unique demands made on us from work, family, and other realms of our lives so we have to travel when we can, not always when we want. Additionally, many of us want to be active in our travels, seeking both a physical challenge and a refreshing break from our everyday lives. With these two points in mind, we’ve created an Adventures Within Reach “Trek a Month South America” overview highlighting our favorite treks each month to help you pick a great adventure for your travel dates. We’ll write a total of 4 posts, each with 3 months of the best treks for those times of year!
JANUARY: 6-Day The Dientes Trek
Experience what has been called the best trek in Patagonia on this nature-lover’s paradise trek! Walk through the Dientes de Navarino massif at the far end of South America, trekking along rural roads through and alongside forests, peat bogs, valleys, ponds, lakes, and rivers. At the hike’s summit, take in stunning views of the Beagle Channel, the cities of Puerto Williams in Chile and Ushuaia in Argentina, Nassau Bay, the Wollaston archipelago, and the mythical archipelago of Cape Horn.
Where: Navarino Island in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.
Distance: 53.3 km (33 miles)
Time: 6 days/5 nights is the recommended amount of time to truly enjoy the trek, but some people choose to do it in 5 days/4 nights. Some people choose to extend it to 7 days.
Difficulty: Demanding – best for experienced trekkers. This trek tests your stamina and calls for long days of rough hiking on uneven terrain in virtually untouched territory. But the landscape and solitude makes the struggle well worth it.
When to go: Mid-December to mid-March. This falls during Patagonian summer, but the weather can still be unpredictable, with strong possibilities of high winds, rain, and chilly temperatures.
PRICE: $3000 per person (based on 2 people), $1725 per person (3 people+ )
Experience the traditional W-Trek in Torres del Paine based from cozy refugios all along the way. The name “W” comes from the formation of a perfect W with the coming together of the paths that surround the southern sector of Torres del Paine national park. The principal attractions of the W Circuit are: Base Torres, Franc’s Valley and Grey Glacier.
GROUP DEPARTURE DATES:
- JAN 15-27, 2018
- FEB 12-24, 2018
- MAR 19-31, 2018
PRICE: $1550 per person (group departures)
From north to south, trek to the basecamps of Mt. Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre, camping at each and trekking to Paso del Viento with views of the second largest icecap outside the polar regions! Experience classic Argentine Patagonia landscapes – steep granite spires towering over vast glaciers, cerulean lakes, rivers and forests.
- Season: October to March
- 5 days backpacking trek, 7 days total
- Difficulty: Intermediate – Must be physically fit; 6-8 hours trekking/day
- Requires backpacking experience (carrying 40-45 lbs/18-20 kgs backpack; sections of steep trail and scree, river crossings by zip-line and/or wading)
- Group size: 4 to 8 guests
DEPARTURE DATES 2018:
- Jan 4-10
- Jan 28-Feb 3
- Feb 25- Mar 3
- Mar 25-31
PRICE: $1395 per person (group departure)
Interested in one of these treks ? Contact us!
Your friendly South America expert,