3 Best Treks in South America

After 20 years of leading treks and mountaineering trips in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina, here are our three favorite treks in South America. We have hired full time staff in Nepal, Tanzania and Peru, offering you the highest quality trekking adventures around the world. Follow us on Instagram.

Best Treks in South America

The Andes Mountain range has some most accessible and beautiful mountain viewing in the world. From the northern volcanoes of Ecuador to the southern Patagonian Ice Field, you could spend one hundred lifetimes exploring the magical Andes. With that in mind, here are our 3 favorite treks in South America.

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

1). The 5 Day Classic Inca Trail Trek

With a combined 25 treks on the famous Inca Trail in our office, the classic Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of our favorite treks in the world!  Each time we are there, we have a new and wonderful experience seeing the beauty of the region and the ingenuity of the Incan people.  We have developed our unique service to offer you the best food, tents and guides in order to maximize your experience. We pay all our staff 25% more than other companies.

3 best treks in South America

Incredible Scenery

The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America. It is also rated by many to be in the top five treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, sub-tropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”, is the final destination on the trail and one not to be beaten!

Best trek in South America

The Best of The Incas

The Inca and Quechua people build or improved upon almost all of the principal trails in the mountains surrounding Cusco. However, a particularly beautiful 43km section of mountain trail connecting the important Inca archaeological sites of Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, Wiñay Wayna, and Machu Picchu has become extremely popular with hikers in the last 30 years.  In that time, this section of the trail has become known as the famous “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu”.

Who was This Trail for?

This trail was build for the Incan King, Pachacuti, and only the high class people of the time were permitted to follow this famous trail to Machu Picchu. Our itinerary is professionally led by trekking guides managing your safety through the trip. We use the best campsites offering you more time on the trail to experience every single Incan site on route to the magical city of Machu Picchu. We also include all meals, 4 nights hotel and the best service on offer in Peru.

2). Torres Del Paine Circuit Trek

Torres Del Paine has it all: Glaciers, monster granite rock faces, lagoons and massive peaks towering more than 6,500 feet vertical. The French Valley is unique with tall granite walls on one side of the valley and sweeping glaciers on the other side.

It is in the French Valley that you will also get to experience the famous Torres Towers. The circuit trek encompasses the popular W Trek, as well as an ‘off the beaten path’ experience in the region.  The circuit offers so much more of Patagonia and gets you close up on the Grey Glacier. Check out our itinerary.

The Circuit Trek is recognized as one of the most scenic treks in the world. Torres Del Paine National Park can get busy during the high season.  Therefore, permits need to be applied for 6+ months in advance. The circuit trek only allows permits for 80 individuals per day, so you have to book early. This National Park holds such immense beauty on all days of the trek.

3 Best treks in South America

3). Huayhuash Circuit Trek

The Huayhuash Mountain Range is almost 20 miles long and includes seven peaks over 6000m/ 19,685 feet. The beauty of trekking in the Huayhuash Region is that it is barely populated. If you love trekking in remote mountain regions, then this is the place for you. Camp near high alpine lakes, cross high passes and experience world class mountain views on this trek.

This remote and stunning trek will be one you never forget! Our itinerary has added extra days to make the acclimatization schedule safe and doable for all trained hikers and trekkers.

Best treks in South America

Speaking from Experience

Ian Taylor has climbed Mount Everest, led over 40 treks to Everest Base Camp, and climbed Kilimanjaro 40+ times.  After experiencing all different standards of trips and acclimatization schedules, we have developed a unique service for all our clients.

Read some of our reviews. There are variations on each of these treks we can offer and make your trekking experience the best on offer!

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