Trekking is something you know will be cold, hot, tiring, dirty and your feet will scream at you to stop but hiking is one of the best things for those who want to immerse themselves in nature and observe all its beauty.
There are benefits to doing any kind of physical activity for all of us, but we already know what they are. Trekking also ends up being a physical activity which in turn can offer us different environments, practice and more enjoyable activities and without any kind of requirement related to rhythm means that everyone can put together a plan so they can do it in their time.
What should you take
Hiking does not require expensive materials, it is only recommended that you have suitable footwear and carry a backpack with water, food, medicines, a first aid kit and a survival kit for possible accidents since some trails can take days to trek.
Here are some tips for the best places to hike in South America for those who are experienced or for those who want to start.
1- Fitz Roy, Argentina
Also known as Cerro Chaltén, it is a mountain that is located in southern Argentina on the border with Chile. This mountain is famous for its magnificent beauty. It is about 10 hours of trekking, but worth it, it is listed as one of the top 5 trails in the world for its composition.
2- Lactapata, Peru.
This trail is located in Cusco Peru, the trail runs all the way to Machu Picchu, it is about 60 km long and along the way you will pass some frozen waterfalls, stunning countryside and magnificent mountains.
3- Two Brothers, Fernando de Noronha – Brazil
Brazil could not be left out of this list, the country has beautiful breath taking landscapes and Fernando de Noronha is a dream of many Brazilians, because this paradise on land has also entered the list of best trails in South America. The trail leads up to Dois Irmão hill, from there you have an overview of the whole island, it is very breath taking.
4- Torres Del Paine, Chile
Famous already among the people who practice this sport, Torres Del Paine National Park is one of Patagonia’s most famous tours and the best thing is that it can be done any month of the year. The trek takes 5 days and 4 nights for a distance of 71 km but all its landscapes along the way makes you enjoy every inch of the journey.
5- Huaraz, Peru.
This city is already known for having the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, for those who are adventuring here can go exploring its numerous trails with one more beautiful than the other, it will be a difficult task to choose just one.
The trail to Laguna 69 is sure to make you fall in love, the grey colour of the mountains surrounding an extremely blue lake brings an unforgettable contrast, worth exploring more.
6- Monte Roraima, Brazil.
A destination which has been little explored, but which is much sought after by people from other countries who love hiking. The mountain receives more than 2,000 people a year, the hike to its top lasts on average of 7 to 8 days with long hours of walking but will be well worth the sight of The Lost World, as the place is known.
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