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Trek, Hike and Climb South America

From easy to very challenging, these opportunities in the Andes and other locations provide ample opportunity to trek, hike and climb in awesome surroundings.

Hiking Ciudad Perdida - The Lost City
A great 5-6 day hike in Colombia to discover a pre-Inca city.

Where to Rock Climb in South America
The South American Andes makes the continent a rock climbers paradise with stunning views, challenging altitudes and a variety of landscapes. Discover the best places to rock climb in South America.

Trekking Suggestions in South America
South America's varied and spectacular natural attractions, archaeological ruins and recreational opportunities give hikers and trekkers ample choice, but the suggested treks listed here are the top favorites.

Photographic Trek of Ausangate, Peru
Cerro Ausangate. the highest peak in the Cordillera Vilcanota near Cuzco, Peru, is considered an apu, a holy mountain, traditionally a place of worship and offerings from pre-Inca times. At 20,945 feet (6,384 meters), the peak is visible from Cuzco. The snow-capped peaks of this area are the second largest Peruvian glaciated system after the aptly named Cordillera Blanca and a favored trek and climb for international visitors.

Torres del Paine Grand Circuit
Torres del Paine National Park is a jewel in Chilean Patagonia. The terrain of craggy, granite peaks, snow clad mountains, glacier-fed lakes, waterfalls and rivers, pampas and thick Magellanic forests attracts visitors from around the world to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Many trek through the park on multiple trails. This Grand Circuit trek is one of the favories.

Trekking Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine, Chile’s spectacular national park in southern Patagonia, is a wonderland of craggy, granite peaks, snow clad mountains, glacier-fed lakes, waterfalls and rivers, pampas and thick Magellanic forests, meadows, forests and no matter where you look, fantastic scenery!

Mountain, Ice and Rock Climbing
About's Guide to Climbing has locations, terminology, routes, gear, essentials, instructions and more for the fan of the sport.

Ecuador's Ten Highest Mountains
Ecuador has ten mountains over 5000m.

The Ultimate Hiking Experiences in South America
The best hiking trails in South America

Where to hike in Peru other than the Inca Trail
Hiking trails in Peru

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