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The Best Time to Hike Patagonia (And What Seasons To Avoid)

Since some of the best features of trekking in the wilderness can be the wildlife, or the remote and extraordinary scenery, we have included both these factors in our assessment of the best time to hike

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Cordillera Huayhuash – Epic South American Circuit Trek (Travel Guide)

The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit is known to be one of the most challenging and most beautiful treks in South America. This guide will help you plan your trek of the circuit, whether you’re going

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Alternative Treks To Machu Picchu: Defy The Norm

There are many routes to Machu Picchu that retain their appeal to visitors each year. If you want to avoid following the crowd, we have devised a list of alternative treks to Machu Picchu.The most popular

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Inca Trail Permits – How They Work

Since the 1450s, Machu Picchu has been a sight to see. It is thought that the ancient archaeological site was either built as a country residence for an emperor or a sacred place of worship. Either way,

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Best Time To Hike To Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most admired archaeological and historical sights in the world. It was built in the 1450s and is thought to have been a country residence for an emperor or an important place

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Interesting Machu Picchu Facts And Figures

Machu Picchu is a sight to be marvelled at. It’s a Peruvian delight; the country’s most popular tourist destination and one of the world’s greatest historical sights.In this article we have created

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Best Adventures For Solo Females Around The World

It is no easy task to narrow down the top adventures for solo females, but we have done it. From Everest Base Camp in Nepal to Machu Picchu in Peru, we have covered all the best bucket adventures a solo

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11 Best Hikes In South America

South America can be an addictive place to travel in. The Andean peaks, the Incan ruins and the Amazonian rainforest make it a unique and charming place to be. For the adventure lover, hiking in South

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Chile Launches A New Epic Patagonia Route

Chile has recently launched a brand-new hiking trail in the gorgeous, but rugged Patagonian Mountains. This 1,700-mile trail encompasses three existing hiking trails, extending from Puerto Montt to Cape

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Best Hikes In Patagonia

Often described as the End of the Earth, Patagonia hosts some of the most impressive and un-touched landscapes on our planet. Located at the southern most tip of South America, the Patagonia region stretches

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Top 6 Easy Treks In Patagonia

A land forgotten by time, Patagonia is a true wilderness and one of least touched landscapes on earth. Located along the southern tip of South America, Patagonia boasts a wide array of landscapes that

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Aconcagua Climbing Permit – Important Information

People from most countries require no visa to enter Argentina (check if your country needs a visa), but to gain admittance to Aconcagua Provincial Park, various permits must be obtained, a condition introduced

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Aconcagua Climbing Season – Best Time To Climb Aconcagua

Aconcagua is a beautiful mountain sculpted by glaciers. It the second-highest of the Seven Summits at 22,841 feet – Everest is 29,029 feet. Aconcagua is more than 4,000 feet higher than any of the other

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Aconcagua Weather And Forecast Information

Because Aconcagua is such a large geographic structure, it often creates its own weather. The climate surrounding Aconcagua is affected by a number of factors including marine currents, winds and orography.

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Best Day Hikes In Patagonia – Quick (But Comprehensive) Overview

Located on the southern tip of South America, Patagonia is one of the last untouched wilderness on earth. A landscape of jagged mountains and pristine glacial lakes, Patagonia is famed for its diverse

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Climb Aconcagua Cost – The Financial Stuff To Consider

Climbing Mount Aconcagua, the second-highest of the much-sought-after Seven Summits, is the goal of many a mountaineer, being much cheaper than Everest and less technical than most high mountains if you

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Aconcagua Facts And Figures

Mount Aconcagua, which in Spanish is Cerro Aconcagua, is in the province of western Mendoza in west-central Argentina, on the border with Chile. It’s the largest mountain outside of Asia and one

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How High Is Aconcagua?

How high is Aconcagua actually? Whilst we all know these days that Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Americas standing at 6,962 meters, this was not always the case. During the 1900s there was considerable

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Aconcagua Training – How To Be Perfectly Prepared

People capable of running a marathon can fail to summit Aconcagua because they are overconfident. You will have to devote four to six months to training for as much as an hour-and-a-half four times a week.

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Mount Aconcagua Map And Route Profiles

Standing high above the Andean mountains is the colossal form of Aconcagua. Part of the Seven Summits, Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Americas and one of the most popular trekking mountains

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Aconcagua Altitude Sickness And Acclimatization

Climbing to high altitude always comes with risks. This is certainly true of Aconcagua where less than 50% of climbers reach the summit. The main reason for this low success rate is Acute Mountain Sickness

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