I’ve just completed my last trek of this trip and wanted to share my top 7 with you (I wanted to go with 5, but I couldn’t decide which 2 to cut!). It’s a dynamic list which no doubt will change as I do more and more treks but some of these will be tough to beat!
Chile has been one of those countries that has surprised me. We hear the stories about how beautiful and diverse it is but I really was not expecting this. From the driest desert in the world up north, to Patagonian ice fields down south, Chile has it all.
Torres Del Paine – easily one of the most extreme and erratic treks I’ve done. Unlike many other treks, this one condenses some phenomenal sites into 5 incredible days. This post is a photoblog but at the end of it, I’ve included some practical info that may help you as the information out there is a bit sketchy!
The beauty of Chile being such a long country is that is crosses so many geographic belts so you really get all worlds in one place. After leaving Pucon, I began journeying deeper into the Lakes District. You have to see this place!
Chile has it all. I started my trip in this country in the Atacama Desert – the driest place on earth, and now I’m in the Chilean Lake District – it’s difficult to believe these 2 places are in the same country – massive lakes, forests and snow-capped volcanoes all around – incredible!
I have never felt as isolated from the rest of the world as I have on Easter Island. This adds to the mystery of the Rapa Nui people and how the hell they got here in the first place. It’s a beautiful sort of isolation – a small town feel and an overarching sense of mystery – I love it!