Peru, South America, world travel

Hiking Huayhuash- Part 2.2: day 2 and 3

I woke up to sunlight shining on our tent. I patted around my pillow for my cell phone to check the time. It was 7 am. I could hear people moving around the campsite: tent zipping and unzipping, sleeping bag rustling...

Peru, South America, world travel

Hiking Cordillera Huayhuash without a Guide – Part 1: A Challenging Trek

Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced “why wash”) Circuit is one of the most gorgeous treks in the world. For years I had pictured myself in front of these turquoise glacial melt lakes and jagged snow capped peaks soaring...

Chile, Part 2 - The "O", Patagonia - A Paradise at the End of the World, world travel

Day 4: Sunrise on Las Torres!

The night sky was full of stars and I don’t recall seeing the moon. We both wore our headlamps which seemed to send a beam of light straight into heaven when we look up. It was super cool. Our trail quickly led us into a thick patch of woods, and it was pitch black around us except for...

Chile, Part 2 - The "O", Patagonia - A Paradise at the End of the World, world travel

Day 3: A long day from italiano to Chileno

Day 3 was our longest trekking day on this trip. We planned to hike 22 km carrying our big packs from camp Italiano to camp Chileno over 7 hours. We had the option to...

Chile, Patagonia - A Paradise at the End of the World, world travel

Everything You Need to Pack for Hiking Patagonia

Since trekking the “O” of Torres Del Paine is really a 7 days long camping trip, you will want to carefully evaluate every item you carry with you. As a rule of thumb, you want to keep things that stay dry, keep you dry, and have a backup plan when things are not dry.