From Manali in northern India, hike along verdant green valleys in the company of Guadi shepards and their sheep, cross a 15,000 ft pass and quickly descend to the road back to Manali. Adventure can be added by hoping on a bus headed deeper into the Spiti Valley region. . . READ MORE
Hem Kund and the Valley of Flowers
Not really a trek, in reality it is two hikes. The first day is spent walking uphill through a forested mountain canyon in the company of 1000's of Silks on pilgramage to Hem Kund. The second day trades the crowds for blossoms in the aptly named Valley of Flowers
Valle de Cocora without a Guide
After catching a ride in the back of a Willy Jeep to the trailhead, hike uphill through towering wax palms and cloudforest until you reach the high altitude paramo in Parque Nacional Los Nevados.
An hour outside of La Paz, this hike begins on a high mountain pass and follows a perfectly preserved Inca road for three days as you descend from frozen alpine tundra to humid tropical jungle . . .READ MORE
Condoriri to Huayna Potosi Base Camp without a Guide
Test your route finding skills as you hike cross-country from the base of Condoriri towards Huayna Potosi crossing several 17,000 ft passes enroute to the Huayna's base camp. Then climb 19,988 ft Huayna Potosi . . .