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Where to go and what to do in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia?

My girlfriend and I will be spending the next 3-4 months travelling in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Where should we go and what should we do? [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Feb 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Unguided trekking in Tierra Del Fuego - Bad idea?

I'm going to Tierra Del Fuego soon, and I am considering going on a four to five day unguided trek... [more inside]
posted by MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch on Dec 20, 2013 - 4 answers

富士山に登りたい

I’m a healthy but sedentary person. One of my greatest wishes is to climb Mt. Fuji. If I have 5 years to get ready, what should I do to prepare physically? [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon on Dec 16, 2013 - 15 answers

One outfit to rule them all

I will be trekking/travelling/volunteering in South America for 6-8 months early next year. I am looking for what to wear and bring. Ideally, comfortable, water resistant, fashionable, lightweight things. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Aug 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me find a women's backpacking backpack!

Living in Minnesota for the past few years, I've finally taken an interest in camping. It's been real fun and I'd like to progress from car camping to backpacking. There are a lot of recommendations online for men's backpacks but not so much for women. [more inside]
posted by mlo on Jul 15, 2013 - 12 answers

Trekking agency recommendations for Nepal.

I've planned a trip from Katmandu to Everest Base Camp, and was wondering if anyone had recommendations for touring/trekking companies. [more inside]
posted by graventy on Jun 8, 2013 - 1 answer

Where to go in Chile and Argentina between Bariloche and El Chaltén?

I am in Bariloche and I´m going to do the Nahuel Huapi Traverse the day after tomorrow (taking either 3 or 5 days if I have the time.) I want to get to El Chaltén and spend 5 days trekking around Monte Fitz Roy and Laguna Torre. I would also like to spend a day at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares near El Calafate. Then I have to get to Punta Arenas to fly out March 1st. That leaves me with a little less than a week to work with. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Feb 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Are there any great, multi-day, non-wilderness walks in the U.S.?

Are there any great mixed rural/small-town/semi-urban long walks in the U.S.? I'm searching for multi-day, maybe even multi-week routes that are not strict backpacking and would not require the carrying of a tent. More inside. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 31, 2012 - 20 answers

Finding god in the mountains

I want to go on a spiritual quest in central Asia, and my current best idea is one of the many advertised 20+ day guided treks to Tibet and/or Nepal. I have extensive day hike experience in the western US, and I've spent a few weeks working in Shanghai, but I otherwise have no backpacking or international travel experience. Looking for tour company recommendations and curious about the best time of year to go, in addition to anything else I should know about travel and trekking in the Himalayas. [more inside]
posted by liet on Mar 13, 2012 - 6 answers

need trekking poles

Please recommend good trekking/hiking poles, specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for a 3-5 day trek in February

Looking for ideas for a 3-5 day hike in February, easy to intermediate level, and maybe with a hut-to-hut or home-to-home element. Focusing on North and South America or Europe, and with a preference for decent weather. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Dec 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Quietly traveling the world.

Need help planning a fitness-oriented RTW trip starting in mid-August, consisting primarily of a few long-distance treks. Complication: I'm a really really extreme introvert. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jul 11, 2011 - 3 answers

European hiking trip in July - where to go?

I'm trying to plan a 5-7 days of easy, scenic hiking in Europe, mid July. Accommodations provided. Where's the best place to go? Qualifying statements inside... [more inside]
posted by evadery on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Overnight extended layover in Delhi?

We're going to be hiking to Everest Base Camp and right now we're trying to figure out the logistics of our very long commute. We're traveling to Nepal from the US, and will be landing in Delhi on October 9th around 9 PM. Our flight to Kathmandu leaves the next day at at 3 PM. Is it safe and/or reasonable to stay the night in the Delhi airport? Or would it be easier to book a hotel or homestay in the area? [more inside]
posted by ThatSomething on Sep 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me make a trek to Everest Base Camp more enjoyable

I'm going to be trekking to Everest Base Camp in 8 weeks time. It's a 14 day trek, which is both longer and higher than I've been before. I'm looking for advice on training for the trek. [more inside]
posted by finding.perdita on Aug 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Hut One, Hut Two, Hut Three

Is anyone experienced with arranging a hut to hut trek in the Dolomites in Italy? Is there an easy way to reserve space in the huts? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on May 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Travel walking routes?

What are some established walking routes for tourists around the world? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on May 6, 2009 - 19 answers

What equipment do you take on a long hiking trip or when backpacking in the developing world?

This is a gear nerd thread soliciting your ideas and favorite equipment, related to hiking/trekking and traveling in third world nations. Here's a list with URLs of stuff I currently use, any ideas are welcome! [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Aug 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Trekking in Peru or Tibet?

[Trekking Filter] So we're planning our Summer trip and we have to decide between two treks: Trekking to Lhamo Lhatso (Visionary Lake) in Tibet or Trekking in Peru (classic Machu Picchu, lodge to lodge.) Any advice on which to chose?
posted by Mr. Ugh on Mar 14, 2008 - 9 answers

First there is a mountain then there is no mountain, then there is

I'm going to japan from march 9 until april 6, and I want to climb Mt Fuji, from the bottom to the top. How much snow should I expect? How cold is it going to be? Do I need to bring boots and 3 layers of technical outdoor clothing or a warm jacket and sneakers? My lonely planet says its doable, but thats pretty much it. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Feb 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Walk this way

I want to go for a really long walk. I don't want to camp. Where should I go? Trekking in Asia. [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Feb 8, 2008 - 11 answers

i cannot afford gore tex. what's the next best thing?

i need to buy a rain jacket for trekking in new zealand in the next couple of days. there's quite a lot of rain here. i cannot afford a gore tex jacket. what should i get? [more inside]
posted by ye#ara on Mar 16, 2007 - 11 answers

Himalayas in February?

Is trekking/bumming around the Indian Himalayas in February a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Wendy on Nov 12, 2006 - 6 answers

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