I still have 19 days left on vacation and I am starting to plan a trip through South America by mid-December. The truth is that I am open to any option and I have not yet decided to which country I am going to drive the tooth for at least three weeks.
I am looking for mountain, trekking and little tourist places. For now I am in the first stage of testing and I have been looking at pages with information about Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru and Chile but I am open to any other place that offers what always fascinates me most in solo travel : escape from the western routine, get lost on wonderful trails and mountains on foot with the possibility of sleeping in humble houses or hostels and mingle with the daily life of the place where I land.
Almost all the options are appetizing so surely the price of the plane and life of the country will decant the balance. For now I have seen flights in December from Barcelona to Bogotá for just over 600 euros, to Lima for 900, to Caracas for about 600, La Paz for about 900 and Santiago de Chile that escapes for 1,000 euros.
For now, the balance opts for Colombia but I have not found too much information on alternative long-distance trekking routes (one or two weeks) alternating nature, mountains and where I can sleep daily in villages and stock up on food. I am sure that the three mountain ranges of the Andes that enter the country will offer a wide variety of possibilities. It would also be convenient to take a look at the political situation and avoid the places controlled by the FARC. You never know…
If you have visited an Andean country with your backpack and boots on, I would appreciate it if you could help me out. Thank you!