The Andes Cordillera is the longest continental mountain range in the world. Located on the western coast of South America, the Andes are found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, among other countries. The Andes are a prime location to hike, trek and climb the many snow-capped peaks.
Climbing the Andes also means you have access to summits for both beginners and experienced climbers, considering the mountain range is the highest in the world, the peaks have the most amazing views. It also the best place in the world to find acclimatization programs that can be done in both short and longer periods of time, allowing you to make the most out of your mountain climbing in South America.
In Ecuador, you can stand atop the famous Cotopaxi and it’s perfectly shaped cone, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. Also in Ecuador are some of the best glacier climbs, Cayambe and of course, the amazing Chimborazo Volcano. A climb on Chimborazo is a grand throne for those seeking the ultimate thrill and adventure. Standing above 6000 meters, climbing Chimborazo volcano means you’ll be climbing higher than Mt. Everest if you measure its height from the center of the Earth.
Meanwhile, in Peru you will find the central part of the Andes. The trails and treks lead excursions through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, as well as the stunning and world famous lagoons of the northern area of Peru, Huaraz.
The country of Bolivia is found at an average altitude of 3700 meters above sea level and home to popular Bolivian mountains to climb like Parinacota, Illimani, Huayna Potosi and Sajama. Most of these snow-capped mountains are above 6000 meters, it is an excellent change for extreme climbers. The climate is arid and barren, but the views are absolutely stunning.
Whichever country you choose for your mountain climbing experience, Gulliver Expeditions provides the best and most safe programs. All guides are highly experienced, hold all certifications, and are the ultimate motivators in assuring you reach your peak.
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Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.
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