The ‘W’ Walk
This 76 km trek is so named as its route follows a ‘W’ shape through the stunning valleys and forests of the Torres Del Paine, arguably the most beautiful National Park in South America.
Our passengers often tell us that the W-Walk is the highlight of their visit to Patagonia. Whilst the 4 day walk is challenging, it can always be taken at your own pace, and made more manageable by turning around at the earlier viewpoints on route along Lago Grey and the Valle Frances, saving yourself for the walk to the highlight of the park, Las Torres.
Trekking in the park is highly regulated and camping spots sell out quickly, so we work in collaboration with our team of expert Chilean guides, to organise everything for you well in advance. You will arrive to each camping spot to find your tent all set up and a hot meal awaiting you. Whilst usually passengers carry their own sleeping bag and clothes for the trail, it is even possible to hire porters to help you out if you need to.
Make sure you have good walking boots, pack plenty of layers & waterproofs, as it can get very cold and wet (even in summer), an extra battery for your camera and some tasty treats to keep you going on the trail!
Classic Inca Trail
The Classic Inca Trail route usually starts at Kilometre 82 of the Cuzco-Aguas Calientes railway, taking in Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman's Pass, 4,200m) and the ruins of Phuyupatamarca and Wiñay Wayna en route, eventually arriving at the Sun Gate above Machu Picchu early in the morning after 3 days of trekking. This route is still extremely popular as it is seen by many as the original Inca Trail, and it is also probably the best trek to choose if you're really interested in history and archaeology, because of all the smaller Inca sites it passes along the way.
Unfortunately, due to its own popularity, the Classic Trail is always very busy, with around 500 people starting the trek every day - due to there being restrictions on camping areas, the campsites are often very busy with other trekkers as well. Nevertheless it is still an awesome trek, passing through some stunning scenery from snow-capped peaks to abundant cloud forests, and the sense of achievement you'll have when you catch your first sight of Machu Picchu is something you'll never forget. Please note that the Classic Trail is always closed for maintenance during the entire month of February each year.
Wild Andes Trek
Dragoman's Wild Andes Trek is a unique trekking route where you'll hike through pristine unspoilt Andean scenery, walking ancient Inca Trails and passing by local communities. This trek is all about getting away from the overcrowded thoroughfares of the Classic Inca Trail and getting out into the real Andes - not to mention being part of a project which provides a genuine, direct benefit to the host communities we travel through, by supporting education, income generation and environmental sustainability projects.
The trek itself is about the same as the Classic Inca Trail in terms of length and difficulty, taking three to three and a half days and ascending to about 4,700m when you cross the highest pass. The scenery out here is truly magnificent, spectacular mountain peaks, verdant hillsides dotted by isolated villages and the odd llama and alpaca, you are unlikely to see another tourist here. Although you won't trek into Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate as on the Classic Trail, you will arrive at Machu Picchu well rested after a night in a comfortable hotel and ready to get the most out of the tour of this magnificent site.
Fann Mountains Trek
The Fann Mountains are an enormous mountain range sweeping across the north western part of Tajikistan combining stunning scenes of snowy peaks, roaring rivers, turquoise blue lakes, and jade green farmland.
The trek is a well worn route in this region. The passes can be steep in places, and the mid-day sun searing, but each bend in the path brings with it another extraordinary vista of the likes of Chimtarga (5,489m) and Bodkhona (5,183m), and perhaps an encounter with shepherds and their flocks.