Trekking in the Patagonian Andes

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  • Author: McCarthy, Carolyn
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet
  • EAN/ISBN: 9781741044676
  • Size: 13x19cm
  • Binding: Paperback
Trekking in the Patagonian Andes in the Walking Guide series from Lonely Planet gives details of walking opportunities, from day walks to long distance hikes. The

guide introduces readers to a selection of walks in The Araucania, Lakes District, Central Patagonia, Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego and with further sub-regions also considered in each chapter.

Each regional section gives general advice on relevant books and maps, climate, accommodation, places to eat and getting there and away. Individual walks or treks are described in extensive detail and fact boxes gives practical information on duration, distance, difficulty rating, start and finish points, the nearest town, local transport and a short summary of the route. Black and white sketch maps also provide an overview of the location of the walks in the region.

Introductory chapters provide facts about the country, including history, geography, geology and climate, as well as important facts for the walker such as suggested itineraries, when to walk, responsible walking, accommodation, food and drink, maps and weather information. There is also a dedicated clothing and equipment section, providing practical advice on what take, including relevant navigation equipment. A Health and safety section advises on pre-departure planning, staying healthy and safety on the walk or trek.

Travel Facts section at the back of each guide provides useful guidance and practical information on tourist offices, visas and documents, embassies, customs, money, post and communication, time, electricity, business hours, public holidays, getting there and away as well as getting around between each walk or trek.
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