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3 Month Backpacking Itinerary Advice

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Hey everyone, I was wondering if I could get some input on my planned itinerary for my 3 month/12 week backpacking trip. I'm planning on spending most of my time in Southern Patagonia, Bolivia (mostly west to central), and Peru (south of Lima). My interests are nature/wildlife, trekking/rock climbing, and genuine cultural experiences through interacting with locals. I would really appreciate if I could get some advice on which locations I should spend more or less time in based on the interests I listed. I haven't figured out details for Bolivia and Peru because if I did they would probably change anyway.

Here is what I have:


mid-Jan to mid-April (12 weeks)
4 weeks in Patagonia
1 week or less in Chile
3.5 weeks Bolivia
2.5 weeks Peru
1 week dedicated to transportation


.5 week Buenos Aires
1 week in/around Ushuaia
1 week in/around El Chalten
.5 week in El Calafate
1 week in/around Torres del Paine

Fly from Punta Arenas to Santiago

2 days Santiago
1 day Valparaiso
Fly from Santiago to Calama
2 days in Calama and desert

Laguna Colorada and Salar de Uyuni
La Paz (Overland travel from Tupiza or fly from Tarija. Depends on $$)
Trekking in/around Cordillera Real (there seems to be a plethora of treks to chose from so I would like to dedicate about 1 week to this)
Carnaval in Oruro (is this a good idea? It seems like fun but also chaotic and expensive)
Parque Madidi (I would like to see some Amazonian wildlife without going too remote east. Also, it seems like guides are mandatory and may cost a lot of $$?)

1 week Lake Titicaca

Colca Canyon and other stuff in Arequipa
Ausangate Circuit or another equivalent trek
Machu Picchu

Something I am concerned with is trekking in the rainy season months of Feb and March in Bolivia and Peru. I'm planning on just playing it by ear when I get closer but is there anyone with knowledge/experience in the area that can give me some advice on which treks are generally feasible during the rainy season in the Central Andes?

Also, do you think this itinerary is feasible with USD$ 2800 not including flights? I am bringing my own tent, bag, stove, etc. and plan on camping and cooking my own meals when possible.

Happy New Year and Safe Travels!

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