Atacama trekking is a popular activity with people visiting Chile.
The Atacama Desert is home to some of the best trekking in the country, and many companies offer trekking excursions in the area. Some hotels in San Pedro de Atacama and Calama also offer trekking excursions.
Most Atacama trekking is done in the mountains that lie to the east of the desert. Treks can last from one day to several days or a week, and can cover varying amounts of distance at varying levels of difficulty.
Before you go Atacama trekking, you should spend a few days acclimatizing to the high altitude. Drink lots of water and make sure that you are in good physical shape for the extremes that trekking can bring with it.