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8 Best Trekking Tours in Peru

Salkantay Trek

8 Best Trekking Tours in Peru

Peru is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, and you won’t find many vistas that can compare to those there. Every ambitious hiker and visitor should make it a priority to visit Peru since it is a hiking hotspot with towering, glaciated, and well-maintained ancient ruins.

While tourists are out on their lengthy hikes, they won’t want to miss the chance to gaze in awe at the immaculate bodies of water and verdant valleys that dot the landscape. No one can claim to be really familiar with the magnificent South American area, not even the native guides who have years of knowledge under their belts.

On the other hand, you could find that participating in a few of different trekking trips in Peru is helpful for the planning of your vacation there.

The traditional route to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail

Although it is primarily the most popular in Peru, many hikers from all over the world put it on their “bucket list” of destinations to visit. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, also known as the Camino Inca or the Inka Trail, is a trail in Peru that leads hikers to Machu Picchu at the conclusion of their journey. The Classic Inca Path is roughly 26 miles long (or around 42 kilometers), and it is possible to trek the trail over the course of four days and three nights. Due to the high demand for this trip, it is possible that you will need to make your reservation many months in advance and get the necessary permissions before traveling to the nation.

Trekking the Salkantay to Machu Picchu

The trail that begins in the Sacred Valley and travels through the Willkapampa Ranges on its way to one of the most beautiful peaks in the Andes will lead you to your destination. The hike is not too difficult, but it does take around four to five days to complete and reaches its highest point at a height of more than 6,000 meters in Aguas Calientes.

Lares Trek

The Lares Trek, which begins in Ollyantambo and travels through the valley, is an excellent option in the event that you are unable to complete the Inca Trail. It is far less crowded, which indicates that it is a significantly more genuine path. Hot springs are available for visitors to soak in, and they also have the option of seeing nearby Quechua communities. The ascent to Lares is a modest one, and it will take you three days to reach its highest point at 4,550 meters in height.

Trekking on the Quarry Trail

The Quarry Trail’s less well-known ruins are quickly becoming more well-known, which is helping the trail gain popularity. Travelers are struck speechless when they visit the adjacent village of Ollyantambo and see the old ruins and gravelly constructions there. The hike will take you anywhere from two to three days to finish and does not need any permits.

Huchuy Qosqo Trek

A day journey from Cusco through the breathtaking Andean countryside is an excellent option for anyone looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. A day spent amid nature, away from the clamor of the city, may be spent gazing in awe at the magnificent masonry of the Inca structures known as Collcas, which were used by the Incas to store grain.

The Inca Trail Short

Take in the breathtaking panoramas of the enormous Inca ruins, the surrounding mountains, and the verdant subtropical flora, as well as the biological diversity. The trail winds its way through the national park and on through the Sun Gate, affording hikers a vantage point from which to see the Machu Picchu Citadel. The trek reaches an elevation of 2,730 meters at its highest point, and its completion should take you two days.

Choquequirao Trek

It was the very last city in the Americas to be conquered by the Spanish, and its magnificent architecture is completely unique. Located in Cusco and visible through the dense trees around the city. The hike consists of a severe drop as well as an equally steep rise, and it will take you four days to reach the highest point, which is at an altitude of 3050 meters.

Trekking the Ausangate and Rainbow Mountains

Down the holy mountain trip, travelers follow in the footsteps of the Incas and make their way along a trail that is steeped in history. Along the trail, visitors will have the opportunity to see a slice of Quechua culture as well as some of the purest landscapes in all of Peru. The trek reaches an elevation of 5,150 meters at its highest point, and its completion should take you anywhere from three to five days.

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    star rating  I had one of my best experiences during the 4-days Inca-trail hike with the TreXperience. The trail and scenery is spectacular. But it could be really difficult without our experienced tour guide… read more

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