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4 Best Treks to Machu Picchu

Posted on : 05 August 2021

4 Best Treks to Machu Picchu

4 Best Treks to Machu Picchu: If you love nature and walking through the mountains trekking is the best way to know Cusco, getting to Machu Picchu by trekking is a fantastic experience surrounded for a natural environment of jungle and mountains that will astonish you from the beginning. All private trekking tours to Machu Picchu has porters, guides and meals included, so the weight you will have to carry is significantly reduced that way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes.

1. Best Treks: Traditional Inca Trail

Best Treks: Traditional Inca Trail

This is the most famous trek to reach the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. The route it’s small part of the huge network of trails that this civilization built throughout their empire. The usual path takes 4 days of trekking, or you can choose the short path of 2 days. Have in mind that for preservation of natural and archaeological reasons, there is a limited amount of people who can start the Inca Trail per day, so book this trip with enough time in advance.

2. Best Treks: Trekking Salkantay

Best Treks: Trekking Salkantay

This is a great alternative to the traditional Inca Trail, in which you will appreciate a variety of landscapes throughout all your journey. Be surprised to be in front of an impressive glacier in the middle of the mountain range and after an hour walking enter in a lush jungle. A real adventure, in scenarios that takes your breath away. Another advantage of the Salkantay trek is that there is no entrance limit, so if you are close to your trip to Peru and haven’t booked a trek yet, this might be a really good option to get Machu Picchu Citadel.

3. Best Treks: Trekking Lares

Best Treks: Trekking Lares

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is relatively unknown among most tourists. It proposes an interesting combination of nature and culture by visiting indigenous towns on the way to your Machu Picchu tour. The fact that the route is still little traveled by visitors, offers the opportunity to approach and interact with people that still live as in Inca’s times.

4. Best Treks: Choquequirao Trekking

Best Treks: Choquequirao Trekking

The Choquequirao Trek can be one of the most challenging treks to Machu Picchu. In return, you will get to know another beautiful Inca city. It is an 8-day hike through landscapes that we guarantee you will never forget, reaching an altitude of 4,670 meters. Choquequirao is an extraordinary example of the Inca constructive domain. You may not have heard about this citadel before, because getting there is quite difficult and also is the longest route to go to Machu Picchu.