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Trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru

Going trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru? Let’s help you with a snapshot overview of what are likely the best treks to Machu Picchu in Peru. At least, they are currently the most popular treks in South America, based on number of trekkers.

Every year Peru attracts +150,000 trekkers. That also means that every year +1500,000 people are faced with the hard choice of selecting which trekking destination to explore in Peru. Let’s face it – this is not an easy choice.

How peculiar it may sound the decision of choosing your favorite trek might actually be easier made in your home country (likely with proper internet connection also…) than in the bustling trekking and tourist area, where hundreds of trekking agencies inevitably will offer you different opinions as to which trek is the best trek in Peru.

Worst case, some opinions offered by local trekking agencies might be more profit driven than anything else. Best case, you’ll receive good but likely different pieces of advice from various prudent trekking companies in Cusco Peru. Because which trek is actually the best in Peru?
While some may believe there’s an ultimate answer to that question it does literally come down to your own personal trekking preferences. Let us exemplify with a few relevant aspects of trekking which you need to consider, before being able to zoom in on the best trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, for you personally:

  1. What level of trekking difficulty are you seeking?
  2. How many days do you have available for trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru?
  3. Looking for a remote trekking destination, or, will a touristy one be okay as well?
  4. Are you a budget traveler or is price less relevant for you?
  5. During which season(s) are you trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru? (some treks to Machu Picchu are not recommended during the monsoon season)
  6. Are you alone, or with someone? Some treks to Machu Picchu in Peru have Restricted Permits and hence requires a minimum of two people, and the authorized company, guide and porter.
    Below we’re listing the most popular trekking destinations in Peru taking into account the above mentioned trekking parameters.

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 days / 3 nights

Trekking Inca Trail Machu Picchu

The classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (45km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, sub-tropical jungle and course a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. More Information on the Classic Inca Trail.

Trek highlights

  • Stand face-to-face with Machu Picchu and experience mountain scenery of the Inca trail itself.
  • Dead woman Pass at 4,200 meters, a vantage point providing fantastic views of majestic peaks such as
  • Veronica, Qesqha and Mount Salkantay
  • Explore the Inca settlements along the trail
  • Great trekking trail and excellent mountain landscapes

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate to challenge
  • Remoteness: Not Remote (due to the number of trekkers)
  • Best Season: March to November
  • Accommodation type: Camping tents
  • Restricted Permits: yes
  • Max elevation: 4,200 m, Dead woman pass

SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 2 days / 1 night

Trekking Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Good trek landscape. Great mountain scenery and important Inca settlements; Comfortable trek with lots of photo opportunities; the Short Inca Trail is fantastic option trek to macho Picchu in Peru, which can be completed in 2 days. This is an easier trek and starts further along the Vilcanota River Valley closer to Machu Picchu at a place called kilometre 104. Trek permits are required for this trek so you must book several months in advance. More Information on the Short Inca Trail.

Trekking highlights

  • Crossing the Andes with one pass at 2,750m from where you will be rewarded by the views of Machu Picchu
  • Inca sanctuary.
  •  Diverse trekking terrain as a result of high difference in altitudes – varying from 2,000 m to 2,750m
  • Developed trek giving a high degree of comfort
  • Explore the Inca sites along the route.

Trek Facts

  • TrekDifficulty: Moderate
  • Remoteness: Not Remote (due to the number of trekkers)
  • Best Season: March to November
  • Accommodation type: hotel in the town of Aguas calientes
  • Restricted Permits: Yes
  • Max elevation: 2,750m, at Inti Punku

Why Book with Us?...

 Our team is dedicated to creating the perfect holiday experience for you, with your budget in mind. There’s a whole world of choice out there, and we know that it can be difficult to choose.

The easiest way to create your perfect holiday is to speak to our advisers. We’re here to give you inspiration and take care of all your bookings.

We make it easy.Booking with us is the most convenient way to create a holiday that you can be sure will suit you, without the big price tag. All you have to do is ring us and our travel advisers take care of the rest.

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