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  • near Soray, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    41.25mi
    Elevation +
    11998f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.75
    Photo ofSalkantay via Llaqtapata (self-guided) Photo ofSalkantay via Llaqtapata (self-guided) Photo ofSalkantay via Llaqtapata (self-guided)

    Salkantay via Llaqtapata (self-guided) by Luana e Leandro from Expllorers channel. Days: 6 days / 5 nights (Machu Picchu visit included). Details coming soon.

    Una de las mejores rutas de trekking del mundo!! Se puede hacer con carpa o parando en los pueblos a dormir sin neces...
    Juan Francisco Casas
    Eu e minha mulher seguimos essa rota, ainda não terminamos. Falta o último dia, mas ela é muito fácil de seguir e as inf...
    tiagoantunes14
    what a beautiful trail,it is the best
    mehdi.tabibvand
  • Salkantay Trek

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    near Choquepal, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    52.15mi
    Elevation +
    6640f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 4.72
    Photo ofSalkantay Trek Photo ofSalkantay Trek Photo ofSalkantay Trek

    This trek is an alternative to the Inka trail. I have done both the Salkantay and the Inka trails, and I find the Salkantay is much nicer and has fewer people. The trek is 4 days and it starts in a small town called Moll...

    At least, prepare yourself physically and for altitude. There is a lot of companys that can guide you for around 170 dol...
    Rodolfo Gomes de Oliveira
    Excellent track, 5/5 would do it again
    Valentyn Pylypchuk
    Um dos mais belos Trekking que já fiz!!!
    Fabricio Pinhata
  • near Aguas Calientes, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    13.72mi
    Elevation +
    10689f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 4.5
    Photo ofAguas calientes - Machu Picchu - Waynapicchu - Aguas calientes Photo ofAguas calientes - Machu Picchu - Waynapicchu - Aguas calientes Photo ofAguas calientes - Machu Picchu - Waynapicchu - Aguas calientes

    English (castellano debajo): The route starts from the main square (plaza de armas) in Aguas calientes at around 6:30 am local time. (For this we had to stay overnight in the town as there is no other train option to ge...

    Sencillamente imperdible. Escaleras, siempre escaleras. Waynapicchu está sobrevalorado como si fuera muy dificil pero n...
    josue moncho
    This is a fairly simple trail, though listed as “moderate”, because most visitors here are not experienced hikers. For a...
    Mattie McGrath
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  • near Sacsaywaman, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    6.20mi
    Elevation +
    1089f
    TrailRank
    58| Rating 4.17
    Photo ofSacsaywaman + 5 archeological sites to the Mall for good icecream Photo ofSacsaywaman + 5 archeological sites to the Mall for good icecream Photo ofSacsaywaman + 5 archeological sites to the Mall for good icecream

    The best archeological hike around Cusco city, possible to get back to downtown on public transport at the end.

    bellissimo
    Brumat Stefano
    Beautiful choice for a trekking day. This route continues through the bridge close to Inkilltambo to the main Qhapaq Ñan...
    oscarholguin
  • Salkantay Trek

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    near Choquepal, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    46.72mi
    Elevation +
    8865f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSalkantay Trek Photo ofSalkantay Trek Photo ofSalkantay Trek

    Day 1, 17km: Got an early colectivo from Cusco to Limatambo, where we changed to a taxi which took us to Mollepata (stopped for breakfast) & then another 8km to Cruzpata (3,300m), where we were told the tour groups start...

    Hi, I'm planning a trip and I'm wondering if you think I will be able to camp in humantay lake. As I saw you didn't go t...
    Reynaldo Lluberes
  • Machu Picchu

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    near Aguas Calientes, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    3248f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofMachu Picchu Photo ofMachu Picchu Photo ofMachu Picchu

    Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley i...

    Eu fiz esta trilha. As portas de entrada para acesso ao caminho pedestre só abrem às 5 h da manhã. É bem mais fácil subi...
    pedromalpique
    Just magical... Lots of history...
    Trini Hiker
    La ruta desde Aguas Calientes hasta la entrada a las ruinas de Machu Picchu esta completamente señalizado, se parte a la...
    Kusho
  • near Labramarca, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    9.18mi
    Elevation +
    2802f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofDay 2 - Circuit Ausangate with Rainbow Mountains Photo ofDay 2 - Circuit Ausangate with Rainbow Mountains Photo ofDay 2 - Circuit Ausangate with Rainbow Mountains

    We left Upis early morning. Our plan was to get over the first pass along Mt. Ausangate and then turn south/west for the detour to the Rainbow Mountains. We kept going up and south instead of hiking along the mountain an...

    Fantástica ruta!
    Wbeimar MG
  • Inca Trail Perú

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    near Piscacucho, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    26.35mi
    Elevation +
    7572f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofInca Trail Perú Photo ofInca Trail Perú Photo ofInca Trail Perú

    Hiking 19-23. march 2011 http://gylfigylfason.123.is/album/default.aspx?aid=203963&lang=en Pictures of this track and from Cusco

    Had a great time following the Inca Trail but we did a longer 1st day, doing a lot of the climbing before Dead Woman's P...
    David Caetano
    wonderful route, one of the best trails in the world.
    warlord
  • Rainbow Mountain

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    near Uchullucllo, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    6.36mi
    Elevation +
    1562f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofRainbow Mountain Photo ofRainbow Mountain Photo ofRainbow Mountain

    The difficulty depends on your adaptation to high altitudes. We walked all the time, but if you feel tired don’t hesitate to take a horse. The horses take you up to 4900 m. The last - and most exhausting - 100 m you have...

    Very high altitud, the air is so thin and the wind can be freezing.
    nadja_eng
  • Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

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    near Aguas Calientes, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    22.92mi
    Elevation +
    2986f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofAguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Photo ofAguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Photo ofAguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

    Easy but long walk from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo where busses go to Cusco, more advanced hiker need probably less time, beautiful trek along inka ruins next to the railway, sometimes a bit dangerous (but not more th...

    Bad weather made train circulation imposible soooo.. no tickets no problem.
    LuisPDN
  • near Sahuayacu, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    100.45mi
    Elevation +
    33881f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofCordillera Vilcabamba Full Traverse. Peruvian Andes Photo ofCordillera Vilcabamba Full Traverse. Peruvian Andes Photo ofCordillera Vilcabamba Full Traverse. Peruvian Andes

    Solo. Distance - 162 km Time - 5 days (4 nights) Minimum altitude 2028 m Maximum altitude 4850 m Total Ascent 10327 m A long route in Cordillera Vilcabamba, Cusco, Peru. The route starts in the tropical zone at ...

  • near Mollepata, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    52.99mi
    Elevation +
    10948f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofSalcantay Trail - Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 days - May 2015 Photo ofSalcantay Trail - Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 days - May 2015 Photo ofSalcantay Trail - Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 days - May 2015

    The Salcantay Trail is a less-trodden alternative to the Inca Trail. There are no fees to pay and you can go solo (like we did) or take a tour. You will cross amazing landscape and various type of vegetation: high alpi...

    Just awesome and beautiful.
    lol86
  • Lares Trek

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    near Huarán, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    13.99mi
    Elevation +
    5889f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo ofLares Trek Photo ofLares Trek Photo ofLares Trek

    A two- or three-day trek through the Lares Valley. You can camp at the communities of Kancha Kancha and Quiswarani. There is a paved road between Lares and Calca, from where Cuzco can be reached in about 2-3 hours by col...

  • Peru Sacred Valley trek (3 days)

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    near Jajapunco, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    18.29mi
    Elevation +
    5233f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.84
    Photo ofPeru Sacred Valley trek (3 days) Photo ofPeru Sacred Valley trek (3 days) Photo ofPeru Sacred Valley trek (3 days)

    Multiple day hike. Registered 2017/07. Also known under the names Cachicata trek or Inca Quarry trek. We did this trek without a guide, which appeared to be very uncommon. The locals haven’t seen many foreigners, not...

    Amazing trek. Recommended with guide
    Xisco Fuster
    Trail was off in some parts but overall good. No good sources of water can be found after reaching max elevation until r...
    stephen.m.carmody
  • near Chicón, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    5.00mi
    Elevation +
    3707f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofUrubamab - Laguna Juchuyocha (Juchuycocha lagoon) Photo ofUrubamab - Laguna Juchuyocha (Juchuycocha lagoon) Photo ofUrubamab - Laguna Juchuyocha (Juchuycocha lagoon)

    Blue waters of Juchuycocha lagoon After endless 3 hours of suffering, we finally saw the blue waters of Juchuycocha lagoon – and all suffering was suddenly forgotten. The peaceful surface of the lagoon was changing it...

    Really nice trek. We did it yesterday and enjoyed a lot.
    victorsaji
  • near Lares, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    6.28mi
    Elevation +
    2123f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofLares Trek | Lares - Huacahuasi (Day 1 | Dia 1 | Tag 1) Photo ofLares Trek | Lares - Huacahuasi (Day 1 | Dia 1 | Tag 1) Photo ofLares Trek | Lares - Huacahuasi (Day 1 | Dia 1 | Tag 1)

    [EN] TOUR INFO - * Hiking Scale: T2 - Mountain Hike * Climbing Scale: - * Equipment: Trekking Shoes, Trekking Poles, Appropriate Clothing, Tent, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat, Headlamp, Stove, Water Preparation, Firs...

    Trek moderado en su mayor parte
    Alfredo Huanes
  • INCA TRAIL Machupicchu

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    near Piscacucho, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    30.01mi
    Elevation +
    9780f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofINCA TRAIL Machupicchu Photo ofINCA TRAIL Machupicchu Photo ofINCA TRAIL Machupicchu

    Three days hiking the inca trail, living in this amazing montains, and the fourth day have been the best, visiting Machupicchu from the sunrise, climbing Waynapicchu, increreble experience.

  • near Huayocari, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    8.34mi
    Elevation +
    3248f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofYanacocha Lagoon - Huayoccari, Cusco Photo ofYanacocha Lagoon - Huayoccari, Cusco Photo ofYanacocha Lagoon - Huayoccari, Cusco

    Beautiful hike into the Yanacocha lake in the sacred valley of the Incas. We started at Paradero “Puente Urquillos” and started to go up the ravine of the town of Huayoccari. It took us 3 hours to hike up and 2 hours to ...

  • Waqrapukara

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    near Acos, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    10.51mi
    Elevation +
    5564f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofWaqrapukara Photo ofWaqrapukara Photo ofWaqrapukara

    I started the recording a bit after. Otherwise it's 18km round trip with the visit of the ruins. About 3-4h to hike up and 2-3h to go down

  • near Labramarca, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    42.04mi
    Elevation +
    8173f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofAusangate Circuit with Rainbow Mountains Photo ofAusangate Circuit with Rainbow Mountains Photo ofAusangate Circuit with Rainbow Mountains

    The full GPS Track of our Ausangate Circuit in November 2017. For detailed information, check out my blog post: https://stepintonature.wordpress.com/ausangate-circuit/

    Beautiful
    Georgi Popiordanov
  • near Pallata, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    5.43mi
    Elevation +
    1053f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofPallata - Pumamarka-Ollantaytamb o Photo ofPallata - Pumamarka-Ollantaytamb o Photo ofPallata - Pumamarka-Ollantaytamb o

    From Pallata to Pumamarka and back to Ollantaytambo. Take local colectivo (near main square... ask someone where are they) to Pallata. It was s/2.5 per person. It takes 25 min to Pallata. For road description check photo...

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