Peru Treks -presents two types of trekking opportunities. Jungle trekking and mountain trekking. Jungle trekking. Tierras Vivas offers a variety of jungle tours and mountain trekking tours which folllows paths with beautiful flora and fauna, chances to interact with local communities and be surrounded by wonderful landscapes. Most of the trekking routes are walked on often by the locals though some of the popular paths are getting damaged. Please remember not to leave any litter anywhere when hiking.
Trekking in Peru gives the adventurer the chance to see some of the most excellent surroundings the Andes has to offer. Usually they involve stopping by Inca ruins. Here is some of the finest trekking Peru.
The most legendary trek in Peru, maybe in the world. Thousands of people journey to Peru every year to do the Inca Trail and fall in love with its last prize- Machu Picchu. Still, with such popularity the Inca trail is feeling the strain resulting in various alternative treks rising in the popularity stakes, so consider your options before jumping straight in with the well worn trail. Think about the Lares Trek which finishes at Machu Picchu passing through out-of-the-way Quechua communities and frosty scenes.
Note: 500 people per day allowed on the Inca Trail (including guides and porters). Register at least 3 months before to avoid a letdown. Remember the Inca Trail is closed in Febuary.
There is excellent trekking in the Sacred Valley district. Ollantaytambo is a great starting point. If you like trekking and history you will appreciate the choices in this region. There are prehistoric Inca relics and agricultural terracing. Treks you might like include Pumamarca, Pinculluna, Salcantay (Salkantay Trek), Ausangate, Vilcambamba and Choquequirao.
The Cordilleras present trekking opportunites aplenty for variable capabilities. Trekkers are compensated for their efforts with beautiful surroundings, ragged summits and wide-ranging valleys. Huaraz makes for a wonderful base and is a great starting point. It is preferable to trek in the dry season between May and September, though April, October and November is ok too. Some of the best features include the Santa Cruz to Llanganuco trail, reaching beautiful blue lakes, the Olleros to Chavin trek which finishes at the Chavin de Huantar fortress temple, Huayhuash and Alpamayo.
The Colca Canyon also presents endless options with wonderful trekking in one of the worlds deepest canyons with a chance of seeing a few impressive condors in flight! Treks in this region include abrupt jaunts into the canyon, to the abundant green platform at the bottom of the canyon spotted with blazing blue pools.
Whoever looks at the viewpoints of Ausangate will discover the thousand colors that this unique mountain shows. A true geological gem that is slowly getting more international visitors.
It is a magnificent backdrop of one of the most desirable hiking trails in the world for its beauty. And all this just 100 kilometers from Cuzco, Peru.
We are talking about Ausangate, the fourth highest mountain in Peru with 6,372 meters of altitude above sea level. The mineral outcrops (iron oxides, copper sulphates and others) converge to create an almost surreal image.
Altitude sickness is a reality in Peru. This doesn't mean you can't carry on with your trekking plans, you just need to be informed in order to combat it. Don't arrange any long treks in your first few days. It is vital to rest for the first few days and drink lots of bottled water. Altitude sickness symptoms are relentless headaches, sleepiness, disorientation, dry cough and breathlessness.
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.
The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.
“Peru, the richest country in the world” invites us to discover that being rich isn’t about having the most; it’s about experiencing the most unforgettable moments. Cusco have all trail of the best aventure of Peru, the second is Huaraz and Colca Canyon.