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  • near Soray, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    41.25mi
    Elevation +
    11998f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 4.5
    Photo of Salkantay via Llaqtapata (self-guided) Photo of Salkantay via Llaqtapata (self-guided) Photo of Salkantay 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.

    what a beautiful trail,it is the best
    mehdi.tabibvand
    Buena ruta y especificada !
    Guillermo Mendoza Vera
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  • Salkantay Trek

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    near Choquepal, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    52.15mi
    Elevation +
    6640f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 4.72
    Photo of Salkantay Trek Photo of Salkantay Trek Photo of Salkantay 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
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  • near Aguas Calientes, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    13.72mi
    Elevation +
    10689f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 4.5
    Photo of Aguas calientes - Machu Picchu - Waynapicchu - Aguas calientes Photo of Aguas calientes - Machu Picchu - Waynapicchu - Aguas calientes Photo of Aguas 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 Cachora, Apurímac (Peru)
    Distance
    36.08mi
    Elevation +
    22313f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo of Peru . Cachora - Choquequirao - Yanama - (Machu Picchu) Photo of Peru . Cachora - Choquequirao - Yanama - (Machu Picchu) Photo of Peru . Cachora - Choquequirao - Yanama - (Machu Picchu)

    DESCRIÇÃO COMPLETA EM: http://2bacalhaus.com/2018/07/choquequirao-peru/ [EN] THE ITINERARY CUSCO - CACHORA We caught a "colectivo" at the end of Avenida Arcopata (Paradero Carahuasi) to Carahuasi - 15 soles / p...

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  • Chachapoyas - Collacruz

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    near Chachapoyas, Amazonas (Peru)
    Distance
    8.70mi
    Elevation +
    2904f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo of Chachapoyas - Collacruz Photo of Chachapoyas - Collacruz Photo of Chachapoyas - Collacruz

    Take a walk on the Chachapoyas pre-Inca road from Chachapoyas to Collacruz. You will see from the pictures of the view and trail that this is a beautiful walk on history through a beautiful country. Most of the way was o...

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  • Huancas - Cerca Huayco

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    near Huancas, Amazonas (Peru)
    Distance
    4.78mi
    Elevation +
    955f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of Huancas - Cerca Huayco Photo of Huancas - Cerca Huayco Photo of Huancas - Cerca Huayco

    Wow, what a view along the Mirador Canyon. Views not to be missed but also available in other location in and around Chachapoyas, but not like this. The trail close to either end is easy to follow and can be completed by...

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  • near Chachapoyas, Amazonas (Peru)
    Distance
    28.83mi
    Elevation +
    3717f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of Chachapoyas - Chachapoyas Ruins at Yalape and Collacruz Photo of Chachapoyas - Chachapoyas Ruins at Yalape and Collacruz Photo of Chachapoyas - Chachapoyas Ruins at Yalape and Collacruz

    I wanted to see these ruins but the infrequent bus schedule did not fit my schedule. Jose at the Chachapoyas Backpackers Hostel suggested that one can walk there but the trail is unmarked and crosses other paths that you...

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  • Machu Picchu

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    near Aguas Calientes, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    3248f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Machu Picchu Photo of Machu Picchu Photo of Machu 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
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  • Salkantay Trek

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    near Choquepal, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    46.72mi
    Elevation +
    8865f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Salkantay Trek Photo of Salkantay Trek Photo of Salkantay 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
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  • near Cabanaconde, Arequipa (Peru)
    Distance
    23.56mi
    Elevation +
    7034f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Peru, Arequipa, Colca Canyon 4d/3n alternative Circuit Photo of Peru, Arequipa, Colca Canyon 4d/3n alternative Circuit Photo of Peru, Arequipa, Colca Canyon 4d/3n alternative Circuit

    Description: Beautiful 4 days / three nights trek in and around the Colca Canyon near Arequipa in Peru, starting and ending in Cabanaconde. This trek is for the most part an alternative route to the classic tourist circ...

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  • Santa CruzTrek April 2011

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    near Tingo, Ancash (Peru)
    Distance
    35.97mi
    Elevation +
    5725f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Santa CruzTrek April 2011 Photo of Santa CruzTrek April 2011 Photo of Santa CruzTrek April 2011

    Great 4 days hike in the Cordillera Blanca mountains few hundres km north of Lima Perú. Santa Cruz Trek with donkeys and butiful mountain view. My infromation about lenght before the journey was 44 km but my Garmin GPS ...

    Beautiful!
    luan50
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  • near Labramarca, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    9.18mi
    Elevation +
    2802f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Day 2 - Circuit Ausangate with Rainbow Mountains Photo of Day 2 - Circuit Ausangate with Rainbow Mountains Photo of Day 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
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  • Inca Trail Perú

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    near Piscacucho, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    26.35mi
    Elevation +
    7572f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Inca Trail Perú Photo of Inca Trail Perú Photo of Inca 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
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  • Huayhuash Trek - Peru

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    near Llampa, Ancash (Peru)
    Distance
    90.29mi
    Elevation +
    21811f
    TrailRank
    47| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Huayhuash Trek - Peru Photo of Huayhuash Trek - Peru Photo of Huayhuash Trek - Peru

    Tappe, tempi (comprese le soste) e distanze 22/06/2015 Huaratz - Huayhuash - ore - 141 km 22/06/2015 Pocpa - Cuartelwain - ore 3:57 - 12.5 km 23/06/2015 Cuartelwain - Mitucocha - ore 4:55 - 8.1 km 24/06/2015 Mitucoch...

    Best
    Arlei Zapelini
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  • near Cabanaconde, Arequipa (Peru)
    Distance
    14.07mi
    Elevation +
    6558f
    TrailRank
    47| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Colca Canyon, Mirador San Miguel to Cabanaconde via Oasis Sangalle Photo of Colca Canyon, Mirador San Miguel to Cabanaconde via Oasis Sangalle Photo of Colca Canyon, Mirador San Miguel to Cabanaconde via Oasis Sangalle

    This is a really nice two-day hike across the second deepest canyon in the world (Colca Canyon). You can do the trek easily without any guide. It is exactly the hike you are going to do, if you book a tour in Arequipa. I...

    The problem of doing this trail with a tour group taken in Arequipa is that timings are very short. Even you don't have ...
    Niangon
    Going down (and up and down) to the Oasis took me around 8 hours. Next day my legs were really sore and I was feeling wo...
    cris.frei.tas
    Bajada de 1200 metros en 7 kms. Subida matutina de 1200m en 5 kms. 2 días
    alburno
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  • Coast near Tililaca

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    near Tililaca, Puno (Peru)
    Distance
    2.95mi
    Elevation +
    410f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Coast near Tililaca Photo of Coast near Tililaca Photo of Coast near Tililaca

    There is a fantastic geologic formation on these peninsula. We choose to go first to the southern end and then start climbing. (There are many different ways to go down. Our path ... well, it was not really a path.)

    Magnifique
    Stefan Guillaume
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  • Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

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    near Aguas Calientes, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    22.92mi
    Elevation +
    2986f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Photo of Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Photo of Aguas 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
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  • near Mollepata, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    52.99mi
    Elevation +
    10948f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Salcantay Trail - Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 days - May 2015 Photo of Salcantay Trail - Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 days - May 2015 Photo of Salcantay 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
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  • Rainbow Mountain

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    near Uchullucllo, Cusco (Peru)
    Distance
    6.36mi
    Elevation +
    1562f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Rainbow Mountain Photo of Rainbow Mountain Photo of Rainbow 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
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  • Peru - Chachani in one day

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    near PeruRail, Arequipa (Peru)
    Distance
    79.22mi
    Elevation +
    15453f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Peru - Chachani in one day Photo of Peru - Chachani in one day Photo of Peru - Chachani in one day

    Usually this is a night-climb. After spending 3-4 hours of uneasy sleep in a freezing cold tent, you get up at 1am and start climbing through the night, reaching the summit of 6,075m-Chachani at about sunrise. We decide...

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