Trekking tours around Cuzco
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 4 day - Private or group
The 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated amongst the ten best trekking trails in the world and thousands hike the trail each year, taking 3 to 4 days to cover the 43 km to Machu Picchu. What makes this hike so spectacular is the stunning combination of Inca ruins, unforgettable views, magnificent mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety. Machu Picchu cannot be completely understood without the Inca Trail. The ruins along the path are ceremonial in character, some believe in ascending hierarchical order. The trail is essentially a work of spiritual art, and walking it was formerly an act of devotion. This route includes very different terrains from high desert plateau to tropical Andean rainforest.
Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 2 day - Private or group
A two day soft trek without the need for overnight camping. The trek starts at the Km 104 starting point and leads up to the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna. After a visit of the ruins, the trek continues onto the Intipunku (Sungate), where you shall first appreciate the magnificent Machu Picchu ruins. Trek through the site but only onward to your accommodation in Aguas Calientes. The guided visit of Machu Picchu is left until the second and last day before returning to Cuzco by train.
Lares trek - 4 / 5 days - Private or group
A very beautiful trek that does away with the crowds of the Inca Trail and can be trekked in either 4 or 5 days. The trek rewards the trekker with amazing mountain scenery, glacial lagoons and authentic textile Quechua communities. A traverse through cloud forests before finally arriving to the colonial town of Lares and its hot springs.
Salcantay trek - 5 days / 4 nights - Private or group
The lesser-known and tougher alternative route to Machu Picchu. The fabulous mountain landscapes with exotic flora and fauna accompany this less trodden trail offering a more wilderness feel akin to our treks around the Cordillera Blanca in northern Peru.
The trek takes 5 days and is supported by horses with the fifth day being a guided tour of Machu Picchu.
Choquequirao trek - 5 days / 4 nights - Private or group
The thick cloud forest vegetation in the province of La Concepción-Cusco has hidden “Machu Picchu’s lost sister” for many years. Its spectacular location on a plateau above the roaring ApurimacRiver, reminds oneself of Machu Picchu’s impressive topography. However, the real magnificence of Choquequirao remains unveiled. Only 30% of the 1,810 hectares of the complex has been recovered from the thick vegetation which covered this Inca complex for centuries.
Even today Choquequirao is still rarely visited because of its remoteness. As the only way to approach the archaeological site is on foot, travellers have the opportunity to visit this enigmatic location in its present unspoilt Inca state. The trek to the ruins is an arduous but spectacular five-day round-trip, traversing one of the deepest canyons in the world (approx. 3,000m / 9.800ft).
The fabulously preserved site was presumably built during the Inca Pachacutec government (in the XV century) and is comparable in size to Machu Picchu.
The 50 Kmlong and physically challenging trek leads us through ascents and descents; from the altitude of 3,085m/10.118ft. However the trek rewards the visitor with breathtaking sceneries including views of the snowy peaks of the VilcabambaRange as well as awesome canyons. You will also get the chance to appreciate how the flora changes as we descend from the eastern slope of the Andes (also called eyebrow of the jungle).
Ausangate trek - 7 days / 6 nights - Private or group
A fabulous seven day circuit through the Vilcanota mountain range which includes the great Ausangate (6385m) and three other peaks above over 6000m. Again, more akin to our Cordillera Blanca treks, this route offers spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise glacial lakes, picturesque villages and traditionally dressed Quechua people. It is a difficult trek and the temperatures can dip below zero.
The trek starts and finishes in the small town of Tinqui and involves trekking around the massif of Ausangate including traversing three high mountain passes (two of them over 5000m).
Horses are often provided for each person as many parts of the trail are steep, but riders will have to dismount and walk with the horse for about half of the trek. The horses are also used for carrying all of the equipment.
Chawaytiri trek - 1 day
This easy hike starts from Pisac and lasts around 5 hours. The trek affords lovely landscape views and rural communities including the colonial village of Chawaytiri. The trek will terminate close to Cuzco.
Patakancha and Pumamarca trek - 1 day
A two hour easy hike to this very traditional Andean village located in the Urubamba Valley. Very little is known about the community or indeed the ruins close by.
Huchuy Qosqo trek - 2 days / 1 night
This two day one night trek is another easy hike which starts near Chinchero close to Cuzco. The six hour hike on day one crosses a variety of diverse terrain including high altitude savannah and farm land. Huchuy Qosqo or “Little Cuzco” is a small Inca site adjacent to your campsite for the night. A traditional Andean dinner will be served.
Llama trek around Nevado Huayllanay - 4 days /3 nights
A relatively unknown trekking circuit around Nevado Huayllanay close to the KM 82 start of the Inca Trail/ Located in the Vilcabamba range, thkis trek uses Llamas for porterage. The trek will allow for contact with local populations, several fabulous Inca ruins in addition to magnificent scenery. This moderate to strenuous trek is harder than the classic Inca trail and involves approximately 6 hours of trekking per day.
Quelcanca - Ccachin trek - 3 days / 2 nights
This three day trek is a shorter version of the classic Lares trek and starts just past the YanamayoPass (4100m). From here it will be an easy hike to the quechua community of Quelcanca, a traditional community.
Subsequent days include stunning views of Terijuay Glacier and several peaks of the Vilcabamba range. On the last day you will walk on a short section of Inca road before arriving to the quechua community of Ccachin. From here, a drive to Lares for a bathein the hot springs before continuing on to the UrubambaValley.
Trek to The LostCity of Vilcabamba - 9 day / 8 nights
This incredible trek to the last outpost of the Incas is an unforgettable experience. The trek is strenuous but its inaccessibility is what makes this trek hard. Another unique feature of this trek over other treks around Cuzco is that it is mainly through rainforest and cloud-forest terrain so there are no concerns regarding high altitude Horses are available to assist in the trek.
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