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152 mi 244 km of trail 4 Featured Hikes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails
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gem Favorite Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.

Machu Picchu

(10) Santa T…, PE
gem Favorite Lake 69, Pisco 5752m, Chacaraju 6112m

Lake 69

(2) Yanama, PE

Featured Hikes in Peru - 4

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Favorite The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Salkantay Trek

37.8 mi 60.9 km • Point to Point • 6,974 ft Ascent 2125.55 m Ascent

(11) Limatambo, PE
Favorite Looking over the steep valley from Winay Wayna ruins
Intermediate/Difficult

Inca Trail - Trek to Machu Picchu

19.4 mi 31.2 km • Point to Point • 6,822 ft Ascent 2079.24 m Ascent

(9) Ollanta…, PE
Favorite View of Laguna Quilotoa from the Crater Rim
Difficult

Quilotoa Loop: Sigchos-Quilotoa

23.3 mi 37.6 km • Point to Point • 7,269 ft Ascent 2215.69 m Ascent

(1) Saquisilí, EC

Trails in Peru - 26

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26.6 mi 42.9 km #1Choquequirao Trail
Difficult
Cachora, PE
Difficult
26.6 mi 42.9 km Cachora, PE
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Limatambo, PE
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Rumiñahui Central Summit Trail
Difficult
Machachi, EC
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Machachi, EC
3.3 mi 5.3 km #4Lake and Ruins of Keushu
Easy
Yungay, PE
Easy
3.3 mi 5.3 km Yungay, PE
4.3 mi 6.9 km #5Lake 69 Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Yanama, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
4.3 mi 6.9 km Yanama, PE
9.3 mi 15.0 km #6El Tambo Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult
Machachi, EC
Intermediate/Difficult
9.3 mi 15.0 km Machachi, EC
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Portachuelo Pass - Inca trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yanama, PE
Easy/Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km Yanama, PE
3.4 mi 5.4 km #8Rainbow and Red Mountain Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Pitumarca, PE
Easy/Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.4 km Pitumarca, PE
8.9 mi 14.4 km #9El Infiernillo Trail
Difficult
Calacali, EC
Difficult
8.9 mi 14.4 km Calacali, EC
2.0 mi 3.2 km #10Maria Josefa
Intermediate
Yungay, PE
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Yungay, PE
2.5 mi 4.1 km #11Churup Lake
Difficult
Huaraz, PE
Difficult
2.5 mi 4.1 km Huaraz, PE
3.9 mi 6.3 km #12Laguna Parón
Intermediate
Carás, PE
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.3 km Carás, PE
3.0 mi 4.8 km #13Cocachimba-Gocta Waterfall Trail
Intermediate
Paclas, PE
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.8 km Paclas, PE
2.1 mi 3.3 km #14Laguna Wilcacocha
Difficult
Olleros, PE
Difficult
2.1 mi 3.3 km Olleros, PE
5.8 mi 9.3 km #15Laguna Shallap
Intermediate
Huaraz, PE
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.3 km Huaraz, PE
1.0 mi 1.6 km #16Inca Trail: Sun Gate to Machu Picchu
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Santa Teresa, PE
13.7 mi 22.1 km #17Huchuy Qosqo
Intermediate/Difficult
Cusco, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
13.7 mi 22.1 km Cusco, PE
6.2 mi 9.9 km #18Salkantay Trail: Marcocasa to Salkantay Lodge
Intermediate
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate
6.2 mi 9.9 km Limatambo, PE
7.6 mi 12.2 km #19Salkantay Trail: Salkantay Lodge to Wayna Lodge
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
7.6 mi 12.2 km Limatambo, PE
2.5 mi 4.1 km #20Cebollapampa to Pisco Basecamp
Intermediate
Yanama, PE
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Yanama, PE
3.6 mi 5.9 km #21507
Intermediate
Santa Lucía, EC
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.9 km Santa Lucía, EC
6.7 mi 10.8 km #22Salkantay Trail: Lucma Lodge to Machu Picchu
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
6.7 mi 10.8 km Santa Teresa, PE
11.7 mi 18.8 km #23Salkantay Trail: Collpa Lodge to Lucma Lodge
Intermediate
Curahuasi, PE
Intermediate
11.7 mi 18.8 km Curahuasi, PE
5.7 mi 9.1 km #24Salkantay Trail: Wayna Lodge to Collpa Lodge
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
5.7 mi 9.1 km Santa Teresa, PE
6.5 mi 10.5 km #25Gualel to Guarahuma
Intermediate
Catamayo, EC
Intermediate
6.5 mi 10.5 km Catamayo, EC
2.8 mi 4.6 km #26Lake 69 to Pisco Basecamp
Yanama, PE
2.8 mi 4.6 km Yanama, PE

Photos of Peru - 148

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Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.
Feb 9, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
Another view of the ruins from a slightly different angle.
Feb 11, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Another view of the ruins.
Feb 12, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
The Salkantay Trek is a photographer's paradise.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
No cars out here - things move via pack animal while on the Salkantay Trail.  Here, it's propane.  The horses are not roped together, so give them lots of room.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Classic view from base of Humantay Lake.
Sep 6, 2019 near Limatambo, PE
This photo was taken from a bit higher than the pass. You can see the trail we were on as well as a small rest area.
Mar 21, 2018 near Cachora, PE

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