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Gems in Peru - 3

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gem Favorite Entrance to Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu Mountain looming above.

Machu Picchu

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

Lake 69

(3) Yanama, PE
gem Favorite The palace of Choquequirao with the Rio Apurimac valley in the background.

Choquequirao

(1) Huanipaca, PE

Recommended Routes in Peru - 2

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

Salkantay Trek

37.8 mi 60.9 km 6,974' Up 2125.55 m Up 13,114' Down 3997.17 m Down

Limatambo, PE
Favorite Looking over the steep valley from Winay Wayna ruins
Difficult

Inca Trail - Trek to Machu Picchu

19.4 mi 31.2 km 6,822' Up 2079.24 m Up 6,876' Down 2095.87 m Down

Ollanta…, PE

Peru Hiking

  • 189 Miles 305 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 19 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 11 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Peru - 29

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6.2 mi 9.9 km #1Salkantay Trail: Marcocasa to Salkantay Lodge
Intermediate
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate
Limatambo, PE
7.6 mi 12.2 km #2Salkantay Trail: Salkantay Lodge to Wayna Lodge
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
5.7 mi 9.1 km #3Salkantay Trail: Wayna Lodge to Collpa Lodge
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
11.7 mi 18.8 km #4Salkantay Trail: Collpa Lodge to Lucma Lodge
Intermediate
Curahuasi, PE
Intermediate
Curahuasi, PE
6.7 mi 10.8 km #5Salkantay Trail: Lucma Lodge to Machu Picchu
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
26.0 mi 41.8 km #6Choquequirao Trail
Difficult
Cachora, PE
Difficult
Cachora, PE
2.4 mi 3.9 km #7Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
3.0 mi 4.8 km #8Cocachimba-Gocta Waterfall Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Paclas, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
Paclas, PE
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9High point above Santa Maria
Intermediate/Difficult
San Bartolo, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
San Bartolo, PE
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Main Plaza Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Huanipaca, PE
Easy/Intermediate
Huanipaca, PE

Photos of Peru - 203

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The Salkantay Trek is a photographer's paradise.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
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 palace of Choquequirao from one of the upper terraces.
Nov 5, 2022 near Huanipaca, PE
The palace of Choquequirao with the Rio Apurimac valley in the background.
Nov 5, 2022 near Huanipaca, PE
A precarious section of the trail cut into the vertical rock.
Nov 6, 2022 near Cachora, PE
Entrance to Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu Mountain looming above.
Nov 6, 2022 near Santa T…, PE