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Gems in Peru - 2

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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

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

Lake 69

(2) Yanama, PE

Recommended Routes in Peru - 4

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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
Favorite View of Laguna Quilotoa from the Crater Rim
Difficult

Quilotoa Loop: Sigchos-Quilotoa

23.3 mi 37.6 km 7,269' Up 2215.69 m Up 4,064' Down 1238.7 m Down

Saquisilí, EC
Favorite No Photos
Difficult

Antenas del Pichincha

20.1 mi 32.4 km 4,296' Up 1309.54 m Up 4,296' Down 1309.46 m Down

Tutaman…, EC

Peru Hiking

  • 273 Miles 440 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 20 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 11 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Peru - 29

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
7.8 mi 12.5 km #2Portal Andino - Mechahuasca Refuge
Intermediate/Difficult
Quero, EC
Intermediate/Difficult
Quero, EC
26.6 mi 42.9 km #3Choquequirao Trail
Difficult
Cachora, PE
Difficult
Cachora, PE
3.5 mi 5.6 km #4Rumiñahui Central Summit Trail
Difficult
Machachi, EC
Difficult
Machachi, EC
3.3 mi 5.3 km #5Lake and Ruins of Keushu
Easy
Yungay, PE
Easy
Yungay, PE
9.3 mi 15.0 km #6El Tambo Singletrack
Difficult
Machachi, EC
Difficult
Machachi, EC
4.3 mi 6.9 km #7Lake 69 Trail
Difficult
Yanama, PE
Difficult
Yanama, PE
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Portachuelo Pass - Inca trail
Intermediate
Yanama, PE
Intermediate
Yanama, PE
8.9 mi 14.4 km #9El Infiernillo Trail
Difficult
Calacali, EC
Difficult
Calacali, EC
4.9 mi 7.9 km #10Cara de Perro: Ulba - Baños de Agua Santa
Intermediate
Baños, EC
Intermediate
Baños, EC

Photos of Peru - 154

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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
Climbing Piso Mountain 5752m
Feb 1, 2020 near Yanama, PE
Classic view from base of Humantay Lake.
Sep 6, 2019 near Limatambo, PE