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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

(14) 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

(2) Huanipaca, 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 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
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Favorite Looking over the steep valley from Winay Wayna ruins
Difficult 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
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Favorite Alpacas grazing on the mountainside.
Difficult Difficult

Ausangate Circuit

32.6 mi 52.5 km 6,953' Up 2119.13 m Up 6,950' Down 2118.35 m Down

Ocongate, PE
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Favorite Bridge across the Colca River.
Difficult Difficult

Colca Canyon Trek

31.7 mi 51.0 km 13,753' Up 4191.99 m Up 13,770' Down 4197 m Down

Cabanac…, PE
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Peru Hiking

  • 132 Miles 213 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 19 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Peru

Trails in Peru - 29

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake
Difficult Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Difficult Difficult
Limatambo, PE
26.0 mi 41.8 km #2Choquequirao Trail
Difficult Difficult
Cachora, PE
Difficult Difficult
Cachora, PE
4.3 mi 6.9 km #3Lake 69 Trail
Difficult Difficult
Yanama, PE
Difficult Difficult
Yanama, PE
2.5 mi 4.1 km #4Churup Lake
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Huaraz, PE
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Huaraz, PE
3.3 mi 5.3 km #5Lake and Ruins of Keushu
Easy Easy
Yungay, PE
Easy Easy
Yungay, PE
2.8 mi 4.5 km #6Portachuelo Pass - Inca trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Yanama, PE
Intermediate Intermediate
Yanama, PE
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Maria Josefa
Intermediate Intermediate
Yungay, PE
Intermediate Intermediate
Yungay, PE
5.8 mi 9.3 km #8Laguna Shallap
Intermediate Intermediate
Huaraz, PE
Intermediate Intermediate
Huaraz, PE
2.1 mi 3.3 km #9Laguna Wilcacocha
Difficult Difficult
Olleros, PE
Difficult Difficult
Olleros, PE
3.9 mi 6.3 km #10Laguna Parón
Intermediate Intermediate
Carás, PE
Intermediate Intermediate
Carás, PE

Photos of Peru - 214

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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
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