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85 mi 137 km of trail 2 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail
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Gems in Cusco Region - 1

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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

Featured Hikes in Cusco Region - 2

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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

Trails in Cusco Region - 10

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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
3.4 mi 5.4 km #3Rainbow and Red Mountain Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Pitumarca, PE
Easy/Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.4 km Pitumarca, PE
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Inca 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 #5Huchuy Qosqo
Intermediate/Difficult
Cusco, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
13.7 mi 22.1 km Cusco, PE
6.2 mi 9.9 km #6Salkantay Trail: Marcocasa to Salkantay Lodge
Intermediate
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate
6.2 mi 9.9 km Limatambo, PE
7.6 mi 12.2 km #7Salkantay Trail: Salkantay Lodge to Wayna Lodge
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
7.6 mi 12.2 km Limatambo, PE
6.7 mi 10.8 km #8Salkantay 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 #9Salkantay Trail: Collpa Lodge to Lucma Lodge
Intermediate
Curahuasi, PE
Intermediate
11.7 mi 18.8 km Curahuasi, PE
5.7 mi 9.1 km #10Salkantay Trail: Wayna Lodge to Collpa Lodge
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
5.7 mi 9.1 km Santa Teresa, PE

Photos of Cusco Region - 119

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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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