Peru is a stunning country with plenty to offer visitors who want to experience its culture, history and see some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. A trip here will be a memorable one because of all the sights you can see.
Adventure lovers will enjoy their stay because of the many trails that provide fetching views of nature. If you are planning to go trekking, here are some of the must-dos to include in your itinerary.
Whether you go on a Peru tour package or travel independently, Machu Picchu is almost always atop travel and hiking must-dos in the country. There is an easier way to reach the beautiful ruins perched atop a mountain, but for adventurous and outdoors travelers trekking to reach it is part of the experience.
The Inca Trail is one of the most popular treks; it takes one through stunning landscapes and immerse in the culture of the region. The views of the ancient ruins are just the reward after breaking a sweat.
The Salkantay route is a possible option if you can’t do the Inca Trail for some reason. The trail takes you through similarly spectacular views. The high passes provide stunning vistas of the sacred mountains. Soak in the local culture and history as you fight through fatigue and muscle pain.
Your reward for the journey is the experience itself.
This trek is one of the most difficult in the country and can take more than a week or up to two weeks to finish. Adventure seekers will love the trail because of the jaw-dropping views of the valley and mountains they’ll see along the way.
Other than craggy peaks, trekkers will also see some of the bluest lakes in the world. It is best to do the hike with a guide and porters so that you’ll enjoy the whole trip without worrying about supplies and carrying all your bags.
Also known as Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountains is a popular and possible day hike from Cusco. It got attention because of its colorful hues. Most of the landscape comes in various colors, hence the name. It is easy to reach and possible to complete within a day (with an early start).
For those who are looking for a challenge and just go there for pictures, you can go on a multi-day tour to escape the crowds and experience nature.
Laguna 69 day Trip
For those who don’t have much time to do the multi-day trek around Huascaran National Park, you can do a short day excursion to Laguna 69. This glacial lake will leave you awestruck the moment you see it. The rugged mountains surrounding the cerulean lake is nothing short of spectacular.
Your jump-off point to reach this stunning attraction is Huaraz.
This scenic trail is another trip you can do while exploring the Sacred Valley in the Cusco region. It will eventually take you to Peru’s most famous attraction, Machu Picchu. As the cliché goes, it’s not the destination that counts, but the journey.
These are some of Peru’s most famous and beautiful hikes; these showcase the country’s natural beauty. Experience all the country has to offer by ticking these off your bucket list.