Top 5 Best Long Distance Treks in Peru

Are you ready to do some trekking in Peru? Get ready to discover some of the best treks in the world. Peru has it all, a beautiful coast, fascinating jungle and mountains galore. It also has the world’s deepest canyon, plenty of mountain ranges to explore and unique cloud forests that can’t be missed. Every landscape will mesmerize you so make sure you bring along your camera to capture once in a lifetime views. The amazing treks listed below are the best in the region and worth adding to your bucket list.

Trek to Choquequirao, Abancay

Choqueruirao, also known as Machu Picchu’s sister ruins, is an incredible adventure to discover, especially for history and archeology enthusiasts. This trek is for moderate level explorers that are ready to explore this fascinating ancient world. You can take a cable car up to the ruins, which takes about fifteen minutes, when available. Or, you can choose to take a wild four-day trek and discover a multitude of jungle life and more. You will trek up to the citadel, which is known to be the last refuge of the Inca.

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

If you are looking for an alternative to the Inca trail, you found it in this trek. It has a five-day approach to Machu Picchu which includes natural scenery, cloud forests, friendly farmers that offer their organic grown coffee, and a close-up view of the Llactapata ruins. This trek requires a five-day commitment and is for moderate skill trekkers.

Trek to Quilcayhuanca and Cojup Valleys  

If you enjoy a challenge and have the skill set to match, you will be happy to participate in this four-day trek beginning at Pitec and ending Llupa. You will hike harder than you ever have before as you explore this amazing area. You’ll need to carry your own gear since pack animals don’t go on routes ascending to 5000m. You will carry your pack through incredible russet-trunked qenuas where you will see trees kissing the sky since they are growing at one of the highest altitudes in the world.  

Trek to Catarata de Gocta, Kuelap and Vira Vira Chachapoyas

Chachapoyas is a northern Peruvian town that provides you with trekking that you will never forget. Moderately skilled hikers will enjoy this amazing trek out to archeological sites. This trek takes ten days, sometimes it can be completed in seven. You will explore Kuelep, the area’s most popular ruin, in addition to several more. Along the way, you will see one of the largest waterfalls in the world which are hidden in a dense jungle and careens over a 770m cliff.

Trek to Ausangate, Andahuaylillas

This trek is for moderate to challenging hikers. You will explore seven days of this stunningly beautiful trek. The entire trek is filled with Inca mythology and an incredible sacred mountain. As you hike along you will come across rainbow-colored rock strata that will captivate you.

Are you ready to explore multi-day trekking in Peru through the world’s most amazing ruins?