Peru Hiking & Trekking
Peru is one of the most fabulous places on the planet when it comes to trekking: the Andes are supremely beautiful – and in places, amazingly colorful. Nature and culture blends in a most beautiful and harmonious way. And the traces of past civilizations are also always there. However, most treks take place at high altitude, which requires a good fitness level and a bit of extra time for acclimatizing.
Classic Inca Trail
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be one of the most wonderful trekking experiences in South America. Taking you through the enchanting scenery of different landscapes and climates you will eventually arrive at the spectacular city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. The Classic Inca Trail remains the most popular trek in South America. (Fixed departure)
Due to overcrowding of the Inca Trail the Peruvian Park Authority has limited the numbers of visitors allowed on the trek at any one time. One of the best non-traditional routes leading to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu is the trail known as the “Salcantay Machu Picchu Inca Route” or “Alternative Inca Trail”. This remote path leads us through an amazing variety of landscapes and habitats varying from green, rich valleys full of lush forests and trees of different species to highland fields and glacial moraines flanked by steep rocky and icy peaks of impressive beauty.
Salcantay Lodge-to-Lodge Trek
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has long been considered one of the best hikes in the world – and as a result, thousands of people are joining up on one of the camping tours that follow the footsteps of the ancient Incas. The Salcantay Lodge-to-Lodge offers a less crowded, more comfortable, although still challenging option, spending the nights at lodges as you take the Salcantay Route to Machu Picchu.
Lares Trail – (Lodge-to-Lodge)
The Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu…a journey through the ancient history, living culture and magnificent landscape of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Expert guides will tailor your individual experience with a choice of adventure activities and cultural encounters. Then, as breathtaking sunsets paint the Andean sky, you will settle into deluxe mountain lodges to prepare for the next day.
Choquequirao is perhaps one of the best-preserved major Inca ruins in southern Peru and rivaling in importance the world-famous Machu Picchu citadel. In fact, till the nineteenth century it was thought that Choquequirao might be the famous “Lost City of the Incas”. It is located in the Vilcabamba Range where trekking offers great opportunities to explore beyond the well-known hiking routes to Machu Picchu. This is a challenging and rewarding adventure: great landscapes, high mountain passes, amazing views, and impressive Inca ruins are waiting for us in the heart of the Andes.
Palomani High Pass
This 3d/2n itinerary is a breathtaking trek in the Vilcanota’s Cordillera, a part of the route we call the ‘Camino del Apu Ausangate’ in close proximity of the highest Sacred Mountain in the Department of Cusco. The ‘Apu’ is the Bearer of Life and Guardian of one of the most pristine mountain ecosystems in the world.
Our treks are will be supported by Llamas and horses that will carry our gear. Overnights will be spent at our unique ‘Tambos’, simple, but comfortable guesthouses. Due to the high altitude, this is a challenging but highly rewarding trek.
Fixed Departures every Friday, March to November.
The Trail of the Apu
This 5d/4n trek is the extension of the 3d/2n trek above, and even more beautiful, as you will reach the dazzling colorful striations that make this mountain so unique. This is a demanding but highly rewarding high-altitude trek, supported by llamas and horses to carry our gear. Overnights are spent at simple but comfortable guesthouses’ – known as ‘
This trek is the same as the 5d/4n trek above, but with an extra day spent in Chillca to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery and fabulous views on this route. This is a demanding but rewarding high altitude trek, supported by llamas and horses that will carry our gear. The nights are spent at simple but comfortable guesthouses, known as ‘
Fixed departures start every Thursday from March to November.
Cordillera Blanca Trek (Alpamayo)
Starting from Huaraz, this trek takes you to one of the most beautiful areas of the well-known Cordillera Blanca of Peru. We will trek along the beautiful Santa Cruz Gorge that offers excellent views of the high peaks: Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Quitaraju, etc.
Fixed departures available. Starts and ends in Huaraz.