Sunday, October 6, 2019

Hiking to Machu Picchu

Hiking to Machu Picchu 
It´s 3 Most Famous Alternatives


Machu Picchu is the most popular place in South America peaking at 5,000 people traveling to see this amazing site daily. With all those people, it´s hard to make your trip as unique as possible. 

At Valencia Travel Cusco, we offer 6 treks that allow you a unique experience unlike the norm to the magnificent Machu Picchu but let´s talk about the 3 most popular Inca Trail, Lares and the Salkantay

Inca Trail

Inca Trail is so famous not only because it leads you to Machu Picchu but
  1. There is only a limited of individuals who can participate inside this trek daily. 
  2. It is protected so you can see all the natural wildlife, an array of wild orchids in full bloom and many more untouched gems.
  3. The Trail leads you directly to the Sun Gate which overlooks Machu Picchu. 
And last you get to see the ruins leading to Machu Picchu that travelers on different routes do not get to experience. This by far is one of the best hikes you will ever take.
4 Day Trek
5 Day Trek
Short 2 Day Trek

Lares Trek

Inca Trail is obviously talked about a lot but what deserves more recognition is the beautiful Lares Trek. This trek is not a "runner-up" or in any competition to be the best. This beautiful trek is surrounded
by stunning mountains, lakes, and valleys. And it starts in a small city inside the Sacred Valley.  Just by looking at the picture you can tell this trek is nothing like the Inca Trail and anyone who has experienced this hike loves that it´s not.
This is the trek I would recommend :)

4 Day Lares Trek

Salkantay Trek 

National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated the Salkantay Trek as one of the Best Treks in the World. The most impressive is the snow peak Salkantay.  If you have missed to sign up on time for the Inca Trail, the Salkantay Trek 5 days 4 nights, is your best option to get to Machu Picchu. There are also excellent hot springs at the end of your trek. Note: The Salkantay Trek in private service, is addressed to small groups since there is personalized attention so you can really get an insight into the local Andean communities and way of life.
This trek is perfect for slow, peace seeking individuals that loves mountains.

5 Day Salkantay Trek

As each trek will deliver its different essence of the Inca Culture, whichever trek you choose will deliver it`s amazing once in a lifetime experience. And if we were to recommend something, it would be to take the chance to plan out how you can witness not one but two of these unforgettable journeys.


Please tell us your experience below which trek did you choose and what was your favorite part?

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