Discover the Alternative Inca Trail packages tours that we have; it will help you to plan your travel vacation.
There are three alternatives to get to Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail. The first and longest lasting 7 days which is quite difficult, due to it is reached 4.880 meters high. The second option is the most popular, lasts four days and has a distance of 42 kilometers, reaching a maximum height of 4,200 meters. Finally, the last option and the shortest only takes one day, the route being fairly simple and required a little, with a maximum height of 2,700 meters.
Also besides the Classic Inca Trail, there are other alternatives such as Salkantay trek, which is a path from 5 to 7, this path is highest mountain and the largest of Inca Trail. The trek usually starts in Mollepata, hikers enjoy magnificent views of the Apurimac River valley. The trail passes through Andean communities as Cruzpata, Challacancha and Soraypampa, where they camp on day one. The next day starts with a climb of three hours for the passage of Apacheta where you will appreciate three mountains Salkantay, Humantay and Huayanay. After 5 hours of hiking camping hikers. On the third day, hikers travel to Uscamayuc, where they will appreciate the cloud forest called “Ceja de Selva”. The fourth day begins with a walk to Lucmabamba and then to the Inca ruins of Llactapata. After Llactapata, the trek ends at the village of Aguas Calientes, where hikers spend the night for the next day to explore Machu Picchu.
In case you are interest in analyze other possibilities , exists The Choquequirao trek which is a journey of four days or more that is much harder to make than the Inca Trail, but really worth it, also allows access to other Inca city in ruins and to the spectacular sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Choquequirao which means “Cradle of Gold is an unforgettable expedition. we descend to the impressive Apurimac canyon where we will appreciate the over-flight of the Condors, the snowy mountains of Pedrayoc among others, the vegetation is of high forest has a temperature up to 28 degrees c., count with beautiful flora and fauna of the area, archaeological features terraces, a ceremonial center and a cemetery.
Anyway, Walking the Inca Trail or the other treks mentioned are a truly unique adventure in which you combine great landscapes of the subtropical forest with several Peruvian archaeological sites distributed along the way.
Traverses a variety of microclimates, from the arid cactus Urubamba Valley, passing through high altitude grasslands, before finishing in the cloud forest or jungle eyebrows. And of course all of them ending its path in the fantastic citadel of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu.