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Peru Trekking Holiday Comparison

PERU TREK COMPARISON

Trek Name Difficulty Level Highlights Highest point Longest day Km/hours to walk Temperature (coldest camp at night) Acclimatisation **
4 day classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Moderately difficult* Inca sites, flora and fauna, beautiful scenery. 4,200 m (day 2) Day 2 – about 16 kms. This can take up to 10 hours walking. – 2 to -4°C

Cold season June til August

Recommended
5 day classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Moderately difficult* The 4 day Inca Trail at an easy pace 4,200 m (day 3) Day 3 – 14 kms more or less. This can take up to 8 – 10 hours walking.. -2 to -4°C at the 2nd and 3rd camp

Cold season June til August

Recommended
7 day Inca Trail and Salkantay to Machu Picchu Very Difficult* Trek away from the crowds and after enjoy the Inca Trail. Beautiful views of Salkantay! 5,100m (day 3) Day 3 and 5 16kms or more

This can take up to 10 hours walking.

Days:1,2,3, 5  -2 to – 6°C May til September Recommended.
5 day Salkantay (alternative) trek to Machu Picchu Challenging* Trek away from the crowds. Diverse flora and fauna beautiful scenery. 4,680m (Day 2) Day 2- 16kms

Day 3- 20kms

This can take up to 9 hours

1st night: -5°C 2nd night -2°C

June til August

Recommended.
4 day Salkantay (alternative) trek to MP Challenging * Salkantay trek for those who do not have the time for 5 days. 4,680m (Day 1) Day 1 about 18 kms. This can take up to 10 hours walk time. Day 1: 0°C to -2°C

June til August

Recommended.
4 day Lares (alternative) trek Fairly difficult* Trek away from the crowds and experience Andean culture. 4,800m (Day 2) Day 2 about 12 kms. This can take up to 8 hours walk time. Day 1 and 2; -2 to -4°C

June til September

Recommended.
5 day Vilcabamba trek to Machu Picchu Challenging* A diverse trek, from jungle to high Andes Inca sites. Very diverse flora and fauna. With stunning scenery. 4,700m (Day 3). Day 3 and 4 About 15kms.

This can take up to 10 hours walk time.

Day 3: -2 to -4°C

June til September

Recommended.
3 day Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu Fairly easy* A relaxed trek visiting a Pre Inca site with amazing views of the Sacred Valley. 3,900m. Day 1 Day 1

About 10kms. This can take up to 8 hours walking.

Day 1: 0°C to -2°C

June til August

 If you have the time.
5 day Ausangate Very Difficult* A trek for the love of trekking. Stunning views the whole way. 5,000m On day 2 and 3. Day 1,2,3 and 4 -5 to – 8°C

May til September

Strongly Recommended.
7 day Ausangate Very Difficult* A trek for the love of trekking. Stunning views the whole way, visit the largest lake in the Cusco region. Days 2, 3,4 and 5

Approx 5000m.

Day 3

9 and a half hours

Every day: -5 to – 8°C

May til September

Strongly Recommended.
4 Day Choquequirao Challenging* Perfect for those who want the full Inca experience, visit an untouched Inca site. 3100 meters Every day is more or less the same distance. 5°C May til September Recommended