The Inca Trail has more than 22,000 kilometers for all kinds of excursions and landscapes in the middle of nature, but there are other alternatives for trekking-lovers too!
“You can cross landscapes surrounded by snow-capped peaks, turquoise lagoons, or areas of enormous vegetation in the central Peruvian jungle. The main hiking centers are Cuzco and Arequipa, in the south of the Andes, and Huaraz, in the north”, La Vanguardia said.
Machu Picchu, for instance, requires a booking of at least one month in advance and you must prepare yourself for four days of walking. But, you can also visit the Cordillera Blanca, which is about 400 kilometers north of Lima and a high-altitude trekking, and it takes up from four to five days to complete.
Another great opportunity for hikers is the route to the Cotahuasi Valley, known as “The Canyon of Wonders”. The ascent can be completed in less than an hour and the landscapes are brutal: the waterfall of Sipia, and towns such as Chaupo and Velinga you can taste their wines and piscos.
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