Peru is an exceptional destination for those who want to travel and trekking. The Inca Trail, according to La Vanguardia “is one of the few adventures that still remain on the planet”.
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.
“Choquequirao in Quechua means ‘cradle of gold’ and is located in the province of Cuzco”, La Vanguardia informed, adding that this trail is not about tourism but about an “authentic adventure” with a reward of the “sepulchral silence of the mysterious ruins of the citadel of Choquequirao”.
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.