Hiking in Peru is an experience that is directly related to hearing the name of this country. This is a destination you should explore on foot. There are plenty of climbing and hiking options you can do. We did our best and chose the 5 best hikes in Peru to try.
But before we start telling you what these are, we have to tell you that Peru is at a fairly high altitude. This means that your fitness should be moderate to good. Your body needs about 24 hours to get used to the altitude. So think that as you go up you will need the same rest to get used to your body.
Peru is also known as the home of the Incas. It is rich in culture and culture and has incredible landscapes to explore.
Hiking to Laguna 69
No, we didn’t start you off on a difficult day and a hike that takes 69 days or hours. This is a moderately in need daily hiking which takes about eight to ten hours. The highlight of your trek is the sightseeing of Laguna 69, which is widely regarded as the most scenic lake in the Huascaran National Park.
Hiking to Ausangate
Let’s go to the famous Rainbow Mountain. You’ve certainly seen photos and we’re even more sure you will capture the moment and tag us to boast you. It takes about 5 days and you will find the wildlife and life of Peru. It is one of the most impressive hikes a person can do in their lives.
Climbing to Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail
This is Peru’s most famous hike, as you can’t visit the country without hiking the Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the most famous Incas ruin in Peru and because of its popularity the number of people who can visit it daily is limited. So make sure you book your tickets well before the hike.
The classic trail lasts from four to six days and we are talking about 88 km. As you go up to the ruins of the city, it is easy to see why this secluded place remained unexplored until the early 20th century!
Hiking to Laguna Churup
We have another popular hike in the Huascaran National Park that ends in Laguna Churup. It lasts from 4 to 6 hours, but you need more time to enjoy the blue lake.
Climbing the Moray trek
This hike begins at Chinchero and takes about two to three hours to reach Moray – another spot for those interested in exploring the Incas culture. On this path you will see the ruins of a deep basin-shaped structure with carved terraces. While no one is sure what their purpose is, though the fact that it is built at different altitudes has led some to believe it was used for botanical experimentation.
If you want to read about our exploration in Greece and specifically in Evros see here.