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If you want to hike the Inca Trail tour in Peru but find out that all the spots are sold out, don't fret! Peru has numerous spectacular treks, many of them concluding at Machu Picchu itself, and all following different parts of the Inca Trail, which actually extends all the way from Ecuador to Chile. Here are some other great treks to consider during a South America tour to Peru. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Trekking in Peru: Beyond Inca Trail Tours


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Trekking in Peru Beyond Inca Trail Tours
The Inca Trail is undeniably one of the best
treks in the world. It has it all scenery,
history, and convenience. However, the popularity
of Inca Trail tours may be getting the best of
this historic trail. Hundreds of trekkers hike
the classic 4-day Inca trail portion every day,
which has prompted the Peruvian government to
regulate the number of people allowed on the
trail. Tickets to hike the Inca Trail sell out
months in advance, and if you plan on traveling
to Peru during peak season, such as in July, you
may find yourself without an entrance ticket. If
you want to hike the best Inca Trail tours in
Peru but find out that all the spots are sold
out, don't fret! Peru has numerous spectacular
treks, many of them concluding at Machu Picchu
itself, and all following different parts of the
Inca Trail, which actually extends all the way
from Ecuador to Chile. Here are some other great
treks to consider during a South America tour to
Peru.
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Salkantay Trek. The Salkantay trek is one of the
more difficult treks in the Cuzco region. The
trek typical lasts 5 days and concludes with a
tour of Machu Picchu. The first day you're driven
from Cuzco to Markocasa and then you hike to
Soraypampa, which is 12,631 feet above sea level.
The second day you'll tackle a three-hour ascent,
passing 15,750 feet above sea level, a real
accomplishment! On the third day you'll pass
through several agricultural areas, such as
orchards. On the fourth day you'll hike to the
Hydro-Electric station and then take the train to
the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo. Your final day
will include your tour of Machu Picchu.
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Lars Trek. This Inca trail trek is truly a
cultural experience, taking you through local
villages, most of which are extremely rural and
traditional. This four-day trek starts with
transportation from Cuzco to the Sacred Valley
village of Lars. You'll have time to relax in the
local hot springs before a leisurely walk to your
evening campsite. The second day includes the
highest altitude you'll experience during this
hike, reaching 14,600 feet at the Pachacutec
Pass. On the third day you hike to the lovely
town of Ollantaytambo where you'll catch a train
to Machu Picchu Pueblo. On the fourth day you'll
have your tour of the Incan citadel.
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Choquequirao Trek. This lovely four-day trek
takes you pass some massive peaks and through
beautiful landscapes. Hiking on the first day
starts at San Pedro Cachora and concludes at
Chiquisca. Day two takes you through a canyon.
Day three is the peak day because you get to
explore the massive ruins of Choquequirao, your
main destination. On the fourth day you hike back
towards Cuzco, passing through plantations and
orchards. Unlike the other mentioned treks, this
hike does not take you to Machu Picchu. However,
the ruins at Choquequirao, which you see on the
third day of this trek, are impressive in their
own right.
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