How Do You Choose the Best Machu Picchu Trek?

How Do You Choose the Best Machu Picchu Trek?

When it comes to visiting beautiful Machu Picchu, there’s no shortage of trek options to choose from, making it tough to settle on one over the other.

However, there are some ways to make your ideal package stand out from the rest.

Are you having troubling choosing the best Machu Picchu trek? Here are some of the most sought-after options.

Everyone Loves a Classic Trek

One of the best ways to see majestic Machu Picchu and the surrounding Inca Valley is to embark upon the classic, 7-Day Trek along the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

You’ll be able to take your time traveling from historic Cusco to the Urubamba Valley, where the ancient citadel is located.

You’ll pass through local villages and also see some breathtaking wildlife and landscapes along the trail.  

Famous Inca Trail Alternatives to Machu Picchu

There’s almost always more than one trail to the top of a mountain; that includes world-famous Machu Picchu. Perhaps you’ve already trekked along the Inca Trail and are searching for an alternative or simply want to do something different.

Either way, there are some other popular options that will leave you no less breathless.

Let’s take a look:

  • The Lares Trek: You’ll gain insight into some of the culture and customs of the Andean region by embarking upon a trip along the Lares Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Not only will you be surrounded by stunning lakes, valleys and surreal landscapes, you’ll also interact with the locals. Those along the Lares Trail will also pass by the famous hot springs, offering a bit of relaxation before hiking to the top of Machu Picchu.
  • The Salkantay Trek: Named one of the 25 most spectacular treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu usually takes around 4-5 days.
  • Unlike the Inca Trail, which requires permits, this trek to Machu Picchu doesn’t, making it a little more affordable for some. But that’s only one small reason to embark upon this adventure. Trekkers will also be privy to beautiful landscapes, ranging from lowland jungles to glacial forests. At the end of the trek, you’ll also be afforded a soak in the area’s famous hot springs.

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