Inca Trail, Lares or Salkantay Trek Hike to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail, Lares or Salkantay Trek Hike to Machu Picchu

One vantage point from Machu Picchu.

Inca trail is one of the most popular routes to the magnificent Machu Picchu but that´s not the only way to get there. We offer a train ride and two other great hiking alternatives that we strongly recommend. But let´s talk about the most popular.

Inca Trail
A view from the Inca Trail

Inca Trail is so famous not only because it leads you to Machu Picchu but

  1. There is only a limited of individuals who can participate inside this trek daily. 
  2. It is protected so you can see all the natural wildlife, an array of wild orchids in full bloom and many more untouched gems.
  3. The Trail leads you directly to the Sun Gate which overlooks Machu Picchu. 

And last you get to see the ruins leading to Machu Picchu that travelers on different routes do not get to experience. This by far is one of the best hikes you will ever take.

4 Day Trek

5 Day Trek

Short 2 Day Trek

Inca Trail`s beautiful Alternatives – Lares

Inca Trail Alternative Trek
A beautiful vantage point from the Lares Trek

Inca Trail is obviously talked about a lot but what deserves more recognition is the beautiful Lares Trek. This trek is not a “runner-up” or in any competition to be the best. This beautiful trek is surrounded
by stunning mountains, lakes, and valleys. And it starts in a small city inside the Sacred Valley.  Just by looking at the picture you can tell this trek is nothing like the Inca Trail and anyone who has experienced this hike loves that it´s not.

This is the trek I would recommend 🙂

4 Day Lares Trek

Inca Trails Amazing Alternative – Salkantay

Inca Trail Alternative Treks
A vantage point from the Salkantay Trek-

National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated the Salkantay Trek as one of the Best Treks in the World. The most impressive is the snow peak Salkantay.  If you have missed to sign up on time for the Inca Trail, the Salkantay Trek 5 days 4 nights, is your best option to get to Machu Picchu. There are also excellent hot springs at the end of your trek. Note: The Salkantay Trek in private service, is addressed to small groups since there is personalized attention so you can really get an insight into the local Andean communities and way of life.

This trek is perfect for slow, peace seeking individuals that loves mountains.

5 Day Salkantay Trek

Inca Trail and it´s amazing alternative`s each give you a different sense of the Inca Culture and it´s amazing route to one of the greatest views in the world. And we hope with reading this you become interested in not just hiking one but all of these wonderful lifechanging treks with us.