The Inca Trail is the world’s most famous shortest trek. It is located in the Andes and during the trek there will be a variety of Andean environments such as cloud forest and alpine tundra. The famous ancient paved pathway, made from the Incan ruins and has caused worry due to overuse leading to erosion, therefore there is a cap on the amount of people allowed to make the trek every day. A maximum of 200 trekkers can trek at any one time, adding to the experience as it is typically a once in a life time opportunity. It averages at 10km walking a day, for 4 consecutive days.
To trek in Peru is to walk through beautiful Andean landscapes with stunning views of mountains and lagoons. One can journey along the Qhapaq Ñan, the network of ancient roads that connected the Inca Empire. Experience the culture of the communities and hike along the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Áncash. All the mountain ranges, including valleys, plains and hills, offer trekking routes with higher or lower degrees of difficulty.
This is the destination for a superb blend of culture and adventure, brimming with fantastic scenery, wonderful wildlife, colonial cities, deserts and waterfalls with the Incan inspiration of Cusco and Machu Picchu. From high remote mountain trails to the first magical sight of the legendary Lost City of the Incas. Machu Picchu is a challenging trek on steep trails climbing to 4,200m in fantastic and diverse mountainous country