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Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu

There are many alternative treks to Machu Picchu, considering the interest and preferences of each traveler. Top Peru Trips offers a bunch of trekking options as the alternative treks to Machu Picchu. Due to limited number of trek permits offer by the government office for travelers, and in response to the desperate over-demand for the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The most popular alternative treks to Machu Picchu are: Salkantay trek and variations depending on the fitness and available time of the hikers. Lares trek and variations recommended for people wondering seeing the real Peruvian country life. Ancascocha trek. a new option but one of the most scenic and remote treks, ending at the beginning part of the Classic Inca Trail. Huchuy Qosqo trek. A fascinating and breathtaking route; suggested for people looking for short treks.

Some other alternative treks to Machu Picchu are Soqma or Inca Quarry trek, Choquequirao trek. All those hiking options are available any time (check weather conditions from December to March) and do not require trek permits.

  • Lares Valley Trek

    Lares Valley Trek & Short Inca Trail, 4 day

    This is our new itinerary for Lares Valley trek & Short Inca Trail 4 day, is a great option for those people short in time for trekking the classic Lares trek to Machu Picchu or the full Inca Trail hike! It’s a moderate trek that passes through stunning mountain scenery and enjoy all the interesting […]

  • Salkantay Adventure Peru

    Salkantay adventure via Inca Trail, 4 day

    The 4 day Salkantay adventure via Inca Trail, allows hikers to combine the 2 most popular treks of Cusco region in one single trip. This Salkantay adventure goes to the Sacred Valley. It  gives you the opportunity to connect part of the Classic Salkantay trek with the beginning portion of the Classic Inca Trail. The […]

  • Condor Canyon Cusco

    Condor Canyon Cusco & Salkantay trek, 5 Day

    Visit the Condor Canyon Cusco as part of the popular Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu in 5 day. This wonderful itinerary allows travelers to experience the extraordinary Condor Canyon Cusco on the way to the trail-head of Salkantay trek, we will be able to visit the look out of Chonta canyon and observe the Majestic flight […]

  • Ancascocha Adventure

    Ancascocha Adventure via Salkantay, 5 day

    The Ancascocha adventure hike is one of the lesser traveled trekking routes around Cusco, it is a great adventure trek through the Southern Peruvian Andes. The Ancascocha adventure hike, enables you solitude and quietness around Mt Salkantay. This Ancascocha Adventure is a truly challenging trek designed specially for those who love nature, spectacular high Mountain […]

  • Ancascocha Trip & Hidden Inca Trail 5 days

    Ancascocha Trip & Hidden Inca Trail 5 days

    The Ancascocha Trip & Hidden Inca Trail is one of the lesser traveled alternative Machu Picchu treks, it is a perfect combination of Nature and little known Inca sites, ideal for those people seeking off the beaten path routes in the proximity of Sacred Valley. Our Ancascocha Trip takes you through the Peruvian Andes, travelers will be able […]

  • Cachicata Trek: Inca Quarry Machu Picchu

    Cachicata Trek: The Inca Quarry 4 Days

    Cachicata Trek: The Inca Quarry to Machu Picchu (also known by the locals as the Soqma trail or Chaski Trek) one of the most beautiful treks in the proximity of the Sacred Valley.  This excellent alternative trek called Cachicata Trek, is a great option of trekking for those who want to experience the incredible scenery, the Inca sites […]

  • Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu

    Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 9 Days

    The 9 Day Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most challenging treks in the area of Cusco combining many types of interesting landscape in the Peruvian Andes. Following the breathtaking path, free from the regular tourist masses, you will be able to discover two biggest Inca sites considered to be the last Inca […]

  • Choquequirao Tour, Adventure Trek

    Choquequirao Tour – Adventure Trek 5D/4D

    This 5 day adventure Choquequirao tour  is a great adventure trek, which combines many varied landscapes of Cusco region. The Choquequirao tour is a challenge trip into this amazing site called the sister city of Machu Picchu. The ancient Inca Citadel of Choquequirao, is an extraordinary archaeological complex, perched on a ledge high above the Apurimac Canyon. […]

  • Huchuy Qosqo Tour & Machu Picchu

    Huchuy Qosqo Tour & Machu Picchu 3 Days

    The Huchuy Qosqo Tour is one of the best short treks in the outlying area of the Sacred Valley near to Cusco. On 3 day Huchuy Qosqo tour hikers will travel through little Andean villages and enjoy the amazing scenery of Vilcanota mountain range. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is an extraordinary Inca site located  high above the […]

  • Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

    Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

    The stunning Lares trek to Machu Picchu 4 day, is one of the best alternative treks to the Classic Inca Trail and it has been specially designed for all those people who want to experience less traveled places, away from the classic tourist throngs, ideal to experience the great mountain scenery. The beautiful Lares trek  offered by Top […]

  • Salkantay Trail Peru

    Salkantay Trail Peru to Machu Picchu – Challenge Hike 4 Days

    This challenge Salkantay Trail Peru to Machu Picchu  is considered as one of the main alternative treks located in the proximity of the Inca Trail, the Salkantay trail does not require trek permits from the government office, is not limited. So it is open to everybody. Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu  goes on the ancient and remarkable footpath located to […]

  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

    Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu – Classic 5 Days

    The popular Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu was listed among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine, this Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu forms part of a remarkable and beautiful Inca route located in the same area as the Classic Inca Trail where a massive snow capped mountain collide with the subtropical cloud […]

  • Lares Valley Tour & Hot Spring

    Lares Valley Tour & Machu Picchu, 3 Days

    The popular Lares Valley Tour is definitely one of the top treks in the Peruvian Andes mountains and it is an excellent short trek option, recommended for those who want to visit the Lares Valley in a short period of time to experience the true Peruvian culture in the remote mountains in Peru. Lares Valley Tour enables […]

  • Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu

    Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 Days

    The Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu is an amazing hiking trail near of Cusco, which takes travelers to the outstanding Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) in the Peruvian Andes, this Huchuy Qosqo trek enables you to experience the beautiful country life style around Cusco; which combined with the Inca history makes this trek even […]

  • Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

    Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

    The 5 day  Ancascocha trek to Machu Picchu is a truly remarkable trail, listed by National Geographic as one of the 20 dream hikes on the world`s best hikes list. This unique Ancascocha trek is Off the beaten track and it goes through the Peruvian Andes mountains, taking travelers by some of the traditional villages as […]