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173 mi 278 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

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gem Favorite Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.

Machu Picchu

(11) Santa T…, PE
gem Favorite Lake 69, Pisco 5752m, Chacaraju 6112m

Lake 69

(2) Yanama, PE

Recommended Routes in Peru - 4

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Favorite The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Difficult

Salkantay Trek

37.8 mi 60.9 km 6,974' Up 2125.55 m Up 13,114' Down 3997.17 m Down

Limatambo, PE
Favorite Approaching the Llactapata ruins
Difficult

Inca Trail - Trek to Machu Picchu

19.4 mi 31.2 km 6,822' Up 2079.24 m Up 6,876' Down 2095.87 m Down

Ollanta…, PE
Favorite View of Laguna Quilotoa from the Crater Rim
Difficult

Quilotoa Loop: Sigchos-Quilotoa

23.3 mi 37.6 km 7,269' Up 2215.69 m Up 4,064' Down 1238.7 m Down

Saquisilí, EC
Favorite No Photos
Difficult

Antenas del Pichincha

20.1 mi 32.4 km 4,296' Up 1309.54 m Up 4,296' Down 1309.46 m Down

Tutaman…, EC

Trails in Peru - 29

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
7.8 mi 12.5 km #2Portal Andino - Mechahuasca Refuge
Intermediate/Difficult
Quero, EC
Intermediate/Difficult
Quero, EC
26.6 mi 42.9 km #3Choquequirao Trail
Difficult
Cachora, PE
Difficult
Cachora, PE
3.5 mi 5.6 km #4Rumiñahui Central Summit Trail
Difficult
Machachi, EC
Difficult
Machachi, EC
3.3 mi 5.3 km #5Lake and Ruins of Keushu
Easy
Yungay, PE
Easy
Yungay, PE
4.3 mi 6.9 km #6Lake 69 Trail
Difficult
Yanama, PE
Difficult
Yanama, PE
9.3 mi 15.0 km #7El Tambo Singletrack
Difficult
Machachi, EC
Difficult
Machachi, EC
4.9 mi 7.9 km #8Cara de Perro: Ulba - Baños de Agua Santa
Intermediate
Baños, EC
Intermediate
Baños, EC
3.4 mi 5.4 km #9Rainbow and Red Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate
Pitumarca, PE
Intermediate
Pitumarca, PE
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Portachuelo Pass - Inca trail
Intermediate
Yanama, PE
Intermediate
Yanama, PE
8.9 mi 14.4 km #11El Infiernillo Trail
Difficult
Calacali, EC
Difficult
Calacali, EC
2.0 mi 3.2 km #12Maria Josefa
Intermediate
Yungay, PE
Intermediate
Yungay, PE
5.8 mi 9.3 km #13Laguna Shallap
Intermediate
Huaraz, PE
Intermediate
Huaraz, PE
2.5 mi 4.1 km #14Churup Lake
Difficult
Huaraz, PE
Difficult
Huaraz, PE
3.9 mi 6.3 km #15Laguna Parón
Intermediate
Carás, PE
Intermediate
Carás, PE
2.1 mi 3.3 km #16Laguna Wilcacocha
Difficult
Olleros, PE
Difficult
Olleros, PE
3.0 mi 4.8 km #17Cocachimba-Gocta Waterfall Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Paclas, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
Paclas, PE
1.0 mi 1.6 km #18Inca Trail: Sun Gate to Machu Picchu
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
13.7 mi 22.1 km #19Huchuy Qosqo
Intermediate/Difficult
Cusco, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
Cusco, PE
6.2 mi 9.9 km #20Salkantay Trail: Marcocasa to Salkantay Lodge
Intermediate
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate
Limatambo, PE
7.6 mi 12.2 km #21Salkantay Trail: Salkantay Lodge to Wayna Lodge
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
8.1 mi 13.1 km #22Laguna Palcacocha Trail
Intermediate
Huaraz, PE
Intermediate
Huaraz, PE
2.5 mi 4.1 km #23Cebollapampa to Pisco Basecamp
Intermediate
Yanama, PE
Intermediate
Yanama, PE
3.6 mi 5.9 km #24507
Intermediate
Santa Lucía, EC
Intermediate
Santa Lucía, EC
6.7 mi 10.8 km #25Salkantay Trail: Lucma Lodge to Machu Picchu
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
11.7 mi 18.8 km #26Salkantay Trail: Collpa Lodge to Lucma Lodge
Intermediate
Curahuasi, PE
Intermediate
Curahuasi, PE
5.7 mi 9.1 km #27Salkantay Trail: Wayna Lodge to Collpa Lodge
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
6.5 mi 10.5 km #28Gualel to Guarahuma
Intermediate
Catamayo, EC
Intermediate
Catamayo, EC
2.8 mi 4.6 km #29Lake 69 to Pisco Basecamp
Difficult
Yanama, PE
Difficult
Yanama, PE

Photos of Peru - 154

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Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.
Feb 9, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
Another view of the ruins from a slightly different angle.
Feb 11, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Another view of the ruins.
Feb 12, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
The Salkantay Trek is a photographer's paradise.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Climbing Piso Mountain 5752m
Feb 1, 2020 near Yanama, PE
Classic view from base of Humantay Lake.
Sep 6, 2019 near Limatambo, PE
This photo was taken from a bit higher than the pass. You can see the trail we were on as well as a small rest area.
Mar 21, 2018 near Cachora, PE