This post is the second installment of the Adventures Within Reach “Trek a Month South America” overview highlighting our favorite treks each month to help you pick a great adventure for your travel dates. We’ll write 2 more posts, each with 3 months of the best treks for those times of year.
A physical challenge worth every ounce of effort! Like Inca royalty, experience the Salkantay Lodge to Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu in style. Each day’s impressive trek ends with a hot shower in a cozy lodge, complemented by a massage or a dip in an outdoor jacuzzi, followed by a gourmet Peruvian meal with select wines and all provided with highly personalized service by local staff.
Accompanied by expert Peruvian mountain guides and horse packing crew, this 7-day trekking adventure traverses 15 separate ecosystems along a spectacular ancient Inca Trail route in the heart of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Pass towering snow-capped peaks dominated by Mt. Salkantay, explore villages where locals still maintain age-old traditions and re-discover the mystical beauty of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca Empire.
This route is an even more spectacular high Andean trek than the popular Inca Trail Trek and the last day passes over a protected remnant of another Inca Trail and ancient Inca city hidden in the cloud forest near Machu Picchu. Small groups of no more than twelve trekkers ensure an intimate experience amidst stunning mountain scenery.
PLEASE NOTE: This trek is with a group of 12 people maximum. Private departures or a private guide may be available upon request.
PRICE: $3885 per person (group departure)
This rugged trek to the remote Vilcabamba ruins is a challenge! You will be able to explore the area that was Hiram Bingham’s goal in the early 1900’s. End the trek with a visit to Machu Picchu!
PRICE: Available Upon Request
With new access roads into what is considered the most spectacular mountain scenery of Peru, we have developed this trek into the heart of the mountain range. It offers a new opportunity for those who don’t have the time to do the longer, classic traditional route. A prerequisite however is to be well acclimatized since we gain altitude quickly!
This trek is 5 days of hiking.
There is an excellent transportation service between Lima and Huaraz, with multiple departures daily. Certain times of the year there are also flights in small planes from Lima to Huaraz. Check with us for schedules.
2018 set departures for the group rate are on Saturdays, April through October. You may combine this with the 4-day Cordillera Blanca trek for a 10-day expedition.
Minimum group size is 4 people. Groups of 2 or 3 trekkers have a surcharge of US$225 per person. Single travelers contact us for groups to join.
PRICE: $995 per person (group departure)
Want to join one of these treks? Have questions? Contact us!
Your friendly South America expert,