If you are thinking of traveling to Peru, visit Machu Picchu and do not know how to get there, here we will mention the exclusive routes that you can use to get to Machu Picchu walking, following the ancient path used by the Incas and camping outdoors.
To get to Machu Picchu walking you can use several routes, even to make a train trip to Machu Picchu in a full day, here we will mention the best 3 hikes to get to Machu Picchu, which will be amazed in each of the proposed destinations.
The best 3 hikes to get Machu Picchu
There are several routes and options to get walking to Machu Picchu among the best trek to Machu Picchu are the following.
The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best trekking destinations in Cusco, which takes you through the ancient Inca trail used by the Incas to reach Machu Picchu, along the way you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and archaeological center that are part of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
To use this route there are 2 different ways, the classic Inca Trail of 4 days and the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu of 2 days.
- The Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu, is a journey that starts at km 82, making a journey of 3 days of camping, and long walks, for which it is required to make a good physical condition.
- The Short Inca Trail 2 days, is the short route in which you can visit Machu Picchu 2 times, and get an incredible view from the IntiPunku, this is recommended for families or people who do not walk a lot.
The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is an alternative option to the Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu, where you can enjoy a journey through the Peruvian Andes. On this trek we will also visit the Humantay Lake, a beautiful turquoise lagoon at the foot of the Humantay snow-capped peak located in front of the Ausangate snow-capped peak.
After a journey above 4600 meters above sea level, you will begin the descent into a tropical jungle, where you can gradually feel a warmer climate, upon reaching Hidroelectrica Machu Picchu make the last journey to reach Machu Picchu after 2 days of camping.
In this journey you can choose to have a real outdoor adventure with campsites set up, or you can spend the night in Skylodge or Lodge, which will also depend on your budget for the trip.
Choquequirao is considered the twin sister of Machu Picchu, for being in the same conditions as Machu Picchu, currently since its discovery has only 30% excavations, when you get here you can check it.
The journey to visit both archaeological sites we recommend our tour Choquequirao Trek 7 days, where you can make this journey to Choquequiraro and then arrive and visit Machu Picchu, certainly a great adventure.
This journey to visit both archaeological parks requires an optimal physical condition, due to the long walks that will be made to reach Machu Picchu.
Apart from the above options you can also make connections with other alternative treks such as: Lares Trek with Machu Picchu, Huchuyqosqo trek With Machu Picchu and Ausangate Trek with Machu Picchu.
No matter which route you use to get to Machu Picchu on foot, it is best to take the train from Machu Picchu town to Ollantaytambo, or if you still have energy you can take the option of walking back by hydroelectric and take the bus to Cusco with 8 hours of travel.
The easiest option to get to Machu Picchu is by train, which you can do in a 2 day visit or a visit to Machu Picchu in 1 day.