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If you have a deep love for the outdoors and activities like trekking and hiking excite you, then Peru is probably the destination you should head to. Similar to some of the famous trekking destinations like Nepal and India, Peru is abundant with natural diversity which ranges from jungles to mountains to coasts.
Drowned in the cloud, the majestic mountains of Peru hold secrets to some of the ancient civilizations which thrived here thousands of years ago. If you desire to witness their ruins and transport yourself back to a time, trekking in Peru would be your best bet. But, before you embark on trekking Peru, read on to gather some important information that might come handy while planning your Peru trekking holidays.
As a trekker or hiker, what excites you the most? The answer will most probably be undiscovered locations with varying landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, mesmerizing mountain peaks and so on. Well, Peru offers just what you require to satiate your wanderlust and discover some of the most fascinating places on earth. Here are some of the reasons why you should be a part of Peru trekking trips:
Here are some of the best treks in Peru:
Cotahuasi Canyon Trek
Cutting between two giant massifs, the canyon is twice deeper than the Grand Canyon and offers a plethora of trekking options. You can opt for one day hike, 4 days or 6 days trek depending on your preference. Apart from the canyon, trekking in this region offers the opportunity to witness the Andean Condor as well as travel over the Cotahuasi River.
Cordillera Huayhuash Trek
It consists of a nine-day trek covering a distance of 115km along a circular route. It is demanding trek and only fittest of trekkers can be a part of this exciting and challenging trek. From sparkling mountain lakes, to peaks (above 6000m) to glaciers, trekkers come across a wide range of natural marvels while on this trek.
Ausangate, Andahuaylillas Trek
Regarded as one of the best picturesque treks of Peru, this trek embodies the ancient Inca mythology. With the spectacular Ausangate peak in the backdrop, the 5-7 day long trek takes you through ridges and slopes of the sacred mountain where every step of the way, you encounter stunning landscapes and scenery.
Santa Cruz Trek
If you are a true lover of the mountains and wish to encapsulate yourself in the breathtaking views of natural scenery all around, then this trek in Peru will fulfill all your desires. The 4-day trek connects you to the wonders of nature like icy blue lakes, snow-covered peaks, rare wildlife and more.
The dry season in Peru starts from May and continues till October. November to April is the wet season and the months of January, February, March, and April are the wettest. Therefore, the best time to the highlands of Peru is during the dry season according to Peru trekking companies. If you are aiming for the Amazon jungle, the best season again is the dry season since the wet seasons brings a lot of rain. The best time to visit the desert coast is during the summer (from the month of December to April).
For Peru trekking tours, include these items in your checklist:
Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (Cusco), Jorge Chˆvez International Airport (Lima) and RodrÍguez Ballon International Airport are some of the major airports of Peru. International flights from different parts of the world connect to these airports.
Ferry services from Leticia, Colombo, and Tabatinga, Brazil are also available till Iquitos.