Alternative Treks are really hiking options that are not the Inca Trail. While many of these treks do offer trails made by the Incas, they are not regulated by the government and do not require a permit. They are much easier to book, more readily available, and as beautiful and rich in history. They are also less crowded than the Inca Trail.
The one important difference is that the hiking portion will end at or before the town of Aguas Calientes. The last night of the trek is spent in a hotel in the village and on your last day you will BUS up to Machu Picchu, with your guide, for your tour of the ruins.
|Treks||Total Days||Distance Hiked||Max. Elevation||Min. Elevation||Difficulty|
|Salkantay & Humantay Lake Trek||5.5 Days/5 Nights||36 miles/59 kms||15,157 ft/4620 mts||5,413 ft/1650 mts||Difficult|
|Salkantay Trek||4 Days/3 Nights||25 miles/41 kms||15,157 ft/4620 mts||5,413 ft/1650 mts||Difficult|
|Lares Trek||4 Days/3 Nights||22 miles/35 kms||15,355 ft/4680 mts||6,561ft/2050 mts||Moderate|
|Lares & 2 Day Inca Trail||5 Days/4 Nights||Moderate|
|Huchuy Qosqo Trek||3 Days/2 Nights||13 miles/21 kms||13,615 ft/4150 mts||6,561 ft/2050 mts||Easy|
|Humantay Blue Lagoon Hike **||1 Day||Moderate|
|Painted Hill Hike **||1 Day||Challenging|
|Choquequirao & Machu Picchu Trek||8 Days/7 Nights||33 miles/53 kms||11,154 ft/3400 mts||10,498 ft/3200 mts||Moderate/Difficult|
|Choquequirao Trek **||5 Days/4 Nights||33 miles/53 kms||11,154 ft/3400 mts||10,498 ft/3200 mts||Moderate/Difficult|
** Denotes that the tour does not go to Machu Picchu.
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