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Five Trekking That Every Adventurer Must do in Peru

The ideal routes for travelers who love adrenaline. Plan your next trip and enjoy wonderful landscapes in Cusco, Amazonas or Áncash.

Lagoon of Humantay where we can appreciate or beautiful scenes of the imposing snowy Humantay and Salkantay view.

The best way to know a destination is walking and today we present you 5 routes that you must do in Peru. If you are a lover of nature, leave behind the conventional routes and encourage yourself to discover Cusco, Áncash or Amazonas with these seductive trekking routes.

In addition to the marvelous route from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, in Cusco, there are two must-see hikes that all tourists must take, such as the Siete Colores Mountain and Choquequirao. On the other hand, in Amazonas, you can have a direct contact with nature, getting to have a privileged view of the Gocta waterfall, one of the highest in the world.

Seven Colors Mountain

Located in the province of Quispicanchi, it is the fashionable attraction in Cusco. From the city of Cusco you must go by car to the town of Cusipata. The trip lasts three hours and follows the Cusco-Puno highway, from where you will start the journey. The trekking usually lasts between three and five hours, depending on the physical state of each person. Keep in mind that the entrance costs to this attraction there are rates for nationals and foreigners. There is also the possibility of part of the way on horseback.


Its terraces and ceremonial plazas bear a certain resemblance to those of Machu Picchu. It is located in the province of La Convención, in Cusco. The walk can take between 10 and 12 hours and has steep paths. There is an entrance fee to access the complex.

Choquequirao They are conformed by buildings and terraces distributed in different levels, from the lowest level Sunch’u (Photo: Shutterstock)


Located in the province of Luya, this archaeological site is one of the main attractions of Amazonas. During the walk you can see walls, alleys and friezes in the form of diamonds and zigzags. The route is accessible and will not demand so much effort. If it does not cause you to walk so much, you can take the cable car that will take you to the fortress in less time. Like the previous destinations, an entrance fee is paid

Kuelap is formed by two giant artificial superimposed platforms, on which a city that covers an area of approximately 450 hectares was built (Photo: Shutterstock)

Laguna 69

Located 96 km from the city of Huaraz, it is one of the main attractions of the Huascarán National Park, in the Ancash region. The route to reach this lagoon is of medium demand and usually takes between six and seven hours. The starting point is the Cebollapampa camp, at an altitude of 3,900 m.s. Your effort will be rewarded with a privileged view of turquoise waters.

Laguna 69 is located in the province of Yungay, in Áncash, northeast of Lima. It is located at the foot of the snowy Chacraraju (Photo: Shutterstock)

Gocta Waterfall

At 771 meters, it is considered one of the highest waterfalls in the world. It is located 41 km from the city of Chachapoyas, in the hamlet of Cocachimba. From the farmhouse, start the trekking, which will take you from five to six hours (round trip). It is a route of medium difficulty and ideal to connect with nature. In the place you can also rent horses round trip.

It is a waterfall that is in the vicinity of the Peruvian villages of San Pablo, Cocachimba and La Coca, district of Valera, Bongará province, department of Amazonas.

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