Trekking is known to be an adventure sport done in the mountains of Cusco. This sport allows you to combine an experience of nature and archaeology, meet the farming communities and see the hard physical labor they do. This is evidently rewarded with an unforgettable experience. Tourists that go to Cusco seek to get closer to the natural world, and a walk through the Cusco landscape provides every-thing one can look for: contact with the local people, historic heritage, detachment from the developed world, and a lot of exercise, due to the altitude.
You won’t need a travel agency to practice trekking, except in certain areas that are more demanding, such as the Inca Trail. The trekker is autonomous, and only needs a pair of boots, comfortable clothing, a backpack with provisions, a map, and as an option, a walking stick. However, the desire for freedom should not be confused with fearlessness. It’s important to previously obtain detailed information about the chosen route, the climate, camping areas, and safety measures, the availability of the porters and the proximity of populated areas. You also need to know what to talk the right type of clothing, the necessary camping equipment, tools and food. I don’t suggest you to go on a trekking expedition that requires you spending a night camping without a guide.
The Sacred Valley has very popular trekking routes. Among those that can be done in one day you will find the routes of Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Maras and Moray, as well as those that surround the mountains of Ausangate and Salcantay. These last M also nave much longer routes. Actually, the offer is very varied: Choquequirao (and from there you can extend it to Machu Picchu, if you want), Salcantay, Huchuy Cusco, Calca-Lares, Ausangate, Vilcabamba, Espíritu Pampa, Cachicata and Intipunku in Ollantaytambo; and obviously the historic Inca Trail, one of the most famous routes that once joined Cusco and Machu Picchu…
Anyway. In the list we’ve included there are one or two day options, as well l twelve or fifteen day options for trekkers in general or in an exceptional physic condition. There are options that have archaeological remains or that have a a dominance of nature; inform yourself on it, search the web, look for information virtual trekking clubs, in adventure companies, etc.
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