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Hiking in Peru: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Coastline and deep canyons, Andean mountains and dense jungle.

The deeply diverse terrain of Peru makes it one of the best countries to explore by hiking. From the legendary Inca trail to Machu Picchu to trekking the sacred Ausangate mountain. Visit in winter, between May and September for prime hiking conditions.

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FAQs: Hiking in Peru

What should I know about Hiking Peru?

Located in the west of South America, with its coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Peru is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, and Bolivia and Chile to the south. The country is home to extreme diversity, from its geography to fauna and flora. With high peaks of the Andean mountains in the centre, which stretches past the clouds, to the tropical Amazon rainforest in the east.

Why should I choose Peru for my Hiking adventure?

Abundance of trails

Lovers of the outdoors have long enjoyed the deep diversity of hiking trails in Peru. The Andes run down the centre of the country like a backbone, experience cloud forests of the mountains, ancient remnants of civilisation, and strikingly deep canyons.

Rich cocktail of culture

From the pre-Columbian remnants of the Inca Empire, colonial Hispanic influences, and deeply-established native traditions, the cocktail of Peruvian culture can be discovered from its cuisine and traditions to its festivals and character.

Myriad of myths

Stretching back to the Inca Empire, many myths and legends have survived to the present. Like the god who sent his son and daughter to Lake Titicaca to civilise the savages, or the deep spiritual reverence reserved for high mountain peaks.

What can I expect from the weather in Peru?

The summer months of Peru, from December to March, is the wettest season that contains frequent heavy showers. With high temperatures in the day, it can drop quite significantly during the night. The winter months, from May to September, are the driest months, making it the idea time for traveling.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Peru?

The official language is Spanish, along with the co-official languages of Quechua and Aymara.

What currency is accepted in Peru?


How many days should I allocate for my Peru Hiking experience?

With typical treks of 4-5 days, you’d want to stay in Peru for at least one week to fully enjoy the country without worrying about time. If you have the spare time, then there are more rewarding and challenging hiking trips that can last 10-20 days, cutting through the Andean mountains and sacred sites of the valleys.

What’s the country code of Peru?


What’s the high season for Hiking in Peru?

Between May and September for prime hiking conditions.

What people are saying about Hiking | Peru



Excellent trip and seamless booking



Alfredo was intelligent, hard working, a bundle of energy, patient, caring, informative, and entertaining. He is one of the best guides I have seen with a perfect set of skills. My only negative would be that the quality of the camp gear (chairs, dining tent) were worn and should be replaced. The food was sub par and a bit disappointing. The soup was good, the desserts appropriate for the conditions, the hot chocolate appreciated. The porters were kind, hard working and helpful



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.



We had Darwin as a guide and Hilario as a chef and it was absolutely amazing! Darwin knew everything possible about hiking and the local mountains and Hilario was always cooking up something amazing, great guys and hosts!



Our guide communicated poorly. He requested to meet the day before the trek and then gave us no information and did not respond to our messages for the entire day (12 hours). When he finally responded late the night before the trek we were told to meet with another random person in a public square. The next morning we learned that we had a different guide and that we were on an 8 person tour, not the 2 person tour we had booked and paid extra for. The tour did not have enough food to feed all 8 of us. Our tents leaked in the rain. There were countless other issues. We contacted explore share with our complaints and received no response. This was easily the worst organized tour I have been on in my entire life.

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