Top Hiking Trips in Peru
The deeply diverse terrain of Peru is home 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.
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.
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.
The official language is Spanish, along with the co-official languages of Quechua and Aymara.
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.
Between May and September for prime hiking conditions.
Such a beautiful trek with the trail mostly to ourselves the whole time. Edison set a good pace and was very caring for our safety and enjoyment during the trek. Even though it was a hard physical effort we always felt safe and the views at the top we’re well worth it.