One more long trek in Peru. But where?
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jun 20, 2012 6:29 AM Last Post By: tomnixon
Jun 18, 2012 4:42 PM
One more long trek in Peru. But where?Hey guys, I've got just a couple of weeks left in Peru then my South American adventure is nearly over. I'd like to do one more trek before I leave. Looking for something quite long (up to 7 days); off the beaten track with really stunning scenery and OK weather. If it can be done without a guide that would be a bonus but not essential.
Thinking something around either Huaraz or Cuzco. Choquequirao has been suggested. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
Jun 19, 2012 12:53 AM
1Vuelta a Ausangate near Cusco sees much less trekkers than other shorter treks from Cusco.
Jun 19, 2012 3:24 AM
2Even better then the Ausangate Circuit is the Tinqui to Phinaya trek, through Ausangate and afterwards the high altitude lakes. I did it solo, but you will need to buy the IGM map (sold in Cusco by the SAE club).
If the access to Choquequirao has been restored for tourists, it is a good choice too: you can do the traverse Cachora - Choquequirao - Totora or even better Cachora - Choquequirao - Huancacalle, this trek is coverd in details in the Trailblazers Trekking to MP guidebook.
These 2 treks have different scenery: high altitude and mountain for the first one, valleys and forest for the second one.
Jun 20, 2012 6:29 AM
3Thanks for the replies guys. I went for Huaraz in the end. Just arrived this morning and trying to organise a hike around Huayhuash.
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