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To make the most of every day you have in Peru, we tell you about the best places for trekking in Peru and you can live a unique experience.

Places to do Trekking in Lima Peru

Lima in the last decades has grown to become a cosmopolitan metropolis, but before this it was a very green valley surrounded by mountains and more beautiful valleys that you can still visit.

One of the best known treks in Lima is Marcahuasi, a very extensive stone forest at 4000 meters above sea level that has spectacular views and many places to camp.

Likewise, there are the famous Lomas de Lachay and Lomas de Lúcumo, to the north and south of Lima respectively, ecosystems that in winter due to the accumulation of humidity in the fog are filled with greenery and yellow flowers that give this place a mystical aspect.

Each of them can be visited in a single day, making them the perfect escape for adventurous city dwellers.

Although these are the best known, Lima has even more places for trekking, but they are a little more difficult because they involve reaching snow-capped mountains or lagoons located high up.

There are the hills and lagoons of Yuracochas, also called the Mountain of Seven Colors of Lima for its similarity in the diversity of colors.

There is also the Rupagna Lagoon, also demanding, but home to breathtaking landscapes of lagoons, forests and mountains.

Finally, there is the Nevado Pariacaca, considered a powerful God by the ancient Peruvians and we don't think they are exaggerating. This is perhaps the most spectacular trek Lima has to offer, with snow-capped peaks and crystalline lagoons of various colors.

Places for trekking in Cusco

There is no need to mention how spectacular the landscapes in Cusco can be, which is why there are trekking routes everywhere, each one priceless and unique in itself. Here we offer you a list of the most famous treks in Cusco.

The first is obviously the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but equally impressive is the trek to Choquequirao, also called the younger brother of the lost citadel.

A third trek that allows you to see an impressive Inca construction is the trek to Huchuy Qosqo, which has incredible views of the entire Sacred Valley and lets you see the Puma Punku.

On the other hand, there are the treks that lead to lakes and snow-capped mountains such as the trek to the mighty Ausangate, which takes several days and takes you through the most impressive lakes and snow-capped mountains that Cusco has to offer.

Shorter treks are the Salkantay trek and, next to it, the Humantay Lagoon trek, which only takes a few hours but allows you to see an impressive crystalline lagoon at the foot of a mighty snow-capped mountain.

Places for trekking in Puno

Places for Trekking in Peru
Amantani Island

Puno is world famous for the mysterious Lake Titicaca and its beautiful boat rides, but it also has many impressive treks to offer.

First of all, there are the treks to visit the islands of Amantaní and Taquilé. You have to visit these islands if you are visiting Puno and the best way to do it is to put on your boots and walk around them.

These are fairly light treks and it is best to take your time to get to know them. Another recommended trek is the Totorani Waterfalls, which are not far from the city of Puno and can be done if you have time to spare.

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