Hiking in Peru Tips & Preparation

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What is it like to hike with Apus Peru?

You can expect all the best quality & service. We take care of everything! Here are some hiking in Peru tips: important information to know about trekking with Apus Peru

Altitude & Acclimatization

No matter which trek you do, you will be hiking at high altitude and this requires preparation! Click the link to read all about what altitude sickness is, how to treat altitude sickness symptoms, how to avoid altitude sickness and why you need to acclimatize, no matter how fit or experienced a hiker you are.

Click to learn more: How to Acclimatize and Avoid Altitude Sickness

When to Go

Some treks you can hike just about all year long, but others can be dangerous during the rainy season. For general information about Peru’s climate and Cusco’s climate, what to expect and how to prepare for the weather, check out our blog on When to Visit Peru. For our expert advice on when to hike in Peru, visit When is the Best Time to Hike the Inca Trail?

If you want to know what it’s like to trek during the rainy season vs the dry season, read our post on Peru’s rainy season. If you’re thinking trekking during rainy season, follow this link for details about our Wet Season Trekking Policy.

Are you like us and like to plan your trip around local festivities, holidays and other cultural events? Then look no further! We’ve mapped out all the main Cusco festivals month by month, so you can plan your trip accordingly.

Trek Difficulty

How hard is it to hike the Inca Trail, or any other trek around Cusco? All treks in the Andes are hard, though some are harder than others. To make it easier to understand the differences, check out our comparison guides: Salkantay vs LaresSalkantay vs Inca TrailInca Trail vs Lares.

We’ve also developed our own internal 4-star trek difficulty ranking system; follow the link to learn more about what the differences mean.

For very detailed trek difficulty information, check out these blog posts: Salkantay Trek Difficulty – Inca Trail Difficulty – Choquequirao Difficulty.

How to Choose the Right Trek for You

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a trek in Peru! Every trek has something different to offer, based on your interests. We’ve compiled a handy guide about things to consider before choosing your trek; click the link to check it out.

Are you wondering what the difference is between the Inca Trail and so-called “alternative” treks? We give you the low-down in our blog on the Inca Trail vs Alternative Treks, including our top 5 list of the best alternative treks to Machu Picchu.

If you’re deciding between visiting Machu Picchu or hiking to Choquequirao, we compare the two Inca sites in our blog, Machu Picchu vs Choquequirao.

How to Prepare for Your Trek

Any multi-day hike presents challenges and Peru is no different! Check out our tips for how to prepare for your trek before you leave home, what to pack for Peru, and our top trekking tips while on the trail, too. Follow the links for all the details!

What Can You Expect on the Trail with Apus Peru?

What is it like to hike with us? You can expect only the best from Apus Peru, from our expert guides to our highest quality camping equipment, gourmet meals, and safety on the trail. Follow these links to read more about hiking with Apus Peru: Expert GuidesCamping EquipmentMealsSafety on the Trail.


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