Home to some of the world’s most startling mountains, Peru offers trekking that is said by many to rival that of the Himalaya. Ranges such as the Cordillera Blanca, which holds the country’s highest peak (22,205-foot Huáscarán Sur), and treasures such as Choquequirao, the crowd-free “other Machu Picchu,” draw hikers and mountaineers the world over. And the warm-hearted people and diverse wildlife, including alpacas, foxes, and Andean condors, only enhance the experience.
Our Peruvian treks (most of which are customizable) cross through dense jungle, dive down river gorges, climb up over 16,000-foot passes, and come across Andean villages and Incan ruins. To make the journey even better, we recommend adding time to explore further, from Lima to the Amazon, and Galápagos Islands.