Peru 5-Day Trekking Tours & Itineraries

Explore 2 trekking trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Peru.

Even in just five days you can embark on a comprehensive trek around Peru. One example involves traveling to the capital of Lima, where you can explore its Spanish-Colonial streets before jetting off to the north and Huaraz, a village nestled amid the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. Here you can visit the ruins of Wilcahuain (a pre-Inca stone mausoleum) as well as Huascaran National Park for a hike up to high-altitude lake and glaciers that feature sweeping panoramas of the cordillera.

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View of Machu Picchu citadel from Machu Picchu Mountain
Map of Machu Picchu & Short Inca Trail - 5 Days
Machu Picchu & Short Inca Trail - 5 Days

This itinerary is ideal for travelers who have a limited amount of time in the Sacred Valley, and really want to make it count. Spend 5 days delving into the beauty and rich culture of the Sacred Valley. Walk in the footsteps of the Inca on the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and top it off with an exploration of the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

Glacial lake in the Peruvian Andes
Map of Andes Exploration: Huaraz & the Cordillera Blanca  - 5 Days
Andes Exploration: Huaraz & the Cordillera Blanca - 5 Days

From metropolitan Lima to the remote Peruvian Andes, this 5-day adventure brings you to the heart of the mountains. Start in Lima— the capital of Peru—then take a quick flight to Huaraz, a mountain town popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Spend a day exploring the city's history, then head into the mountains to see stunning glaciated peaks, bright blue mountain lakes, and Peru's highest mountain—Mt. Huascaran, which towers at 22,205 ft.

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