Short Hikes To Machu Picchu in 2022
Shortest Hikes to Machu Picchu & Multi-Day Treks
Are you looking for the shortest hikes to Machu Picchu?
Then this post is for you, here we will show you the best options for short treks to Machu Picchu.
We know that time is valuable for any type of travelers visiting Peru, and one of the most visited places in Peru is Machu Picchu, considered on July 7, 2007, as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu is visited in many ways, by train, by car, and why not on foot, currently there are many trails that take you to Machu Picchu, many of them take from 1 day to 9 and up to 13 days of hiking through the Andes of Peru and part of the jungle.
We know you would like to do all of them, however the time and fitness required for each of these hikes limits you to do them, so in this article we have put together the best short hikes to Machu Picchu, if you like one of them do not hesitate to contact us and help you plan your trip.
Below we will classify the long treks to Machu Picchu to give you a little more information on why you may want to take a short trekking tour to Machu Picchu.
Long Treks to Machu Picchu
As well as there are short treks to Machu Picchu we would also like to inform you about the longer treks that you could also consider. All of these treks of 4 days or more are tough and require much more physical strength, and you need to acclimatize for at least 3 days in Cusco before starting any of them.
On any of these treks you need to camp in the wild, often in the middle of nowhere, just like you heard, you should also know that in some long treks you can choose to ride a horse which makes the trek easier and more pleasant but in many other treks such as the Classic Inca Trail this option is forbidden, so think twice before opting for one of these treks.
- Classic Inca Trail tour 4 days/3 nights from Cusco
- Vilcabamba + Machu Picchu Trek 5 days/ 4nights from Cusco
- Salkantay trek 5 days /4 nights from Cusco
- Choquequirao trek 7 days/6 nights from Cusco
- Choquequirao plus Salkantay trek 6 days/5nights from Cusco
- Lares Trek 4 days/ 3 nights
Short Treks to Machu Picchu
Here we show you all the options of short hikes to Machu Picchu, among all of them only the Inca Trail either 1 day or 2 days makes you get to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, the others make you get to the town of Aguas Calientes or take you from there to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
We believe that any short hike to Machu Picchu is the best, the idea is to enjoy the trail, the scenery, the beautiful views and the connection with nature and the sacred mountains that surround Machu Picchu from the time of the Incas until today.
If you opt for any of these short treks to Machu Picchu it is not necessary to camp as you have the option to sleep in a hotel and have lunch in a good local restaurant very close to Machu Picchu.
- Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 days 1 night
- 1-Day Inca trail to Machu Picchu Full Day
- Short Hike to Machu Picchu Sun Gate
- Short Hike to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes
- Huchuyqosqo Trek 1 Day
- Short Hike to Machu Picchu Inca Bridge
- Short hike to Machu Picchu from Hydroelectric
- Short hike to Wayna Picchu Mountaun
- Short hike to Machu Picchu Mountain
- Putucusi Short Trek from Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu Hikes
If you want to take one of our treks to Machu Picchu you can see more options in the following link, the best treks to Machu Picchu
If you have any questions about the short hikes to Machu Picchu Mountain or Wayna Picchu Mountain click on this link Machu Picchu Mountain or Wayna Picchu Mountain, which one should you choose?
Looking for information on how to get to the Inca bridge from Machu Picchu? check out this post, the Inca Trail to the Inca Bridge in Machu Picchu
You may also be interested in the best 8 hikes to Machu Picchu, follow the link.