It’s for good reason that the spectacular Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu is one of the places any visitor to Latin America wants to visit. Thousands of travellers make Peru’s tourist gem the highlight of their trip, with many arriving on foot after trekking for days through the Andean highlands.
At HighLives, we have discovered an alternative path to Machu Picchu that approaches the site via a less-trodden ancient trail through the hills and valleys of the Cordillera Vilcabamba before resting each night at intimate and comfortable lodges.
For this 7-day adventure, enjoy the comfort and service of four top quality mountain retreats on a journey escorted by experienced guides and with mules to carry bags, you will trek from lodge to lodge, before heading on to Machu Picchu.
The route goes from 3,900m to 2,100m above sea level, traversing magnificent mountain passes between mystical snow-capped peaks, seeing nature in its purest form and meet local people who still remain closely attached to their heritage.