There are many alternative treks to Machu Picchu if Inca Trailñ is sold out. The most popular ones are Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Huchuy Qosqo, and even the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Each of these treks has its own unique features and scenery. The Salkantay Trek is a longer trek that takes 4-5 days to complete. It's less crowded than the Inca Trail and has stunning views of glaciers and mountains. The Lares Trek is the shortest and easiest. It's not as popular as the other 2 treks, but it's very scenic with beautiful lakes and mountains.
Best Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu
Explore the most remote mountains, lakes, villages of the Ausangate trek, and hike along with llamas and alpacas to the fantastic Rainbow Mountain. Finish the tour exploring the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
The Lares Trek and Short Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu offers a unique experience for hikers to combine the beauty of the Andean mountains, local villages, and the last part of the original 4-day Inca Trail, arriving at Machu Picchu twice.
Discover the Lost Cities of the Incas, Hike along the less visited pathways and Inca Trails. Explore the two major archeological sites in Peru. Learn about the Incas’ mysteries and challenge yourself with the best epic journey Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu.
Go off the beaten path and trek among beautiful mountains, lakes, local villages, and rarely visited Inca sites, following the Incas’ footsteps to Machu Picchu.
Inca Jungle Trek 4 days adventure trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu with multiple activities, Biking, river rafting, Trekking. Experience the Mountain Biking to Maras Moray, River Rafting in the Urubamba, hiking the lost Inca Trails in the thick Andean Jungle, and finally visit Machu Picchu.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery near Cusco, visit native Andean villages, experience spectacular views of the Sacred Valley. Huchuy Qosqo trek is the only tour from Cusco that takes you on a hike to the Sacred Valley.
Inca Quarry Trek is the perfect alternative trek for those who like to explore much less crowded routes off the beaten path. This ancient Inca trail was built by the Incas 500 years ago, and it is still being used today by the local people.
If you prefer non-crowded places, the Choquequirao hike is the ultimate destination. Enjoy the nature, history, and adventure of visiting the Twin Sister of Machu Picchu.
Choquequirao Trek is one of Peru’s most beautiful places and has been nicknamed the ‘Twin Sister of Machu Picchu. This is the perfect trip for those who prefer to explore untouched terrain
Explore Rainbow Mountain in small groups exclusive tour guides, and amaze yourself with the beautiful scenery of the mountains, local villages, llamas, alpacas, and surrounding glaciers. Daily departures to Rainbow Mountain with picnic meals and private transportation!
Salkantay Trek takes you off the beaten path. Spend 5 days exploring the natural wonders of the Salkantay and Humantay Lake. Enjoy the stunning scenery, breathtaking snowcapped mountains; picturesque valleys; beautiful lakes; waterfalls; rural villages, and camp on a mountain in front of Machu Picchu. Enjoy an authentic camping experience in nature with comfortable tents and hot showers!
Is Classic Inca Trail sold out? Fear not! Huchuy Qosqo + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the perfect Alternative Inca Trail option that will allow you to hike in the mountains near Cusco, following an ancient Inca Trail and combining it with the Short Version of the Inca Trail. Arrive in Machu Picchu twice and through the Sun Gate (Intipunku).