Best Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu

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.

View of Humantay Lake during the Classic Salkantay trekking 4 days
Salkantay Trekking (4 days and 3 nights) is the second most popular hike to Machu Picchu. It is listed among the 25 best hiking tours in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. Over four days, you will explore the high mountains, lakes, and lush cloud forests to finish the tour at Machu Picchu. Enjoy our unique tours with comfortable tents, hot showers, a Pachamanca barbecue, coffee tours, and panoramic trains to get back.
Llaqtapata during the Ultimate Salkantay Trek
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!
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is the best alternative hike after Inca Trail if you are looking to explore lightly trodden paths. This fantastic trek will take you to visit Andean villages, schools, and hike along with llamas and alpacas while you enjoy spectacular views of the ice glacier mountains and lakes. Tour departures every day all year round!
Choquequirao hike 4 days
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 5D/4N
The Choquequirao Trek is one of Peru’s best-kept secrets. It’s a beautiful trek that leads you through stunning scenery and untouched Inca ruins. The Choquequirao Trek has been nicknamed the ‘Twin Sister of Machu Picchu’, and it’s easy to see why. This is the perfect trip for those who prefer to explore untouched terrain and are looking for an adventure off the beaten track. The Choquequirao Trek will take you through some of the most stunning scenery in Peru, and you’ll have the chance to…
Huchuy Qosqo + Short Inca Trail 4 days - Alternative Inca Trail
Huchuy Qosqo + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the perfect Alternative if the Classic Inca Trail is sold out. This 4-day trek will allow you to hike in the mountains near Cusco, following an ancient Inca Trail and to combine it with the Short Version of the Inca Trail. Arrive in Machu Picchu twice and through the Sun Gate (Intipunku).
Lares Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 days
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. 
Inca Quarry Trail Trek 4D/3N to Machu Picchu
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. 
Huchuy Qosqo Trek To Machu Picchu 3D/2N - TreXperience
Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu is one of Peru's most beautiful and rewarding treks. This 3-day/2-night trek will take you through some of the country's most stunning scenery, sweeping mountain vistas, beautiful lakes, and lush green valleys. You will also experience a wide variety of Inca ruins, including the little-visited site of Huchuy Qosqo, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area and the Sacred Valley. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Machu Picchu in a…
Inca Jungle Trek 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.
Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley - TreXperience Peru
Explore Rainbow Mountain in small groups with 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! Our Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley premium tour is the perfect way to see these amazing natural wonders up close! This tour includes a guided hike to Rainbow Mountain, where you'll see the stunning views of the colorful…
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.