Would you like to be one of the first to trek a secret, brand new Inca Trail to Machu Picchu by via Palcay trek that was only recently discovered? The new Inca trail which is known as Route of Palcay trek : Salkantay-palkay- Aobamba Valley-Machupicchu, will be open from the 1st of April, 2019. Explore Adventures Peru is offering an off the beaten path trekking in Peru to Machupichu with remote landscapes .
This trek are perfect for nature lover. The trekking is amazing and you are not sharing the path with hundreds of other people. Explore the remote regions of Palcay Valley trail and get your best views of Salkantay , this trail was one of the main trade routes for coca leaves , cacao and potatoes.
*The aim of the new trekking trail is to promote new and exciting routes into the ancient citadel in the hope of easing congestion on the more established and popular routes.
*With over a million Hikers to Classic Inca Trail Machu Picchu each year, there is growing concern over the longevity of the site and the surrounding trails
The main attraction
On the section we hike, the road itself is something to behold. Sixty feet wide at some points, it cuts through the Andes like a latter-day Interstate, showing scant regard for the extreme topography of the area. Of course, the road served a massive logistical purpose within Tawantinsuyu (the Inca Empire) but its construction was also a resounding show of force by the Inca rulers as it demonstrated, in no uncertain terms, their God-like ability to tame nature. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, although extremely impressive in its own right, does not have any of these wide, boulevard-like sections and it also sees 500 visitors per day.
When to visit
While we can run the treks at any time of year, we highly recommend hiking between April and september when the Andes are cold but (mostly) dry.
The 5-day route covers some pretty extreme terrain across a total distance of 57 km/35.4 miles, so decent boots and at least average fitness are essential. It’s also very important to bear in mind that you’ll be hiking at altitudes of up to 4,937 m/16,197 ft. We’d advise bringing some Diamox along and don’t be afraid to chew coca leaves. Also try to factor in some acclimatization before you hike: if you plan on visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu (around 11,000ft) it makes sense to do that first and then trek later. Either way, your customised group and highly-trained guides mean that we can easily adjust the itinerary according to your needs.
Overall trek difficulty: Challenging
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