When you think of trekking in Peru, Machu Picchu naturally comes to mind. But with up to 3000 visitors per day, that iconic destination often doesn’t deliver the experience trekkers seek.
Yet Peru has so much more to offer! With Trekking Peru, look beyond the crowds and find stunning glaciated mountain ranges, ethereal cloud forests, verdant valleys, and some of the most fascinating archeological and cultural attractions in all the Americas. With decades of experience and a passion for the country, travel writers Robert and Daisy Kunstaetter share 30 of their favorite treks in Peru, as well as everything you need to know before leaving home:
- • planning and preparation advice
- • history and cultural information
- • 1500 km of trekking routes covering nine regions of Peru
- • 30 comprehensive and engaging trek descriptions
- • full color GPS-uploadable route maps
- • detailed elevation profiles
Whether you want to hike the archeologically rich northern highlands, mountainous wonders of the Cordillera Blanca, cultural marvels of the Central Highlands, remote villages and less-traveled paths of Cuzco, massive volcanoes of Arequipa, or broad horizons of Lake Titicaca—you’ll find everything you need in Trekking Peru.
Avid trekkers Robert and Daisy Kunstaetter are regular contributors to the classic South American Handbook as well as authors of numerous guidebooks for Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.