The rugged walking trail along this inn-to-inn route leads into remote mountain regions where Peru's intriguing culture and exotic beauty beckon to be experienced. Our lodgings nestled in the Andes make excellent embarkation points and daily destinations on a journey rich in discoveries. With our sights set on the pinnacle of adventure-the legendary "lost" city of Machu Picchu-we ascend rocky trails and stone paths, following the footsteps of the ancient Incas who made these mystical mountains and valleys their home. Dramatic, diverse hiking terrain includes lush bamboo forests, coffee plantations, and avocado orchards. We follow rushing rivers, pausing to admire thunderous waterfalls. We traverse mountain valley floors and skirt glacial lakes beneath the snowcapped peaks of the Vilcabamba range. Secluded local villages punctuate our progress, welcoming us with distinctive hospitality and authentic cultural encounters. This trek offers a challenging alternative to our regular Peru walking tour, with exhilarating hikes at elevations of 6600 to 14,700 ft. Eco-friendly accommodations offer spectacular views, comfortable and private rooms, hot showers, and delicious meals prepared by our personal chef.