Peru is famous for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, a four day trek through some of the most awe-inspiring high jungle in the world. Trekking in Peru is not just limited to the Inca Trail, there are also many other alternative hiking opportunities available too. Hikes such as Lares, Salkantay and Choquequirao are also becoming more and more popular. These four and five days trails are considered alternative ones to the Inca Trail, but are equally impressive and do not require any permits. Every year thousands of hikers descend to the highlands of the Andes to trek through some of the most beautiful and remote landscapes in South America.