How Can We Obtain the Benefits of Trekking?

by Freddy May 30, 2022
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Today walking is one of the main medical activities because it frees us from our sedentary habits. It helps us greatly improve our physical, mental, and emotional states. It is the basis for stimulating interest in new sports, recreation, and physical activity. Considering the latter, we can say that hiking is one of the favorite activities for those seeking to enhance and improve their quality of life. It has more health benefits than walking. But what are so many benefits? Let’s find out together in this article.
Trekking can be considered both a hobby and a sport. We can say that trekking is very beneficial for our physical and mental health as well.

Post Pandemic Trekking

After this pandemic and after the forced confinement, people are looking for and researching outdoor activities. Going to nature to find the freedom that has been taken from us at some point and going trekking is the best cure and above all, it is to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes in these natural spaces.
Cusco is one of the regions in Peru with many tourist attractions, natural and there are several hiking trails such as the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trail, Inca Jungle, Hike to the Mountain of Colors, and Hike to the Humantay Lagoon, among many others They can be done either on their own or by a travel agency.
At Machu Picchu Viajes Perú we will gladly help you organize this type of trek for you, your friends, and your family.

How to prepare for hiking

After the confinement that many of us have experienced, we have stopped taking walks or at least going out for a walk, and if you are now thinking of going on a trip and walking, in this blog we will help you prepare for a better way.
You have to research the route: you have to plan the route, research the weather, the duration of the walk, how long it will take, and depending on you you can see if it is suitable for you at that moment.
Altitude sickness: If you are planning a tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu, it is recommended that you are preparing to counteract this terrible evil, especially with the lack of oxygen since Cusco is located at 3,399 meters above sea level. If you have heart problems, it is better to consult your doctor beforehand.
Appropriate clothing: This will depend on good prior planning since all the places where these walks take place are different. In Cusco, it is particularly necessary that you have light clothing for the day and warm clothing for the night, trek shoes, wide-brimmed hats, and trekking poles.
Places to do trekking in Cusco
In Cusco, there are too many places to go trekking which we will name below.
Long walks

  1. The Inca Trail Machu Picchu.
  2. The Salkantay Trek Machu Picchu.
  3. The Inca Jungle Trek Machu Picchu.
  4. The Lares Trek Machu Picchu.
  5. The Choquequirao Trek.

Short walks

  1. Trek to the mountain of 7 Colors.
  2. Trek to the Humantay Lagoon.
  3. Trek walk to Huchuy Qosqo.
  4. Trek in the Sacred Valley.
  5. Trek to Palccoyo.
  6. Trek to Waqrapukara.
  7. Trek to Pallay Punchu.
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