The Best Way to Hike to Machu Picchu Is Not the Inca Trail

Published On 04/25/2019 Published On 04/25/2019
The Inca Trail may be the only one that will take you right up to the citadel, but it is not the only trail you can hike. | Oleksandra Korobova/Getty Images
Regardless of trail or tour company, most treks to Machu Picchu last between two and seven days. | Frédéric Soltan/Getty Images
Because of the high altitude, you can’t just fly into Peru and begin hiking immediately. | Images