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Trekking to Machu Picchu as a Solo Woman Traveler

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Guest Review from our Machu Picchu Mountain Lodges Trek
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“Although hiking in the high altitude caused me to fall behind the main group, trekking up to the high pass on the second day with the additional local escorts/guides was a great experience. On that second day one guide walked with me who later performed a blessing for the group. We didn't have a common language but still communicated. He helped me walk across a ledge and made me feel safe. I so much enjoyed the time with him during the trek telling him my English and Chinese names. His name was Luciano and had such a kind spirit.

I really enjoyed the assistant guide, Alfredo’s guidance and support. I didn't realize that the altitude was slowing me down and it put me behind the group. Alfredo coached me on my trekking technique and breathing. He was very encouraging that I was doing it right by keeping a steady pace and not paying attention to the others.

This trek was a very personal experience. I had no idea what to expect or how tough the terrain would be but now that I have done this, it’s very satisfying. Expect to be surprised by the trek, the lodges, the food and with yourself!”

- Guest review from Diane C.

This Peru trek, as well as several of our other hiking adventures in South America, is particularly well-geared towards single travelers since the option to share a room with another solo traveler for most of the journey eliminates much if not all of the single supplement. If you are traveling solo, speak with our Program Directors about which trips are best suited to your budget and interests. Many of our treks tend to attract individuals looking to share accommodations with another traveler and are therefore a better choice if a higher single supplement charge is prohibitive.

Ready for a trekking adventure in Peru? Machu Picchu Mountain Lodges Trek (11 Days)

Got questions about traveling as a solo woman? Feel free to ask any of our staff: Meet the team 

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