Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is the best alternative trek after theinca trail if you’re looking to explore off the beaten path. This incredible trek will take you to visit Andean villages, local schools and walk alongside llamas, alpacas while enjoying spectacular views of the mountains and glacial ice lakes. Tour departures every day throughout the year!
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu takes you away from the uncrowded roads, where you can meet and interact with members of the traditional Andean communities and explore the Andes in solitude. You’ll learn all about life in these isolated villages, get acquainted with their culture and traditions, walk along with llamas and alpacas, and even visit a local school. We finish your Sacred Expeditions Peru, spending an unforgettable day exploring Machu Picchu.
Details of the trip:
• Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
• walking distance: 45 km – 27 miles
• Exit: Cuzco
• Difficulty: moderate to challenging
• Season: All year
• Destination: Macchu Picchu
• Type: Adventure – Camp – Hotel
Highlights of the Lares trek
• Book with confidence and flexibility
• Visit the natural hot springs of Lares.
• Participate in aPACHAMANCA (underground kitchen)
• Explore the salt mines of Maras and Ollantaytambo
• Beat the crowds to Machu Picchu before sunrise
• Enjoy the exclusive panoramic train on the way back (Vistadome or 360°)
• Support social projects in the towns we visit
Price per person
To reserve the Lares Trek 4 days, you must make an initial payment of 50.USD per person, the
remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or in Cusco with any credit card without
All travelers under the age of 17 will get $40. If you are 25 or younger at the time of
travel, you can get the $40 discount with your student ID. Please notify us by email to
give you a code for the discount.
Summary day by day of Lares Trek 4 days
Day 1: Cusco – Lares Hot Springs – Kiswarani Village (17 km, 7 hrs)
Day 1: Cusco – Thermal Baths of Lares – Kiswarani Village (17 km, 7 hrs)
Start at your hotel in Cusco and drive for 3 hours to the hot springs of Lares; there are several natural pools with different temperatures. After breakfast, we start the first day with a 4-hour hike and lunch in the village of Cuncani. Next, it is a 3-hour hike through beautiful Andean lakes to the village of Kiswarani.
Day 2: Kiswarani – Paso Cóndor – Cancha Cancha Community (16 km, 7 hours)
Wake up to a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy breakfast with the mountains and lake; Then it is a 4 hour hike to the condor pass at 4750mts, then two more to lunch. After lunch, we continue for 1 more hour to the village of Cancha Cachcha, the camp at 3600mts.
Day 3: CanchaCancha – Huaran – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (12km, 4 hrs)
Wake up in your tent and have breakfast; We start walking towards the Sacred Valley for 4 hours, where we will have a special underground hot stone barbecue called PACHAMANCA, visit Salineras, Ollantaytambo and take the train to Aguas Calientes.
Day 4: Machu Picchu (The Lost City of the Incas) – 4 hrs
After breakfast, we take the first buses to Machu Picchu for sunrise, visit the Intipunku or the Inca Bridge, and then explore Machu Picchu with your guide and then take the panoramic train back to your hotel in Cusco.
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