The tour program, Lares 4 days trek to Machu Picchu is an excellent way to get to know the Andean landscape, with valleys, rivers, lagoons with crystal clear waters, waterfalls, Queuñas forests and know the way of life in the Andes. In addition to the excursion in the Andes, the program connects with the visit to one of the wonders of the modern world Machu Picchu

The Lares trek combines the beauty of the mountains, lakes, and valleys with the culture because the route that we offer goes through authentic Andean villages where we will see the authentic culture of our ancestor is still alive you can learn the traditions.

LARES TREK

  •  Type of trip:  Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
  • Good for:  All hikers, including families with younger and active children
  • Difficulty:  Moderate, but challenging
  • Considerations:  Emergency horse is available during the entire walk
  • Start altitude –  2800m / 9186ft.
  • Highest altitude –  4780m / 15.682ft.
  • Walking distance –  34km / 21 miles
  • Longest  day  Day 1, approximately 14km / 8.7 miles
  • Coolest night –  Day 1 around 0º
  • General difficulty –  Moderately difficult (depends on your level of physical fitness).
  • Acclimatization is advised.

The program of the tour, Lares 4 days trek to Machu Picchu is an excellent way to know the Andean landscape, with valleys, rivers, lagoons with crystal clear waters, waterfalls, forests of queuñas and to know the way of life in the Andes. In addition to the excursion in the Andes, the program connects with the visit to one of the wonders of the modern world  Machu Picchu. Where will be a unique and unforgettable adventure!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco, 2900m / 9514ft.
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 6:15 AM for a prompt departure at 6:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, and sunscreen.

INCLUDED

Pre-departure briefing the night before of your tour Collection from your hotel
Private bus to the starting point of the trek. 04 breakfast 04 lunch 04 dinner snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten-free special diets upon your request.)
Water only you have to take until the first lunch place Entrance fee to Machupicchu sanctuary
horse to carry camping and cooking equipment and your personal duffle bag up to 7 kilos. Experienced top tour guides (2-8 with one tour guide 9 to 16 two guides)
Dinning ten with table and chairs Four men ten for every two hikers
Sleeping Pad round trip bus ticket on day five
Oxygen bottle First aid kit

NOT INCLUDED

sleeping bag (five seasons) can be hired from us
breakfast on day first lunch and dinner on day five
entrance to Waynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain
tips for trekking crew, guides, cooks, and porters
hot springs in Lares (10 soles)
travel insurance (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl)

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The villages that we will pass Pumahuanca the starting point of the trek that belongs to the sacred valley where they grow the biggest corn in the world after a few hours will be in the highland in this area we will see alpacas, llamas and potatoes farm day three you will change to relax in the medicinal hot spring of Lares town them we will take bus to Ollantaytambo from here will continue by train to Machu Picchu.

It is an adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas passing through the rich pastoral regions of the Urubamba mountain range, through snow-capped peaks and subtropical valleys, along with the trip we enjoy landscapes and scenic lagoons, natural thermal baths, Inca remains. Because it is a remote place, the area has allowed its people to preserve traditions of weaving llama and alpaca wool, growing potatoes, and weaving colorful handmade garments with Inca motifs. This tour is experiential because you can see closely the customs and experiences of the Andean people.

DAY 01 CUSCO – PUMAHUANCA- QUYUC – CAMP!

the lares trek start at 5 in the morning to start this wonderful Lares trek, from Cusco we will drive in our private transportation for 2 hours until Pumahuanca here we will have your first breakfast after your tour guide will introduce our team, here is when you will give your duffle bag to the horse men they will take to the camp, following you will start your adventure to Lares trek until lunch place we will hike for 3 to 4 hours more or less of hike gradual uphill along the way you will see organic potato farm and your tour guide will point you medicinal plants that we have along the hike that is used in the place by our Andean people then we will arrive to Quyoc where our crew will be waiting for us and preparing a delicious lunch after lunch we have a siesta, following we will continue our hike to the camp it will take us another two more hours with the beautiful land scape and waterfall, outstanding view of the sacred valley and finally we will arrive at our camp where we will spend the night by the time we arrive everything will ready for us, there will be an afternoon tea after we will have dinner day one over!

DAY 02 QUYOC- SICLLAQ’ASA PASS – KUNKANI!

wake up at 5 in the morning organize your stuff then we will have breakfast after we will start with our Lares trek to Machupicchu this day is the challenging day and why not the most beautiful day with outstanding views along the way from the camp we will start going up for three hours in some sections we will go in zigzag in order to avoid the steep sections the reward of these sections will be the view as long as we get elevation we will have a better view of the Andes mountains.

The highest point of our trek is going to be the Sicllaq’asa pass with an elevation of 4830 m 15846ft here will have time to take photos after we enjoy we will start going downhill for two hours until we arrive at the vista point where we will have lunch after lunch we will continue with the downhill for 2 hours with a nice view of the valley of Kunkani as well we will see llamas and alpacas, before we arrive at our camp will pass the village some authentic style houses from the farmers this technique they get from our ancestors their houses with stone walls and thatched roof few more minutes we will be arriving at our official campsite where our amazing team will be waiting for us with warm welcome and the tent will be set up for us ready to rest after a long day then you have your hot tea time and dinner.

DAY 03 KUNKANI –LARES HOT SPRINGS – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO

Our amazing Andean porters will wake us up with a nice coca tea them you will have time to organize and get ready your duffle bag once you are ready you will enjoy our breakfast after we will start the last part our lares trek this section is all downhill for like two hours more or less once we lose elevation the environment will change we will see native forest and no natives, when we get closer to Lares hot springs we will see farm lands and different crops that grow in Lares trek valley and the most important could be the yellow corn they make chicha (wich is naturally fermented corn beer).

This was their sacred drink of the Incas hare at the hot spring finish our lares trek!!, we will stop for our last lunch after lunch after you will have time to enjoy the pools this water is volcanic and it has different minerals that are medicinal for your bones, sore muscle and stress after we enjoy this hot springs then we will say good bye to our team it is a tradition to show our appreciation for their hard job done after this small ceremony we will drive to Ollantaytambo once we arrive if we have time we can explore this amazing place which considered the Inca living town, the foundation of the houses and layout of the street are Inca original after we will take train to Machupicchu pueblo we will do our check in at the hotel then in the evining you will go to a restaurant where you will have dinner after dinner you will get information for the following day recommended to rest early.

DAY 04 MACHUPICCHU THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS!!

Early in the morning your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel you will go to the bus station in order to take bus to Machupicchu the wonder of the world once you arrive you will have guided tour for two hours where you will visit the most important temples after the guided tour you have your free time in order to explore more, if you have permits to hike either waynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain. Your guide will give you your bus tickets to go down to Machupicchu pueblo as well will offer you a meeting point in a restaurant to enjoy your last lunch in a local restaurant, of course, this is optional.

In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo where our bus driver will be waiting for you with Andean Soul Adventure logo and take you back to Cuzco end of our Lares trek.

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • First aid kit

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$580 per person

A group tour means that it is open for other hikers to join you. This means that your group will have varying hiking and fitness abilities.

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2 Trekkers: $770 per person
3 Trekkers: $720 per person
4 Trekkers: $685 per person
5 Trekkers: $645 per person
6 Trekkers: $615 per person
7 Trekkers: $595 per person
8 or more Trekkers: $580 per person

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
March 9, 2019

I did the 3 night walk with friends and Lares had Juan Carlos as our guide. He was extremely helpful and catered to each and every person in our group. Between altitude, muscle pain, different diets and many photo requests – it was nothing that he could not stand! I have done several challenging hikes and the Lares hike was by far the most rewarding and Juan Carlos was by far the best guide. Leaving Peru we heard stories from other hikers about their guides, whether they chose or not, and we could not have been happier than Juan Carlos had. He was very patient with us and can tell you that he really cares about every individual experience. people. I definitely recommend it!

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