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Lares Trek Machu Picchu 4 days

Lares Trek is an unspoilt, remote, little used and beautiful trail to Machu Picchu Inca citadel. The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied by other group of tourist, as the trail is inhabited by picturesque communities, scenic mountains and diverse wildlife; this trek offers a pleasant combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, wildlife and cultures; explore the Peruvian Andes and visit the stunning Machu Picchu situated in the heavens of the Americas.

Lares Trek & Machu Picchu is one of the challenging trail which encompasses one high passes that reach to 4,600m in altitude. Trekking in to Machu Picchu is dream of entire people in the world who know about Inca Trail & Machu Picchu and this is one opportunity to explore the Peruvian Andes as it start from Lares village where one can take bath in the natural hot springs; them climb toward the pass of Ipsay at 4,600m and descend to the town of Ollantaytambo from where we take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, after spending a night in in the hotel in this town, the next day we’ll explore the Iconic Machu Picchu.

This Lares Trek & Machu Picchu is suitable for everybody, friends, families with children, and all experienced trekkers. Lares Trek & Machu Picchu can be accomplished in 4 days. We run our own Lares Trek which ensure the fair treatment of our porters and quality of food and equipment. The trip starts in the city of Cusco, drive through the sacred valley,  enjoy the hot springs at “Lares” villages hike through the Andes and ends in the lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu.

The Lares Trek is a challenging and inspirational introduction to Peru’s magnificent mountain scenery. Arriving to Machu Picchu is to complete one of the most memorable trekking experiences the world has to offer, a classic adventure into the wilderness. The Lares Trek takes you through the homeland of the countryside people to come face to face with the snow peaks , the highest mountain range, with La veronica at 5,750m above sea level, and the neighboring peak of Qolqe cruz, one of the most beautiful in the Urubamba Mountain range.

Lares Trek

Lares Trek offers one high passes; at 4,600 meters is the highest point which we will encounter on this amazing trek. The view from this point on a clear day is unparalleled in its beauty


Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

Lares Trek is an amazing 4-day trek with outstanding combination of mountain scenery and valleys in a remote area where we will see authentic Quechua communities and its inhabitants still live in thatched stone houses and shepherd their llamas and alpacas below the snowcapped mountains. This trek ends at Machu Picchu. This trek does not require permits as the Inca Trail; however as it combines with Machu Picchu trip and therefore train tickets between “Ollantaytambo” and the town of “Aguas Calientes” is better to buy it several weeks in advance.

Lares Valley is one of the most picturesque villages in the southern part of Peru. Lares Valley is particularly well-known for its very high-quality, brightly coloured weavings and characteristic upturned hats, many of the popular tourist markets being supplied from here. Although in this area always people not far away often don’t speak Spanish. The Lares trek to Machu Picchu itself is rated moderate, similar to the regular Inca trail.


TIMING: 4 days and 3 nights.
STARTING POINT: Cusco hotel.
ENDING POINT: Cusco hotel.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Challenging.
ALTITUDE: 4,600 masl to 2,000 masl
DIFFICULTY: The trek is rated moderate to challenging; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
TEMPERATURES: From -5ºC to 28ºC

NOTE: If you require assistance to purchase your air tickets from Lima to Cusco, we can assist you on this issue.


Certified, medically trained guides (two guides for seven people or more) that’ll lead you safely on your journey
  Round trip transportation from Cusco to Lares valley and from Machu Picchu to Cusco
  Enjoy the natural hot springs at Lares village
  3 days trekking through the Urubamba Mountain range
  2 nights camping with all facilities
  Visit the traditional communities
  Ride the train through the Urubamba valley
  Explore full day the stunning Machu Picchu
  Enjoy free time within Machu Picchu


DAY 1: Cuncani

4-hour bus journey to Quishuarany (small community) and enjoy the lifetime trip to Machu Picchu.

DAY 2: Ipsayccocha

Today, we will pass the highest pass (4,450 masl /14,596 ft.) where you will be rewarded with stunning mountain scenery.

DAY 3: Aguas Calientes

We will trek in the morning and in the afternoon, we will ride train for two hours through the Urubamba Valley to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes”.

DAY 4: Machu Picchu

Very early, we will take the bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise and explore every important place; in the afternoon, we will return to Cusco by train.

Detailed itinerary

Detailed trek Itinerary


Lares trek

A family in the lares trek

The trek begins once we pick you up from your hotel at 05:00 a.m and travel by private bus at 04:00 p.m through the Sacred Valley of the Incas until Quishuarani (a small community – at 3,700 masl) starting point of the trek; here we will meet our horses and “arrieros” (muleteers)  whose will transport our belongs; we’ll start the trek going up gradually toward Willkakasa the first pass at 4,450 masl from here you will be rewarded by a nice views of some snow peaks and many lagoons around, then we’ll continue down to our camp at Cuncani community; This remote Andean community is located in an impressive valley from where we can see Colquecruz snowcapped mountain.

Meals: B-L-D.
  Accommodation: Camping.
  Maximum Altitude: 4,400 masl.
  Minimum Altitude: 3,800 masl.
  Distance of hike: approx 14 km.
  Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours.


Lares trek

The portres for the Lares Trek

After early breakfast, we’ll continue the trek toward Cuncani pass (4,100 masl) observing agricultural fields where andean farmers are cultivating potatoes and living in their traditional houses grassing some animals from the area as the llamas and alpacas; from the pass, the trail continues little down and after gradually up to the third and the highest pass of Ipsay (4,450 masl/14,596 ft.), walking across little communities with the presence of llamas and alpacas. The pass offers imposing views of “La Veronica Mountain” and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. From the pass, we’ll continue 1 hour down to Ipsayccocha; a beautiful lagoon next to which we will set up our camp and spend the night.

  Meals: B-L-D
  Accommodation: Camping
  Maximum Altitude: 4,600 masl
  Minimum Altitude: 3,900 masl
  Distance Travelled: approx 16km
  Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours


Lares trek

The lares trek to Machu Picchu

After breakfast, we’ll leave our camp and continue the trek downhill through the picturesque valley until we reach Patacancha; this is a renowned textile Andean community that still preserves the ancient traditions and dressing code at its best. From Patacancha, we will take 1 hour and 30min by private bus to go down to Ollantayatambo and then the 2-hour train ride to the town of “Aguas Calientes”; here you could visit and relax in the natural hot spring. And be ready for the next day to explore Machu Picchu.

  Meals: B-L-D
  Accommodation: Hotel
  Maximum Altitude: 3,900 masl
  Minimum Altitude: 2,700 masl
  Distance Travelled: approx 11km
  Approximate Walking Time: 5 hours


Lares trek

Lares trek takes you to explore Machu Picchu

Early breakfast and we will take the first bus to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Since other groups arrive at midday, your tour will be quiet and relaxing; after 2 hours and 30min of tour you will have free time to walk around, climb up the Wayna Picchu Mountain where you can experience spectacular views or visit the Temple of the Moon. In the afternoon, we’ll meet each other at the town of “Aguas Calientes”, and then we will take the train back to Cusco where we’ll arrive after nightfall.

Meals: B

Tour inclusions

Lares Trek includes

  • Transportation: Tourist bus from Cusco to Quishuarani; starting point of the trek and tourist train expeditions class from Ollantaytambo to “Aguas Calientes” and from “Aguas Calientes” to Cusco; Bus up and down from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
  • Camping equipments: We provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four-season tents, therm-a-rest, dining room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for guides and helpers, cooking gear.
  • Acommodations: 01 night at a basic hotel in the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches and 3 hot dinners with delicious meals prepared by professional chefs.
  • Guide: English-speaking professional guides, 2 guides over 8 people.
  • Cook: Professional Chef and Chef Assistants.
  • Horses: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears as well to carry your personal items (6kg per person) in duffel bags that we provide. Muleteers.
  • Others: First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.


  • Sleeping bag: can be rented in our office for $20 USD for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer early morning breakfast service. If not, we’re gonna stop at Calca for your breakfast and also you can buy some items for the trek.
  • Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day you must consider a budget of $15 to 20 USD in average restaurant.
  • Entrance to the thermal baths in “Aguas Calientes” (optional) $3 USD.
  • Tips for the staff.

Payment facts

For Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, we require a non-refundable trek deposit of $150 USD per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT by money transfer (YOU ALSO CAN USE PAYMENT ONLINE). This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of “SUNRISE PERU TREK TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L”. Once you arrive in Cusco, you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

Price info

he best Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is available on any date that is best suited for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers


 Expedition class  US$ 480
 Vistadome class  US$ 540
 Hiram Bimgham class
  • The price includes the extra porter who will carry your belongings up to 7 kilos,  we will provide you with a duffle bag at the briefing time.


Good, clean and warm -15° sleeping bag: US$20. This is for the whole trek.
  Vistadome upgrade train for the way back: from US$57 per person.
  Walking sticks: US$10 for the pair for the whole trek
  Huayna Picchu Mt: US$25


3 people $700 USD each
  4 people $600 USD each
  5 people $500 USD each

Trek Location

Lares Trek Location

The Lares Trek map

Lares trek

See the map for Lares trek in Peru


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