Trip Facts

  • Timing: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Activities: Trekking through the Vicabamba Mountain range & explore the iconic Machu Picchu
  • Departure Dates: Any day with 2 people
  • Best Season: The best season is from March to November; However you can walk all year round
  • Altitudes: Min. 2,000m in the town of Aguas Calientes. Max. 4,600m at Ipsay Pass
  • Transportation: Bus, Trekking & train
  • Accommodation: Camping Tents & 3-stars hotel in the town of Agus Calientes
  • Difficulty: Moderate, but challenging
  • Restricted Permits: For now NOT. However is Important to book early to ensure entrance to Machu Picchu

Important Info

  Tour Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
  Good For: All hikers, including families with younger, active children
  Difficulty: Moderate, but challenging
  Considerations: Emergency horse is available throughout the trek

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

  • Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
  • Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
  • Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is an illustrious trip in the eastern region of Cusco, which runs through the Urubamba mountain range. It is the nearest trekking region from the Sacred valley of the Incas which offers the vistas of picturesque mountains of  Pumahanca, Pitusiray, Sawasaray and Qolqecruz, the natural scenery as well as local and traditional culture. Lares Trek to Machu Picchu offers the most beautiful trekking destinations in Peru.

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu showcases the great culture and traditions of ancient Incas of Peru. The communities along the trail are multiethnic and multicultural. Lares Trek to Machu Picchu presents the unique wonders of nature and Culture. Our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is newly opened home stay and camping type of trekking route nestled in the magnificent Lares region of Cusco – Peru. The journey is often called as the Cultural trekking in Peru.

The path travels around and over the Mountains; it pass also picturesque communities. Earlier the route was under the restricted region of Peru. Since its opening it has been attracting lots of trekkers and visitors. The abundance of the natural and cultural attractions that the trekkers find in the region has made this trekking the diversified desolate path adventure.

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu starts in the village of Lares which is the vibrant town of Lares Region; passing by the communities of Wacawasi, Quishaurani, Patacancha and Huilloc; highest point of the trail is located at 4,600masl. Natural hot water springs in Lares would be another highlight of your cultural trek amalgamated with bit of nature.

The final destination of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu which was built by the Incas in the VX century as a pilgrimage center. Participating in the cultural program and exchanging the rituals as well as inter cultural activities would be great for the anthropological knowledge as well. Witness the plethora of Machu Picchu and the picturesque mountain ranges along with the enchanting cultures and traditions of Lares region in Cusco – Peru.

Book Lares Trek to Machu Picchu package to understand the culture of the Incas and Peruvian, as well as witness the magnificence of nature.

Lares Trek Itinery

DAY 01: Cusco – Lares hot Springs – Haucawasi

Three-hour travel by our tourist bus from Cusco to the village of Lares where you can relax in the Natural hot springs; and in the afternoon trek for four hours gradually up to the community of Wacahuasi.

Day 2: Trek from Hacawasi to Patacancha

Today is the longest and the hardest day because we’ll trek over the highest pass located at 4,600 masl from where you’ll be rewarded by stunning mountain scenery; then, we’ll descend gradually to Patacancha camp.

Day 3: Trek From Patacancha to Ollantaytambo & train to Aguas Calientes town

The trail continues descending gradually. Along the way, we’ll pass picturesque communities and some unexplored Inca ruins; in the afternoon, we’ll take the train for two hours to the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes and you’ll have accommodation in the hotel.

Day 4: Explore Machu Picchu

Very early, we’ll explore Machu Picchu; you also will have free time within Machu Picchu to explore alone; in the afternoon, you’ll return to Cusco by train.

The Price Includes

Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. Meeting at 7:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.

  Private transportation from the hotel to the village of Lares (Trailhead)

  Local Licensed & Fluent English speaking guide ( 2 guides for more than 8 people)

  Round trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a transfer back to Cusco

  2 Bus ticket (up & down) from the town of Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

  Entrance fees to Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex

  Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for 2 hours.

  3-stars Hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes with private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, storage and buffet breakfast included

  Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (6 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.

  Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an

Air mattress or sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)

  Delicious gourmet meals during the 4 days as indicated in the itinerary

  Chef and cooking equipment

  Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules)

  Provision of a horse in case of emergency – In case of illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants

  First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank

  Boiled water to fill in your bottles

Not included

Sleeping Bag – US$20 per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)

Personal tent: US $30 – (Please request when you book your Trek)

  Huayna Picchu Mountain  – US$35 per person (Please request when you book your Trek)

Breakfast on the first day; you can have in your hotel in Cusco or in the town of Calca

Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes


Inca Trail Guides

  Inca Trail Porter