Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
Private Service Only: (3 Days / 2 Nights)

Trek Machu Picchu Tours – Alternative Treks

We understand that you were not on time to book the 4 Day Inca Trail but we have the best choice which is Lares valley trek.

Tour Description

Lares Valley is particularly well known for its very high-quality, brightly colored weavings and characteristic upturned hats, many of the popular tourist markets being supplied from here. Although in this area always people not far away, they often don’t speak Spanish. Although in this area always people not far away, they often don’t speak Spanish…The 4 days Lares Llama Trek is a great alternative, ending at Machu Picchu.

The trek itself is rated moderate, similar to the Inca Trail, so it is essential that you are well acclimatized to the altitude. If arriving from sea level then plan on spending at least 2 days in Cusco and the surroundings before undertaking the trek. This 3-day newly developed itinerary offers an outstanding combination of amazing mountain scenery in a remote area and visits to authentic Quechua communities such as Wacawasi, Willog, and Patacancha and reaches Aguas Calientes on the third day. The last day is devoted to the visit of the impressive Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.To have the best experience we combine interaction with the local people and use their Llamas to carry all the camping gear and our backpacks, how ancient Andean people did.
This trek takes us into the Lares region of the Peruvian Andes, passing green valleys, tranquil mountain lakes and high passes, with breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks rising to just under 6,000 meters. Our route takes us through many small village communities that offer a rare & fascinating insight into traditional Andean life. Finally we make our way by train to Aguas Calientes and continue on to Machu-Picchu, the legendary Lost City of the Incas. We have plenty of time to explore this renowned and fascinating site, climb to Huayna Picchu, walk to Sun-Gate etc.

Pricing and Reservations

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N

For 2-4 People
• $595 USD per Person

For 5-6 People
• $550 USD per Person

For 7+ People
• $495 USD per Person

Optional Add-ons
$30 – Single Tent for 3 nights
$55 – Upgrade train to Vistadome
$60 – Personal porter for 9 Kilos
$25 – Sleeping bag – 20C
$25 – Pair of Trekking Poles
$20 – Huaynapicchu Entrance
$20 – Machu Picchu mountain Entrance
$120 – Personal porter for 18 Kilos

Schedule and Duration
What's Included
What's NOT Included
What to Bring

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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu (3 Days / 2 Nights)

Important Info

Since July 20th 2011 the entrances has been limited , due to the high demand and limit of entrances to the santuary of Machu Picchu and Huayna picchu we suggest you book in advance before it runs out of spaces.

Tour Itinerary

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N

We understand that you were not on time to book the 4 Day Inca Trail but we have the best choice which is Lares valley trek.

Day OneDay TwoDay Three

Day 1

Cusco – Pisac – Huaran – Cancha Cancha ( B-L&D)

After your delicious breakfast at your Hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, we will pick you up at 5:00am and then we will start with our wonderful journey through the sacred valley with some stops such as the view of ancient remanents of Pisac valley where our guide will explain you about the culture, tradition and history and while you will attending the explanation and enjoying the views of the Incas city and the magnificent valley, our cook will prepare the delicious breakfast. After your breakfast, the tour continue onto Huaran which is the beginning of the hike where we meet with our horsemen and mules to carry our equipment and we will have time to use some toilets and make the last shopping. As soon as we gone be ready, we will start with our 3 and Half hour of hike up until to get Canchacancha where will have a break to recover energy and enjoy our delicious buffet lunch. Cancha Cancha is a small abandoned and isolated community, has not any kind of transport, no electricity, so we will be in connection with the nature and the realness of the life with the locals as they share their homes and their tradition. We strongly recommend you to share some gifts with them such as toys, uses cloths jackets or pants, fruits, shoes or any school supplies, so they will be really appreciated. About 3 hours more of walking, we will arrive to our first campsite where our tents will be ready to rest, we will have hot drinks and delicious buffet dinner and while we eat, our guide will tell us about the Inca Constellations, if the weather permit to have blue sky.

• Meals : B,L&D
• Total distance Approx : 12 Kilometers / 7 miles
• Time of walking : Around 6 hours
• Accomodation : Camping facilities
• Difficulty : Moderate

Day 2

Cancha Cancha – Quishuarani – Aguas Calientes (B-L&D)

After your delicious breakfast, we continue with our hike to the northeast which one of the intense trek passing over three high passes to the highest point of our trek called Pachacutek pass located above 4,700 m.a.s.l / 1, 5420 feet where will have time to take a break and feel of total exhalation and self achievement having reached the summit. Compensating for the tough trek are the views of the rigid glaciers, schockingly blue glacial lakes, llamas, rugged valleys and undulating farmlands. After a plenty of time enjoying the wonderful views, we start to descend for about one hour and stop at the glacial lake for the delicious buffet lunch from where, we will enjoy the picturesque views of the Lares Valley (3,250m.a.s.l) and along the trail, and we will be able to observe a lot of llamas, alpacas and sheep. Another 2 hours of walk down we get our second camp site called Kiswarani community located above 3,700 m.a.s.l / 12139 feet. Today, we will be able to visit some local families and interact with you in the Quechua language (Native language) where your tour guide will translate and teach you some Quechua words , we will be able to enjoy the amazing waterfall and finally , we will get Kiswarany where we will catch our private transport till Ollantaytambo where you will take the train to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night there , you will have fantastic journey through the sacred valley of the Incas and the remote canyon of Vilcanota to Aguas Calientes village. The train ride consist is an spectacular views along the way in this wonderful land of the Incas, amazing landscapes of mountains and valleys, Inca farming terraces, in both sides of the valley, snowcapped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle near the Ceja de Selva. From Pachar the sacred Vilcanota River. Aguas Calientes town is set in 2,040 mts and is the closest access point to Machu Picchu. After 1H/45 Minutes of journey along the cloud forest and once you arrive there, you will be picked up and transfer to Hotel.

• Meals : B,L&D
• Total distance Approx : 12 Kilometers / 7 miles
• Time of walking : 14 Km / 10 miles
• Accomodation : Hotel based on 3*
• Difficulty : Challenge

Day 3

Private Guided tour to the WONDER of the world “Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu” Cusco (B)

This day, is one of the most important and interesting days during your whole trip, you will be picked up from your Hotel very early (BEFORE the BIRDS SING) our guide will meet you at your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00am to aboard the first touristic and shared bus to drop off you at the main door where you have to show your original PASSPORTS and ISIC Cards ( If applicable ) at the check point , and then try to be the first visitors inside of the wonder of the world Machu Picchu and the archaeological sites you will have complete guided tour during 2 to 3 hours of this spectacular mystical place. The GUIDED tour basically includes walk through the different sections such as: The Urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. After the guided tour in Machu Picchu, you will have free time to explore by yourself, walk at your own space, a lot of selfies and to meet other tourists into the sanctuary. According with the time and to your physical conditions, you can coordinate with the tour guide to climb to HUAYNA PICCHU or Machu Picchu Mountain from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca Citadel. Do not forget that this entrances, must be booked in advance and pay US$ 65 extra. Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel (Own arrangement)

Important Info

Since July 20th 2011 the entrances has been limited , due to the high demand and limit of entrances to the santuary of Machu Picchu and Huayna picchu we suggest you book in advance before it runs out of spaces.

Tour Details

We understand that you were not on time to book the 4 Day Inca Trail but we have the best choice which is Lares valley trek.

Start Time:
• 5:00 am

Duration:
• 3 Days

Pricing and Reservations

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N

For 2-4 People
• $595 USD per Person

For 5-6 People
• $550 USD per Person

For 7+ People
• $495 USD per Person

Optional Add-ons
$30 – Single Tent for 3 nights
$55 – Upgrade train to Vistadome
$60 – Personal porter for 9 Kilos
$25 – Sleeping bag – 20C
$25 – Pair of Trekking Poles
$20 – Huaynapicchu Entrance
$20 – Machu Picchu mountain Entrance
$120 – Personal porter for 18 Kilos

Schedule and Duration
What's Included
What's NOT Included
What to Bring