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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Tour 4 Days

 Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

Lares trek is an Andean community which still maintains its Incan customs, like for example the red clothing. Those type of places will make you understand how the Incas used to live and work and also how they manage the Alpacas and Llamas.

Lares is an isolated community in the city of cusco many companies are dedicated to support because they are remote communities in the field of tourism. For machula expeditions, involve in tourism is a good option to show the world, also show our Andean culture.


We will meet the previous day to give you all the information about the trek. Our tour guide will explain you specifically and in details all the daily walks so you can have a clear idea of your adventure with us to Machupichu.


Day 1: Cusco – Lares Valley – Huacahuasi

Hotel /Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

We will come to pick you up early in the morning at your hotel with a touristic bus and leave first to Pisac ( 2925m) located in the Sacred Valley, and then Calca, our last chance to buy things for our trek.

It is approximately 2 hours with the bus to get to Lares, a small village in the mountains. We will then walk for about 5 minutes to arrive at the hot springs, Where we will enjoy medicinal baths and have lunch later on.

After lunch, our walk will last 4 hours until the campsite in Huacahuasi (3750m).

  • Walking distance : 7km
  • Walking time : 4 hours
  • Low elevation : 2925 m / 9645 ft
  • High elevation : 3750 m / 12303 ft
  • Campsite : 3750 m / 12303 ft

Day 2:  Huacahuasi- Patacancha- Pumamarca

Tent /Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

hours to Ipsayccasa (4450m) and then going down for about 30 minutes to visit a beautiful lagoon. We will enjoy the company of various birds, llamas and alpacas before going more downhill to get lunch. With a lot more energy, we will be able to keep walking to the village of Pata Cancha where we will take a local bus to go to Pallata. Our campsite of Punamarca will only be 45 minutes walk from there.

  • Distance : 13km
  • Walking time : 8 hours
  • Low elevation : 3750 m / 12303 ft
  • High elevation : 4450 m / 14599 ft
  • Campsite : 3750 m / 12303 ft

Day 3: Pumamarca-Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes

Tent /Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

After having a delicious breakfast, we will explore the wonderful place of Pumamarca, a ruin with a lot of history where you will discover the great work of the Incas. We will then walk down, going through various microclimate and enjoying several Incan constructions like towers, hydraulic system and Incas warehouse. Lunch will be taken in a small village before going to the train station and leave to Aguas Calientes.

  • Distance : 9 km
  • Walking distance : 5 hours
  • Low elevation : 2040 m / 6692 ft
  • High elevation : 3750 m / 12303 ft
  • Campsite : 2040 m / 6792 ft

Day 4   Aguas Calientes town- Machupicchu Ruins –cusco

Hotel /Breakfast

We will take the bus at 5:30 am after your breakfast to go to the ruins of Machupichu, and then take an other one for 30 minutes to get inside. The tour with the guide will last 2 hours maximum in accordance to the rules of the site, but you will have free time to explore later on. We will then go back to Aguas Calientes with the bus, take the train to Ollantaytambo and finally the touristic bus to Cusco


Included on the lares trek to machipicchu

  • Tourist guide fluent in English, spanish and quechua
  • Transport to bring you to the start of the trek
  • Comfortable tent for 4 persons
  • Mattresses
  • Bathroom tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dinning room tent
  • Tables and chairs Cooks
  • Muleteers
  • Horses carrying 8kg of luggages per each person
  • Emergency horse
  •  breakfasts/  lunches/  dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Oxygen tank
  • Round train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu-machu picchu to ollantaytambo-cusco
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu
  • Round bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Pichu-machupicchu to aguas calientes town

Not Included in lares Treking

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent some directly at the agency)
  • First day breakfast
  • Lunch for the 4th day
  • Tips for the crew, cook and muleteers

What To Bring for  lares trek to machupicchu

  • Original passport (it is better to bring both to buy tickets)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with external battery
  • Suncream
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold
  • Hiking sticks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Flashlight
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers
  • gloves
  • thermal clothings

Departures & Price

Departure dates 2021- 2022
Number of people                      Prices per person

1-2 People                                    $ 680 USD Per Person

3-5 People                                    $ 650 USD Per Person

6-8 People                                    $ 620 USD Per Person

Note: A minimum of two people is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.

students: discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

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pack list

Important to lares trek

  • original passport
  • valid student card (if booked as a student with machula expeditions)
  • immigration card  ( as you enter peru)
  • comfortable daypack ( hiking daypack)
  • camelbaks ( or water bottle)
  • comfortable hiking boots

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • sunhat
  • rain poncho
  • fleece
  • music iphone
  • handsanitizer
  • camara
  • sunscreen
  • wet wipes
  • bug spray
  • personal medications
  • toilet paper ( plastic bag for waste
  • for your Duffel
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets s-shirt
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • sets of undergarments
  • water proof jacket
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • headlamp  essencial
  • quickday towel
  • sleeping bag recommend down bags for -10c at least
  • toothbrush and paste


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