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An off the beaten path trek to The Sacred City of Machu Picchu. Lares doesn’t include as many Inca ruins as some of the other treks in the region, but it more than compensates with a look at local life and breathtaking scenery. If you want to escape into the wild, experience local living and still challenge yourself on a hike, the Lares Trek may be best suited to you; you’ll feel like you have the Andes to yourself, experiencing some of the most impressive views of the Milky Way and constellations you’ll ever see.

What to bring…

Make sure you double check with your guide about all departure times; specially, the train ride back to Ollantaytambo.


Day 1

Cusco – Lares – Huacawasi

Transfer from Cusco to Lares (2900masl)
Lares hot springs
Hike to Huacahuasi (3,800masl)
Dinner and camping

Day 2

Huacahuasi – Paso Pachacuti – Amantanay

Hike to Pachacuti Pass (4,450masl)
Descent to Huayrurococha Lagoon
Hike to Amantanay (3900masl)
Dinnerand camping

Day 3

Amantanay – Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo – Aguascalientes

2hr hike Amantanay – Yanahuara (2,900masl)
Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station
Train ride to Aguas Calientes
Hotel chk-in

Day 4

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

30min bus ride to Machu Picchu
3hr guided tour
Lunch and sightseeing in Aguas Calientes
Train ride to Ollantaytambo (2hrs)
Transfer to Cusco

Feel free to ask, if there’re any doubts:

  • Classic Cusco City Tour
  • Transfers, within tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to main parks
  • Certified bilingual tour guide
  • Lodging/camping within tour itinerary, only
  • Meals within tour itinerary, only
  • Oxygen bottle and First-aid kit (emergencies only)
  • Sports equipment (if applies)
  • Chef and porters (if applies)

These can be arranged at an extra-cost:

  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu and/or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Extra-lodging (before/after tour)
  • Sleeping bags and trekking poles
  • Optional experiences
  • Horse rentals, when not at the core of tour/experience
  • Snacks, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, and water bottles
  • Bathroom tent 
  • Travel insurance
  • Souvenirs

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