Lares Trek
Price from USD 580 / per person*
Altitude
4700 m
15416 ft
Level
Intermediate
Length of Trek
31 km
18.6 mi
Temperature
-3C / 26.6F˚ Min
24C / 75.2F˚ Max
Wet Season: November to April
Dry Season: May to October

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Lares Trek

This trekking route is designed to give you an opportunity to be in contact with the Andean people. You will get to experience their life style and traditions.

We will pass by a couple of villages along the way and get to witness what life is like in these remote parts of Cusco. As well as enjoy beautiful high landscapes, lakes and Andean Camelids such as Llamas and Alpacas.

At the end of our trek you will also be able to enjoy the medicinal &  therapeutic hot springs in Lares.

Early in the morning we will pick you up from your Hotel/Hostel, to drive for about 1 ½ hrs to the community of Pumawanka (2900m/9512ft), which is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Whilst our chef prepares breakfast for us, we will get ready to start our journey.

After we have fueled our bodies with a nutritious breakfast we are ready to depart. Starting the day slow and steady enjoying the views and hiking along the stream of the Pumawanka River. After around 3hrs we will arrive at a small Inca Site. We take a break here and enjoy a snack while your guide will tell you about the history of this archaeological place.

We carry on towards the lunch spot and from here it is only another hour to Gallorumiyoc (3800m/12464ft). Our journey will continue up a beautiful trail surrounded by woods of a native tree called Queuna.

We will reach the campsite at Puyoc (4100m/13448ft) after around 2 ½ hrs. We let the day end with happy hour, dinner and perhaps a game of cards.

Today we wake up early, and after a great breakfast we leave camp behind heading towards the pass. Along the way we will be able to see a couple of highland lagoons. We reach the summit of Sikllacasa pass (4700m/15416ft) after around 3 hours. Time to take a Selfie before we start to descend towards the lunch stop.

We will be passing by a few more highland lagoons and herds of llamas and alpacas, which are grassing around us. After your well-deserved lunch we carry on downhill for about 2hrs to the community of Cuncani (3800m/12464ft).

This beautiful place is our campsite. In this community traditionally over the years women have been making their own clothes and outfits using what they have on hand (e.g. llama wool and alpaca fiber). You will have an opportunity to buy some of their wonderful, handmade Peruvian products.

We only have to trek for 2 ½ hrs until we arrive at the natural hot springs. This is a welcome break for your muscles to recharge and enjoy the medicinal wonders of the Lares Hot Springs (3250m/10660ft).

You will also be served another delicious lunch by our chef before driving to Ollantaytambo. This drive takes approximately 3 hrs followed by a 1hr 45min train ride to the Town of Aguas Calientes.

Early in the morning we will catch the bus to Machu Picchu where your guide takes you on a tour around the city for 2 hours. Afterwards you have free time to explore the city on your own.

You will also be climbing either the mountain of Huayna Picchu or the Mountain of Machu Picchu (if you have booked these options in advance).

At around 1pm (recommended time) you are leaving to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will be catching the train to Ollantaytambo. Our private transportation will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco and drop you off at your Hotel/Hostel.

Included

  • Professional bilingual trekking Tour Guide
  • Pick up from hotel/hostel with private transport to Pumahuanca (starting point of the journey)
  • ALL meals are included!
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 morning snacks, 3 Happy Hours (afternoon Snack), 3 dinners
  • VEGETARIAN OPTION AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA COST
  • Transport from Lares to Aguas Calientes town
  • Round trip bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Pre and Post Trek Yoga Class in Cusco with certified Yoga Teacher
  • Dining tent with table and chairs
  • Professional chef
  • Drinking water (excluding the first half of the day when you need to bring your own)
  • 4 man Tents (for 2 people)
  • Small bucket with hot water for washing purposes at campsite
  • Hand soap and hand towels
  • Foam sleeping mattress
  • Horsemen and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • Personal Porter (to carry personal duffle bags up to 8kg/17.6lbs)
  • Extra Horse for emergencies
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen bottle
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes | 3 Star Hotel, Twin Room for 2 people
  • Expedition Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and private transport back to Cusco

Not Included

  • Gratuity (tips for guides, chef, porters, horseman & yoga teacher)
  • Rentals
  • Ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • If you are a Single Traveler and you don't want to share your tent you can rent a single tent from us
  • If you are a Single Traveler and you don't want to share a Twin Room in Aguas Calientes you can pay extra for a Single Room

Prices:

GROUP SERVICE

PRICE 580 / per person*

*in order to offer the Group Price, we require a minimum of 4 hikers.
Less than 4 hikers an additional USD 50 / per person will be charged.

PRIVATE SERVICE

PRICE FROM USD 660 / per person*
*price based on group size

2 people – USD 810 / per person
3 people – USD 780 / per person
4 people – USD 750 / per person
5 people – USD 720 / per person
6 people – USD 690 / per person
7 or more people – 660 / per person

LUXURY SERVICE

Coming Soon!!

Student or underage Discount USD 20 / person.

Additional Options

Aguas Calientes

Single Room Upgrade (Standard Rooms are Twin Beds) USD 50

Add an additional night in Aquas Calientes
USD 70 Single Room | USD 90 Twin Room | USD 110 Triple Room

Upgrade to the Vistadome Train for your return journey to Cusco USD 70 / per person

Huayna Picchu Mountain USD 20 / per person
Machu Picchu Mountain USD 20 / per person
(with any of our Treks you can only choose 1 of the mountains to climb)

You can add any of these options in our Booking Form.

Rental Options

  • Sleeping bag ($ 25)
  • Inflatable mattress ($ 25)
  • Walking Sticks ($ 10 each)
  • Single tent supplement ($ 35)

Packing List

Day Bag

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better.

• Original Passport
• Immigration Slip (received as you enter Peru)
• International Student Card (ISIC - if you booked as a student)
• Travel Insurance
• Empty Water bottle or Camelbaks (2-3 liters)
• Water for the first half of the day (after that we will refill your containers)
• Hiking boots
• Walking sticks (can be hired from us)
• Waterproof jacket or poncho
• Pullover or Fleece
• Sun hat
• Camera and extra Batteries (there are no plugs for charging during the trek)
• Toilet Paper
• Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
• Sun screen
• Insect repellent
• Handsanitiser
• small plastic bag for waste

Duffel Bag

Porters will carry up to 7kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt. If you rent these items form us they weigh 3kg.

• Sleeping bag (can be hired from us)
• T-shirts for everyday
• Long-sleeved Shirt
• Trekking pants
• Thermal underwear & normal underwear
• Hiking Socks
• Woolen hat
• Woolen gloves
• Scarf
• Warm jacket
• Headlamp or flashlight
• Comfortable shoes or sandals for camp
• Bathing suit (Optional for hot springs in Aguas Calients)
• Large Towel (we provide a small hand towel, bucket with warm water & hand soap each day to clean)
• Personal medication (we have a first aid kit but are unable to provide you with medication)
• Face moisturizer
• Wet wipes
• Toothbrush and paste

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