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Lares Trek 4 Days & 3 Nights

Lares Trek 4d/3n to Machu Picchu or Lares route, starts near the town that bears the same name, about 150km from Cusco, is part of the Peruvian Andes and crosses part of the Sacred Valley. One of the best routes for those who want to enjoy nature and make contact with Andean families and their customs, agriculture, livestock and textiles is their main way of life, llamas and alpacas flood the valleys, the flora can bring us some curiosities such as the Titanca or Puya de Raimondi that blooms only once every 100 years. In Peru there are only 30 places where this plant exists and this is one of them.

Style Trip
Classic Tour
Places to Visit
Tour Length
Daily Departures
Group Size
6 Persons to more
Physical Grade

This trip combines a great alternative to the major Archaeological Sites of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.

  • Cusco / Urubamba / Sut’uq
  • Distance: 10 Km / 5.8 miles
  • Walking: 6 hrs.

Itinerary Summary:

  • Day 1: Cusco-Urubamba-Sut’uq
  • Day 2: Sut’uq-Lares
  • Day 3: Lares-Ollantaytmbo-Aguas Calientes
  • Day 4: Lares – Aguas Calientes-Cusco

Heights along the route: Minimum,, Maximum, 4640m.snm

Duration of the trek: 2 day hike, 3rd day of hot springs and travel. 6-7 hours of walking per day.

Trek available daily from March to November

No special permits are required or anticipated

Full Itinerary

Day 1.- We leave Cusco in the morning, we began by visiting the Urubamba market, then to continue by car to the Community Pumaqchupan (2.945 m) starting point of our hike, ride climbing the Quebrada of Pumawanqa, Paqchaq through the Canyon.

From the starting point of this ravine, collecting one of the beautiful landscapes that fail to understand all the amazing geological formation Paqchaq.

A little further displays the archaeological remains of Inkaraqay and further back Paqchaq community, place for eating our food, after lunch the tour continues to the Canyon of Paqchaq, vision becomes majestic in the presence of the grand canyon that spans the creek and is covered from end to end in a queuñas unique forest, overnight at a place called Sut’uq.

Sut’uq / Kunkani / Lares
Distance: 18.5Km / 11 miles
Walking: 8 hrs.

Day 2. – A few meters after the start walking, can be perceived third waterfall, go through the waterfalls and turquoise glacial lakes to reach the pass called Kunkani (4.640 m), being the highest point, surrounded other high peaks of the Vilcanota mountain range, down by geographic diversity, creating invaluable scenic beauty, lunch near the community of Kunkani. Continuing the afternoon walk to the thermal baths of Lares.

Baths of Lares / Ollantaytambo / Machu Picchu By car

Day 3.- On this day the way we returned to the Sacred Valley with a gentle descent to the province of Calca. Continue to the village of Ollantaytambo and after visiting, will take the train to Aguas Calientes, overnight stay in a comfortable hostel.

Machu Picchu / Cusco By train

Day 4.- Early Day we went to the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu for a guided tour of more than 2 hours and then free time to explore before heading to Cusco in the afternoon.

What is included in this program:

  • Transfer from the Hotel in Cusco to the start of the trek and the end of it to Cusco or Ollantaytambo
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Services and assistant cook.
  • Tents, double occupancy, per person with a mat.
  • Horsemen and pack animals.
  • 10 kg of personal baggage to be carried by pack animals.
  • Food from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3 in camp.

Whats not Included:

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Extra food
  • Sleeping bag (available for rent)

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes and sandals slip
  • Pants and shorts
  • Long-sleeved shirts and short
  • Warm Sweater and jacket
  • Waterproof Poncho
  • Sun block
  • Grooming implements, a towel and toilet paper
  • Flash Light
  • Canteen
  • A lightweight backpack for the day
  • Cap or hat
  • Plastic bags to protect clothing from moisture.

Cancellation and penalties:

Cancellations are subject to penalties according to the cancellation date and days of travel:

One or two days before the trip we made a briefing prior to finalize details about the trip and answer any questions the customer may have. So it is very important to tell us about your date of arrival to Cusco where you will stay in order to contact you.

Program available any day. Begins and ends in Cusco.



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